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Effect of different frequencies of preventive maintenance treatment on dental caries: five-year observations in general dentistry patients.

Författare och institution:
Birgitta Rosén (Odontologiska institutionen); Göran Olavi (Odontologiska institutionen); Dowen Birkhed (Odontologiska institutionen); Stig Edvardsson (Odontologiska institutionen); Jan Egelberg (Odontologiska institutionen)
Publicerad i:
Acta odontologica Scandinavica, 62 ( 5 ) s. 282-8
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
A long-term study in adults at a public dental clinic in Sweden was initiated to evaluate the relative effectiveness of prophylactic treatments on the progression of dental caries and periodontal discase. With treatments scheduled every 3rd, 6th, 12th or 18th month, this report presents results on caries for the 3-month, 6-month and 18-month groups, and evaluates the impact of various caries-related risk factors. Caries increment over approximately 5 years was determined by adding clinical and radiographic findings of manifest primary and secondary caries during the study. Overall caries activity among all 105 participating individuals was low to moderate. No significant differences for caries on any of the various tooth surfaces or for total caries were observed among the three groups. Multiple regression analysis with 5-year caries increment as dependent variable showed that the following factors had a statistically significant association with caries increment: percentage filled surfaces at baseline examination, dietary score, plaque score, and number of mutans streptococci and lactobacilli in saliva. Non-significant factors included number of preventive treatments provided during the 5-year interval. The results of this long-term trial suggest that preventive treatments as often as every 3 6 months may not be justified in the case of patients with low to moderate caries activity.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Klinisk medicin ->
Odontologi ->
Adult, DMF Index, Dental Caries, etiology, prevention & control, Dental Plaque, complications, Dental Prophylaxis, utilization, Diet, Cariogenic, Female, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Middle Aged, Periodontal Index, Regression Analysis, Saliva, microbiology, Statistics, Nonparametric, Time Factors
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2007-10-19 11:32
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2011-01-20 09:58

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