Association between periodontitis and salivary nitric oxide metabolites among community elderly Koreans.

@article{Han2013AssociationBP,
  title={Association between periodontitis and salivary nitric oxide metabolites among community elderly Koreans.},
  author={Dong-Hun Han and Mi Sun Kim and Hye-Sun Shin and Kyung pyo Park and Hyun-Duck Kim},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2013},
  volume={84 6},
  pages={776-84}
}
BACKGROUND Nitric oxide (NO) is known to play an important role in many biologic systems, although the relationship between NO metabolites and periodontitis remains controversial. Moreover, little evidence of an association between salivary NO (S-NO) and periodontitis in the general population has been reported. This study aims to investigate the relationship between S-NO and periodontitis in an elderly Korean population. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted using participants and… CONTINUE READING