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BACKGROUND Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is a well-known chemotactic cytokine that regulates mononuclear inflammatory cell recruitment. This recruitment has particular importance in the oral cavity because inflammatory cells will be challenged with periodontopathogenic bacteria during infections. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) is a(More)
A 10-year-old boy presented with generalized gingival inflammation, extensive alveolar bone loss, and tooth mobility. Clinical and radiographic examination supplemented by microbiologic investigation led to a diagnosis of classically termed prepubertal periodontitis (now known as generalized aggressive periodontitis). Other than severe periodontitis, the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine how estrogen status may possibly influence gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels in estrogen-deficient (ED) and -sufficient (ES) postmenopausal women at baseline (BL) and 1 year after periodontal phase I treatment (AT). METHODS Thirty-six postmenopausal women on estrogen(More)
A study was conducted to evaluate using SEM the earliest events of initial blood clot formation on periodontally diseased root surfaces given various treatments. Six teeth with periodontal disease were extracted from six different subjects and were studied in two individual groups. In the first group the root surfaces were divided into three individual(More)
This study investigated the psychological well-being and overall health of a group of Turkish dental students and their sources of stress. Two hundred and seventy-seven students (57 percent female) from Gazi University Dental Faculty completed the Dental Environment Stress (DES) questionnaire, the Psychological General Well-Being (PGWB) index, and the SF-36(More)
Localized juvenile periodontitis (LJP) is an early-onset periodontal disease characterized by progressive bone loss involving the permanent first molar and incisor teeth. Approximately 70% to 75% of LJP patients have impaired neutrophil chemotaxis towards a number of chemoattractants including N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenyl-alanine, complement fragment(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this preliminary study was to determine the possible relationship between alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels in the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and periodontal disease in men with hypergonadotropic hypogonadism (HH). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 41 patients were divided into four groups. 9 with HH and periodontitis (P/HH), 11(More)
Guided tissue regeneration that supports the periodontal ligament and bone cells in achieving healthy attachment between teeth and alveolar bone following periodontal therapy has been repeatedly described in the literature. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of an absorbable collagen membrane used in guided tissue regeneration procedures(More)