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  1. Autoradiographic study of 3H-proline incorporation by rat periodontal ligament, gingival connective tissue and dental pulp

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    The rates of 3H-proline incorporation by the rat periodontal ligament, the gingival connective tissue and the dental pulp were studied by autoradiography. The rate of 3H-proline incorporation by the periodontal ligament was 2.8 times higher than by the gingival connective tissue and 5 times higher than by the dental pulp. These differences were significant (p3H-proline incorporation by the periodontal ligament was significantly different (p3H-proline incorporation. The ratio of the rates of 3H-proline incorporation by the three tissues did not correlate with the ratio of the cellular densities in the same three tissues. (author)

  2. Importance of periodontal ligament thickness

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    Osmar Aparecido, Cuoghi; Pedro Marcelo, Tondelli; Carlos Alberto, Aiello; Marcos Rogério de, Mendonça; Silvano Cesar da, Costa.

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated whether periodontal ligament (PL) thickness varied with root size and examined the possible influence of this variation on orthodontic mechanics. Measurements were taken of the maxillary left first molar in 54 male Wistar rats. Mean mesial and distal PL thicknesses were compared [...] between the intermediate buccal and mesiobuccal roots using paired Student's t-tests with a 5% significance level. Mean values differed significantly between roots (p

  3. Importance of periodontal ligament thickness

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    Osmar Aparecido Cuoghi

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated whether periodontal ligament (PL thickness varied with root size and examined the possible influence of this variation on orthodontic mechanics. Measurements were taken of the maxillary left first molar in 54 male Wistar rats. Mean mesial and distal PL thicknesses were compared between the intermediate buccal and mesiobuccal roots using paired Student's t-tests with a 5% significance level. Mean values differed significantly between roots (p < 2.2 × 10-16. PL thickness in rats is directly proportional to root dimensions.

  4. Resolvin D1 protects periodontal ligament

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    Mustafa, Manal; Zarrough, Ahmed; Bolstad, Anne Isine; Lygre, Henning; Mustafa, Kamal; Hasturk, Hatice; Serhan, Charles; Kantarci, Alpdogan; Dyke, Thomas E.

    2013-01-01

    Resolution agonists are endogenous mediators that drive inflammation to homeostasis. We earlier demonstrated in vivo activity of resolvins and lipoxins on regenerative periodontal wound healing. The goal of this study was to determine the impact of resolvin D1 (RvD1) on the function of human periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblasts, which are critical for wound healing during regeneration of the soft and hard tissues around teeth. Primary cells were cultured from biopsies obtained from three in...

  5. Successful periodontal ligament regeneration by periodontal progenitor preseeding on natural tooth root surfaces.

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    Dangaria, Smit Jayant; Ito, Yoshihiro; Luan, Xianghong; Diekwisch, Thomas G H

    2011-10-01

    The regeneration of lost periodontal ligament (PDL) and alveolar bone is the purpose of periodontal tissue engineering. The goal of the present study was to assess the suitability of 3 odontogenic progenitor populations from dental pulp, PDL, and dental follicle for periodontal regeneration when exposed to natural and synthetic apatite surface topographies. We demonstrated that PDL progenitors featured higher levels of periostin and scleraxis expression, increased adipogenic and osteogenic differentiation potential, and pronounced elongated cell shapes on barren root chips when compared with dental pulp and dental follicle cells. When evaluating the effect of surface characteristics on PDL progenitors, natural root surfaces resulted in elongated PDL cell shapes, whereas PDL progenitors on synthetic apatite surfaces were rounded or polygonal. In addition, surface coatings affected PDL progenitor gene expression profiles: collagen I coatings enhanced alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin expression levels and laminin-1 coatings increased epidermal growth factor (EGF), nestin, cadherin 1, and keratin 8 expression. PDL progenitors seeded on natural tooth root surfaces in organ culture formed new periodontal fibers after 3 weeks of culture. Finally, replantation of PDL progenitor-seeded tooth roots into rat alveolar bone sockets resulted in the complete formation of a new PDL and stable reattachment of teeth over a 6-month period. Together, these findings indicate that periodontal progenitor cell type as well as mineral surface topography and molecular environment play crucial roles in the regeneration of true periodontal anchorage. PMID:21250830

  6. Resolvin D1 protects periodontal ligament.

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    Mustafa, Manal; Zarrough, Ahmed; Bolstad, Anne Isine; Lygre, Henning; Mustafa, Kamal; Hasturk, Hatice; Serhan, Charles; Kantarci, Alpdogan; Van Dyke, Thomas E

    2013-09-15

    Resolution agonists are endogenous mediators that drive inflammation to homeostasis. We earlier demonstrated in vivo activity of resolvins and lipoxins on regenerative periodontal wound healing. The goal of this study was to determine the impact of resolvin D1 (RvD1) on the function of human periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblasts, which are critical for wound healing during regeneration of the soft and hard tissues around teeth. Primary cells were cultured from biopsies obtained from three individuals free of periodontal diseases. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were isolated by density gradient centrifugation from whole blood of healthy volunteers. PGE2, leukotriene B4 (LTB4), and lipoxin A4 (LXA4) in culture supernatants were measured by ELISA. The direct impact of RvD1 on PDL fibroblast proliferation was measured and wound closure was analyzed in vitro using a fibroblast culture "scratch assay." PDL fibroblast function in response to RvD1 was further characterized by basic FGF production by ELISA. IL-1? and TNF-? enhanced the production of PGE2. Treatment of PDL cells and monocytes with 0.1-10 ng/ml RvD1 (0.27-27 M) reduced cytokine induced production of PGE2 and upregulated LXA4 production by both PDL cells and monocytes. RvD1 significantly enhanced PDL fibroblast proliferation and wound closure as well as basic FGF release. The results demonstrate that anti-inflammatory and proresolution actions of RvD1 with upregulation of arachidonic acid-derived endogenous resolution pathways (LXA4) and suggest resolution pathway synergy establishing a novel mechanism for the proresolution activity of the ?-3 docosahexaenoic acid-derived resolution agonist RvD1. PMID:23864609

  7. Histopathological Effect of Advanced Periodontal Disease on the Dental Pulp

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    Seyedmajidi M.; Khosravi M; Bijani A.; Babak M.

    2011-01-01

    Statement of Problem: Many authors have claimed that pulpal inflammation may occur following periodontal diseases. Appropriate diagnosis of different lesions that have affected the dental pulp or periodontium is critical for prevention of unnecessary or harmful treatments; this must be taken into account before treatment.Purpose: The purpose of this study was histological evaluation of the pulp in the teeth with advanced periodontitis.Materials and Method: 30 permanent single teeth root that ...

  8. Progenitor cell populations in the periodontal ligament of mice

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    Stem cells in a variety of renewal tissues exhibit a slow rate of cell proliferation. The periodontal ligament of mouse molars was examined for the presence of slowly cycling progenitor cells to provide evidence for the existence of stem cells in this tissue. A pulse injection of 3H-thymidine was administered and mice were sacrificed between 1 hour and 14 days after injection. Analysis of radioautographs using percentage of labeled cells and grain counts demonstrated that a population of label-retaining cells within 10 micron of blood vessels traversed the cell cycle more slowly than proliferating cells located greater than 10 micron from blood vessels. These data suggest that there is a slowly dividing population of progenitor cells in paravascular sites in mouse molar periodontal ligament which may be stem cells

  9. Inhibitory effects of PLAP-1/asporin on periodontal ligament cells.

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    Kajikawa, T; Yamada, S; Tauchi, T; Awata, T; Yamaba, S; Fujihara, C; Murakami, S

    2014-04-01

    PLAP-1/asporin is an extracellular matrix protein that is predominantly expressed in the human periodontal ligament (PDL) and has an aspartic acid (D) repeat polymorphism in its N-terminal region. In this study, we hypothesized that the D repeat polymorphism of PLAP-1/asporin may affect the physiological functions of periodontal ligaments. We established periodontal ligament cell lines transfected with the D13- or D14-PLAP-1 gene. Alkaline phosphatase staining and alizarin red staining revealed that the cytodifferentiation of the D14-PLAP-1-expressing PDL cells was more repressed compared with that of the D13-PLAP-1-expressing cells. Furthermore, the D14-PLAP-1-expressing cells inhibited BMP-2-induced cytodifferentiation more strongly than did the D13-PLAP-1-expressing cells. Western blotting analysis and luciferase assay revealed that D14-PLAP-1 suppressed BMP-2 signal transduction more efficiently than did D13-PLAP-1, and co-immunoprecipitation demonstrated the stronger affinity of the D14-PLAP-1 protein to BMP-2 compared with the D13-PLAP-1 protein. Analysis of these data suggests that the D repeat polymorphism of PLAP-1/asporin has a significant influence on the functions of PDL cells. PMID:24453179

  10. CD40 mediated activation of gingival and periodontal ligament fibroblasts.

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    Sempowski, G D; Chess, P R; Moretti, A J; Padilla, J; Phipps, R P; Blieden, T M

    1997-03-01

    CD40 is a 50 kDa transmembrane protein important for regulating B lymphocyte proliferation and differentiation. This novel activation antigen is primarily expressed by hematopoietic cells including B lymphocytes, follicular dendritic cells, and monocytes. Recently, human fibroblasts from a variety of tissues were shown to display CD40; however, its function was unknown. Cellular responses mediated by CD40 are naturally triggered by its counter-receptor, the CD40 ligand, which is displayed on activated T cells, mast cells, eosinophils, basophils, and B lineage cells. This study investigated the functional significance of CD40 expression on periodontal fibroblasts, in the context of periodontal inflammation. The experiments reported herein demonstrate constitutive CD40 expression on cultured periodontal ligament (PDL) and gingival fibroblasts. Interestingly, cells of gingival origin displayed up to 13-fold higher constitutive levels of CD40, versus fibroblasts from PDL. Interferon gamma (IFN gamma) treatment enhanced CD40 expression on PDL and gingival fibroblasts, with up to 61-fold induction of expression. Immunohistochemical staining was used to detect CD40 on fibroblastic cells in both normal and acutely inflamed gingival tissue. Expression of CD40 in inflamed tissue was significantly higher than in uninflamed tissue. Western blot analysis of anti-CD40 triggered cells revealed the induction of tyrosine phosphorylation on a 50 kDa protein in PDL and gingival fibroblasts. These results indicate that CD40 is an active signaling conduit in periodontal fibroblasts. This concept was further substantiated by the fact that CD40 engagement stimulated interleukin 6 (IL-6) production by gingival fibroblasts, but not periodontal ligament fibroblasts. Overall, these results demonstrate that CD40 on periodontal fibroblasts may functionally interact with CD40L-expressing cells. This CD40/CD40L interaction can stimulate fibroblast activation and synthesis of the proinflammatory cytokine IL-6. PMID:9100204

  11. Periodontitis

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    Periodontitis is inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth. ... Periodontitis occurs when inflammation or infection of the gums ( gingivitis ) is allowed to progress without treatment. Infection ...

  12. Histopathological Effect of Advanced Periodontal Disease on the Dental Pulp

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    Seyedmajidi M.

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Statement of Problem: Many authors have claimed that pulpal inflammation may occur following periodontal diseases. Appropriate diagnosis of different lesions that have affected the dental pulp or periodontium is critical for prevention of unnecessary or harmful treatments; this must be taken into account before treatment.Purpose: The purpose of this study was histological evaluation of the pulp in the teeth with advanced periodontitis.Materials and Method: 30 permanent single teeth root that had advanced periodontitis with attachment loss ? 5 mm at least in one surface were used. The teeth were not maintainable and did not have caries, restoration and any sign of primary trauma from occlusion and did not receive any periodontal professional treatment in the past 6 months with no background of trauma. After clinical and radiographical examination and confirmation of the existence of advanced periodontitis, the teeth were extracted. Then cracks were created in the teeth by special clips. After fixation of the teeth in 10% formalin solution and decalcification by 10% nitric acid, the sections were prepared and stained by hematoxylin and eosin and then evaluated from histological perspectives. The data were analyzed by Spearman correlation coefficient ANOVA, t-test and Kruskal wallis tests.Results: In this survey, we did not find any significant correlation between clinical findings and histopathological situation. The relationship between clinical attachment loss and pulp diagnosis was statistically significant ( p =0.043. Also there was a statistically significant relationship between clinical attachment loss and calcification in the pulp ( p =0.014.Conclusion: According to the result of this research, it seems that periodontal condition affects the pulpal condition and it should be considered in future treatments on these teeth.

  13. Mesenchymal stem cells isolated from human periodontal ligament

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    Mileti? Maja

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs were isolated from human periodontal ligament (hPDL-MSCs and characterized by their morphology, clonogenic efficiency, proliferation and differentiation capabilities. hPDL-MSCs, derived from normal impacted third molars, possessed all of the properties of MSC, including clonogenic ability, high proliferation rate and multi-lineage (osteogenic, chondrogenic, adipogenic, myogenic differentiation potential. Moreover, hPDL-MSCs expressed a typical MSC epitope profile, being positive for mesenchymal cell markers (CD44H, CD90, CD105, CD73, CD29, Stro-1, fibronectin, vimentin, ?-SMA, and negative for hematopoietic stem cell markers (CD34, CD11b, CD45, Glycophorin-CD235a. Additionally, hPDL-MSCs, as primitive and highly multipotent cells, showed high expression of embryonic markers (Nanog, Sox2, SSEA4. The data obtained provided yet further proof that cells with mesenchymal properties can be obtained from periodontal ligament tissue. Although these cells should be further investigated to determine their clinical significance, hPDL-MSCs are believed to provide a renewable and promising cell source for new therapeutic strategies in the treatment of periodontal defects. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 175062 i br. III 41011

  14. Periodontal Ligament Cell Sheet Engineering: A new Possible Strategy to Promote Periodontal Regeneration

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    Dong-sheng Zhang; Sheng-yun Huang

    2010-01-01

    Introduction: Osseointegration represents a direct structural and functional connection between ordered, living bone and the surface of a load-carrying implant without the periodontium. As a result, im-plant fracture or aggressive bone loss sometime occurs because the patient cannot feel the mechanical overloads exerted on the implant. Until now, no available method has been used to solve this problem.The hypothesis: Periodontal ligament (PDL) cells are a desirable cell population capable of ...

