Mobility and percussion sound of healthy upper incisors and canines

Kyösti Oikarinen, Petri Kauppinen, Esko Herrala

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In order to evaluate the correlation between mobility and percussion sound, 126 upper incisors and canines in 21 student volunteers were measured by means of the Periotest (Siemens), by evaluating the percussion sound subjectively and by analyzing its spectrum. The attenuation time and frequency of the sound were measured for each tooth, A logical mobility and percussion sound existed in accordance with the sizes of the teeth. Spearman correlation coefficients close to 1.00 were noted in individual cases between the Periotest and the three other tests describing the percussion sounds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-25
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1992
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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