Does routine analysis of subgingival microbiota in periodontitis contribute to patient benefit?

Abstract

In clinical periodontology it is common practice to sample subgingival plaque from periodontitis patients and to search for the presence of alleged periodontal pathogens using routine laboratory techniques such as culture, DNA-DNA hybridization or real-time PCR. Usually, special attention is given to the recognition of 'red complex' microorganisms and to… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0722.2011.00828.x

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