AIM: The main aim of the present investigation was to evaluate clinical and patient-centered outcomes of supragingival scaling performed with or without the use of 2.5× magnification loupes and illumination. METHODS: A total of 30 patients, divided into three groups, were treated with 2.5× loupes and 2.5× loupes and illumination, and without any magnification device. Full-mouth plaque score percentage (FMPS%) and full-mouth bleeding score percentage (FMBS%) were registered before and after the treatment. Moreover, perceived pain and quality of the treatment were recorded using a visual analog scale. Appropriate statistical analysis was adopted to analyze between-group differences for the investigated parameters. RESULTS: All of the patients completed the study protocol. All the groups were homogeneous at baseline. Supragingival scaling caused a significant reduction of FMPS% and FMBS% in all groups without differences among them. Moreover, no differences could be found for patient-centered outcomes. The duration of the treatment was significantly higher in the group in which loupes and illumination was used than in the control group. CONCLUSIONS: The use of magnification loupes (with or without illumination) did not significantly improve clinical and patient-centered outcomes of supragingival scaling procedures.

Comparative evaluation of the use of magnification loupes in supragengival scaling procedures / S. Corbella, S. Taschieri, N. Cavalli, L. Francetti. - In: JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE AND CLINICAL DENTISTRY. - ISSN 2041-1626. - (2018 Jan). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1111/jicd.12315]

Comparative evaluation of the use of magnification loupes in supragengival scaling procedures

S. Corbella
Primo
;
S. Taschieri
Secondo
;
N. Cavalli;L. Francetti
Ultimo
2018

Abstract

AIM: The main aim of the present investigation was to evaluate clinical and patient-centered outcomes of supragingival scaling performed with or without the use of 2.5× magnification loupes and illumination. METHODS: A total of 30 patients, divided into three groups, were treated with 2.5× loupes and 2.5× loupes and illumination, and without any magnification device. Full-mouth plaque score percentage (FMPS%) and full-mouth bleeding score percentage (FMBS%) were registered before and after the treatment. Moreover, perceived pain and quality of the treatment were recorded using a visual analog scale. Appropriate statistical analysis was adopted to analyze between-group differences for the investigated parameters. RESULTS: All of the patients completed the study protocol. All the groups were homogeneous at baseline. Supragingival scaling caused a significant reduction of FMPS% and FMBS% in all groups without differences among them. Moreover, no differences could be found for patient-centered outcomes. The duration of the treatment was significantly higher in the group in which loupes and illumination was used than in the control group. CONCLUSIONS: The use of magnification loupes (with or without illumination) did not significantly improve clinical and patient-centered outcomes of supragingival scaling procedures.
Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche
10-gen-2018
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