  15. Periodontal ligament stem cells: current status, concerns, and future prospects.

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    Zhu, Wenjun; Liang, Min

    2015-01-01

    Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs), which reside in the perivascular space of the periodontium, possess characteristics of mesenchymal stem cells and are a promising tool for periodontal regeneration. Recently, great progress has been made in PDLSC transplantation. Investigators are attempting to maximize the proliferation and differentiation potential of PDLSCs by modifying culture conditions and applying growth factors. Nevertheless, problems remain. First, incomparability among different studies must be minimized by establishing standard guidelines for culture and identification of PDLSCs. Notably, attention should be paid to the biological safety of PDLSC transplantation. The present review updates the latest findings regarding PDLSCs and discusses standard criteria for culture and identification of PDLSCs. Finally, the review calls for careful consideration of PDLSC transplantation safety. PMID:25861283

  16. ELECTRIC PULP TEST OF TEETH WITH PERIODONTAL DISEASE.

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    Tsonko Uzunov

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the research is to investigate the change in pulp vitality of teeth with periodontal disease using electric pulp tester (EPT. Methods: Subjected to observation were 108 patients with chronic periodontitis. Vitality of 805 teeth with periodontal pocket depth greater than 4 mm was studied by EPT. The research was conducted with EPT "Yonovit ". Results: The highest percentage of surveyed teeth (68.4% respond to the norm when they are tested with EPT – values between 3 ?A and 10 ?A . Teeth that respond to EPT with values ??below 3 ?A and between 35-100 ?A are relatively equal - respectively 4.3% and 3.3%. With increased threshold of irritation – 10-35 ?A react 23.4% of teeth. Small number of teeth have threshold of irritation over 100 ?A - 0.6%. Conclusion: The value of EPT among periodontal damaged teeth depends on many factors - patient's age, extent of periodontal affect, group affiliation of teeth, etc.

  17. Influence of nanotopography on periodontal ligament stem cell functions and cell sheet based periodontal regeneration

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    Gao H

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Hui Gao,1–3,* Bei Li,1,2,* Lingzhou Zhao,4 Yan Jin1,21State Key Laboratory of Military Stomatology, Center for Tissue Engineering, School of Stomatology, The Fourth Military Medical University, 2Research and Development Center for Tissue Engineering, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, 3Department of Stomatology, PLA 309th Hospital, Beijing, 4State Key Laboratory of Military Stomatology, Department of Periodontology, School of Stomatology, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, People’s Republic of China*These authors contributed equally to this workAbstract: Periodontal regeneration is an important part of regenerative medicine, with great clinical significance; however, the effects of nanotopography on the functions of periodontal ligament (PDL stem cells (PDLSCs and on PDLSC sheet based periodontal regeneration have never been explored. Titania nanotubes (NTs layered on titanium (Ti provide a good platform to study this. In the current study, the influence of NTs of different tube size on the functions of PDLSCs was observed. Afterward, an ectopic implantation model using a Ti/cell sheets/hydroxyapatite (HA complex was applied to study the effect of the NTs on cell sheet based periodontal regeneration. The NTs were able to enhance the initial PDLSC adhesion and spread, as well as collagen secretion. With the Ti/cell sheets/HA complex model, it was demonstrated that the PDLSC sheets were capable of regenerating the PDL tissue, when combined with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC sheets and HA, without the need for extra soluble chemical cues. Simultaneously, the NTs improved the periodontal regeneration result of the ectopically implanted Ti/cell sheets/HA complex, giving rise to functionally aligned collagen fiber bundles. Specifically, much denser collagen fibers, with abundant blood vessels as well as cementum-like tissue on the Ti surface, which well-resembled the structure of natural PDL, were observed in the NT5 and NT10 sample groups. Our study provides the first evidence that the nanotopographical cues obviously influence the functions of PDLSCs and improve the PDLSC sheet based periodontal regeneration size dependently, which provides new insight to the periodontal regeneration. The Ti/cell sheets/HA complex may constitute a good model to predict the effect of biomaterials on periodontal regeneration.Keywords: titanium implant, titania nanotubes, periodontal ligament stem cells, periodontal regeneration, cell sheets

  18. Characterization of a novel periodontal ligament-specific periostin isoform.

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    Yamada, S; Tauchi, T; Awata, T; Maeda, K; Kajikawa, T; Yanagita, M; Murakami, S

    2014-09-01

    Periostin is a mesenchymal cell marker predominantly expressed in collagen-rich fibrous connective tissues, including heart valves, tendons, perichondrium, periosteum, and periodontal ligament (PDL). Knockdown of periostin expression in mice results in early-onset periodontitis and failure of cardiac healing after acute myocardial infarction, suggesting that periostin is essential for connective tissue homeostasis and regeneration. However, its role(s) in periodontal tissues has not yet been fully defined. In this study, we describe a novel human isoform of periostin (PDL-POSTN). Isoform-specific analysis by reverse-transcription polymerase chain-reaction (RT-PCR) revealed that PDL-POSTN was predominantly expressed in the PDL, with much lower expression in other tissues and organs. A PDL cell line transfected with PDL-POSTN showed enhanced alkaline phosphatase (ALPase) activity and calcified nodule formation, compared with cells transfected with the full-length periostin isoform. A neutralizing antibody against integrin-?v inhibited both ALPase activity and calcified nodule formation in cells transfected with PDL-POSTN. Furthermore, co-immunoprecipitation assays revealed that PDL-POSTN bound to integrin ?v?3 more strongly than the common isoform of periostin, resulting in strong activation of the integrin ?v?3-focal adhesion kinase (FAK) signaling pathway. These results suggest that PDL-POSTN positively regulates cytodifferentiation and mineralization in PDL cells through integrin ?v?3. PMID:25012810

  19. Pulp and periodontal tissue repair - regeneration or tissue metaplasia after dental trauma. A review

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    Andreasen, Jens O

    2012-01-01

    Healing subsequent to dental trauma is known to be very complex, a result explained by the variability of the types of dental trauma (six luxations, nine fracture types, and their combinations). On top of that, at least 16 different cellular systems get involved in more severe trauma types each of them with a different potential for healing with repair, i.e. (re-establishment of tissue continuity without functional restitution) and regeneration (where the injured or lost tissue is replaced with new tissue with identical tissue anatomy and function) and finally metaplasia (where a new type of tissue replaces the injured). In this study, a review is given of the impact of trauma to various dental tissues such as alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, cementum, Hertvigs epithelial root sheath, and the pulp.

  20. Periodontal Ligament Cell Sheet Engineering: A new Possible Strategy to Promote Periodontal Regeneration

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    Dong-sheng Zhang

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Osseointegration represents a direct structural and functional connection between ordered, living bone and the surface of a load-carrying implant without the periodontium. As a result, im-plant fracture or aggressive bone loss sometime occurs because the patient cannot feel the mechanical overloads exerted on the implant. Until now, no available method has been used to solve this problem.The hypothesis: Periodontal ligament (PDL cells are a desirable cell population capable of regenerating a functional periodontal at-tachment apparatus. Cell sheet engineering has emerged as a novel alternative approach for periodontal tissue engineering without the disruption of both critical cell surface proteins such as ion channels, growth factor receptors and cell-to-cell junction proteins. PDL cells can be isolated from an extracted tooth and can be cultured on temperature-responsive culture dishes at 37°C. Transplantable cell sheets can be harvested by reducing the temperature to 20°C, and would be transplanted into the implant beds before insertion of the implant.Evaluation of the hypothesis: Controlling the differentiation of PDL cell sheets to different functional peri-implant periodontal tissues is very difficult. Further studies are required to determine the fate of implanted cells. Fluorescence protein-labeled cell sheets would be a good approach to investigate the fate of the grafted cell sheet.

  1. Proliferative activity in the juxtaradicular human periodontal ligament.

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    Sayaniwas, M; Hilliges, M; Lindskog, S

    1999-08-01

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate cell proliferation, assessed by MIB 1, with respect to the type and the distribution of proliferating cells in the healthy juxtaradicular periodontal ligament (PDL) from completely formed human teeth. Immunohistochemical markers against vimentin, CD68 and S-100 were used to characterize cell type. The applicability of the immunohistochemical method on explants of human PDL was also evaluated. The results indicated that under physiological conditions, the majority of the proliferating cells in the PDL were mesenchymal cells predominantly located paravascularly in the middle third of the PDL. Furthermore, MIB 1 reacting with the Ki-67 antigen together with the avidin-biotin-complex technique was proved to be an efficient marker of cell proliferation in explants of human PDL. PMID:10815567

  2. Gap-junction-mediated communication in human periodontal ligament cells.

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    Kato, R; Ishihara, Y; Kawanabe, N; Sumiyoshi, K; Yoshikawa, Y; Nakamura, M; Imai, Y; Yanagita, T; Fukushima, H; Kamioka, H; Takano-Yamamoto, T; Yamashiro, T

    2013-07-01

    Periodontal tissue homeostasis depends on a complex cellular network that conveys cell-cell communication. Gap junctions (GJs), one of the intercellular communication systems, are found between adjacent human periodontal ligament (hPDL) cells; however, the functional GJ coupling between hPDL cells has not yet been elucidated. In this study, we investigated functional gap-junction-mediated intercellular communication in isolated primary hPDL cells. SEM images indicated that the cells were in contact with each other via dendritic processes, and also showed high anti-connexin43 (Cx43) immunoreactivity on these processes. Gap-junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) among hPDL cells was assessed by fluorescence recovery after a photobleaching (FRAP) analysis, which exhibited dye coupling between hPDL cells, and was remarkably down-regulated when the cells were treated with a GJ blocker. Additionally, we examined GJs under hypoxic stress. The fluorescence recovery and expression levels of Cx43 decreased time-dependently under the hypoxic condition. Exposure to GJ inhibitor or hypoxia increased RANKL expression, and decreased OPG expression. This study shows that GJIC is responsible for hPDL cells and that its activity is reduced under hypoxia. This is consistent with the possible role of hPDL cells in regulating the biochemical reactions in response to changes in the hypoxic environment. PMID:23677649

  3. EVALUATION OF HISTOPATHOLOGIC CHANGES OF DENTAL PULP IN ADVANCED PERIODONTAL DISEASES

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    M. S. Sheykhrezaee; N. Eshghyar; A. A. Khoshkhounejad M. Khoshkhounejad

    2007-01-01

    Abstract- The adverse effects of periodontal disease on dental pulp has been debated for many years. This case- control study was performed to assess the possible effects of advanced periodontal disease on the structure of dental pulp. Fifty-two permanent teeth extracted because of advanced periodontitis with ? 5mm attachment loss and grade III mobility were compared to fifty-two control teeth, obtained from systemically healthy adults. Two groups were matched for age and teeth typ...

  4. LPS from P. gingivalis and Hypoxia Increases Oxidative Stress in Periodontal Ligament Fibroblasts and Contributes to Periodontitis

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    L. Gölz; Memmert, S.; Rath-Deschner, B.; A. Jäger; Appel, T.; Baumgarten, G; W. Götz; Frede, S.

    2014-01-01

    Oxidative stress is characterized by an accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and plays a key role in the progression of inflammatory diseases. We hypothesize that hypoxic and inflammatory events induce oxidative stress in the periodontal ligament (PDL) by activating NOX4. Human primary PDL fibroblasts were stimulated with lipopolysaccharide from Porphyromonas gingivalis (LPS-PG), a periodontal pathogen bacterium under normoxic and hypoxic conditions. By quantitative PCR, immunoblot, ...

  5. Morinda citrifolia leaves enhance osteogenic differentiation and mineralization of human periodontal ligament cells.

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    Boonanantanasarn, Kanitsak; Janebodin, Kajohnkiart; Suppakpatana, Prapan; Arayapisit, Tawepong; Rodsutthi, Jit-aree; Chunhabundit, Panjit; Boonanuntanasarn, Surintorn; Sripairojthikoon, Wanida

    2014-01-01

    This present study investigated the potential of Morinda citrifolia leaf aqueous extract to induce osteogenic differentiation and matrix mineralization of human periodontal ligament (hPDL) cells. Human periodontal ligament cells were cultured in complete medium, ascorbic acid with ?-glycerophosphate, or Morinda citrifolia leaf aqueous extract. Morinda citrifolia leaf aqueous extract significantly increased alkaline phosphatase activity compared to culturing in complete medium or ascorbic acid with ?-glycerophosphate. Matrixcontaining mineralized nodules were formed only when the cells were cultured in the presence of Morinda citrifolia leaf aqueous extract. These nodules showed positive alizarin red S staining and were rich in calcium and phosphorus according to energy dispersive X-ray analysis. In conclusion, Morinda citrifolia leaf extract promoted osteogenic differentiation and matrix mineralization in human periodontal ligament cells, a clear indication of the therapeutic potential of Morinda citrifolia leaves in bone and periodontal tissue regeneration. PMID:24682022

  6. Effect of storage media on the proliferation of periodontal ligament fibroblasts

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    The effect of storage media, which are routinely used in replantation, upon the proliferative capacity of periodontal ligament fibroblasts, was compared with the effect of a tissue culture medium. The periodontal tissue was obtained from mandibular central incisors of White New Zealand rabbits. The experiments were performed in fibroblasts derived during second subculture. The storage media were physiologic salt solution, Ringer's solution and Rivanol; the tissue culture medium was alpha-minimum essential medium without nucleosides. The incubation period was 1 hour. [3H]-thymidine incorporation and cell counts were taken to indicate changes in the proliferative capacity of the fibroblasts. The tissue culture experiments showed that the proliferative ability of the periodontal ligament fibroblasts was dependent upon the composition of the storage medium. Physiologic salt solution, Ringer's solution and Rivanol were unable to maintain the metabolism of the fibroblasts. alpha-MEM medium, however, was capable of stimulating proliferation of the periodontal ligament fibroblasts

  7. Chondrogenesis of periodontal ligament stem cells by transforming growth factor-?3 and bone morphogenetic protein-6 in a normal healthy impacted third molar

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    Choi, Sunyoung; Cho, Tae-Jun; Kwon, Soon-Keun; Lee, Gene; Cho, Jaejin

    2013-01-01

    The periodontal ligament-derived mesenchymal stem cell is regarded as a source of adult stem cells due to its multipotency. However, the proof of chondrogenic potential of the cells is scarce. Therefore, we investigated the chondrogenic differentiation capacity of periodontal ligament derived mesenchymal stem cells induced by transforming growth factor (TGF)-?3 and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-6. After isolation of periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) from human periodontal ligament,...

  8. Dental trauma involving root fracture and periodontal ligament injury: a 10-year retrospective study

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    Sônia Regina Panzarini

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this retrospective study was to analyze the cases of traumatic dental injuries involving root fracture and/or periodontal ligament injury (except avulsion treated at the Discipline of Integrated Clinic, School of Dentistry of Araçatuba, São Paulo State University (UNESP, Brazil, from January 1992 to December 2002. Clinical and radiographic records from 161 patients with 287 traumatized teeth that had sustained root fracture and/or injuries to the periodontal ligament were examined. The results of this survey revealed that subluxation (25.09% was the most common type of periodontal ligament injury, followed by extrusive luxation (19.86%. There was a predominance of young male patients and most of them did not present systemic alterations. Among the etiologic factors, the most frequent causes were falls and bicycle accidents. Injuries on extraoral soft tissues were mostly laceration and abrasion, while gingival and lip mucosa lacerations prevailed on intraoral soft tissues injuries. Radiographically, the most common finding was an increase of the periodontal ligament space. The most commonly performed treatment was root canal therapy. Within the limits of this study, it can be concluded that traumatic dental injuries occur more frequently in young male individuals, due to falls and bicycle accidents. Subluxation was the most common type of periodontal ligament injury. Root canal therapy was the type of treatment most commonly planned and performed.

