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Volume 28 , Issue 1
January/February 2008

Pages 55-61

Supracrestal Gingival Tissue Measurements in Healthy Human Periodontium

Eliane Porto Barboza, CD, MScD, DScD/Raul Feres MonteAlto, CD, MO/Vinícius Farias Ferreira, CD/Waldimir Rocha Carvalho, CD, MO

PMID: 18351203
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0779

This randomized, blinded study compared, contralaterally, the dimensions of supracrestal gingival tissue (SGT) in healthy human periodontium. Sulcular probing reaching the crestal bone was performed in 100 dental students (400 teeth [first molars and second premolars] and 1,600 sites). Contralateral measurements were statistically analyzed by one-way analysis of variance. SGT measurements ranged from 1.0 to 6.0 mm. Contralateral measurements showed no statistical difference (P = .096). Measurement of SGT contralaterally prior to crown lengthening or restorative procedures may dictate the needed amount of bone removal or tooth preparation into the sulcus. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2008;28:55–61.)

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