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- Presence of bacteria in dentinal tubules
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- This study demonstrated that a significant number of bacteria is present. in the radicular dentinal tubules of periodontally diseased human teeth. Ten periodontally diseased teeth were prepared and stained by Brown and Brenn technique for histological examination. Bacteria were detected in all teeth. It is suggested that bacteria may invade dentinal tubules exposed to periodontal pocket and are very hard to be eliminated by conventional mechanical and chemical periodontal therapy. Contaminated dentinal tubules of periodontally diseased teeth can thus act as active bacterial reservoirs to promote recolonization of mechanically treated root surfaces, which could interfere with the periodontal healing and progression of the disease.
- Journal of Applied Oral Science. Bauru-sp: Univ São Paulo Fac Odontologia Bauru, v. 16, n. 3, p. 205-208, 2008.
- Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru
- periodontal diseases
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