International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2017, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part B
Prevalence of gingival biotype in accordance with age and gender in Kashmiri population
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Raisa Rashid and Dr. Waseem-Ul-Ayoub
The purpose of the present study was to identify the existence of gingival biotypes in a sample of healthy volunteers and correlate the prevalence of different gingival biotypes of upper anteriors, in accordance with age, gender.
Methodology: 45 subjects (27males and18 females) with age groups of 20‑35 years, 36‑50 years were included in this study. Probe transparency method was adopted to assess the biotype at the midfacial aspect of the maxillary incisors and the canines bilaterally.
Results: The association of age and gingival biotype was not significant. Study showed that thick biotype decreased with advancing age. The association of sex and gingival biotype was not significant in relation to 11, 12, 21 and 22 but significant in relation to 13 and 23. Among the female subjects, the prevalence of thick biotype in relation to 11, 12, 21 and 22 was less than males, whereas in relation to 13 and 23 the prevalence of thick biotype was high in females.
Conclusion: These findings can be utilized for determining the gingival biotype and response of gingiva to dental operative procedures.
Pages: 111-113 | 741 Views 7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Raisa Rashid and Dr. Waseem-Ul-Ayoub. Prevalence of gingival biotype in accordance with age and gender in Kashmiri population. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2017; 3(4): 111-113.