Effects of inflammatory periodontal disease ('broken mouth') on the ultrastructure of collagen fibrils in the sheep incisor periodontium.


The ultrastructure of the matrix of the sheep central incisor periodontium showing clinical signs of severe periodontitis was analysed quantitatively. The distribution of collagen fibril diameters in the lower dental pad changed from a bimodal distribution seen in healthy periodontia to a unimodal distribution. Collagen fibrils with an abnormal morphology… (More)