[Analysis of serum osteocalcin of patients with periodontitis].

To evaluate the effect of bone formation on alveolar bone destruction in periodontitis, we selected 20 patients with severe chronic periodontitis (CP), and 9 patients with rapidly progressive periodontitis (RPP). Their serum osteocalcin was determined by radioimmunoassay (RIA). The serum osteocalcin in 65.0% patients with CP and 66.7% patients with RPP was… CONTINUE READING