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Volume 8 Issue 12 (December, 2020)

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A comparative evaluation of different gingival displacement agents in achieving finish line
Dr. Ruchika C Jain, Dr. Abhishek Dubey, Dr. Pratik Prakash Bumb, Dr. Saniya J Kasat, Dr.Santosh Kumar Muradi, Dr. Ankita Priya

Background: The present study was conducted to compare different gingival displacement agents in achieving finish line. Materials & Methods: 3 impressions with unblemished right mandibular central incisor were made; impressions with knitted retraction cord impregnated with 25% aluminum chloride (group I), expasyl (group II) and Racegel (group III) according to Latin block design. Results: The mean change in sulcus width in group I was 0.28 mm, in group II was 0.23 mm and in group III was 0.21 mm. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: The amount of gingival retraction obtained by al aluminum chloride was maximum as compared to expasyl and racegel. Key words: Aluminum chloride, Expasyl, Racegel.

 
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