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Ninety-six subjects were assigned to one of four groups according to severity of gingival inflammation and bacterial plaque accumulation on the teeth. Following a standardized toothbrushing procedure, blood specimens from a vein in the antecubital fossa were cultured under aerobic and stringent anaerobic conditions. The percentage of positive cultures(More)
Weary-Kindler syndrome is a rare and poorly understood genetic disorder that has manifestations of both epidermolysis bullosa and poikiloderma congenitale. There are approximately 70 cases documented in the past 40 years but no cases appear in the dental literature, although dental findings have been discussed superficially in dermatological and pediatric(More)
Thirty-six subjects with no evidence of clinical gingival inflammation underwent a standardized toothbrushing procedure. Blood specimens, obtained from a vein in the antecubital fossa during the last 30 seconds of brushing, were cultured under aerobic and stringent anaerobic conditions. Three subjects exhibited detectable bacteraemias, Propionibacterium sp.(More)
For many patients with severe and persistent pain from dentin sensitivity, therapeutic interventions often produce unsatisfactory results. Eighteen patients with persistent dentin sensitivity following a two-month clinical trial of a desensitizing dentifrice and a two-week treatment of four applications of a topical fluoride varnish participated in post-hoc(More)
The oral health and medico-dental status of 250 mostly elderly residents of a long term care institution were assessed by examination and a review of medical records. In addition, attitudes to dental care, dental experiences, and demands for care were solicited from those who could participate in an interview. There were no dental complaints from 70% of(More)
The most recent studies of NSAIDs as potential modifiers of periodontal disease progression are reviewed. These studies indicate that NSAIDs have the ability to alter or control the progression of periodontal disease. Reductions in gingival inflammation and in bone loss have been observed following the administration of various NSAIDs. In some cases, bone(More)
There are many types of gingival enlargements which vary according to the etiologic factors and pathologic processes that produce them. The most common drug-induced gingival enlargement is associated with Dilantin (phenytoin). Cyclosporin and calcium channel blockers, which are increasingly used for some cardiac diseases, immunosuppression and autoimmune(More)