  9. Dental trauma involving root fracture and periodontal ligament injury: a 10-year retrospective study

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    Sônia Regina, Panzarini; Denise, Pedrini; Wilson Roberto, Poi; Celso Koogi, Sonoda; Daniela Atili, Brandini; José Carlos Monteiro de, Castro.

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this retrospective study was to analyze the cases of traumatic dental injuries involving root fracture and/or periodontal ligament injury (except avulsion) treated at the Discipline of Integrated Clinic, School of Dentistry of Araçatuba, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil, fro [...] m January 1992 to December 2002. Clinical and radiographic records from 161 patients with 287 traumatized teeth that had sustained root fracture and/or injuries to the periodontal ligament were examined. The results of this survey revealed that subluxation (25.09%) was the most common type of periodontal ligament injury, followed by extrusive luxation (19.86%). There was a predominance of young male patients and most of them did not present systemic alterations. Among the etiologic factors, the most frequent causes were falls and bicycle accidents. Injuries on extraoral soft tissues were mostly laceration and abrasion, while gingival and lip mucosa lacerations prevailed on intraoral soft tissues injuries. Radiographically, the most common finding was an increase of the periodontal ligament space. The most commonly performed treatment was root canal therapy. Within the limits of this study, it can be concluded that traumatic dental injuries occur more frequently in young male individuals, due to falls and bicycle accidents. Subluxation was the most common type of periodontal ligament injury. Root canal therapy was the type of treatment most commonly planned and performed.

  10. Role of ferritin in the cytodifferentiation of periodontal ligament cells.

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    Hou, Jianxia; Yamada, Satoru; Kajikawa, Tetsuhiro; Ozaki, Nobuhiro; Awata, Toshihito; Yamaba, Satoko; Murakami, Shinya

    2012-10-01

    This study investigated the expression and functions of ferritin, which is involved in osteoblastogenesis, in the periodontal ligament (PDL). The PDL is one of the most important tissues for maintaining the homeostasis of teeth and tooth-supporting tissues. Real-time PCR analyses of the human PDL revealed abundant expression of ferritin light polypeptide (FTL) and ferritin heavy polypeptide (FTH), which encode the highly-conserved iron storage protein, ferritin. Immunohistochemical staining demonstrated predominant expression of FTL and FTH in mouse PDL tissues in vivo. In in vitro-maintained mouse PDL cells, FTL and FTH expressions were upregulated at both the mRNA and protein levels during the course of cytodifferentiation and mineralization. Interestingly, stimulation of PDL cells with exogenous apoferritin (iron-free ferritin) increased calcified nodule formation and alkaline phosphatase activity as well as the mRNA expressions of mineralization-related genes during the course of cytodifferentiation. On the other hand, RNA interference of FTH inhibited the mineralized nodule formation of PDL cells. This is the first report to demonstrate that ferritin is predominantly expressed in PDL tissues and positively regulates the cytodifferentiation and mineralization of PDL cells. PMID:22975354

  11. Effect of F-spondin on cementoblastic differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells

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    Cementum is a mineralized tissue produced by cementoblasts covering the roots of teeth that provides for the attachment of periodontal ligament to roots and surrounding alveolar bone. To study the mechanism of proliferation and differentiation of cementoblasts is important for understanding periodontal physiology and pathology including periodontal tissue regeneration. However, the detailed mechanism of the proliferation and differentiation of human cementoblasts is still unclear. We previously established human cementoblast-like (HCEM) cell lines. We thought that comparing the transcriptional profiles of HCEM cells and human periodontal ligament (HPL) cells derived from the same teeth could be a good approach to identify genes that influence the nature of cementoblasts. We identified F-spondin as the gene demonstrating the high fold change expression in HCEM cells. Interestingly, F-spondin highly expressing HPL cells showed similar phenotype of cementoblasts, such as up-regulation of mineralized-related genes. Overall, we identified F-spondin as a promoting factor for cementoblastic differentiation

  12. Hypoxia augments lipopolysaccharide-induced cytokine expression in periodontal ligament cells.

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    Jian, Congxiang; Li, Chenjun; Ren, Yu; He, Yong; Li, Yunming; Feng, Xiaodan; Zhang, Gang; Tan, Yinghui

    2014-10-01

    Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the destruction of tooth supporting tissues. Hypoxia, the mainly changes of the plateau environment, can induce severe periodontitis by animal experiments. There is, however, very little information on hypoxia and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced cytokine expression in periodontal ligament (PDL) cells. In this article, we characterized hypoxia or P. gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (Pg LPS) induced tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-?), interleukin (IL)-1?, and IL-6 expression by human periodontal ligament (hPDL) cells. We found that hypoxia augmented Pg LPS induced TNF-?, IL-1?, and IL-6 expression in hPDL cells. We also demonstrated that nuclear factor kappa B pathway was involved in hypoxia augmenting Pg LPS induced cytokine expression in hPDL cells. Thus, our results suggest that the hypoxic environment may enhance the immune function of hPDL cells that is induced by Pg LPS. PMID:24609838

  13. In vitro Osteogenic impulse effect of Dexamethasone on periodontal ligament stem cells

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    Roozegar, Mohamad Ali; Mohammadi, Tayebeh Malek; Havasian, Mohamad Reza; panahi, Jafar; Hashemian, Amirreza; Amraei, Mansur; Hoshmand, Behzad

    2015-01-01

    Periodontium is a complex organ composed of mineralized epithelial and connective tissue. Dexamethasone could stimulate proliferation of osteoblast and fibroblasts. This study aimed to assess the osteogenic effect of dexamethasone on periodental ligament (PDL) stem cells. PDL stem cells were collected from periodontal ligament tissue of root of extracted premolar of young and healthy people. The stem cells were cultured in ?-MEM Medium in three groups, one group with basic medium con...

  14. Effects of hypoxia on the proliferation, mineralization and ultrastructure of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts in vitro

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    ZHANG, HAI-YUAN; LIU, Rui; Yong-jun XING; Xu, Ping; Yan LI; LI, CHEN-JUN

    2013-01-01

    This study aimed to investigate the effects of hypoxia on the proliferation, mineralization and ultrastructure of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (HPLFs) at various times in vitro in order to further study plateau-hypoxia-induced periodontal disease. HPLFs (fifth passage) cultured by the tissue culture method were assigned to the slight (5% O2), middle (2% O2), and severe hypoxia (1% O2) groups and the control (21% O2) group, respectively. At 12, 24, 48 and 72 h, the proliferation and ...

  15. A low-level diode laser therapy reduces the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced periodontal ligament cell inflammation

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    The purpose of this study was to investigate the cytologic effects of inflammatory periodontal ligament cells in vitro after low-level laser therapy. Human periodontal ligament cells were cultured, exposed to lipopolysaccharide and subjected to low-level laser treatment of 5?J?cm?2 or 10?J?cm?2 using a 920?nm diode laser. A periodontal ligament cell attachment was observed under a microscope, and the cell viability was quantified by a mitochondrial colorimetric assay. Lipopolysaccharide-treated periodontal ligament cells were irradiated with the low-level laser, and the expression levels of several inflammatory markers, iNOS, TNF-? and IL-1, and pErk kinase, were analyzed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blot. The data were collected and analyzed by one-way analysis of variance; p < 0.05 indicated a statistically significant difference. The low-level laser treatment of periodontal ligament cells increased their ability to attach and survive. After irradiation, the expression levels of iNOS, TNF-? and IL-1 in lipopolysaccharide-exposed periodontal ligament cells decreased over time (p < 0.05). In periodontal ligament cells, low-level diode laser treatment increased the cells’ proliferative ability and decreased the expression of the examined inflammatory mediators. (letters)

  16. A low-level diode laser therapy reduces the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced periodontal ligament cell inflammation

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    Huang, T. H.; Chen, C. C.; Liu, S. L.; Lu, Y. C.; Kao, C. T.

    2014-07-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the cytologic effects of inflammatory periodontal ligament cells in vitro after low-level laser therapy. Human periodontal ligament cells were cultured, exposed to lipopolysaccharide and subjected to low-level laser treatment of 5?J?cm?2 or 10?J?cm?2 using a 920?nm diode laser. A periodontal ligament cell attachment was observed under a microscope, and the cell viability was quantified by a mitochondrial colorimetric assay. Lipopolysaccharide-treated periodontal ligament cells were irradiated with the low-level laser, and the expression levels of several inflammatory markers, iNOS, TNF-? and IL-1, and pErk kinase, were analyzed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blot. The data were collected and analyzed by one-way analysis of variance; p periodontal ligament cells increased their ability to attach and survive. After irradiation, the expression levels of iNOS, TNF-? and IL-1 in lipopolysaccharide-exposed periodontal ligament cells decreased over time (p periodontal ligament cells, low-level diode laser treatment increased the cells’ proliferative ability and decreased the expression of the examined inflammatory mediators.

  17. An experimental study on the effect of irradiation on deciduous dental pulp and periodontal membrane

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    Left mandibular third deciduous molars of young dogs were irradiated for 3,000 R with 200 kVp X-ray and the effect on the dental pulp and periodontal membrane was investigated histopathologically. 1. From 3rd to 7th days after irradiation, localized inflammatory cell infiltration was observed in part in the dental pulp tissue. No abnormal findings were observed in the periodontal membrane. 2. On 14th day after irradiation in the coronal dental pulp, cells decreased; karyopycnosis occurred; cells were connected only by cellular processes, and large and small reticular networks were formed. In the periodontal membrane, fibers ran irregularly although in part and findings of atrophy were seen. Fibroblasts showed a decreasing tendency. 3. In the cases from 1 to 2 months after irradiation, the pulp tissue showed marked atrophy of odontoblasts and the dental pulp showed hyalinization-like changes. In the periodontal membrane, Sharpey's fibers ran irregularly or became indistinct, and fibroblasts decreased extensively. The periodontal membrane in general showed hyalinization. 4. In the cases of 4 months after irradiation, the pulp tissue on the whole showed marked atrophy and disappearance of odontoblast layers. In the periodontal membrane, inflammatory cell infiltration was seen in part and membrane fibers, as those in 2nd month, showed marked atrophy, became enlarged, and presented findings of hyalinization. 5. At 8th month, the necleoli nearly disappeared in the pulp tissue from the crown to the root and the cells were connected like filaments by cellular processes. Nearly all the blood vessels and fibers disappeared. In the periodontal membrane, most of Sharpey's fibers disappeared. Fibroblasts showed marked atrophy and disappearance, and few normal fibloblasts could be found. (J.P.N.)

  18. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and their receptor (RAGE) induce apoptosis of periodontal ligament fibroblasts

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    D.X., Li; T.Z., Deng; J., Lv; J., Ke.

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    Full Text Available Diabetics have an increased prevalence of periodontitis, and diabetes is one of the causative factors of severe periodontitis. Apoptosis is thought to be involved in this pathogenic relationship. The aim of this study was to investigate apoptosis in human periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblasts induc [...] ed by advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and their receptor (RAGE). We examined the roles of apoptosis, AGEs, and RAGE during periodontitis in diabetes mellitus using cultured PDL fibroblasts that were treated by AGE-modified bovine serum albumin (AGE-BSA), bovine serum albumin (BSA) alone, or given no treatment (control). Microscopy and real-time quantitative PCR indicated that PDL fibroblasts treated with AGE-BSA were deformed and expressed higher levels of RAGE and caspase 3. Cell viability assays and flow cytometry indicated that AGE-BSA reduced cell viability (69.80±5.50%, P

  19. Changing expression of intermediate filaments in fibroblasts and cementoblasts of the developing periodontal ligament of the rat molar tooth.

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    The distributing of vimentin and cytokeratin intermediate filaments within the cells of the dental follicle and developing periodontal ligament is described during eruption of the rat 1st molar tooth. Alcohol-fixed tissues from animals ranging from neonates to 12 wk old were cryosectioned, immunolabelled with monoclonal antibodies against vimentin and a range of cytokeratins and examined by indirect immunofluorescence. Vimentin was observed in follicular and periodontal ligament fibroblasts i...

  20. Crucial role of Notch signaling in osteogenic differentiation of periodontal ligament stem cells in osteoporotic rats.

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    Li, Ying; Li, S Q; Gao, Y M; Li, Jin; Zhang, Bin

    2014-06-01

    Estrogen deficiency-induced osteoporosis typically occurs in postmenopausal women and has been strongly associated with periodontal diseases. Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) isolated from the periodontal ligament can differentiate into many types of specialized cells, including osteoblast-like cells that contribute to periodontal tissue repair. The Notch signaling pathway is highly conserved and associated with self-renewal potential and cell-fate determination. Recently, several studies have focused on the relationship between Notch signaling and osteogenic differentiation. However, the precise mechanisms underlying this relationship are largely unknown. We have successfully isolated PDLSCs from both ovariectomized (OVX) and sham-operated rats. Both the mRNA and protein levels of Notch1 and Jagged1 were upregulated when PDLSCs were cultured in osteogenic induction media. Mineralization assays showed decreased calcium deposits in OVX-PDLSCs treated with a ?-secretase inhibitor compared with control cells. Thus Notch signaling is important in maintaining the osteogenic differentiation of PDLSCs in osteoporotic rats, which help in the development of a potential therapeutic strategy for periodontal disease in postmenopausal women. PMID:24677709

  1. Proliferation of the human periodontal ligament fibroblast by laser biostimulation: an in vitro study

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    Shelly, Ahuja; Shaila, Kothiwale; Kishore, Bhat

    2006-02-01

    Laser produces a monochormatic collimated and coherent radiation. In dentistry, diode lasers have been used predominantly for application which are broadly termed "Low level laser therapy (LLLT) or biostimulation (L.J. Walch 1997)". Periodontal ligament fibroblast (PDLF) have a key function in periodontal regeneration. Stimulatory effects on the proliferation of these cells could therefore be beneficial for the reestablishment of connective tissue attachment. The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the potential stimulatory effect of low level laser irradiation on the proliferation of PDLF.

