The relationship of palato-gingival grooves to localized periodontal disease.

@article{Withers1981TheRO,
  title={The relationship of palato-gingival grooves to localized periodontal disease.},
  author={James A Withers and Michael A. Brunsvold and William J. Killoy and Alton J. Rahe},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={1981},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={
          41-4
        }
}
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the prevalence of the palato-gingival groove in maxillary incisor teeth and the health status of the lingual periodontal tissues adjacent to maxillary incisor teeth with and without the grooves. A total of 531 individuals aged 17 to 35 years were examined for the presence or absence of palato-gingival grooves in their maxillary incisor teeth. A Plaque Index (PII), Gingival Index (GI), and Periodontal Disease Index (PDI) were recorded for the… CONTINUE READING
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