supragingival plaque

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su·pra·gin·gi·val plaque

(sūpră-jinji-văl plak)
Plaque located on teeth below the gingival margin in the gingival crevice and periodontal pockets.
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Supragingival plaque may modify the effects of subgingival bacteria on attachment loss.
The sample site was isolated with sterile cotton rolls and the supragingival plaque was removed using cotton rolls and air dried.
More specifically older reports find very little if any supragingival plaque, while recent ones demonstrate a positive correlation between subgingival calculus, gingival inflammation and periodontal destruction [Wara-aswapati et al., 1999; Clerehugh and Tugnait, 2001].
Pre- and post-rinse 24-hour supragingival plaque (SP) samples from Group 1 and Group 2 were collected.
Clinical measurements recorded were plaque index (Turskey, Gilmore, Glickmann modification of Quigley Hein plaque index, 1970) (8) as an expression of the level of full mouth supragingival plaque accumulation.
There is also a greater loss of interproximal gingival attachment and bone on the molars because of sub gingival placement of bands.14 There is also alveolar and marginal bone loss and gingival recession12 (fig 3) due to orthodontic tipping forces pushing supragingival plaque subgingivally.
A pooled subgingival sample was collected from each subject (555 subjects), from the first molars and incisors using sterile paper points (Tanari #30, Tanariman Industrial Ltda., Manacapuru, AM, Brazil) inserted to the depth of the gingival sulcus after removal of supragingival plaque. For subjects missing those teeth, microbial samples were obtained from second molars and/or lateral incisors.