Attachment Levels and Crevicular Depths at the Distal of Mandibular Second Molars Following Removal of Adjacent Third Molars.
Rept. for Apr 77-Apr 78,
ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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The effect of root planing and curettage on the crevicular depth and periodontal attachment at the distal of mandibular second molars following removal of adjacent impacted or partially erupted third molars was evaluated in eighteen patients between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five presenting with bilateral similar impactions. No significant difference was demonstrated in the crevicular depths and attachment levels between the curetted, root planed side and the untreated controls. Thus, any benefits derived by root planing and curettage of mandibular second molars immediately following removal of adjacent impacted third molars are minimal. The best means of preserving periodontal attachment on mandibular second molars may be the removal of third molars at an early stage of tooth development. Author
- Medicine and Medical Research