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Currently submitted to: JMIR Biomedical Engineering

Date Submitted: Sep 11, 2020
Open Peer Review Period: Sep 11, 2020 - Nov 6, 2020
(currently open for review)

Warning: This is an author submission that is not peer-reviewed or edited. Preprints - unless they show as "accepted" - should not be relied on to guide clinical practice or health-related behavior and should not be reported in news media as established information.

Changes in the contents of the oral flora, in gingival hypertrophy caused by fixed orthodontic appliances

ABSTRACT

Background:

The placement of orthodontic apparatus in the oral cavity, according to the literature, should influence the alteration of oral flora, especially the subgingival one. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the subgingival flora of patients with fixed orthodontic appliances, regardless of placement time.

Objective:

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the subgingival flora of patients with fixed orthodontic appliances, regardless of placement time.

Methods:

In 3 cases of patients with fixed orthodontic appliances, a bacterial sample of the gingival sulcus was taken for laboratory examination. Patients were clinically evaluated for the presence or tendency, of having gingival hypertrophy.

Results:

Results from the 3 cases included in the study, 1 of them came up with Streptococcus Anginosus positive, Doxycilin-sensitive. The tendency for gingival hypertrophy was maximal 3% to 1.5% respectively in each patient. In the patient with different oral flora, daily topical treatment with tetracycline, placed in the gingival sulcus, was applied.

Conclusions:

Alteration of the oral flora with the placement of fixed orthodontic appliances is not a fully verifiable fact, as it indicates the patient's follow-up, at the time of placement of the apparatus and until removal after orthodontic treatment, depending on the 2-3-year period of treatment. The tendency for gingival hypertrophy is apparently high, versus the presence of fixed orthodontic apparatus.


 Citation

Please cite as:

Changes in the contents of the oral flora, in gingival hypertrophy caused by fixed orthodontic appliances

JMIR Preprints. 11/09/2020:24263

DOI: 10.2196/preprints.24263

URL: https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/24263

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