Chulalongkorn University Dental Journal

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Objective The healing response of non- molar sites, molar flat surface sites and molar furcation sites was investigated in 21 adult periodontitis patients following a periodontal therapy of plaque control, scaling and root planing Material and methods A total of 270 sites were monitored by recordings of plaque index, gingival index, gingival recession, probing depth, and probing attachment loss at 3 months and every 6 th month for 2 years.Results and conclusion The results demonstrated that in sites with initial probing depth of 4.0 mm or greater, molar furcation sites responded less favorably to the therapy as compared to molar flat surface sites or non-molar sites. This was demonstrated by higher mean scores for gingival inflammation, less reduction in probing depth, and more attachment loss over 24 months for the molar furcations than either molar flat surface or non- molar sites.



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