Keratinization of the sulcular epithelium--a pointless pursuit?

Abstract

A considerable amount of effort has been directed at finding methods for modifying the nonkeratinized sulcular epithelium on the assumption that a keratinized surface may offer a better barrier to antigens and bacterial products present in the gingival sulcus. It is argued here that keratinization in itself may not confer greater impermeability, for… (More)

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