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Fernando Oliveira Costa, Thaís Riberal Vieira, Sheila Cavalca Cortelli, Luís Otávio Miranda Cota, José Eustáquio Costa, Maria Cássia Ferreira Aguiar, José Roberto Cortelli
BACKGROUND: It is well established that regular compliance during periodontal maintenance therapy (PMT) maintains the stability of periodontal clinical parameters obtained after active periodontal therapy (APT). However, compliance during PMT has not yet been related to subgingival bacterial levels. Thus, this study followed individuals in PMT over 6 years and longitudinally evaluated the effects of compliance on periodontitis-associated bacterial levels and its relation to periodontal status...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
Alessandro Cucchi, Federica Molè, Lucia Rinaldi, Claudio Marchetti, Giuseppe Corinaldesi
PURPOSE: The primary prevention of peri-implantitis onset is a key factor in long-term implant success, and the evaluation of the antibacterial efficacy of different implant surfaces is fundamental in this way. The aim of this study was to assess if implants with collars coated with anatase were less subjected to bacterial colonization than implants with noncoated collars, and to investigate how implant bacterial colonization varies over time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen patients in need of implant-supported rehabilitation were selected to have two adjacent implants placed, one with an anatase-coated collar and one with the collar uncoated...
March 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
U Kandalam, N Ledra, H Laubach, K V Venkatachalam
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pathogenic infections caused by Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola, and Tannerella forsythia can result in the production of volatile sulfur compounds (VSC's) and other toxic compounds from methionine catabolism that can lead to halitosis and periodontitis. Our aim is to block the activity of methionine gammalyase-deaminase (Mgld) of methionine catabolism to prevent halitosis/periodontitis. DESIGNS: Cloned, expressed, Mgld protein was tested for purity by SDS-PAGE and western blotting...
March 1, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
Daniel Belstrøm, Maria Anastasia Grande, Maria Lynn Sembler-Møller, Nikolai Kirkby, Sean L Cotton, Bruce J Paster, Palle Holmstrup
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to characterize and compare subgingival and salivary microbiotas before and after periodontal treatment to learn if any changes of the subgingival microbiota were reflected in saliva. We tested the hypothesis that salivary levels of specific periopathogens correlate with corresponding subgingival levels before and after periodontal treatment. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with generalized chronic periodontitis completed the study...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
Boško Toljić, Alexander M Trbovich, Sanja Matić Petrović, Ibrahim Yousif Kannosh, Gordana Dragović, Djordje Jevtović, Silvio R De Luka, Jasna L Ristić-Djurović, Jelena Milašin
The importance of oral microflora composition in HIV-infected patients is well recognized. However, no studies so far have dealt with age-related changes in periodontal pathogens occurrence in HIV+ individuals. The aim of the present study was to assess and compare temporal changes of bacteria frequency in younger (≤35 years) and older (≥50 years) HIV-infected and non-infected individuals. Bacterial DNA was isolated from buccal swabs of 30 younger and 30 older subjects in both HIV+ and HIV- groups. By means of PCR the following microorganisms were detected: Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Eikenella corrodens, Peptostreptococcus micros, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, Tannerella forsythia and Treponema denticola...
January 2018: New Microbiologica
Brittney K Tegels, Lee D Oliver, Daniel P Miller, Richard T Marconi
Treponema denticola is a proteolytic-anaerobic spirochete whose abundance in the subgingival crevice correlates with periodontal disease severity. Treponema denticola evades serum-mediated killing through the binding of factor H (FH), a negative regulator of the complement system. The T. denticola FH receptor has been identified as FhbB, an 11.4 kDa immunodominant lipoprotein. Three distinct subfamilies of FhbB proteins have been delineated and designated as FhbB1, FhbB2 and FhbB3. In this study we demonstrate that all FhbB variants bind human plasminogen (Plg)...
