Combined antibiotic (metronidazole) and mechanical treatment effects on the subgingival bacterial flora of sites with recurrent periodontal disease.

@article{Gusberti1988CombinedA,
  title={Combined antibiotic (metronidazole) and mechanical treatment effects on the subgingival bacterial flora of sites with recurrent periodontal disease.},
  author={F A Gusberti and Salam A. Syed and Niklaus P Lang},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={1988},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={353-9}
}
5 patients in maintenance, 1-3 years after periodontal therapy who showed sites with reinfected pockets and bleeding despite regular recall visits were selected. Darkfield microscopy from 3 sites in each patient showed an average of 41% spirochetes and 21% motile rods. Probing depths ranged from 7 to 9 mm and loss of clinical attachment from 6 to 13 mm in… CONTINUE READING