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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


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Author Details : Pradeep Kumar Rastogi, Himanshu Aeran, Keerti Chandail, Satyam Dutt Sharma

Volume : 1, Issue : 2, Year : 2015

Article Page : 56-59

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Oral cavity of a child is not an easy area to treat. Constraints of cheek, lip and tongue and the presence of saliva along with limited mouth opening pose challenges to visualize, gain access and manipulate instruments and materials in the oral cavity. The position of teeth in relation to gingival tissues which bleeds profusely if improperly managed complicates the problem. Gingival management and displacement is of utmost importance for obtaining accurate impression for fabrication of prosthesis with adequate marginal fit and emergence profile1. Methods of gingival retraction can be broadly classified into surgical and non-surgical. Amongst all methods “mechanical-chemical method” is most popular in clinical practice. This clinical method has some limitations. To overcome these limitations, a Pedo friendly method named “Blotting Roll Method” has been developed. It is a modified form of mechanical-chemical method. Here blotting paper rolls are used for gingival retraction and placed over tooth preparation, which on removal results in a dry and clean sulcus.

Keywords: Gingival retraction, Blotting paper roll, Impressions

How to cite : Rastogi P K, Aeran H, Chandail K, Sharma S D, GINGIVAL RETRACTION USING BLOTTING ROLL METHOD: A PEDO FRIENDLY APPROACH. Int J Oral Health Dent 2015;1(2):56-59

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