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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare 12-month clinical responses to mechanical periodontal treatment in Chinese chronic periodontitis patients at sites with and without Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans at baseline, and to investigate the ability of mechanical periodontal treatment to eliminate A. actinomycetemcomitans. METHODS Nineteen(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation between the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) levels of IL-6 and TNF-alpha with the levels in serum in obese patients. DESIGN Twenty-six obese adults (BMI > or = 30, age 33-74) provided serum and GCF samples. Smokers and uncontrolled diabetics (HbA1c > 8%) were excluded. Serum and GCF samples were analysed for IL-6(More)
The aims of the present study were to evaluate the clinical efficacy of, and to monitor microbiologically, repeated oral hygiene instructions alone or in combination with metronidazole 25% gel or subgingival scaling with or without metronidazole gel in treatment of new, residual or recurrent periodontal pockets in previously treated adult periodontitis(More)
Digital subtraction radiography (DSR) has been demonstrated to improve the detection of minute bone changes during the diagnosis of Periodontal diseases. However, during a dental X-ray session, it is not possible to control the bending of the X-ray film when installed in a patient's mouth. This leads to errors in the subsequent analysis. Error compensation(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation of cervical enamel projection (CEP) with furcation involvement (FI) and compare the healing response of molars with or without CEP after surgery. A total of 30 patients contributing 78 maxillary and mandibular first or second molars were included. Plaque Index (PII), Gingival Index (GI), probing(More)
BACKGROUND Yunu-Jian (YJ) is a Chinese medicine (CM) heat purging formula, which is used to reduce wei huo (stomach-heat, SH) and enrich shen yin (kidney-yin, KY). This formula is also commonly used to manage diabetes mellitus and gum/oral inflammation. The activity of YJ can be modified or refined by the addition of other CM herbs and/or minor changes to(More)
The objectives of this study were to investigate the prevalence of cervical enamel projection (CEP) in molars of Eskimo dry skulls and to study the correlation of CEP with furcation involvement (FI). The material consisted of 834 upper and lower first and second permanent molars from 133 Eskimo dry skulls. CEPs were investigated from the buccal aspect of(More)
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