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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the positional changes of the periodontal tissues, particularly the biological width, following surgical crown-lengthening in human subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS A clinical trial study involving 15 patients was carried out for a period of 6 months. Sites were divided into 3 groups:(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this clinical trial was to evaluate the efficacy of demineralized bone matrix (DBM) as a bone graft material in the treatment of human intrabony periodontal defects as compared with control defects treated by open flap debridement (OFD) alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS A controlled clinical trial was carried out for a period of 9 months(More)
BACKGROUND Gingival inflammation may be caused by injury or plaque-related disease and reduction in inflammation can be a useful indicator of gingival recovery. There has been little research on development of non-index method to measure gingival condition. The study aimed to investigate the quantitative analysis of gingival swelling and color(More)
Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the tooth-supporting structures. The treatment of this condition is largely based on the removal of local factors and restoration of the bony architecture. Moreover, in the era of modern dentistry, successful implant therapy often requires sound osseous support. Traditionally, osseous surgery has been(More)
The investigation of disease-related oxidant-antioxidant imbalance is difficult due to the limited availability of specific biomarkers of oxidative stress, and the fact that measurement of individual antioxidant may give misleading picture because antioxidants work in concert through chain breaking reactions. Therefore, analysis of total antioxidant(More)
Periodontal diseases produce physical and chemical alterations in the root cementum. Various topical applications as root conditioning agents have been recommended as an adjunct to mechanical root surface debridement to remove smear layer, endotoxins and to expose collagen fibers on dentin surface. The objectives were to compare dentin surface changes(More)
Neurofibroma is an uncommon benign tumor of the oral cavity derived from the cells that constitute the nerve sheath neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), also known as von Recklinghausen's disease, is the most common type of neurofibromatosis and accounts for about 90% of all cases. It is one of the most frequent human genetic diseases, with the prevalence of one(More)
Desquamative gingival lesions are non-plaque induced inflammatory gingival lesions. It is a clinical description and not a diagnosis. These desquamative lesions represent oral manifestations of various dermatoses. Discoid lupus erythematosus is one of the rare dermatoses which show desquamative lesions as oral manifestations. This article presents a rare(More)
Glanzmann's thrombasthenia (GT) was reported and described as a bleeding diathesis seen in children and characterized by diminished clot retraction. The disorder is caused by a deficiency in the platelet membrane glycoprotein IIb-IIIa complex, with bleeding due to defective platelet hemostatic plug formation. The recurrent features of GT include purpura,(More)
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