Evaluation of the Periotest Method in Dental Traumatology
Background/Aims: The Periotest® method represents a technique for objective tooth mobility assessment. The aims of this study were: 1. receiving information about normal Periotest® values in vertical and horizontal dimension on periodontally healthy teeth for individuals aged 20-35, 2. investigating the reliability of the Periotest® method in terms of intra-serial and inter-serial reproducibility before splinting and with an applied dental trauma splint, 3. evaluating the splint effect of two different wire-composite splints in vivo.
Materials and Methods: On periodontally healthy dental students (n=33; mean age 24.7 years) Periotest® values were measured on reproducible measuring points, in vertical and horizontal dimension and before splinting and after splint insertion. Three readings were taken per serial to observe the intra-serial reproducibility, and for testing inter-serial reproducibility three serials were measured (Friedman-test; P ≤ 0.001). Two different wire-composite-splints (1 = Dentaflex 0.45 mm, 2 = Strengtheners 0.8x1.8) were inserted, the Periotest® values were measured and the splint effects were calculated and compared (Whitney-Mann-U-test; P ≤ 0.001).
|Dental Trauma||Device: Wire Composite Splint (Dentaflex 0.45 mm) Device: Wire Composite Splint (Denture Strengtheners)|
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Evaluation of the Periotest Method as a Tool for Tooth Mobility Monitoring and Splint Rigidity Assessment in Dental Traumatology|
no periodontal disease
33 dental students (13 male, 20 female) with a mean age of 24.7 years (min. 19.8; max. 36.5) with no periodontal disease or dental trauma
Device: Wire Composite Splint (Dentaflex 0.45 mm)
Wire-Composite-Splint: Dentaflex 0.45 mm (Dentaurum, Pforzheim, Germany) attached with Tetric flow (IvoclarVivadent, Schaadn, Liechtenstein) to the teethDevice: Wire Composite Splint (Denture Strengtheners)
Wire-Composite-Splint: Denture Strengtheners 0.8x1.8 mm (Dentaurum, Pforzheim, Germany) attached with Tetric flow to the teeth
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00904930
|Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany, 91054|