Effects of Fixed and Removable Space Maintainers on Plaque Accumulation, Periodontal Health, Candidal and Enterococcus Faecalis Carriage

OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of space maintainers on plaque accumulation, periodontal health and oral microflora. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study participants comprised 38 patients aged 4-10 years requiring either fixed or removable space maintainers. Plaque index, gingival index, bleeding on probing index, candidal colonization and Enterococcus… CONTINUE READING