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TAF Prev Med Bull. 2010; 9(3): 187-194


Prognostic Indicators of Gingival Recession in Nigeria: Preliminary Findings

Solomon Olusegun Nwhator, Eyitope Ogunbodede, Michael Adedigba, Dorothy Sagay.

Abstract
AIM: Literature is replete with studies on gingival recession, the apical shift of the gingival margin from the cemento-enamel junction. Chronic periodontitis and frequent toothbrushing are among its aetiological factors. Many of these were however prevalence studies. The current study was therefore aimed at separating prognostic indicators from determinants of the number of recessions.
METHOD: 650 consecutive adult patients visiting a Nigerian teaching hospital were examined using a checklist including plaque, calculus, Millerís class of recession and other parameters.. A total of 408 recession sites were identified.
RESULTS: The mean age of the patients with recession was 42.3 years; mean number of recession was 4.74 Incisors had the highest number of recessions (35.7%). While a factor such as age was related both to the number and prognosis of recession sites, abrasion and plaque were only related to prognosis. Again, some of the factors previously significantly related to prognosis on univariate analysis like calculus and smoking, lost their significance on regression analysis.
CONCLUSION: The three strongest predictors of prognosis (Millerís class) of recession were age, plaque and abrasion.

Key words: Prognostic Indicator, Gingival Recession



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