  2. In vitro human periodontal ligament-like tissue formation with porous poly-L-lactide matrix

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    Liao, Wen [Graduate School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, Osaka Dental University, 8-1 Kuzuha-hanazono-cho, Hirakata-shi, Osaka-fu 573-1121 (Japan); Okada, Masahiro [Department of Biomaterials, Osaka Dental University, 8-1 Kuzuha-hanazono-cho, Hirakata-shi, Osaka-fu 573-1121 (Japan); Sakamoto, Fumito; Okita, Naoya [Graduate School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, Osaka Dental University, 8-1 Kuzuha-hanazono-cho, Hirakata-shi, Osaka-fu 573-1121 (Japan); Inami, Kaoru; Nishiura, Aki [Department of Orthodontics, Osaka Dental University, 8-1 Kuzuha-hanazono-cho, Hirakata-shi, Osaka-fu 573-1121 (Japan); Hashimoto, Yoshiya, E-mail: yoshiya@cc.osaka-dent.ac.jp [Department of Biomaterials, Osaka Dental University, 8-1 Kuzuha-hanazono-cho, Hirakata-shi, Osaka-fu 573-1121 (Japan); Matsumoto, Naoyuki [Department of Orthodontics, Osaka Dental University, 8-1 Kuzuha-hanazono-cho, Hirakata-shi, Osaka-fu 573-1121 (Japan)

    2013-08-01

    This study aimed to establish an in vitro human periodontal ligament-like tissue (HPdLLT) by three-dimensional culturing of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (HPdLFs) in a porous poly-L-lactide (PLLA) matrix modified hydrophilically with ammonia solution. After ammonia modification, the surface roughness and culture-medium-soaking-up ability of the PLLA matrix increased, whereas the contact angle of water drops decreased. The thickness, porosity, and pore size of the PLLA matrix were 400 ± 50 ?m, 83.3%, and 75–150 ?m, respectively. HPdLFs (1 × 10{sup 5} cells) were seeded on the modified PLLA matrix and centrifuged to facilitate seeding into its interior and cultured for 14 days. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) observation, proliferation assay, picrosirius-red staining, and real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for type-1 collagen (COL1), periodontal ligament associated protein-1 (PLAP-1), fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) mRNA were conducted on days 1, 3, 7, and 14. HPdLFs were observed entirely from the surface to the rear side of the matrix. Cell proliferation analysis, SEM observation, and picrosirius-red staining showed both progressive growth of 3D-cultured HPdLFs and extracellular matrix maturation by the secretion of COL1 and type 3 collagen (COL3) from days 1 to 14. Expressions of COL1, PLAP-1, and FGF-2 mRNA suggested the formation of cellular components and supplementation of extracellular components. Expressions of ALP, COL1, and PLAP-1 mRNA suggested the osteogenic potential of the HPdLLT. The results indicated in vitro HPdLLT formation, and it could be used in future periodontal ligament tissue engineering to achieve optimal periodontal regeneration. - Highlights: • First report on ammonia treated PLLA matrix for in vitro human periodontal ligament-like tissue generation. • Good combination of matrix thickness, pore size, and porosity. • Biodegradable PLLA is also possible to be used in vivo.

  3. In vitro human periodontal ligament-like tissue formation with porous poly-L-lactide matrix

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    This study aimed to establish an in vitro human periodontal ligament-like tissue (HPdLLT) by three-dimensional culturing of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (HPdLFs) in a porous poly-L-lactide (PLLA) matrix modified hydrophilically with ammonia solution. After ammonia modification, the surface roughness and culture-medium-soaking-up ability of the PLLA matrix increased, whereas the contact angle of water drops decreased. The thickness, porosity, and pore size of the PLLA matrix were 400 ± 50 ?m, 83.3%, and 75–150 ?m, respectively. HPdLFs (1 × 105 cells) were seeded on the modified PLLA matrix and centrifuged to facilitate seeding into its interior and cultured for 14 days. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) observation, proliferation assay, picrosirius-red staining, and real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for type-1 collagen (COL1), periodontal ligament associated protein-1 (PLAP-1), fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) mRNA were conducted on days 1, 3, 7, and 14. HPdLFs were observed entirely from the surface to the rear side of the matrix. Cell proliferation analysis, SEM observation, and picrosirius-red staining showed both progressive growth of 3D-cultured HPdLFs and extracellular matrix maturation by the secretion of COL1 and type 3 collagen (COL3) from days 1 to 14. Expressions of COL1, PLAP-1, and FGF-2 mRNA suggested the formation of cellular components and supplementation of extracellular components. Expressions of ALP, COL1, and PLAP-1 mRNA suggested the osteogenic potential of the HPdLLT. The results indicated in vitro HPdLLT formation, and it could be used in future periodontal ligament tissue engineering to achieve optimal periodontal regeneration. - Highlights: • First report on ammonia treated PLLA matrix for in vitro human periodontal ligament-like tissue generation. • Good combination of matrix thickness, pore size, and porosity. • Biodegradable PLLA is also possible to be used in vivo

  4. Influence of E-smoking liquids on human periodontal ligament fibroblasts

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    Willershausen, Ines; Wolf, Thomas; Weyer, Veronika; Sader, Robert; Ghanaati, Shahram; WILLERSHAUSEN, Brita

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    Introduction: Over the last years, electronic cigarettes (ECs) have become more popular, particularly in individuals who want to give up smoking tobacco. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of the different e-smoking liquids on the viability and proliferation of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts. Method and materials: For this study six test solutions with components from ECs were selected: lime-, hazelnut- and menthol-flavored liquids, nicotine, propylene glycol,...

  5. Experimental study on the effect of x-irradiation in the rat periodontal ligament

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    The author studied on the effects of X-ray irradiation to the development of periodontal ligament in gestation rats. They were irradiated in their abdomen with 100, 200 and 300 rads respectively in one shot irradiation with deep radiation therapy equipment(MAXIMAR 250-III). In 7th, 14th, 21th and 28th day after delivery, those new born rats were respectively sacrificed with ether anesthesia and removed of their mandibles. After removal, those mandibles were fixed in 10% neutral buffer formalin, decalcified with 5% trichloroacetic acid for 5 days and embedded with paraffin. Staining was performed with H-E, Van Gieson, Mallory azan, Bielshowsky-Gomori silver stain and Halmi's oxytalan fiber stain. The results were as follows: 1. Before tooth eruption, all the fiber components in dental sac were almost always oriented near the outer enamel epithelial layer. But in irradiated new born rats, those collagen fiber orientation was more irregular than those of control groups, and this phenomenon was more severe in proportion to the amount of irradiation in the gestation period. 2. Before tooth eruption, the connective tissue fibers in periodontal ligament were stained with lighter in the irradiated groups than those of control groups. Oxytalan fibers of irradiated groups were thin and splitting pattern of their fiber morphology to compare with those of control groups. 3. After tooth eruption, the periodontal ligament fibers of irradiated groups were oriented functionally and ted groups were oriented functionally and their morphology was thick, fine and heavy staining. Oxytalan fibers were revealed with oblique parallel arrangement in the periodontal ligament of irradiated groups.

  6. Dentists' level of knowledge of the treatment plans for periodontal ligament injuries after dentoalveolar trauma

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    Denise Pedrini

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    Full Text Available This study investigated the level of knowledge held by dentists about the possible treatment plan procedures for periodontal ligament injuries after dentoalveolar trauma. A 5-item self-applied questionnaire was prepared with questions referring to the professional profile of the interviewees and to the treatment plan they would propose for periodontal ligament injuries secondary to dentoalveolar trauma. The questionnaires were filled out by 693 dentists attending the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for Dental Research, and the data obtained were subjected to descriptive analysis. Either the chi-square test or Fisher's exact test was applied to assess associations among variables, at a 5% level of significance. The results revealed that dentists experienced difficulty in establishing a treatment plan for subluxation, and for extrusive, lateral and intrusive luxations. In general, holding a dental specialty degree had no influence on the knowledge about treatment plan procedures for the most severe injuries. It could be concluded that the dentists participating in this study, whether specialists or not, did not have sufficient knowledge to treat most of the periodontal ligament injuries resulting from dentoalveolar trauma adequately.

  7. Proliferation of human periodontal ligament mesenchymal cells on polished and plasma nitriding titanium surfaces

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    Rodrigo Alves, Ribeiro; Rodrigo Gadelha, Vasconcelos; Fernanda, Ginani; José Sandro Pereira da, Silva; Clodomiro, Alves-Júnior; Carlos Augusto Galvão, Barboza.

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    Full Text Available AIM: To evaluate the proliferative capacity of mesenchymal cells derived from human periodontal ligament on polished and plasma-treated titanium surfaces. METHODS: Eighteen titanium disks were polished and half of them (n=9) were submitted to plasma nitriding using the cathodic cage technique. Mesen [...] chymal cells were isolated from periodontal ligament of impacted third molars (n=2) and cultured on titanium disks (polished and nitrided) and on a plastic surface as a positive control of cell proliferation. Cell proliferation was analyzed and growth curves were constructed for the different groups by determining the number of cells adhered to the different surfaces at 24, 48 and 72 h after plating. RESULTS: Higher cell number was observed for the nitrided surface at 24 and 48 h. However, no statistically significant difference in cell proliferation was observed between the two different surface treatments (p>0.05). CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that plasma nitriding produced surfaces that permitted the proliferation of human periodontal ligament mesenchymal cells. Associated to other physical and chemical properties, it is possible to assume the feasibility of plasma nitriding method and its positive effect on the early cellular events of osseointegration.

  8. Cell proliferation and 3H-proline incorporation in periodontal ligament exposed to mechanical stress

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    In order to study the metabolic processes induced in the periodontal ligament by mechanical influences, a tension spring was implanted in rats between the incisor and the first maxillary molar on the right-hand side, while the left maxilla of these animals as well as non-operated rats served as controls. Under such mechanical stress, there occurred at 3, 10 and 21 days after implantation a significant increase in the 3H-thymidine labelling index, which was demonstrate histoautoradiographically. A change in cell density was not discovered. Therefore, the increase in S-phase fraction as equally recorded in both pressure and tension zones is regarded as an expression of an enhanced cell turnover. Cell renewal in the periodontal ligament can be modified by inflammatory processes within the gingival region. There is a slight enlargement of the periodontal space in the tension zone. Under experimental conditions, no change occurs in the silver grain number per cell after 3H-proline administration. The results indicate that, following the impact of orthodontic forces, the reactivity of periodontal cell proliferation as compared to collagen synthesis is enhanced. (author)

  9. Influence of periodontal ligament simulation on bond strength and fracture resistance of roots restored with fiber posts

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    Ana Maria Estivalete, MARCHIONATTI; Vinícius Felipe, WANDSCHER; Juliana, BROCH; César Dalmolin, BERGOLI; Juliana, MAIER; Luiz Felipe, VALANDRO; Osvaldo Bazzan, KAIZER.

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    Full Text Available Objective: Considering that periodontal ligament simulation may influence the stress distribution over teeth restored with intraradicular retainers, this study aimed to assess the combined effect of mechanical cycling and periodontal ligament simulation on both the bond strength between fiber posts [...] and root dentin and the fracture resistance of teeth restored using glass fiber posts. Material and Methods: Ninety roots were randomly distributed into 3 groups (n=10) (C-MC: control; P-MC: polyether; AS-MC: addition silicone) to test bond strength and 6 groups (n=10) (C: control; P: polyether; AS: addition silicone, without mechanical cycling, and C-MC, P-MC and AS-MC with mechanical cycling) to test fracture strength, according to the material used to simulate the periodontal ligament. For the bond strength test, fiber posts were cemented, cores were built, mechanical cycling was applied (2×106 cycles, 88 N, 2.2 Hz, and 45º incline), and the teeth cut into 3 slices (2 mm), which were then subjected to the push-out test at 1 mm/min. For the fracture strength test, fiber posts were cemented, cores were built, and half of the groups received mechanical cycling, followed by the compressive strength (45° to the long axis and 1 mm/min) performed on all groups. Results: Periodontal ligament simulation did not affect the bond strength (p=0.244) between post and dentin. Simulation of periodontal ligament (p=0.153) and application of mechanical cycling (p=0.97) did not affect fracture resistance. Conclusions: The materials used to simulate the periodontal ligament did not affect fracture or bond strength, therefore periodontal ligament simulation using the tested materials could be considered optional in the conditions of the study.

  10. Periodontal ligament and gingival fibroblasts participate in the production of TGF-?, interleukin (IL)-8 and IL-10

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    Ana Carolina de Faria, Morandini; Carla Renata, Sipert; Erivan Schnaider, Ramos-Junior; Daniel Thomas, Brozoski; Carlos Ferreira, Santos.

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to quantify and compare the production of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-?), interleukin (IL)-8 and IL-10 by human cultured periodontal ligament and gingival fibroblasts both obtained from the same donors challenged with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Porphyromonas gin [...] givalis. Fibroblasts were exposed to 0.1-10 µg/mL of LPS from P. gingivalis and after 24 h the supernatants were collected and analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). TGF-? protein production was upregulated in a concentration-dependent manner, mainly in gingival fibroblasts, which was statistically significant when challenged by 10 µg/mL LPS. Additionally, at this concentration, gingival fibroblasts had almost a two-fold increase in the amount of TGF-? when compared to periodontal ligament fibroblasts. Both periodontal ligament and gingival fibroblasts showed an increase in IL-8 production when challenged with 1 µg/mL and 10 µg/mL LPS. IL-10 production remained unaffected when challenged by any of the LPS concentrations tested in either periodontal ligament or gingival fibroblasts. Our results demonstrate that periodontal ligament and gingival fibroblasts when challenged by LPS from P. gingivalis with 24 h may play a critical role in producing TGF-? and IL-8 but not IL-10.

  11. LPS from P. gingivalis and hypoxia increases oxidative stress in periodontal ligament fibroblasts and contributes to periodontitis.

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    Gölz, L; Memmert, S; Rath-Deschner, B; Jäger, A; Appel, T; Baumgarten, G; Götz, W; Frede, S

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    Oxidative stress is characterized by an accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and plays a key role in the progression of inflammatory diseases. We hypothesize that hypoxic and inflammatory events induce oxidative stress in the periodontal ligament (PDL) by activating NOX4. Human primary PDL fibroblasts were stimulated with lipopolysaccharide from Porphyromonas gingivalis (LPS-PG), a periodontal pathogen bacterium under normoxic and hypoxic conditions. By quantitative PCR, immunoblot, immunostaining, and a specific ROS assay we determined the amount of NOX4, ROS, and several redox systems. Healthy and inflamed periodontal tissues were collected to evaluate NOX4 and redox systems by immunohistochemistry. We found significantly increased NOX4 levels after hypoxic or inflammatory stimulation in PDL cells (P < 0.001) which was even more pronounced after combination of the stimuli. This was accompanied by a significant upregulation of ROS and catalase (P < 0.001). However, prolonged incubation with both stimuli induced a reduction of catalase indicating a collapse of the protective machinery favoring ROS increase and the progression of inflammatory oral diseases. Analysis of inflamed tissues confirmed our hypothesis. In conclusion, we demonstrated that the interplay of NOX4 and redox systems is crucial for ROS formation which plays a pivotal role during oral diseases. PMID:25374447

  12. Movement of fibroblasts in the periodontal ligament of the mouse incisor is related to eruption

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    Movement of fibroblasts in the periodontal ligament of the lower incisor of the mouse was studied by pulse-labeling with tritiated thymidine and proline. 3H-Thymidine was administered to mark the nuclei of the cells in the proliferative compartment near the basal end of the tooth; 3H-proline gave rise to a narrow band of radioactivity in the dentin, which served as a reference line for measurement of eruption. One or three weeks after injection in each animal, the lower right incisor was prevented from further eruption by being pinned to its alveolar process. The animals were killed 0, 1, or 2 weeks later, and their mandibles processed for LM-radioautography. It was found that in the left incisors, which were not inhibited in their eruption, labeled cells in the tooth-half of the periodontal ligament moved incisally at a rate similar to the eruption rate. In the pinned incisors, no further incisal migration could be established. It is concluded that fibroblast migration in the tooth-half of the ligament is strictly coupled to the eruptive process

  13. Study of tension in the periodontal ligament using the finite elements method

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    Eliziane, Cossetin; Selma Hissae S. da, Nóbrega; Maria Goretti Freire de, Carvalho.

