Clinical and microbiological features of subjects with adult periodontitis who responded poorly to scaling and root planing.

@article{Haffajee1997ClinicalAM,
  title={Clinical and microbiological features of subjects with adult periodontitis who responded poorly to scaling and root planing.},
  author={Anne D. Haffajee and Maryann Cugini and Serge Dibart and Christopher E. Smith and Ralph L Kent and Sigmund Sidney Socransky},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={1997},
  volume={24 10},
  pages={767-76}
}
In a previous report, it was shown that scaling and root planing (SRP) decreased mean pocket depth and attachment level in subjects with adult periodontitis, as well as the levels and prevalence of Bacteroides forsythus, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Treponema denticola. However, a subset of subjects in that study exhibited mean loss of attachment following SRP. The purpose of the present investigation was to seek clinical and microbiological differences between subjects who responded well or… CONTINUE READING