March 2, 2018: Molecular Oral Microbiology
E Kokubu, T Inoue, K Ishihara
OBJECTIVE: In the gingival crevice, the interaction between epithelial cells and periodontopathic bacteria is important for the development of periodontitis. Treponema denticola is a major pathogen of chronic periodontitis and possesses several virulence factors, such as major surface protein (Msp) and prolyl-phenylalanine-specific protease (dentilisin). Here, we investigated the behaviours of epithelial cells infected with T. denticola by measuring the expression of interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, β defensin 2 (BD-2) and heat-shock protein 70 (HSP70)...
March 2018: Oral Diseases
Sigrun Eick, Jasmin Nydegger, Walter Bürgin, Giovanni E Salvi, Anton Sculean, Christoph Ramseier
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the impact of microbiological diagnostics on the outcomes of periodontal treatment with or without adjunctive use of systemic antibiotics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patient files were screened for microbiological analysis before (T1) and after non-surgical periodontal therapy (T2). Medical history, diagnosis, clinical data, and results of the microbiological analysis were extracted from the patient's file...
February 21, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Zhi-Luo Deng, Helena Sztajer, Michael Jarek, Sabin Bhuju, Irene Wagner-Döbler
Periodontitis is a worldwide prevalent oral disease which results from dysbiosis of the periodontal microbiome. Some of the most active microbial players, e.g., Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola , and Fusobacterium nucleatum , have extensively been studied in the laboratory, but it is unclear to which extend these findings can be transferred to in vivo conditions. Here we show that the transcriptional profiles of P. gingivalis, T. denticola , and F. nucleatum in the periodontal niche are distinct from those in single laboratory culture and exhibit functional similarities...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
D Lauritano, V Candotto, C A Bignozzi, D Pazzi, F Carinci, F Cura, A Tagliabue, L Tettamanti
Periodontal treatment has the aim to reduce oral infection, and prevent the progression of the disease. The potential benefits of new chemical devices for periodontal therapy, include improved patient compliance, an easier access to periodontal pocket and a lower dosage of antimicrobial agent. The objective of this study was to explore the efficacy of a chemical device containing zinc and octenidine in the treatment of chronic periodontitis in adult patients. Ten patients with a diagnosis of chronic periodontitis (20 localized chronic periodontitis sites) in the age group of 35 to 55 were selected...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
R M Gaudio, L Ottria, D Lauritano, A Palmieri, F Cura, A Tagliabue, L Tettamanti
Implant dentistry has become one of the most successful techniques for oral rehabilitation over the last 20 years. The success rate of implant oral rehabilitation is above 80% while peri-implant disease (PID) is the most important complication of implant dentistry. The main cause of PID is considered bacterial leakage at the implant-abutment connection of a two-piece implant system. Prevention and control of bacterial leakage at the implant-abutment connection is mandatory for reducing inflammation process around implants neck and achieving bone stability...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Hongye Lu, Lu He, Yibing Zhao, Huanxin Meng
Background: Glycine air polishing has been proved to be safe, comfortable and time-saving. Whether it could substitute ultrasonic scaling to remove dental plaque biofilm during periodontal maintenance remains unclear. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the effect of supragingival glycine air polishing (SGAP) on the subgingival periodontal pathogens during maintenance therapy and to check the association of periodontal pathogens and clinical parameters. Methods: Twenty-three chronic periodontitis patients during their maintenance therapy were enrolled in the 12-week study...
2018: PeerJ
Aleem Mohammad, Srinidhi V Ballullaya, Jayaprakash Thumu, Sohani Maroli, Pushpa Shankarappa
Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of ultrasonic activation of photosensitizer (PS) drug Foscan in the elimination of endodontic pathogen from root canal system. Materials and Methods: The minimal bactericidal concentration of "Foscan" was determined using disc diffusion and broth dilution method. Forty-eight extracted single-rooted premolars with periapical pathology were used for the study. After access opening, the first microbial sample was taken...
November 2017: Journal of Conservative Dentistry: JCD
Taro Misaki, Shuhei Naka, Kaoruko Wato, Rina Hatakeyama, Yasuyuki Nagasawa, Seigo Ito, Hiroaki Inaba, Ryota Nomura, Michiyo Matsumoto-Nakano, Kazuhiko Nakano
BACKGROUND: Periodontitis-related pathogens, such as Campylobacter or Treponema species, have recently been shown to be associated with immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN). Some strains of Streptococcus mutans, a major pathogen of dental caries, harbour the cnm gene that encodes a collagen-binding protein (Cnm). This has also been demonstrated to be associated with urinary protein levels in IgAN patients. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to analyse the association of IgAN with C...
