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Table 3 Comparison of periotest mobility, manual mobility (MM), and modified Loe and Silness index before and after loading of MSI

From: Expression of circulating cell-free nucleic acids around miniscrew implant during orthodontic tooth movement—a prospective study

Loading protocol Periotest mobility Manual mobility (MM) and Loe and Silness index (LS)
Time Mean ± SD P Deterioration in MM/LS of implant (%) Improvement in MM/LS of implant (%) P
Pre-loading T1 3.1 ± 1.67  
T2 6.7 ± 3.38 0.00 65 0 < 0.001
T3 5.4 ± 2.91 0.39 25 30 0.01
Baseline for post-loading T3 5.4 ± 2.91   25 30  
Post-loading T4 5.0 ± 2.40 0.32 25 11.1 0.26
T5 5.4 ± 2.05 0.05 30.5 0 0.001
T6 4.4 ± 1.66 0.43 22.2 11.1 0.38
T7 3.6 ± 2.35 0.97 0.02 19.4 0.07
T8 4.1 ± 2.01 0.23 16.6 13.9 > 0.90
  1. P < 0.05 = statistically significant, P < 0.01 = statistically highly significant