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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-27

A simple wire design to protect the gums during inter-proximal stripping

1 Department of Orthodontics and Dental Anatomy, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, India

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K C Prabhat
Department of Orthodontics and Dental Anatomy, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2155-8213.110178

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Introduction: Protection of gingiva during the inter-proximal reduction (IPR) is very essential and it is one of the most difficult tasks during IPR. Clinical Innovation: Present innovation discusses the chair-side construction of a simple wire design and its clinical use to prevent the gingival trauma during IPR. Discussion: During the IPR interproximal, gingiva should be protected by an indicator device. This wire design protects the gingiva from interproximal strips or burs during IPR. It has advantages of ease of use and can be sterilize for reuse.

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