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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2016: 75.37

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2019, Vol. 5 Issue 2, Part D

Comparative study of the gingival trauma with Proph-Jet and rubber-cup polishing techniques using aluminium trihydroxide as polishing agent

AUTHOR(S): Nishu Vakil, Jyotsna Goyal, Kimpreet Kaur and Balbir Kaur
ABSTRACT:Background: The conventional rubber cup prophylaxis and the air powder polishing system are both effective professional techniques for plaque and stain removal.
Aim: To compare the gingival trauma with the two polishing techniques viz., Prophy-Jet and rubber-cup polishing techniques using aluminium trihydroxide as polishing agent.
Methods: Thirty study subjects with gingivitis were studied. After scaling, Prophy-Jet and rubber- cup polishing techniques were applied on either side of the mouth using aluminium trihydroxide as polishing agent and the gingival trauma was assessed immediately after, 7 days and 21 days posttreatment using trauma index.
Results: Mean Trauma index scores immediately after the rubber-cup polishing technique was 0.27±0.14 and after Prophy-Jet polishing technique was 0.50 ±0.15. A reduction in the mean Trauma index scores was seen at 7 and 21 days after treatment after both the techniques with the mean Trauma index score of 0.02±0.01 with rubber-cup and 0.03±0.02 with Prophy-Jet technique at 21st day of evaluation.
Conclusion: No significant difference in gingival trauma between by Prophy-Jet and rubber-cup polishing techniques using aluminium trihydroxide at 7 and 21 days post-treatment was observed despite of higher gingival trauma immediately after air polishing using aluminum trihydroxide.
Pages: 221-223  |  67 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Nishu Vakil, Jyotsna Goyal, Kimpreet Kaur and Balbir Kaur. Comparative study of the gingival trauma with Proph-Jet and rubber-cup polishing techniques using aluminium trihydroxide as polishing agent. 2019; 5(2): 221-223.
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