A volumetric analysis of sulcular fluid flow relative to teeth undergoing periodontal prosthesis
Holmes, Thomas F.
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This study was undertaken to determine whether there was any volumetric change in the amount of sulcular fluid flow in the gingival crevice, prior to, and subsequent to the placement of fixed periodontal prostheses. The volume of sulcuf ar fluid was measured and assayed by the use of disposable plastic syringes graded in millimeters: I. Prior to tooth preparation. II. Approximately two to four weeks after temporization of individual and multiple prosthetic abutments. III. Approximately two weeks after final insertion of fixed prosthesis. The study was performed on ten human patients in clinical periodontal health. The results statistically showed that the amount of fluid flow increased after temporization of prosthetic abutments and decreased slightly following insertion of the final fixed prosthesis.
Thesis (M.Sc.D.)--Boston University, School of Graduate Dentistry, 1971.Bibliography included.
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