Detection of Transient Bacteraemia following Dental Extractions by 16S rDNA Pyrosequencing: A Pilot Study

OBJECTIVE The current manuscript aims to determine the prevalence, duration and bacterial diversity of bacteraemia following dental extractions using conventional culture-dependent methods and 16S rDNA pyrosequencing. METHODS The study group included 8 patients undergoing dental extractions under general anaesthesia. Peripheral venous blood samples were… CONTINUE READING