Microbiological diagnostics in oral diseases.

  title={Microbiological diagnostics in oral diseases.},
  author={Gunnar G Dahl{\'e}n},
  journal={Acta odontologica Scandinavica},
  volume={64 3},
Most infections of the oral cavity, including the major dental diseases caries and periodontitis, are opportunistic in nature. They are caused or maintained by microorganisms of the resident or transient flora normally present in low numbers and not pathogenic, but in certain circumstances develop infections. Mucosal infections have some degree of specificity [e.g. Candida spp., Staphylococcus aureus, and enterics] and a microbiological test can be interpreted accurately for clinical diagnosis… CONTINUE READING