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Accuracy of cone-beam computerized tomography in determining the thickness of palatal masticatory mucosa.

Gupta P, Jan SM, Behal R, Mir RA, Shafi M - J Indian Soc Periodontol (2015 Jul-Aug)

Bottom Line: Statistical analysis determined that there was no significant difference between the two methods.Moreover, the tissue thickness was shown to increase as the distance from the gingival margin increased, and the tissue over the premolars was thicker than the other teeth.Cone-beam computerized tomography can be used as a noninvasive method to accurately and consistently determine the soft tissue thickness of the palatal masticatory mucosa with minimal bias at different locations on the palate.

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Affiliation: Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Government Dental College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: The palatal masticatory mucosa is the main donor area of soft tissue and connective tissue grafts used for increasing the keratinized mucosa around teeth and implants, covering exposed roots and increasing localized alveolar ridge thickness. The aim of this study was to compare the thickness of the palatal masticatory mucosa as determined on a cone-beam computerized tomography scan versus thickness determined via bone-sounding.

Materials and methods: A total of 20 patients requiring palatal surgery participated. Thickness of the palatal tissue was measured at various points radiographically and clinically. The two techniques were compared to determine the agreement of the two measurement modalities.

Results: Statistical analysis determined that there was no significant difference between the two methods. Moreover, the tissue thickness was shown to increase as the distance from the gingival margin increased, and the tissue over the premolars was thicker than the other teeth.

Conclusion: Cone-beam computerized tomography can be used as a noninvasive method to accurately and consistently determine the soft tissue thickness of the palatal masticatory mucosa with minimal bias at different locations on the palate.

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Mean depth of soft tissue from gingival margin (clinical technique)
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Figure 7: Mean depth of soft tissue from gingival margin (clinical technique)

Mentions: The thickness of the soft tissue, as estimated by the statistical analysis, was influenced by palatal location. Both the distance from a tooth and tooth type were significantly related to the depth (P < 0.001). In both the techniques that is, radiographically [Table 2, Graph 2] and clinically [Table 3, Graph 3], the tissue became thicker as the distance from the tooth increased. Furthermore, the tissue measured at the premolars was thicker than that measured at the molar or canine areas [Table 4, Table 5].


Accuracy of cone-beam computerized tomography in determining the thickness of palatal masticatory mucosa.

Gupta P, Jan SM, Behal R, Mir RA, Shafi M - J Indian Soc Periodontol (2015 Jul-Aug)

Mean depth of soft tissue from gingival margin (clinical technique)
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4555796&req=5

Figure 7: Mean depth of soft tissue from gingival margin (clinical technique)
Mentions: The thickness of the soft tissue, as estimated by the statistical analysis, was influenced by palatal location. Both the distance from a tooth and tooth type were significantly related to the depth (P < 0.001). In both the techniques that is, radiographically [Table 2, Graph 2] and clinically [Table 3, Graph 3], the tissue became thicker as the distance from the tooth increased. Furthermore, the tissue measured at the premolars was thicker than that measured at the molar or canine areas [Table 4, Table 5].

Bottom Line: Statistical analysis determined that there was no significant difference between the two methods.Moreover, the tissue thickness was shown to increase as the distance from the gingival margin increased, and the tissue over the premolars was thicker than the other teeth.Cone-beam computerized tomography can be used as a noninvasive method to accurately and consistently determine the soft tissue thickness of the palatal masticatory mucosa with minimal bias at different locations on the palate.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Government Dental College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: The palatal masticatory mucosa is the main donor area of soft tissue and connective tissue grafts used for increasing the keratinized mucosa around teeth and implants, covering exposed roots and increasing localized alveolar ridge thickness. The aim of this study was to compare the thickness of the palatal masticatory mucosa as determined on a cone-beam computerized tomography scan versus thickness determined via bone-sounding.

Materials and methods: A total of 20 patients requiring palatal surgery participated. Thickness of the palatal tissue was measured at various points radiographically and clinically. The two techniques were compared to determine the agreement of the two measurement modalities.

Results: Statistical analysis determined that there was no significant difference between the two methods. Moreover, the tissue thickness was shown to increase as the distance from the gingival margin increased, and the tissue over the premolars was thicker than the other teeth.

Conclusion: Cone-beam computerized tomography can be used as a noninvasive method to accurately and consistently determine the soft tissue thickness of the palatal masticatory mucosa with minimal bias at different locations on the palate.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus