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Short-term clinical and microbiological evaluations of peri-implant diseases before and after mechanical anti-infective therapies.
The open debridement procedure showed clinical and microbiological benefits on the treatment of peri-implantitis and could be safely used as a standard control group for future studies. Expand
Local and circulating levels of adipocytokines in obese and normal weight individuals with chronic periodontitis.
periodontitis mainly influenced the circulating levels of resistin and adiponectin, whereas both obesity and periodontitis affected the circulate levels of leptin in favor of proinflammation. Expand
Peri-implant diseases may be associated with increased time loading and generalized periodontal bone loss: preliminary results.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of peri-implant diseases around Branemark system implants in Brazilians and the possible relationship with periodontal bone loss, systemicExpand
Short-term benefits of the adjunctive use of metronidazole plus amoxicillin in the microbial profile and in the clinical parameters of subjects with generalized aggressive periodontitis.
Subjects with GAgP significantly benefit from the adjunctive use of MTZ and AMX, and the short-term advantages are observed in the clinical and microbiological parameters. Expand
Bacterial adhesion on smooth and rough titanium surfaces after treatment with different instruments.
Metal curets are not recommended for smooth titanium surface debridement due to severe texture alteration, and rough surfaces treated with a metal curet and the air-powder abrasive system were less susceptible to bacterial adhesion. Expand
The effects of adjunctive metronidazole plus amoxicillin in the treatment of generalized aggressive periodontitis: a 1-year double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial.
The non-surgical treatment of GAgP is markedly improved by the adjunctive use of MTZ+AMX, up to 1 year post-treatment. Expand
Coronally positioned flap for treatment of restored root surfaces: a 6-month clinical evaluation.
All treatments showed root coverage improvement without damage to periodontal tissues, supporting the use of CPF for treatment of root surfaces restored with RMGI or MRC as being effective over the 6-month period. Expand
Serum levels of cytokines in subjects with generalized chronic and aggressive periodontitis before and after non-surgical periodontal therapy: a pilot study.
Although the serum levels of these cytokines improved significantly as a result of periodontal therapy, the levels of TNF-alpha remained higher in subjects with GAgP compared to PH subjects. Expand
Diabetes modulates gene expression in the gingival tissues of patients with chronic periodontitis.
It is suggested that decreased levels of IL-10 and OPG may play an important role in the periodontal breakdown in diabetic patients. Expand
A comparative study on the effect of nicotine administration and cigarette smoke inhalation on bone healing around titanium implants.
The negative impact of smoking on implant outcomes may be related to more than one molecule present in the cigarette smoke and nicotine seems to partially contribute, especially in the cancellous bone. Expand