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Orthodontic movement is process of transformation of a physical stimulation into a force applied to a tooth, with a biological response identified as bone remodelling. Although it is possible to measure the force applied on a tooth, its distribution around the root is irregular forming areas of high [...] er concentration of tensions, which do not correspond to the force initially applied. To evaluate the behavior of the periodontal ligament after the application of an external action and to prove which would be the areas of higher tension generated in the periodontium, the Finite Elements Method (FEM) was used in comparison to the results obtained in vivo on experimental models in rat. To test the error susceptibility of the technique used in the experimental model, the force application was simulated in three different heights on the mesial surface of the molar. The resulting histological analysis was compared with the result obtained for the computational code and disclosed that the greater focus of osteoclasts in activity had coincided with the compressed areas of the periodontal ligament. The alteration of points of force application generated areas of more extensive deformations in the periodontal ligament, as the point of application was more distant of the initial point, the horizontal force vector became bigger. These results demonstrate that the FEM is an adequate tool to study the distribution of orthodontic forces. The sensitivity of the experimental model used was also observed in relation to the installation of the dental movement device, which should be considered depending on the objective of the research.

  14. Clinical and Histochemical Alterations of the Periodontal Ligament in Gerbils after Malocclusion Induced Alteraciones Clínicas e Histoquímicas del Ligamento Periodontal en Gerbiles Después de Maloclusión Inducida

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    Leandro Moura Leite Naves

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to show the clinical and histochemical alterations of the first periodontal ligament, on the right side, after upper molars teeth extraction on the left side in gerbils. After two months, the periodontal ligaments were removed and processed for histochemical analysis. The data showed that TRAP reaction was able to evidence the osteoclastic activity in the hyperfunction hemimandible, right side, explaining the functional changes in the periodontal ligament after teeth extraction, and a little gingival recession and radicular exposure of teeth without function was observed at inferior molars of the left sideEl objetivo de este artículo es mostrar las alteraciones clínicas e histoquímicas del primer ligamento periodontal del lado derecho, después de la extracción del molar superior izquierdo en gerbiles {Meriones unguiculatus. Luego de dos meses, los ligamentos periodontales fueron retirados y procesados para el análisis histoquímico. Los resultados mostraron que la reacción de TRAP es capaz de evidenciar la actividad osteoclástica en la hiperfunción de la semimandíbula derecha, explicando los cambios funcionales del ligamento periodontal después de la extracción dental, siendo observada una pequeña recesión gingival y exposición radicular de los dientes sin función, en los molares inferiores izquierdos

  15. [Study on proliferation and function of periodontal ligament fibroblasts and osteoblastic cells under hypoxia].

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    Kubota, M

    1989-12-01

    There have been many reports recognizing vascular changes on pressure side of periodontal tissues during orthodontic tooth movement. The vascular changes cause local hypoxia which seems to affect the phenotypes of periodontal tissue cells. In order to clarify the effect of hypoxia on proliferation and function of periodontal tissue cells, DNA content, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production under a hypoxic condition in both periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PLF) and osteoblastic cells (MC3T3-E1 cells) were examined in vitro. PLF were cultured from human periodontium and identified by both morphologic characterization and presence of ALP. The results obtained were as follows: 1. Under 10% O2 condition, the activity of proliferation in PLF did not change but that of osteoblasts was inhibited. 2. ALP activity in PLF was stimulated but that of osteoblasts was inhibited under the hypoxic condition. 3. Production of PGE2 in osteoblasts increased after 7 days of hypoxia though that in PLF decreased. In addition, the enhancement of PGE2 production in osteoblasts was due to activation of both phospholipase A2 and PGE2-synthesizing enzymes. 4. From the orthodontic point of view, hypoxia on the pressure side may induce bone resorption by inhibiting mineralization activity of osteoblasts and enhancing production of PGE2 in osteoblasts. PMID:2621392

  16. Pulp temperature increase during photo-activated disinfection (PAD) of periodontal pockets: an in vitro study.

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    El Yazami, H; Zeinoun, Toni; Bou Saba, S; Lamard, L; Peremans, A; Limme, M; Geerts, S; Lamy, M; Nammour, S

    2010-09-01

    The capacity of photo-sensitizers, used in combination with laser light to kill micro-organisms has been demonstrated in different studies. Photo-activated disinfection (PAD) has been introduced in periodontology as an aid for disinfection of periodontal pockets. The aim of this study is to verify the harm for dental vitality of the use of PAD in periodontal pockets. Root canals of 24 freshly extracted human teeth where prepared using profiles up to a size of ISO #50 and filled with thermo-conductor paste. A silicon-based false gum was made in which a periodontal pocket was created and filled with photo-sensitizer phenothiazine chloride (phenothiazine-5-ium, 3.7-bis (dimethylamino)-, chloride). The external root surface was irradiated during 60 s with a 660-nm diode laser (output power: 20 mW; power density: 0.090 W/cm(2); Energy density: 5.46 J/cm(2)) using a periodontal tip with a diameter of 1 mm and a length of 7 mm. Temperatures were recorded inside the root canal using a thermocouple. Measurements were recorded every second, starting at 10 s before lasering, during the irradiation and were continued for 150 s after the end of irradiation, and six measurements were done per tooth. An average temperature increase of 0.48 +/- 0.11 degrees C was recorded. Our results demonstrated that pulp temperature increase was lower than 3 degrees C, which is considered to be harmless for pulp injury. Regarding pulp temperature increase, the use of PAD for disinfection of periodontal pockets can be considered as a safe procedure for dental vitality. PMID:19529881

  17. Alteraciones radiculares en las lesiones traumáticas del ligamento periodontal: revisión sistemática / Root alterations in traumatisms of the periodontal ligament: systematic review

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    Carlos, García Ballesta; Leonor, Pérez Lajarín; Olga, Cortés Lillo.

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Las lesiones del ligamento periodontal son muy frecuentes tras golpes o caídas. Si el diente no es capaz de absorber toda la energía del choque, éste se desplaza, por lo que se lesiona el ligamento periodontal. En este artículo se analiza, desde el punto de vista histopatológico y clínico, la compli [...] cación periodontal más frecuente, la reabsorción radicular; para ello se ha llevado a cabo una búsqueda bibliográfica de los artículos y monografías relacionadas con el tema a través de la base de datos Pubmed, realizándose un medline con sus resúmenes correspondientes. Conclusión: hasta el momento no se conoce el mecanismo exacto por el que la raíz es resistente, en algunas situaciones clínicas, a la reabsorción radicular. Abstract in english Periodontal ligament damage is very common as a result of falls or trauma. If the tooth is unable to fully absorb the energy of impact, displacement results, with damage to the periodontal ligament. This study offers a histological evaluation of the most frequent periodontal alteration, i. e. root r [...] esorption. Accordingly, a search of the articles and monographs on the subject has been made based on the Pubmed database, with a Medline search of the corresponding abstracts. Conclusion: to date, the precise mechanism responsible for root resistance to resorption under certain clinical conditions remains uncertain.

  18. Histopatologic Evaluation of the Effect of Advanced Periodontal Diseases on Pulp Tissue

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The diagnosis of the origin of the lesions is one of the basic problems in Endo-Perio lesion. In order to prevent unnecessary and harmful treatment, the accurate diagnosis must be developed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of advanced periodontal diseases on pulp tissue.Methods and materials: In this experimental study, fourty two anterior teeth were extracted from 22 patients referred to dental clinic of Isfahan university with advanced periodontal disease and 5 intact teeth as control were sectioned immediately after extraction. Teeth were fixed in 10% formalin solution. They were decalcified with Nitric Acid 10% and finally two histopathologic sections were prepared and evaluated. The results were statistically analyzed by Fisher’s exact test.Results: From total of 42 teeth; 13 teeth had normal pulp (30.95%, and the other 29 teeth (69.05% had pulpal problem. The control group showed 100% normal results. Statistical analysis of the results showed significant difference between two groups.Conclusion: Under the limitations of the present study it was concluded that periodontal disease can develop inflammatory lesions, atrophic and degenerative changes in pulp.

  19. Peripheral opioid analgesia in teeth with symptomatic inflamed pulps.

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    Uhle, R. A.; Reader, A.; Nist, R.; Weaver, J.; Beck, M.; Meyers, W. J.

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    The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of low-dose fentanyl to produce analgesia when administered via the periodontal ligament injection in teeth with symptomatic, inflamed pulps. All subjects presented for emergency treatment with moderate to severe pain and had a posterior tooth with a clinical diagnosis of irreversible pulpitis. Twenty subjects randomly received either 10 micrograms fentanyl citrate or saline placebo via the periodontal ligament injection in a double-bli...

  20. Modeling stress-relaxation behavior of the periodontal ligament during the initial phase of orthodontic treatment.

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    Romanyk, Dan L; Melenka, Garrett W; Carey, Jason P

    2013-09-01

    The periodontal ligament is the tissue that provides early tooth motion as a result of applied forces during orthodontic treatment: a force-displacement behavior characterized by an instantaneous displacement followed by a creep phase and a stress relaxation phase. Stress relaxation behavior is that which provides the long-term loading to and causes remodelling of the alveolar bone, which is responsible for the long-term permanent displacement of the tooth. In this study, the objective was to assess six viscoelastic models to predict stress relaxation behavior of rabbit periodontal ligament (PDL). Using rabbit stress relaxation data found in the literature, it was found that the modified superposition theory (MST) model best predicts the rabbit PDL behavior as compared to nonstrain-dependent and strain-dependent versions of the Burgers four-parameter and the five-parameter viscoelastic models, as well as predictions by Schapery's viscoelastic model. Furthermore, it is established that using a quadratic form for MST strain dependency provides more stable solutions than the cubic form seen in previous studies. PMID:23722595

  1. Assessing qualitative changes in simulated periodontal ligament and alveolar bone using a non-contact electromagnetic vibration device.

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    Kobayashi, Chiaki; Hayashi, Makoto; Yamaoka, Masaru; Hashimoto, Kazuhiro; Kato, Takeshi; Komori, Norio; Ogiso, Bunnai

    2012-08-01

    The objective of this study is to investigate the ability of a non-contact electromagnetic vibration device to assess a simulated periodontal ligament and alveolar bone conditions in experimental tooth models by applying mechanical parameters (resonant frequency, elastic modulus, and coefficient of viscosity). The non-contact electromagnetic vibration device was made up of three components: vibrator, detector, and analyzer. The experimental tooth model consisted of a cylindrical rod made of polyacetal, a tissue conditioner for soft lining material, and urethane or urethane foam to simulate the tooth, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone, respectively. The tissue conditioner was prepared by mixing various volumes of liquid with powder. Periotest values (PTVs) were also measured under the same conditions as those of the non-contact electromagnetic vibration device. All of the mechanical parameters derived from the non-contact electromagnetic vibration device significantly decreased as the proportion of liquid increased. Values for the three parameters of the urethane models were significantly larger than those of the urethane foam models. In contrast, PTVs increased significantly as the proportion of liquid increased; however, no significant difference was observed between the urethane and urethane foam models. The non-contact electromagnetic vibration device may be capable of evaluating not only periodontal ligament conditions but also bone quality. Mechanical parameters may be useful for assessing qualitative changes in the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. PMID:21809012

  2. In Vitro Cytotoxicity of White MTA, MTA Fillapex® and Portland Cement on Human Periodontal Ligament Fibroblasts

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    Patrícia, Yoshino; Celso Kenji, Nishiyama; Karin Cristina da Silva, Modena; Carlos Ferreira, Santos; Carla Renata, Sipert.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar a citotoxicidade in vitro de agregado trióxido mineral (MTA) branco, MTA Fillapex® e cimento Portland (PC) em cultura de fibroblastos de ligamento periodontal humano. A cultura de fibroblastos de ligamento periodontal foi estabelecida e as célul [...] as foram utilizadas para os testes citotóxicos após a quarta passagem. A densidade celular foi ajustada em 1,25X10 4 células/poço em placas de 96 poços. Extratos dos materiais endodônticos foram preparados por meio da inserção de corpos de prova dos cimentos (5 X 3 mm) em 1 mL de meio de cultura durante 72 h. Os extratos foram diluídos serialmente na razão de ½ e inseridos aos poços contendo as células por 24, 48 e 72 h. Ensaio de MTT foi realizado para a avaliação da viabilidade celular. O sobrenadante das células foi testado em relação à presença de óxido nítrico utilizando o sistema de reagentes de Griess. O MTA apresentou efeito citotóxico quando o extrato era aplicado sem diluição durante 24 e 72 h. O MTA Fillapex apresentou os maiores níveis de citotoxicidade com importante redução da viabilidade celular quando o extrato foi aplicado puro e em diluições de ½ e ¼. Neste estudo, PC não induziu alterações na viabilidade de fibroblastos. Óxido nítrico foi detectado no sobrenadante de células tratadas com os extratos e ainda nos extratos somente, o que sugere a presença de nitrito no conteúdo solúvel dos materiais testados. No presente estudo, MTA Fillapex foi o material que demonstrou o maior efeito citotóxico sobre fibroblastos de ligamento periodontal seguido do MTA branco e do PC. Abstract in english The aim of this study was to compare the in vitro cytotoxicity of white mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), MTA Fillapex® and Portland cement (PC) on human cultured periodontal ligament fibroblasts. Periodontal ligament fibroblast culture was established and the cells were used for cytotoxic tests aft [...] er the fourth passage. Cell density was set at 1.25 X10 4 cells/well in 96-well plates. Endodontic material extracts were prepared by placing sealer/cement specimens (5X3mm) in 1mL of culture medium for 72 h. The extracts were then serially two-fold diluted and inserted into the cell-seeded wells for 24, 48 and 72 h. MTT assay was employed for analysis of cell viability. Cell supernatants were tested for nitric oxide using the Griess reagent system. MTA presented cytotoxic effect in undiluted extracts at 24 and 72 h. MTA Fillapex® presented the highest cytotoxic levels with important cell viability reduction for pure extracts and at ½ and ¼ dilutions. In this study, PC did not induce alterations in fibroblast viability. Nitric oxide was detected in extract-treated cell supernatants and also in the extracts only, suggesting presence of nitrite in the soluble content of the tested materials. In the present study, MTA Fillapex displayed the highest cytotoxic effect on periodontal ligament fibroblasts followed by white MTA and PC.

