Comparison of the effectiveness of scaling and root planing in vivo using hand vs rotary instruments

Serge Dibart, Diego Capri, Piero Casavecchia, Martha E. Nunn, Ziedonis Skobe

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Abstract

The purpose of the present investigation was to compare the effectiveness of a scaling bur and conventional Gracey curettes in vivo. Ten teeth scheduled for extraction were scaled and root planed thoroughly before extraction. The instrumented areas were observed using SEM. Scaling with a No. 12 fluted carbide bur was more effective in removing debris and plaque than were conventional Gracey curettes. Because of the aggressive nature of the process, a certain learning curve is necessary to get accustomed to bur scaling; otherwise, dentinal hypersensitivity and patient discomfort may be increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-377
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Volume24
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Root Planing
Tooth Extraction
Learning Curve
Hypersensitivity
Hand

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Comparison of the effectiveness of scaling and root planing in vivo using hand vs rotary instruments. / Dibart, Serge; Capri, Diego; Casavecchia, Piero; Nunn, Martha E.; Skobe, Ziedonis.

In: International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Vol. 24, No. 4, 08.2004, p. 370-377.

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