Stent as an Accessory Tool in Periodontal Measurements: An Insight
Vineeta Gupta*, Kharidi Laxman Vandana and Shivani Singh
Corresponding Author: Vineeta Gupta, Government Dental College, Raipur, Chattisgarh, India.
Revised: October 20, 2022; Available Online: October 20, 2022
Citation: Gupta V, Vandana KL & Singh S. (2022) Stent as an Accessory Tool in Periodontal Measurements: An Insight. J Oral Health Dent, 5(S1): 04.
Copyrights: ©2022 Gupta V, Vandana KL & Singh S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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A better reflection of periodontal destruction can be obtained by the measurement of the clinical attachment level (CAL), i.e., the distance from the probe tip to the level of the cementoenamel junction (CEJ). However, there were several problems in CEJ identification. Due to the time consumption and inherent problems in CEJ identification, CAL measurements without using a stent in surveys or other clinical trials are highly questionable. The use of stent is recommended during clinical trials which will minimize the errors in terms of over and underestimation of CALs. Hence, the stent used for vertical probing (vertical/occlusal stent), horizontal probing (furcation stent), and interdental papilla (IDP) stent for IDP-deficiency measurement is discussed to comprehend its clinical applications.

Keywords: Cementoenamel junction, Horizontal probing, Inter dental papilla measurement, Stent, Vertical probing