Home > Riviste > Minerva Stomatologica > Fascicoli precedenti > Minerva Stomatologica 2020 April;69(2) > Minerva Stomatologica 2020 April;69(2):72-8

ULTIMO FASCICOLO
 

JOURNAL TOOLS

eTOC
Per abbonarsi
Sottometti un articolo
Segnala alla tua biblioteca
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Publication history
Estratti
Permessi
Per citare questo articolo

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE   

Minerva Stomatologica 2020 April;69(2):72-8

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4970.20.04253-3

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Simplified basic periodontal examination in adolescents before and after a tailored treatment dental program

Marco MICELI, Giancarlo COSSEDDU, Marco PASINI , Serena SEMERARO, Lisa LARDANI, Maria R. GIUCA

Unit of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Surgical, Medical, Molecular Pathology and Critical Area, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy



BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a tailored treatment dental program in adolescents in combination with a professional oral hygiene.
METHODS: Ninety-three adolescents (43 males and 50 females; mean age: 14±1.1 years) were included in this study and Plaque Index (PI) and simplified basic periodontal examination (BPE) were measured for each patient at T0 (screening) and at T1 (after 30 days). At T0 a professional dental hygiene treatment was performed and a tailored oral hygiene instruction protocol was adopted. All data were statistically analyzed using Student’s t-test and the level of significance was set at P<0.05.
RESULTS: A statistically significant decrease of PI was found from T0 (2.3±0.6) to T1 (0.9±0.3) (P<0.05). Moreover, also a significant decrease (P<0.05) of BPE was observed after 30 days. Girls exhibited a higher significant BPE index improvement (0.47±0.2) in comparison to boys (0.3±0.1) at the end of the follow-up (P<0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: A tailored oral hygiene instruction protocol has resulted in a decreased plaque accumulation and gingival inflammation.


KEY WORDS: Adolescents; Oral hygiene; Periodontal diseases

inizio pagina