  3. Modificações no periodonto de ratos diabéticos após a movimentação ortodôntica Periodontal ligament changes after induced dental movement in diabetic rats

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    Luis Alberto Sabino Vila Real

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as modificações do ligamento periodontal de incisivos de ratos diabéticos submetidos a forças ortodônticas. MÉTODOS: vinte ratos machos Wistar (Rattus norvegicus com 105 dias de idade foram empregados. Os ratos foram divididos em quatro grupos: C - animais normoglicêmicos não submetidos à movimentação dentária; CAO - animais normoglicêmicos submetidos à movimentação dentária; D - animais diabéticos não submetidos à movimentação dentária; DAO - animais diabéticos submetidos à movimentação dentária. Os animais permaneceram com o dispositivo de movimentação dentária por 5 dias. Foram avaliados o número de vasos sangüíneos e a espessura do ligamento periodontal nos terços cervical, médio e apical dos cortes histológicos. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: no lado de tensão, a movimentação dentária nos animais do grupo CAO resultou em um ligamento periodontal mais espesso (17,64% no terço apical, 39,28% no terço médio e 51,35% na região cervical, quando comparado ao grupo C (p 0,05. Ainda no lado de tensão, foram observadas lacunas de reabsorção nos animais dos grupos CAO, D e DAO. O lado de pressão não foi examinado nesta fase do estudo.AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the periodontal ligament changes after induced dental movement of the upper incisor in diabetic rats. METHODS: Twenty Wistar rats (Rattus norvegicus with 105 days of age were used. The rats were divided in four groups: C - normoglicemic animals not submitted to dental movement; CAO - normoglicemic animals submitted to dental movement; D - diabetic animals not submitted the dental movement; DAO - diabetic animals submitted to dental movement. The animals had remained with dental movement devices during 5 days. The number of sanguine vessels and the thickness of the periodontal ligament were evaluated at cervical, medium and apical histological cut regions. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: At tension side, the dental movement in the animals of group CAO resulted in a thicker periodontal ligament (17.64% apical, 39.28% medium, 51.35% cervical when compared to C group (p < 0.05 for medium and cervical area. Group DAO exhibited an increase of periodontal ligament thickness of 50.55% (apical, 48.14% (average and 50% (cervical when compared to group D (p < 0.05. The periodontal ligament sanguine vessels number did not differed significantly for all groups (p < 0.05. At tension side, bone reabsorption lacunae were observed in CAO, D and DAO groups. The pressure side was not examined in this study phase.

  4. The biomechanical role of periodontal ligament in bonded and replanted vertically fractured teeth under cyclic biting forces.

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    Zhu, Ya-Nan; Yang, Wei-Dong; Abbott, Paul V; Martin, Nicolas; Wei, Wen-Jia; Li, Jing-Jing; Chen, Zhi; Wang, Wen-Mei

    2015-06-01

    After teeth are replanted, there are two possible healing responses: periodontal ligament healing or ankylosis with subsequent replacement resorption. The purpose of this study was to compare the fatigue resistance of vertically fractured teeth after bonding the fragments under conditions simulating both healing modes. Thirty-two human premolars were vertically fractured and the fragments were bonded together with Super-Bond C&B. They were then randomly distributed into four groups (BP, CP, CA, BA). The BP and CP groups were used to investigate the periodontal ligament healing mode whilst the BA and CA groups simulated ankylosis. All teeth had root canal treatment performed. Metal crowns were constructed for the CP and CA groups. The BP and BA groups only had composite resin restorations in the access cavities. All specimens were subjected to a 260 N load at 4 Hz until failure of the bond or until 2×10(6) cycles had been reached if no fracture occurred. Cracks were detected by stereomicroscope imaging and also assessed via dye penetration tests. Finally, interfaces of the resin luting agent were examined by scanning electron microscope. The results confirmed that the fatigue resistance was higher in the groups with simulated periodontal ligament healing. Periodontal reattachment showed important biomechanical role in bonded and replanted vertically fractured teeth. PMID:25214360

  5. Osteoblast histogenesis in periodontal ligament and tibial metaphysis during simulated weightlessness

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    Fielder, Paul J.; Morey, Emily R.; Roberts, W. Eugene

    1986-01-01

    Utilizing the nuclear morphometric assay for osteoblast histogenesis, the effect of simulated weightlessness (SW) on the relative numbers of the periodontal ligament (PDL) osteoblast progenitors and on the total number of osteogenic cells was determined in rats. Weightlessness was simulated by subjecting rats to continuous 30-deg head-down posture using a modified back-harness device of Morey (1979). The response of a partially unloaded, weight-bearing bone, tibial primary spongiosa (PS), was compared to a normally loaded, nonweight-bearing PDL bone. Data indicated a similar differentiation sequence in PS and PDL, which suggests that these bones might be sensitive to the same systemic factors. Preosteoblast numbers were seen to decrease in both nonweight-bearing and weight-bearing bones during SW (compared with rats not exposed to SW), indicating the importance of systemic mediators, such as cephalad fluid shift, physiological stress, and/or growth retardation.

  6. Effect of concentrated growth factors on beagle periodontal ligament stem cells in vitro.

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    Yu, Bohan; Wang, Zuolin

    2014-01-01

    Identifying a reliable and effective cytokine or growth factor group has been the focus of stem cell osteogenic induction studies. Concentrated growth factors (CGFs) as the novel generation of platelet concentrate products, appear to exhibit a superior clinical and biotechnological application potential, however, there are few studies that have demonstrated this effect. This study investigated the proliferation and differentiation of periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) co?cultured with CGFs. The rate of proliferation was analyzed by cell counting and an MTT assay. Mineralization nodule counts, alkaline phosphatase activity detection, qPCR, western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry were used to analyze mineralization effects. The results showed that CGF significantly promoted the proliferation of PDLSCs, and exhibited a dose?dependent effect on the activation and differentiation of the stem cells. The application of CGF on PDLSC proliferation and osteoinduction may offer numerous clinical and biotechnological application strategies. PMID:24173502

  7. Application of the iodide clearance technique to monitor local changes in periodontal ligament blood flow

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    The present study was undertaken to validate a newly developed technique for monitoring blood flow changes with local clearance of 125I in the periodontal ligament (PDL). The tracer substance was allowed to diffuse into the intact PDL via a cavity that was drilled from the root canal out towards the root surface. Electric stimulation of the cervical sympathetic trunk caused a reduction in the clearance rate of the tracer from the cavity in a frequency-dependent manner. Intra-arterial infusions of noradrenaline also induced decreases in clearance rate. Intra-arterial infusions of the vasodilators substance P and vasoactive intestinal peptide induced increases in clearance rate. The present technique makes it possible to monitor local blood flow changes in the intact PDL during both decreases and increases in blood flow

  8. Electrospun fibrous scaffolds combined with nanoscale hydroxyapatite induce osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells

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    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Xiaonan Wu,1 Leiying Miao,2,# Yingfang Yao,3 Wenlei Wu,1 Yu Liu,1 Xiaofeng Chen,1 Weibin Sun1,# 1Department of Periodontology, Hospital of Stomatology, Medical School of Nanjing University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Cariology and Endodontics, Hospital of Stomatology, Medical School of Nanjing University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China; 3Eco-materials and Renewable Energy Research Center, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China #These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Periodontal repair is a complex process in which regeneration of alveolar bone is a vital component. The aim of this study was to develop a biodegradable scaffold with good biocompatibility and osteoinductive ability. Two types of composite fibrous scaffolds were produced by electrospinning, ie, type I collagen/poly(?-caprolactone (COL/PCL and type I collagen/poly(?-caprolactone/nanoscale hydroxyapatite (COL/PCL/nHA with an average fiber diameter of about 377 nm. After a simulated body fluid (SBF immersion test, the COL/PCL/nHA-SBF scaffold developed a rough surface because of the calcium phosphate deposited on the fibers, suggesting that the presence of nHA promoted the mineralization potential of the scaffold. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy clearly showed the calcium and phosphorus content in the COL/PCL/nHA and COL/PCL/nHA-SBF scaffolds, confirming the findings of nHA and calcium phosphate precipitation on scanning electron micrographs. Water contact analysis revealed that nHA could improve the hydrophilic nature of the COL/PCL/nHA-SBF scaffold. The morphology of periodontal ligament cells cultured on COL/PCL-SBF and COL/PCL/nHA-SBF was evaluated by scanning electron microscopy. The results showed that cells adhered to either type of scaffold and were slightly spindle-shaped in the beginning, then extended gradually with stretched filopodia, indicating an ability to fill the fiber pores. A Cell Counting Kit-8 assay showed that both scaffolds supported cell proliferation. However, real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis showed that expression of the bone-related markers, alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin, was upregulated only on the COL/PCL/nHA-SBF scaffold, indicating that this scaffold had the ability to induce osteogenic differentiation of periodontal ligament cells. In this study, COL/PCL/nHA-SBF produced by electrospinning followed by biomimetic mineralization had combined electrospun fibers with nHA in it. This scaffold has good biocompatibility and osteoinductive ability as a result of the characteristics of nHA, so could be innovatively applied to periodontal tissue engineering as a potential scaffold. Keywords: nanoscale hydroxyapatite, electrospinning, periodontal ligament cells 

  9. Primary cell culture from human oral tissue: gingival keratinocytes,gingival fibroblasts and periodontal ligament fibroblasts

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    Supreya Wanichpakorn

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Primary cell culture of human oral tissue has many applications for oral biology research. There are two techniques in primary culture, which includes the enzymatic and direct explant technique. The objectives of this study were (1 to isolate and investigate the difference in percentage the success in culturing three cell types from human oral tissue: gingival keratinocytes, gingival fibroblasts and periodontal ligament fibroblasts by using the direct explant technique; (2 to compare the effect of sex and age on the success of tissue culturing. Twenty seven tissue samples were obtained from healthy human gingival tissue, 19 female and 8 male patients aged 14-67 years (37.7±17.5. The tissue was cut into 1x1 mm pieces and placed on plastic culture plates containing Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle’s Medium supplemented with 10% fetal calf serum, 100 U/ml penicillin, 100 µg/ml streptomycin and 1% amphotericin B. For the keratinocytes culture, after the epithelial cells started to multiply around the gingival origin and the diameter was 2-5 mm., the fibroblasts were liminated by mechanical removal under inverted microscope to prevent fibroblast overgrowth and the medium was changed to keratinocyte-SFM (Gibco, BRL supplemented with 5 µg/ml gentamycin. The results revealed that gingival fibroblast gave the highest success rate in culture (96.3%, followed by gingival keratinocytes (88.9% and periodontal ligament fibroblasts (81.5%. There was no significant difference in the success rate of cultivation between younger and older individuals, as between sex of the subjects (p>0.05. The risk of failure in culture techniques is mainly caused by microbiological contamination from the tissue samples.

  10. Cyclic stretch and compression forces alter microRNA-29 expression of human periodontal ligament cells.

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    Chen, Yinghua; Mohammed, Arshad; Oubaidin, Maysaa; Evans, Carla A; Zhou, Xiaofeng; Luan, Xianghong; Diekwisch, Thomas G H; Atsawasuwan, Phimon

    2015-07-15

    MicroRNAs (miRs) play an important role in the development and remodeling of tissues through the regulation of large cohorts of extracellular matrix (ECM) genes. The purpose of the present study was to determine the response of miR-29 family expression to loading forces and their effects on ECM gene expression in periodontal ligament cells, the key effector cell population during orthodontic tooth movement. In a comparison between miRs from human periodontal ligament cells (PDLCs) and alveolar bone cells (ABCs) from healthy human subjects, the ABC cohort of miRs was substantially greater than the corresponding PDLC cohort. Cyclic mechanical stretch forces at 12% deformation at 0.1Hz for 24h decreased expression of miR-29 family member miRs about 0.5 fold while 2g/cm(2) compression force for 24h increased miR-29 family member expression in PDLCs 1.8-4 folds. Cyclic stretch up-regulated major ECM genes in PDLCs, such as COL1A1, COL3A1 and COL5A1, while the compression force resulted in a down-regulation of these ECM genes. Direct interactions of miR-29 and Col1a1, Col3a1 and Col5a1 were confirmed using a dual luciferase reporter gene assay. In addition, transient transfection of a miR-29b mimic in mouse PDLCs down-regulated Col1a1, Col3a1 and Col5a1 while the transfection of miR-29b inhibitor up-regulated these genes compared to control transfection indicating that these target ECM genes directly responded to the altered level of miR-29b. These results provided a possible explanation for the effects of the miR-29 family on loaded PDLCS and their roles in extracellular matrix gene expression. PMID:25827718

  11. Pulp revascularization of an immature permanent tooth with apical periodontitis: A case report

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    Full Text Available The present case report analyzes the outcome of revascularization treatment of an immature permanent tooth with necrotic pulp and apical periodontitis. The canal was disinfected with copious irrigation and application of triple antibiotic paste. After the disinfection protocol was completed, apical bleeding was induced in the canal resulting in the formation of a blood clot. An absorbable scaffold was placed over it followed by an adequate triple coronal seal. After nine months follow-up, increased thickening of dentinal walls with intact lamina dura and complete apical closure was reported radiographically. Therefore, revascularization therapy could be recommended as an alternative treatment option.

  12. Evaluation of the resolving potency of a novel reconstruction filter on periodontal ligament space with dental cone-beam CT: a quantitative phantom study

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    Houno, Yuuki; Hishikawa, Toshimitsu; Gotoh, Ken-ichi; Naitoh, Munetaka; Ariji, Eiichiro; Kodera, Yoshie

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    Diagnosis of the alveolar bone condition is important for the treatment planning of periodontal disease. Especially the determination of periodontal ligament space is the most important remark because it represents the periodontal tissue support for tooth retention. However, owing to the image blur of the current cone-beam CT (CBCT) imaging technique, the periodontal ligament space is difficult to visualize. In this study, we developed an original periodontal ligament phantom (PLP) and evaluated the image quality of simulated periodontal ligament space using a novel reconstruction filter for CBCT that emphasized high frequency component. PLP was composed from two resin blocks of different materials, the bone equivalent block and the dentine equivalent block. They were assembled to make continuously changing space from 0.0 to 1.0 millimeter that mimics periodontal ligament space. PLP was placed in water and the image was obtained by using Alphard-3030 dental cone-beam CT (Asahi Roentgen Industry Co., Ltd.). Then we reconstructed the projection data with a novel reconstruction filter. The axial images were compared with conventional reconstructed images. In novel filter reconstruction images, 0.4 millimeter of the space width was steadily detected by calculation of pixel value, on the other hand 0.6 millimeter was in conventional images. With our method, the resolving potency of conebeam CT images was improved.