February 9, 2018: Nephron
Ewa Brzezińska-Błaszczyk, Elżbieta Pawłowska, Tomasz Płoszaj, Henryk Włodzimierz Witas, Urszula Godzik, Justyna Agier
The infections of root canal have polymicrobial etiology. The main group of microflora in the infected pulp is bacteria. There is limited data that archaea may be present in infected pulp tissue. This study's aim was to check the prevalence of archaea in necrotic root canal samples obtained from patients with primary or post-treatment infection. Prevalence of selected bacteria species (Prevotella intermedia, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythia, Treponema denticola, Synergistes sp.) in necrotic samples, was evaluated as well...
February 5, 2018: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
M Galofré, D Palao, M Vicario, J Nart, D Violant
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Oral probiotics appear to improve the treatment of periodontal diseases but there is limited evidence on their efficacy in the treatment of peri-implant diseases. The objective of the present study was to evaluate, clinically and microbiologically, the effect of the oral probiotic, Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis, as adjuvant to non-surgical mechanical therapy in implants with mucositis or peri-implantitis, placed in patients with a history of periodontal disease...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Periodontal Research
Yin Yanli, Xu Chunmei, Wu Yafei, Zhao Lei
OBJECTIVE: Our research aimed to detect the efficacy of non-surgical periodontal treatment with Nd: YAG laser and scaling and root planning (SRP) for chronic periodontitis. METHODS: We recruited chronic periodontitis patients who have more than four teeth with clinical pocket depth of 4-8 mm. These teeth were distributed in four different zones within the oral cavity. Moreover, the teeth were single root teeth and not adjacent to each other. The subordinated teeth were randomized into four groups, as follows: no treatment (C group), simple SRP (SRP group), Nd: YAG laser after SRP treatment (SRP+L group), and SRP after Nd: YAG laser treatment (L+SRP group)...
December 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
Smita Pattanshetty, Vijayalakshmi S Kotrashetti, Kishore Bhat, Ramakant S Nayak, Pradeep Somannavar, Madhu Pujar
AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate the presence of selective anaerobic microorganisms in primary root canal infections of symptomatic and asymptomatic non-vital teeth with periapical pathosis using multiplex polymerase chain reaction. METHODS: A total of 100 root canal samples (50 from symptomatic and 50 from asymptomatic teeth) were obtained from patients with primary endodontic infections. DNA extracted from the samples was amplified by using specific primers for the 16S rRNA gene of each bacterium, and semiquantification was done to analyze the prevalence of microorganisms and their correlation to clinical features...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry
M S Petrović, I Y Kannosh, J M Milašin, D S Mihailović, R R Obradović, S R Bubanj, L G Kesić
OBJECTIVE: A clinical prospective study was designed to evaluate microbiological, cytomorphometric and clinical efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) as an adjunct to periodontal therapy in the treatment of chronic periodontitis. METHODS: Sixty subjects were included and randomly assigned into 2 groups: SRP (scaling root planning) group (n = 30) and LLLT + SRP group (n = 30). Clinical parameters were measured before intervention, after the fifth treatment, and after a month...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Islam M Ateia, Pimchanok Sutthiboonyapan, Pachiyappan Kamarajan, Taocong Jin, Valentina Godovikova, Yvonne L Kapila, J Christopher Fenno
Host-derived matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and bacterial proteases mediate destruction of extracellular matrices and supporting alveolar bone in periodontitis. The Treponema denticola dentilisin protease induces MMP-2 expression and activation in periodontal ligament (PDL) cells, and dentilisin-mediated activation of pro-MMP-2 is required for cellular fibronectin degradation. Here, we report that T. denticola regulates MMP-2 expression through epigenetic modifications in the periodontium. PDL cells were treated with epigenetic enzyme inhibitors before or after T...
April 2018: Cellular Microbiology
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