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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Accuracy of Periodontal Screening and Recording as a Screening Tool for Assessing Periodontal Status and Estimation of Periodontal Treatment Needs and Its Comparison with Routine Periodontal Examination

Sahla Ambadi, Anuroopa Pudukulangara

Citation Information : Ambadi S, Pudukulangara A. Accuracy of Periodontal Screening and Recording as a Screening Tool for Assessing Periodontal Status and Estimation of Periodontal Treatment Needs and Its Comparison with Routine Periodontal Examination. J Health Sci Res 2015; 6 (2):33-36.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10042-1017

Published Online: 00-12-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aims

Conventional periodontal examination methods used for the determination of periodontal disease and assessment of disease severity, though precise and effective for diagnostic purposes, are time-consuming. The current study is aimed at checking the accuracy of periodontal screening and recording (PSR) as a diagnostic index in assessing periodontal diseases and to compare it with routine periodontal examination.

Materials and methods

Study population consisted of 100 subjects in which both PSR and routine periodontal examination and recording are carried out.

Results

It was observed that lesser time was required to record PSR index (mean: 2.20 minutes) when compared to routine periodontal examination (mean: 15.28 minutes). Also the probing depth and bleeding on probing had similar findings in all subjects examined (100%), whereas a 10 and 7% difference was seen with respect to presence of calculus and/ or defective margins.

Conclusion

It can be concluded that PSR is accurate enough as a diagnostic index and can be used as a time saving screening tool for periodontal examination.

How to cite this article

Ambadi S, Pudukulangara A. Accuracy of Periodontal Screening and Recording as a Screening Tool for Assessing Periodontal Status and Estimation of Periodontal Treatment Needs and Its Comparison with Routine Periodontal Examination. J Health Sci Res 2015;6(2):33-36.


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