Blood-flow mapping of oral tissues by laser Doppler flowmetry.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of this study was to develop a rapid protocol for noninvasive quantification of blood flow at intraoral sites by laser Doppler flowmetry. For each flow measurement, the lowest flow observed over a 30-s period was recorded. Three flow readings at each site were averaged and recorded. Forehead and dorsal right-hand blood flows measured agreed with previous laser Doppler flow measurements. Flows measured with a hand-held probe were not different from flows measured with a stent-stabilized probe on the attached gingiva and an adhesive-stabilized probe on the dorsal hand. High flows were found in the tongue, buccal mucosa, and buccal vestibule. Medium flows were found in the attached gingivae. The lowest flows were found in the teeth. These results indicate that flow in intraoral tissues varies by site and can be noninvasively quantified with the laser Doppler flowmeter when a rigorous measurement protocol is used.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hoke, JA; Burkes, EJ; White, JT; Duffy, MB; Klitzman, B

Published Date

  • October 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 312 - 315

PubMed ID

  • 7890977

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0901-5027

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0901-5027(05)80117-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Denmark