Pulpal blood flow changes in abutment teeth of removable partial dentures

  • Göknil Ergün Kunt Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Faculty of Ondokuz Mayıs University
  • Deniz Kökçü Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Faculty of Ondokuz Mayıs University
  • Gözlem Ceylan Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Faculty of Ondokuz Mayıs University
  • Nergiz Yılmaz Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Faculty of Ondokuz Mayıs University
  • Ahmet Umut Güler Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Faculty of Ondokuz Mayıs University
Keywords: pulpal blood flow, abutment teeth, Laser Doppler Flowmeter

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of tooth supported (TSD) and toothtissue supported (TTSD) removable partial denture wearing on pulpal blood flow (PBF) of the abutment teeth by using Laser Doppler Flowmeter (LDF).

Measurements were carried out on 60 teeth of 28 patients (28 teeth and 12 patients of TTSD group, 32 teeth and 16 patients of TSD group) who had not worn any type of removable partial dentures before, had no systemic problems and were non smokers. PBF values were recorded by LDF before insertion (day 0) and after insertion of dentures at day 1, day 7 and day 30. Statistical analysis was performed by student t test and covariance analyses of repeated measurements.

In the group TTSD, the mean values of PBF decreased statistically significantly at day 1 after insertion when compared with PBF values before insertion (p<0,01). There was no statistically significant difference among PBF mean values on 1st, 7th and 30th day. However, in the group TSD, there was no statistically significant difference among PBF mean values before insertion and on 1st, 7th and 30th day. In other words, PBF mean values in group TSD continued without changing statistically significant on 1st, 7th and 30th day.

TTSD wearing may show negative effect on the abutment teeth due to decreasing basal PBF.

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Published
2009-11-20
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Ergün Kunt G, Kökçü D, Ceylan G, Yılmaz N, Umut Güler A. Pulpal blood flow changes in abutment teeth of removable partial dentures. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2009Nov.20 [cited 2019Nov.15];9(4):296-00. Available from: http://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/2782
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