The effect of periodontal surgery on bite force, occlusal contact area and bite pressure

Alkan A., Keskiner I., Arici S., Sato S.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION, vol.137, no.7, pp.978-983, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background. Tooth mobility resulting from the loss of periodontal support or trauma induced. by periodontal surgery may change. the amount of bite force (BF) and bite pressure (BP) and number of occlusal contact areas (OCAs). The aim of the authors' study was to compare BF, BP and OCA of teeth with periodontal disease before and after periodontal surgery with similar values of healthy teeth.