Subgingival temperature in smokers and non-smokers with periodontal disease.

  title={Subgingival temperature in smokers and non-smokers with periodontal disease.},
  author={C R Dinsdale and Andrew Rawlinson and Trevor Frank Walsh},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  volume={24 10},
The purpose of this study was to compare subgingival temperature in a group of smokers to that of a group of non-smokers with similar levels of periodontal disease. 40 adult subjects, 20 cigarette smokers and 20 non-smokers with evidence of adult periodontitis were examined. Subgingival temperature was measured at 6 sites around each of 4 maxillary anterior teeth. Probing depth, and the presence or absence of bleeding was also recorded. In addition, the sublingual temperature was recorded. All… CONTINUE READING

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