  13. Evaluation of fibronectin, type I collagen and TGF-ß expression by human periodontal ligament fibroblasts exposed to root end filling materials

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    Razmi H.

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Several materials have been introduced for retrograde fillings, pulp capping and sealing root perforations, but their biological effect on vital tissues and cells is not clear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reaction of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts to four root canal filling materials: Pro Root MTA, Root MTA, Portland cement and amalgam. Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, impacted or semi impacted third molar teeth were extracted in aseptic conditions and tissues around the roots were used to obtain fibroblast cell line. After proliferation, cells were cultured in chamber slides and extracts of materials were added to wells. Fibronectin, type I collagen and TGF-  expression were measured by immunocytochemistry method. Data were analyzed by SPSS 11.0 using one way ANOVA and Tukey test. P<0.05 was considered as the limit of significance. Results: Collagen I expression was higher in Pro Root MTA group after 24 hours (p<0.05 and in Portland cement group and positive controls after 48  hours. Portland cement group showed the highest expression of collagen after 1 week. There was no significant difference in fibronectin expression after 24 hours. After 1 week the highest expression of fibronectin was seen in Portland cement, Root MTA and Pro Root MTA groups. TGF-  expression was higher in amalgam, Root MTA and Pro Root MTA specimens after 24 hours and was the highest in Pro Root MTA group after 48 hours. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, Portland cement and Root MTA are comparable with Pro Root MTA and better than amalgam regarding their effects on human periodontal ligament fibroblasts.

  14. Immunohistochemical Localization of Versican, Link Protein and Hyaluronic Acid Binding Protein in the Human Periodontal Ligament

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    Tadahiko Utsunomiya

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the present study was to histopathologically and immunohistochemically investigate the distribution of proteoglycans in human periodontal ligament (PDL. Specimens from osteotomy and tooth extraction having healthy PDL were studied. Histologically, PDL consisted of fibrous tissues, involving a compact arrangement area and edematous or myxoid area. Immuno-histochemically, versican binding region (12C5, versican link protein (8A4 and biotinylated hyaluronic acid binding protein (B-HABP were distributed in PDL. In addition, positive immunore-activity for 12C5 and 8A4 was stronger in the compact arrangement area than in the edematous or myxoid area. Reactivity for B-HABP was stronger in the edematous or myxoid area than in the compact fibrous area. These results suggest that versican and link protein are associated with fibrous tissues, whereas hyaluronic acid is related to the formation of edematous and/or myxoid tissue in human PDL. These substances may play a role in periodontal homeostasis by protecting against mechanical stress.

  15. Asiaticoside induces type I collagen synthesis and osteogenic differentiation in human periodontal ligament cells.

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    Nowwarote, Nunthawan; Osathanon, Thanaphum; Jitjaturunt, Peachaya; Manopattanasoontorn, Sukuman; Pavasant, Prasit

    2013-03-01

    Asiaticoside, an active ingredient extracted from Centella asiatica, has been widely used to promote wound healing. In this study, the effects of asiaticoside on proliferation, protein synthesis, and osteogenic differentiation in human periodontal ligament cells (HPDLs) were investigated. HPDLs were treated with asiaticoside at concentrations of 25, 50, and 100 µg/mL. Cell number was determined by MTT assay. The mRNA expression was analyzed by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Western blot analysis and immunocytochemistry were used to confirm protein synthesis. Osteogenic differentiation was determined by alkaline phosphatase activity, osteoblast marker gene expression, and in vitro mineralization. The results showed that asiaticoside treatment, ranging from 25 to 100 mg/mL, had no effect on cytotoxicity or cell proliferation. When HPDLs were treated with asiaticoside in serum-free medium, dose-dependent increases in the levels of fibronectin and collagen type I mRNA and protein were observed at 72 h. Moreover, asiaticoside attenuated matrix metalloproteinase-1 but enhanced tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 mRNA expression. The addition of asiaticoside to osteogenic medium resulted in an increase in alkaline phosphatase enzymatic activity, up-regulation of osteoblast marker gene mRNA expression, and enhancement of mineralization by HPDLs. These results suggest the potential application of asiaticoside for enhancing periodontal tissue healing. PMID:22628285

  16. Immunolocalization of FGF-2 and VEGF in rat periodontal ligament during experimental tooth movement

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    Milene Freitas Lima, Salomão; Sílvia Regina de Almeida, Reis; Vera Lúcia Costa, Vale; Cintia de Vasconcellos, Machado; Roberto, Meyer; Ivana Lucia Oliveira, Nascimento.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: o objetivo desse estudo foi identificar a expressão do fator de crescimento de fibroblastos 2 (FGF-2) e do fator de crescimento vascular endotelial (VEGF) nos lados de tensão e pressão do ligamento periodontal de ratos, durante movimento ortodôntico experimental, em diferentes períodos d [...] e tempo. MÉTODOS: uma força ortodôntica de 0,5N foi aplicada no primeiro molar superior direito de 18 ratos Wistar machos, por períodos de 3 (grupo I), 7 (grupo II) e 14 dias (grupo III). O primeiro molar do lado oposto foi utilizado como controle. Os animais foram sacrificados nos períodos de tempo mencionados, sendo a arcada superior removida e fixada. Após a desmineralização, os espécimes foram processados histologicamente e embebidos em parafina. A expressão do FGF-2 e do VEGF foram estudadas por meio de análise imuno-histoquímica. RESULTADOS: o ligamento periodontal dos dentes submetidos à movimentação ortodôntica mostraram maior expressão tanto de FGF-2 quanto de VEGF, em todos os grupos experimentais, quando comparados com os dentes do lado controle (p Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: This article aimed at identifying the expression of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the tension and pressure areas of rat periodontal ligament, in different periods of experimental orthodontic tooth movement. METHODS: An orthodonti [...] c force of 0.5 N was applied to the upper right first molar of 18 male Wistar rats for periods of 3 (group I), 7 (group II) and 14 days (group III). The counter-side first molar was used as a control. The animals were euthanized at the aforementioned time periods, and their maxillary bone was removed and fixed. After demineralization, the specimens were histologically processed and embedded in paraffin. FGF-2 and VEGF expressions were studied through immunohistochemistry and morphological analysis. RESULTS: The experimental side showed a higher expression of both FGF-2 and VEGF in all groups, when compared with the control side (P

  17. HIF-2 Inhibition Supresses Inflammatory Responses and Osteoclastic Differentiation in Human Periodontal Ligament Cells.

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    Bae, Won-Jung; Shin, Mee-Ran; Kang, Soo-Kyung; Zhang-Jun; Kim, Jun-Yeol; Lee, Sang-Cheon; Kim, Eun-Cheol

    2015-07-01

    Recent reports suggest that hypoxia inducible factor-2? (HIF-2?) is a key regulator of osteoarthritis cartilage destruction. However, the precise role of HIF-2? in the inflammatory response and osteoclast differentiation remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of HIF-2? on inflammatory cytokines, extracellular matrix (ECM) destruction enzymes, and osteoclastic differentiation in nicotine and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated human periodontal ligament cells (PDLCs). HIF-2? was upregulated in chronically inflamed PDLCs of periodontitis patients, and in nicotine- and LPS-exposed PDLC in dose- and time-dependent manners. HIF-2? inhibitor and HIF-2? siRNA attenuated the nicotine- and LPS- induced production of NO and PGE2 , upregulation of iNOS, COX-2, pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1?, TNF-?, IL-1?, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-11, and IL-17), and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs; MMP-1, -8, -13, -2 and -9), and reversed the effect on TIMPs (TIMP-1 and -2) in PDLCs. The conditioned medium produced by nicotine and LPS-treated PDLCs increased the number of TRAP-stained osteoclasts, TRAP activity and osteoclast-specific genes, which has been blocked by HIF-2? inhibition and silencing. HIF-2? inhibitor and HIF-2? siRNA inhibited the effects of nicotine and LPS on the activation of Akt, JAK2 and STAT3, ERK and JNK MAPK, nuclear factor-?B, c-Jun, and c-Fos. Taken together, this study is the first to demonstrate that HIF-2? inhibition exhibits anti-inflammatory activity through the inhibition of inflammatory cytokines and impairment of ECM destruction, as well as blocking of osteoclastic differentiation in a nicotine- and periodontopathogen-stimulated PDLCs model. Thus, HIF-2? inhibition may be a novel molecular target for therapeutic approaches in periodontitis. J. Cell. Biochem. 116: 1241-1255, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:25565665

  18. Enhanced compatibility of chemically modified titanium surface with periodontal ligament cells

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    Kado, T.; Hidaka, T. [Division of Periodontology and Endodontology, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, School of Dentistry, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, 1757 Kanazawa, Ishikari-Tobetsu, Hokkaido 061-0293 (Japan); Aita, H. [Division of Occlusion and Removable Prosthodontics, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, School of Dentistry, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, 1757 Kanazawa, Ishikari-Tobetsu, Hokkaido 061-0293 (Japan); Endo, K. [Division of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, School of Dentistry, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, 1757 Kanazawa, Ishikari-Tobetsu, Hokkaido 061-0293 (Japan); Furuichi, Y., E-mail: furuichi@hoku-iryo-u.ac.jp [Division of Periodontology and Endodontology, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, School of Dentistry, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, 1757 Kanazawa, Ishikari-Tobetsu, Hokkaido 061-0293 (Japan)

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    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cell-adhesive molecules were covalently immobilized on a Ti surface. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Immobilized cell-adhesive molecules maintained native function on the Ti surface. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Immobilized collagen enhanced adhesion of periodontal ligament cells to the Ti. - Abstract: A simple chemical modification method was developed to immobilize cell-adhesive molecules on a titanium surface to improve its compatibility with human periodontal ligament cells (HPDLCs).The polished titanium disk was immersed in 1% (v/v) p-vinylbenzoic acid solution for 2 h to introduce carboxyl groups onto the surface. After rinsing with distilled deionized water, the titanium disk was dipped into 1.47% 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide solution containing 0.1 mg/ml Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser (GRGDS), human plasma fibronectin (pFN), or type I collagen from calf skin (Col) to covalently immobilize the cell-adhesive molecules on the titanium surface via formation of peptide bonds. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analyses revealed that cell-adhesive molecules were successfully immobilized on the titanium surfaces. The Col-immobilized titanium surface revealed higher values regarding nano rough characteristics than the as-polished titanium surface under scanning probe microscopy. The number of HPDLCs attached to both the pFN- and Col-immobilized titanium surfaces was twice that attached to the as-polished titanium surfaces. The cells were larger with the cellular processes that stretched to a greater extent on the pFN- and Col-immobilized titanium surfaces than on the as-polished titanium surface (p < 0.05). HPDLCs on the Col-immobilized titanium surfaces showed more extensive expression of vinculin at the tips of cell projections and more contiguously along the cell outline than on the as-polished, GRGDS-immobilized and pFN-immobilized titanium surfaces. It was concluded that cell-adhesive molecules successfully immobilized on the titanium surface and improved the compatibility of the surface with HPDLCs. The Col-immobilized titanium surface could be used for forming ligament-like tissues around titanium dental implants.

  19. Enhanced compatibility of chemically modified titanium surface with periodontal ligament cells

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    Highlights: ? Cell-adhesive molecules were covalently immobilized on a Ti surface. ? Immobilized cell-adhesive molecules maintained native function on the Ti surface. ? Immobilized collagen enhanced adhesion of periodontal ligament cells to the Ti. - Abstract: A simple chemical modification method was developed to immobilize cell-adhesive molecules on a titanium surface to improve its compatibility with human periodontal ligament cells (HPDLCs).The polished titanium disk was immersed in 1% (v/v) p-vinylbenzoic acid solution for 2 h to introduce carboxyl groups onto the surface. After rinsing with distilled deionized water, the titanium disk was dipped into 1.47% 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide solution containing 0.1 mg/ml Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser (GRGDS), human plasma fibronectin (pFN), or type I collagen from calf skin (Col) to covalently immobilize the cell-adhesive molecules on the titanium surface via formation of peptide bonds. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analyses revealed that cell-adhesive molecules were successfully immobilized on the titanium surfaces. The Col-immobilized titanium surface revealed higher values regarding nano rough characteristics than the as-polished titanium surface under scanning probe microscopy. The number of HPDLCs attached to both the pFN- and Col-immobilized titanium surfaces was twice that attached to the as-polished titanium surfaces. The cells were larger with the cellular processes that stretched to a greaterrocesses that stretched to a greater extent on the pFN- and Col-immobilized titanium surfaces than on the as-polished titanium surface (p < 0.05). HPDLCs on the Col-immobilized titanium surfaces showed more extensive expression of vinculin at the tips of cell projections and more contiguously along the cell outline than on the as-polished, GRGDS-immobilized and pFN-immobilized titanium surfaces. It was concluded that cell-adhesive molecules successfully immobilized on the titanium surface and improved the compatibility of the surface with HPDLCs. The Col-immobilized titanium surface could be used for forming ligament-like tissues around titanium dental implants.

  20. Differential Expression of Osteo-Modulatory Molecules in Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells in Response to Modified Titanium Surfaces

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    So Yeon Kim; Ji-Yeon Yoo; Joo-Young Ohe; Jung-Woo Lee; Ji-Hoi Moon; Yong-Dae Kwon; Jung Sun Heo

    2014-01-01

    This study assessed differential gene expression of signaling molecules involved in osteogenic differentiation of periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) subjected to different titanium (Ti) surface types. PDLSCs were cultured on tissue culture polystyrene (TCPS), and four types of Ti discs (PT, SLA, hydrophilic PT (pmodPT), and hydrophilic SLA (modSLA)) with no osteoinductive factor and then osteogenic activity, including alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, mRNA expression of runt-related ...

