Greater Sensitivity of Oral Fibroblasts to Smoked Versus Smokeless Tobacco.

@article{Lallier2017GreaterSO,
  title={Greater Sensitivity of Oral Fibroblasts to Smoked Versus Smokeless Tobacco.},
  author={Thomas E. Lallier and John T Moylan and Erin Maturin},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2017},
  volume={88 12},
  pages={
          1356-1365
        }
}
BACKGROUND Smokers have an increased incidence and severity of periodontal disease. Although cigarette smoke contains >4,000 chemical components that could affect periodontal tissues, less is understood about the effect of smokeless tobacco. Therefore, this study compares the effects of cigarette smoke extract (CSE) and smokeless tobacco extract (STE) on cell survival and motility of periodontal ligament (PDL) and gingival fibroblasts in vitro. METHODS PDL and gingival fibroblasts were… CONTINUE READING

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