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J Dent Sch GYEAR__, 21(1): 22-30 Back to browse issues page
The effect of smoking on sulcular epithelial keratosis
Khosro Saebi Corresponding Author: Dr. * 1, Behnam Eslami Dr., Alireza Fathieh Dr., Golnoosh Poorsepanj Dr.
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Background & Aim: Hyper keratinization in gingival epithelium is a very common finding in smokers. Deep pockets with no bleeding is usually seen in such patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate keratinization in sulcular ephitelium. This case- control study was performed to assess the influence of smoking on sulcular epithelium keratosis.

Methods & Materials: Specimen were obtained from 10 smokers through gingival biopsy in addition to 10 non-smokers during a periodontal surgical procedure.

Results: Histological examination showed no significant association between smoking and sulcular epithelial keratosis and even the thickness of free gingival and sulcular epithelium. However smoking did increase the chancel keratosisim oral epithelium at free gingival.

Conclusion: There was a clear indication of keratosed epithelium in smokers.

J Dent Sch 2003 21(1): 22

Keywords: epithelial keratinization, smoking, sulcular keratosis, periodontal pocket
Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2006/09/6
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Saebi K, Eslami B, fathieh A, Poorsepanj G. The effect of smoking on sulcular epithelial keratosis . J Dent Sch. 2003; 21 (1) :22-30
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مجله دانشکده دندانپزشکی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شهید بهشتی Shahid Beheshti University Dental Journal
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