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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2019, vol. 25, issue4
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019254.2751
Published online: 01 November 2019

Original article

J of IMAB. 2019 Oct-Dec;25(4):2751-2754;
Radka CholakovaORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail,
Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF) is a modern, non-invasive method used for examination of blood perfusion and microcirculation in dental pulp and gingiva, especially after trauma.
Purpose: The objective of this study is to determine in vivo the mean values of perfusion units in intact permanent teeth by LDF.
Material and methods: LDF was performed on symmetrical permanent teeth of both jaws. The study included 60 patients below 25 years of age, divided into two groups: first - with mixed dentition (7-9 years of age); second - with permanent dentition (18-25 years of age). Measurements were performed using the system moorVMS LDF2.
Results: The mean results of the LDF in maxilla are central (group 1-10.08 ± 3.08 PU; group 2 -7.16 ± 3.08 PU) and lateral (group1 - 11.62 ± 3.34 PU; group2 - 4.8 ± 1.65 PU) incisor, canine (6.76 ± 2.55 PU), first (6.98 ± 2.7 PU) and second (4.5 ± 1.85 PU) premolars, respective in mandible: central (group 1- 8.6 ± 1.28 PU; group 2 -9.61 ± 5.28 PU) and lateral incisor (group 1 - 9.82 ± 1.77 PU; group 2 - 8.13 ± 5.75 PU ), canine (6.31 ± 3.73 PU), first (8.06 ± 3.93 PU) and second (5.5 ± 3.17 PU) premolars.
In order to detect changes in pulpal blood flow after trauma, it is recommended to use the contralateral tooth for comparison.

Keywords: laser Doppler flowmetry, permanent teeth, mature teeth, immature teeth,

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Please cite this article as: Cholakova R. Laser Doppler Flowmetry in permanent teeth. J of IMAB. 2019 Oct-Dec;25(4):2751-2754. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019254.2751

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Dr. Radka Cholakova, Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Plovdiv, Bulgaria; E-mail: r_cholakova1978@abv.bg

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Received: 08 April 2019
Published online: 01 November 2019

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