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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2021, vol. 27, issue4
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021274.4087
Published online: 12 November 2021

Original article

J of IMAB. 2021 Oct-Dec;27(4):4087-4091
Hristina TankovaORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Zornitsa LazarovaORCID logo, Maya RashkovaORCID logo,
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of dental medicine, Medical University – Sofia, Bulgaria.

Objective: The purpose of the trial is to comparatively analyze an electronic, pressure-calibrated probe third generation Parometer (Orange) and a standard, manual measurement probe WHO 621 (C type) in the context of taking periodontal variables when assessing periodontal status in childhood.
 Materials and methods: The subject of the study were 28 children aged between 12 and 14 years (12 boys and 16 girls). All patients were clinically examined, and the data were recorded on a specially prepared card. The recorded clinical variables contain: Assessment of oral hygiene habits (type of toothbrush, frequency of brushing); OHI as per Green Vermillion; Registration of dental status; Depth of gingival sulcus (on all teeth) with both types of probes; BOP (bleeding on probing), percentage of bleeding units with both types of probes; Taking into account the complete time needed to take the findings and the sensation of pain experienced by a digital rank scale during probing.
Results and conclusion: The average depth of gingival sulcus measured with a mechanical periodontal probe was 1.62 mm, and with an electronic one - 1.38 mm (p <0.05). Values ​​for BOP with both types of probes showed an average of 0.30 ± 0.29, which is 30% of all bleeding units examined (p> 0.05). The time for recording the periodontal indices with both probes is, on average, 10 minutes. In both probes, the discomfort of about grade 4 was observed according to the ranking scale used to read sensitivity (p <0.05). There is a more pronounced sensitivity when using an electronic periodontal probe.

Keywords: Gingivitis, gingival sulcus, periodontal indices,

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Please cite this article as: Tankova T, Lazarova Z, Rashkova M. Evaluation of an electronic periodontal probe versus a manual probe in the periodontal diagnosis of children aged 12-14 years. J of IMAB. 2021 Oct-Dec;27(4):4087-4091. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021274.4087

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Dr. Hristina Ivanova Tankova-Zlateva, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Sofia; 1, Georgi Sofiyski Str., Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail: la_svetichi@yahoo.com

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Received: 27 April 2021
Published online: 12 November 2021

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