Gingival displacement: Conventional cord versus cordless techniques

gingival retraction cord

Thibault Colloc in his first blog for the Dental Elf looks at this review comparing gingival displacement with conventional cords and cordless techniques. The findings suggest that the sulcus width displacement is increased with cord technique compared to cordless technique but the available studies are all at high risk of bias.

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Gingival retraction: cord or cordless systems?

crown preparation

This review of corded vs. cordless gingival retraction systems included 7 trials. Both may have a role with corded systems being suggested when there is a greater need for gingival displacement.

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