Observations on experimental marginal periodontitis in rats.

  title={Observations on experimental marginal periodontitis in rats.},
  author={Alexander Kuhr and Aurel Popa-Wagner and H. J. Schmoll and Christian Schwahn and Thomas Kocher},
  journal={Journal of periodontal research},
  volume={39 2},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess periodontal destruction following experimentally induced marginal periodontitis in rats by ligatures over a 60-day observation period. The extent to which the physiological movement of teeth influenced the effect of the ligatures was also examined. In addition, two methods for measuring bone loss in the defleshed jaw were compared. METHODS Thirty-five male Sprague-Dawley rats (SD) were divided into five groups. Marginal periodontitis was… CONTINUE READING

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