Journal Article

Mesio‐marginal findings at tilted molars

Heinrich Wehrbein and Peter Diedrich

in The European Journal of Orthodontics

Published on behalf of European Orthodontics Society

Volume 23, issue 6, pages 663-670
Published in print December 2001 | ISSN: 0141-5387
Published online December 2001 | e-ISSN: 1460-2210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejo/23.6.663
Mesio‐marginal findings at tilted molars

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The aim of this study was to investigate the mesio‐marginal findings at tilted molars (TM) by means of histological–histomorphometric evaluation. Eight lateral tooth bone segments with TM (six mandibular, two maxillary) from males aged 20–32 years were compared with those of eight samples with non‐tilted molars (NTM) in males aged 18–35 years. In comparison with the NTM samples, the TM revealed a higher amount of supra‐and subgingival plaque, a significantly higher total number of inflammatory cells (P < 0.05) and blood vessels (P < 0.05) in the connective tissue adjacent to the junctional epithelium, and a lower density and corono‐apical width of gingival fibres. No significant differences (P > 0.05) were found between the mesio‐marginal bone level of the TM (mean: 978 µm) and that of the NTM (mean: 1222 µm). In contrast, indications were found that TM may affect the disto‐marginal bone level of the mesial tooth.

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