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Effect of non-surgical periodontal therapy on glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
BACKGROUND The literature suggests that an alteration in glucose metabolism occurs as a result of antibacterial periodontal therapy. The objective of this study was to monitor the effect ofExpand
Salivary interleukin-6, matrix metalloproteinase-8, and osteoprotegerin in patients with periodontitis and diabetes.
BACKGROUND Diabetes and periodontitis produce a protein discharge that can be reflected in saliva. This study evaluates the salivary concentrations of interleukin (IL)-6, matrix metalloproteinaseExpand
Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy as an adjunct to non-surgical treatment of aggressive periodontitis: a split-mouth randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND The management of aggressive periodontitis (AgP) represents a challenge for clinicians because there are no standardized protocols for an efficient control of the disease. This randomizedExpand
Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in the non-surgical treatment of aggressive periodontitis: a preliminary randomized controlled clinical study.
BACKGROUND The treatment of aggressive periodontitis has always presented a challenge for clinicians, but there are no established protocols and guidelines for the efficient control of the disease.Expand
Comparative 6-month clinical study of a subepithelial connective tissue graft and acellular dermal matrix graft for the treatment of gingival recession.
BACKGROUND Different techniques have been proposed for the treatment of gingival recessions. This study compared the clinical results of gingival recession treatment using a subepithelial connectiveExpand
Diagnostic biomarkers for oral and periodontal diseases.
This article provides an overview of periodontal disease diagnosis that uses clinical parameters and biomarkers of the disease process.This article discusses the use of biomarkers of disease that canExpand
Gingival crevicular fluid levels of MMP-8, MMP-9, TIMP-2, and MPO decrease after periodontal therapy.
BACKGROUND This study aimed at comparing the levels of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-8, tissue Inhibitor of MMPs (TIMP)-1 and TIMP-2, Myeloperoxidase (MPO), and MMP-9 in the gingival crevicularExpand
BMP gene delivery for alveolar bone engineering at dental implant defects.
A challenge in the tissue engineering of alveolar bone surrounding oral or dental implants is achieving the targeted and sustained delivery of growth-promoting molecules at the osteotomy site. BoneExpand
Effects of periodontal therapy on glycemic control and inflammatory markers.
BACKGROUND Periodontitis, a complication of diabetes mellitus (DM), can induce or perpetuate systemic conditions. This double-masked, placebo-controlled study evaluated the effects of periodontalExpand
Current concepts in periodontal bioengineering.
Repair of tooth supporting alveolar bone defects caused by periodontal and peri-implant tissue destruction is a major goal of reconstructive therapy. Oral and craniofacial tissue engineering has beenExpand