Montevecchi Marco

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Italy


  • Research   
    The Role of Anxiety on Gingival Recession Occurrence: An Observational Study
    Author(s): Montevecchi Marco*, D’Alessandro Giovanni, Valeriani Leoluca, Gatto Maria Rosaria and Piana Gabriela

    Aim: The gingival recession is recognized as a clinical manifestation of periodontitis; however, many evidences suggest that an incorrect brushing could be responsible of its occurrence too. Assuming that improper hygiene actions could be responsible of tissues damage and knowing that psychological factors can influence the oral hygiene habit, it could be possible that anxiety relates to gingival recession. This study investigated this potential correlation. Material and Methods: Forty-three consecutive subjects showing at least one buccal recession were selected. Patients were interviewed using special forms to record oral hygiene habits and to define the anxiety level. A complete clinical and radiographic examination was also performed. By using the collected data, the study sample was divided into 2 groups: group A with intact periodontal.. Read More»

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