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Oral Dis. 1999 Oct;5(4):303-6.

Periodontal status in patients with oral lichen planus: a study of 90 cases.

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Valencia University, Valencia, Spain.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This study was carried out to relate periodontal status to the oral lesions in patients with oral lichen planus (OLP).

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Periodontal status was evaluated in 90 patients with OLP and in 52 controls, in terms of the plaque index (PII), simplified calculus index (CIS) and periodontal disease index (PDI).

RESULTS:

No significant differences were observed between the two groups as regards the different periodontal indices. The plaque and calculus indices were higher in the more extensive forms of OLP (P = 0.02 and P = 0.012, respectively), and in the presence of gingival involvement (P = 0.004 and P = 0.04). A significant association was also observed between the presence of atrophic-erosive lesions and increased periodontal deterioration (P = 0.037).

CONCLUSIONS:

Increased plaque and calculus deposits are associated to a significantly higher incidence of atrophic-erosive gingival lesions in patients with OLP.

PMID:
10561718
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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