The effect of subgingival debridement with hand and ultrasonic instruments on the subgingival microflora.

@article{Oosterwaal1987TheEO,
  title={The effect of subgingival debridement with hand and ultrasonic instruments on the subgingival microflora.},
  author={P J Oosterwaal and Mecky I. N. Matee and Frans H M Mikx and Martin A van 't Hof and Heinz H Renggli},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={1987},
  volume={14 9},
  pages={528-33}
}
The effect of hand or ultrasonic instrumentation on the subgingival microflora of periodontal pockets was investigated. Pockets with probing depths of 6-9 mm were selected in 12 patients and were randomly assigned per patient to the experimental and control groups. After oral hygiene instruction, instrumentation of the experimental pockets was carried out either by ultrasonic or by hand instruments in a split-mouth design. The treatment effect on the subgingival microbiota was evaluated by… CONTINUE READING
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