A clinical study on the periodontal status of patients with immobilization devices

Authors: Ana Maria Fatu, Marian Lastun, Bogdan Vascu


Clinical management of mobile teeth is no longer a difficult task. Dental mobility, which occurs as a result of periodontal disease progression, may be now treated by means of various therapeutic procedures, temporary, semi-permanent and permanent immobilization being capable of providing good teeth prognosis and securing stability to the periodontal treatment.
The aim of the present study is to establish the modification of the periodontal parameters in a group of persons suffering from periodontal diseases, in whom management of the mobile teeth was meant at restoring the periodontal function by means of periodontal stability.
The study was carried out on a group of 135 patients with periodontal disease, divided into two groups: a control group and a test group, on which etiotropic therapy was applied with immobilization devices.
The data analyzed in the Results and Discussion section show that the pathological dental mobility accompanying periodontal destruction gradually affects the interocclusal relations, which leads to disfunctions of the dento-maxillary apparatus.
Consequently, deciding on a treatment with immobilization devices in patients with periodontal disease depends on the peculiarities of the clinical picture, on the extent of the deep periodontium injury, on interocclusal relations, as well as on the possibilities of creating a very good occlusal equilibrium.

  • immobilization devices
  • mobility degree
  • periodontal immobilization
  • periodontal status