  1. An electron microscopic radioautographic study of collagen secretion in periodontal ligament fibroblasts of the mouse: I. Normal fibroblasts

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    Analysis of electron microscopic radioautographs revealed a maximum labeling with 3H-proline of rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER) at 3 minutes, Golgi saccules 1 and 2 at 10 minutes, Golgi saccules type 3 at 20 minutes, and presecretory and secretory granules at 30 minutes. Labeling of the extra-cellular collagen matrix occurred at 30 minutes and increased with time. These observations suggest that pro-a-chains of collagen in periodontal ligament fibroblasts are synthesized in the RER and transported to the Golgi apparatus within 10 minutes. These chains then undergo parallel alignment in Golgi saccules type 2 and form segment-long-spacing-like crystallites in Golgi saccules type 3 between 10 and 20 minutes. The peak labeling of presecretory granules and mature secretory granules in small amounts at 30 minutes and the rapid increase in labeling of extracellular collagen matrix which begins at 30 minutes, indicates that the formation of secretory granules requires approximately 30 minutes and that a rapid system of secretory granule translocation exists in periodontal ligament fibroblasts. This evidence further supports the previously published morphologic evidence for a microtubule-dependent system of collagen secretion in periodontal ligament fibroblasts

  2. Immunolocalization of lubricin in the rat periodontal ligament during experimental tooth movement.

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    Leonardi, Rosalia; Loreto, Carla; Talic, Nabeel; Caltabiano, Rosario; Musumeci, Giuseppe

    2012-11-01

    Lubricin is a protein which contributes to the boundary lubrication, facilitating low friction levels at the interfacing surfaces of joints. In tendons and ligaments it facilitates the relative movement of collagen bundles. Its expression is affected by mechanical signals and cytokines. During application of orthodontic forces to teeth, there is a transduction of mechanical forces to the cells of the periodontal ligament (PDL), which triggers several biological reactions causing the synthesis of prostaglandins, cytokines and growth factors. The aim of the present study was to examine the immunolocalization of lubricin and to evaluate if it is time-dependently and differentially detected within the PDL following the application of orthodontic forces to create areas of compression and tension. This was achieved by placing elastic bands between the maxillary first and second molars of 16 male Sprague-Dawley rats (each weighing 120-200g) for 12 and 24h. The molar-bearing segments were dissected and processed for histological and immunohistochemical examination. Binding of a monoclonal antibody was used to evaluate lubricin localization using an indirect streptavidin/biotin immunperoxidase technique. Lubricin, was constitutively expressed in the PDL of rat molars. After the experimental force was applied to the tooth, lubricin was down-regulated, on both sides (compression and tension) of the PDL, in a time-dependent fashion, although to a different extent, being at any time more expressed on the tension side. Furthermore, in every sample, almost all PDL cells in the adjacent tooth cementum and alveolar bone, were more heavily immunolabeled by lubricin antibody, contrary to those located in the central portion of the PDL. Lubricin expression therefore seems related to PDL remodeling and tooth displacement following the application of an orthodontic force, and it appears that lubricin may play an important role during tooth movement. PMID:22209395

  3. Enhanced compatibility of chemically modified titanium surface with periodontal ligament cells

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    Kado, T.; Hidaka, T.; Aita, H.; Endo, K.; Furuichi, Y.

    2012-12-01

    A simple chemical modification method was developed to immobilize cell-adhesive molecules on a titanium surface to improve its compatibility with human periodontal ligament cells (HPDLCs).The polished titanium disk was immersed in 1% (v/v) p-vinylbenzoic acid solution for 2 h to introduce carboxyl groups onto the surface. After rinsing with distilled deionized water, the titanium disk was dipped into 1.47% 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide solution containing 0.1 mg/ml Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser (GRGDS), human plasma fibronectin (pFN), or type I collagen from calf skin (Col) to covalently immobilize the cell-adhesive molecules on the titanium surface via formation of peptide bonds. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analyses revealed that cell-adhesive molecules were successfully immobilized on the titanium surfaces. The Col-immobilized titanium surface revealed higher values regarding nano rough characteristics than the as-polished titanium surface under scanning probe microscopy. The number of HPDLCs attached to both the pFN- and Col-immobilized titanium surfaces was twice that attached to the as-polished titanium surfaces. The cells were larger with the cellular processes that stretched to a greater extent on the pFN- and Col-immobilized titanium surfaces than on the as-polished titanium surface (p < 0.05). HPDLCs on the Col-immobilized titanium surfaces showed more extensive expression of vinculin at the tips of cell projections and more contiguously along the cell outline than on the as-polished, GRGDS-immobilized and pFN-immobilized titanium surfaces. It was concluded that cell-adhesive molecules successfully immobilized on the titanium surface and improved the compatibility of the surface with HPDLCs. The Col-immobilized titanium surface could be used for forming ligament-like tissues around titanium dental implants.

  4. Expression of osteoblastic phenotype in periodontal ligament fibroblasts cultured in three-dimensional collagen gel

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    Luciana Bastos, ALVES; Viviane Casagrande, MARIGUELA; Márcio Fernando de Moraes, GRISI; Sérgio Luiz Scaombatti de, SOUZA; Arthur Belém, NOVAES JUNIOR; Mário, TABA JUNIOR; Paulo Tambasco de, OLIVEIRA; Daniela Bazan, PALIOTO.

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    Full Text Available Objective : To investigate the influence of a three-dimensional cell culture model on the expression of osteoblastic phenotype in human periodontal ligament fibroblast (hPDLF) cultures. Material and Methods : hPDLF were seeded on bi-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) collagen type I (exper [...] imental groups) and and on a plastic coverslip (control) for up to 14 days. Cell viability and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity were performed. Also, cell morphology and immunolabeling for alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and osteopontin (OPN) were assessed by epifluorescence and confocal microscopy. The expression of osteogenic markers, including alkaline phosphatase, osteopontin, osteocalcin (OC), collagen I (COL I) and runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2), were analyzed using real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Mineralized bone-like nodule formation was visualized by microscopy and calcium content was assessed quantitatively by alizarin red assay. Results : Experimental cultures produced an increase in cell proliferation. Immunolabeling for OPN and ALP in hPDLF were increased and ALP activity was inhibited by three-dimensional conditions. OPN and RUNX2 gene expression was significantly higher on 3D culture when compared with control surface. Moreover, ALP and COL I gene expression were significantly higher in three-dimensional collagen than in 2D cultures at 7 days. However, at 14 days, 3D cultures exhibited ALP and COL I gene expression significantly lower than the control, and the COL I gene expression was also significantly lower in 3D than in 2D cultures. Significant calcium mineralization was detected and quantified by alizarin red assay, and calcified nodule formation was not affected by tridimensionality. Conclusion : This study suggests that the 3D cultures are able to support hPDLF proliferation and favor the differentiation and mineralized matrix formation, which may be a potential periodontal regenerative therapy.

  5. Proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells on akermanite and ?-TCP bioceramics

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of akermanite as compared to ?-TCP on attachment, proliferation, and osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLCs. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM and actin filament labeling were used to reveal attachment and growth of hPDLCs seeded on ?-TCP and akermanite ceramic. Cell proliferation was tested by lactic acid production and MTT analysis, while osteogenic differentiation was assayed by alkaline phosphatase (ALP expression and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR analysis on markers of osteopontin (OPN, dentin matrix acidic phosphoprotein-1 (DMP-1, and osteocalcin (OCN, and further detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent analysis (ELISA analysis for OCN expression. Besides, the ions released from akermanite and their effect on hPDLCs was also measured by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES, MTT analysis, ALP expression and real-time PCR analysis. hPDLCs attached well on both ceramics, but showed better spreading on akermanite. hPDLCs proliferated more rapidly on akermanite than ?-TCP. Importantly, osteogenic differentiation of hPDLCs was enhanced on akermanite compared to ?-TCP. Besides, Ca, Mg and Si ions were released from akermanite, while only Ca ions were released from ?-TCP. Moreover, more pronounced proliferation and higher osteogenic gene expression for hPDLCs cultured with akermanite extract were detected as compared to cells cultured on akermanite. Therefore, akermanite ceramic showed an enhanced effect on proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of hPDLCs, which might be attributed to the release of ions containing Ca, Mg and Si from the material. It is suggested that akermanite ceramics may serve as a potential material for periodontal bone regeneration.

  6. Exposure of periodontal ligament progenitor cells to lipopolysaccharide from Escherichia coli changes osteoblast differentiation pattern

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    Mayra Laino, ALBIERO; Bruna Rabelo, AMORIM; Luciane, MARTINS; Márcio Zaffalon, CASATI; Enilson Antonio, SALLUM; Francisco Humberto, NOCITI JR; Karina Gonzales, SILVÉRIO.

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    Full Text Available Periodontal ligament mesenchymal stem cells (PDLMSCs) are an important alternative source of adult stem cells and may be applied for periodontal tissue regeneration, neuroregenerative medicine, and heart valve tissue engineering. However, little is known about the impact of bacterial toxins on the b [...] iological properties of PDLSMSCs, including self-renewal, differentiation, and synthesis of extracellular matrix. Objective : This study investigated whether proliferation, expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines, and osteogenic differentiation of CD105-enriched PDL progenitor cell populations (PDL-CD105+ cells) would be affected by exposure to bacterial lipopolysaccharide from Escherichia coli (EcLPS). Material and Methods : Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) expression was assessed in PDL-CD105+ cells by the immunostaining technique and confirmed using Western blotting assay. Afterwards, these cells were exposed to EcLPS, and the following assays were carried out: (i) cell viability using MTS; (ii) expression of the interleukin-1 beta (IL-1?), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-8 (IL-8), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-?) genes; (iii) osteoblast differentiation assessed by mineralization in vitro, and by mRNA levels of run-related transcription factor-2 (RUNX2), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and osteocalcin (OCN) determined by quantitative PCR. Results : PDL-CD105+ cells were identified as positive for TLR4. EcLPS did not affect cell viability, but induced a significant increase of transcripts for IL-6 and IL-8. Under osteogenic condition, PDL-CD105+ cells exposed to EcLPS presented an increase of mineralized matrix deposition and higher RUNX2 and ALP mRNA levels when compared to the control group. Conclusions : These results provide evidence that CD105-enriched PDL progenitor cells are able to adapt to continuous Escherichia coli endotoxin challenge, leading to an upregulation of osteogenic activities.

  7. Connexin 43 and ERK regulate tension-induced signal transduction in human periodontal ligament fibroblasts.

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    Li, Shengnan; Zhang, Huajing; Li, Shuna; Yang, Yanqi; Huo, Bo; Zhang, Ding

    2015-07-01

    Periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblasts play an important role in preserving periodontal homeostasis and transmitting mechanical signals to alveolar bone. Connexin 43 (Cx43), a gap junction protein, is essential for bone homeostasis and regulates bone remodeling. However, the function of Cx43 in human PDL fibroblast-regulated bone remodeling has not yet been elucidated. In this study, human PDL fibroblasts were exposed to cyclic mechanical tension with a maximum 5% elongation for different durations. We then examined the expression of signaling molecules related to osteogenesis and osteoclastogenesis at both the mRNA and protein levels as well as the activity of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) in human PDL fibroblasts after loading. We found that mechanical tension increased Cx43, which further upregulated osteogenic (e.g., RUNX2, Osterix, and OPG) and down-regulated osteoclastogenic (e.g., RANKL) signaling molecules. Suppressing Cx43 gene (Gja1) by siRNA inhibited the increase in osteogenesis-related molecules but enhanced RANKL expression. Similar to Cx43, activated ERK1/2 was also enhanced by mechanical tension and suppressed by Cx43 siRNA. Inhibition of ERK1/2 signaling using PD98059 reduced the tension-regulated increase in osteogenesis-related molecules but enhanced that of osteoclastogenesis-related ones. These findings suggest that cyclic tension may involve into the osteogenic or osteoclastogenetic differentiation potential of human PDL fibroblasts via the Cx43-ERK1/2 signaling pathway. © 2015 Orthopaedic Research Society. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Orthop Res 33:1008-1014, 2015. PMID:25731708

  8. Effects of hypoxia on the proliferation, mineralization and ultrastructure of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts in vitro.

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    Zhang, Hai-Yuan; Liu, Rui; Xing, Yong-Jun; Xu, Ping; Li, Yan; Li, Chen-Jun

    2013-12-01

    This study aimed to investigate the effects of hypoxia on the proliferation, mineralization and ultrastructure of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (HPLFs) at various times in vitro in order to further study plateau-hypoxia-induced periodontal disease. HPLFs (fifth passage) cultured by the tissue culture method were assigned to the slight (5% O2), middle (2% O2), and severe hypoxia (1% O2) groups and the control (21% O2) group, respectively. At 12, 24, 48 and 72 h, the proliferation and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activities were detected. The ultrastructure of the severe hypoxia group was observed. HPLFs grew more rapidly with an increase in the degree of hypoxia at 12 and 24 h, and significant levels of proliferation (Phypoxia group at 24 h. Cell growth was restrained with an increase in the degree of hypoxia at 48 and 72 h, and the restrictions were clear (Phypoxia groups. ALP activity was restrained with increasing hypoxia at each time point. The restrictions were marked (Phypoxia group at 24 h and in the middle and severe hypoxia groups at 48 and 72 h. However, the restriction was more marked (Phypoxia group at 72 h. An increase was observed in the number of mitochondria and rough endoplasmic reticula (RER), with slightly expanded but complete membrane structures, in the severe hypoxia group at 24 h. At 48 h, the number of mitochondria and RER decreased as the mitochondria increased in size. Furthermore, mitochondrial cristae appeared to be vague, and a RER structural disorder was observed. At 72 h, the number of mitochondria and RER decreased further when the mitochondrial cristae were broken, vacuolar degeneration occurred, and the RER particles were reduced while the number of lysosomes increased. HPLF proliferation and mineralization was restrained. Additionally, HPLF structure was broken for a relatively long period of time in the middle and severe hypoxia groups. This finding demonstrated that hypoxia was capable of damaging the metabolism, reconstruction and recovery of HPLFs. The poor state of HPLFs under hypoxic conditions may therefore initiate or aggravate periodontal disease. PMID:24255690

  9. Comparative gene-expression analysis of the dental follicle and periodontal ligament in humans.

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    Lee, Hyo-Seol; Lee, Jongeun; Kim, Seong-Oh; Song, Je-Seon; Lee, Jae-Ho; Lee, Syng-Ill; Jung, Han-Sung; Choi, Byung-Jai

    2013-01-01

    The human dental follicle partially differentiates into the periodontal ligament (PDL), but their biological functions are different. The gene-expression profiles of the dental follicle and PDL were compared using the cDNA microarray technique. Microarray analysis identified 490 genes with a twofold or greater difference in expression, 365 and 125 of which were more abundant in the dental follicle and PDL, respectively. The most strongly expressed genes in the dental follicle were those related to bone development and remodeling (EGFL6, MMP8, FRZB, and NELL1), apoptosis and chemotaxis (Nox4, CXCL13, and CCL2), and tooth and embryo development (WNT2, PAX3, FGF7, AMBN, AMTN, and SLC4A4), while in the PDL it was the tumor-suppressor gene WIF1. Genes related to bone development and remodeling (STMN2, IBSP, BMP8A, BGLAP, ACP5, OPN, BMP3, and TM7SF4) and wound healing (IL1, IL8, MMP3, and MMP9) were also more strongly expressed in the PDL than in the dental follicle. In selected genes, a comparison among cDNA microarray, real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction, and immunohistochemical staining confirmed similar relative gene expressions. The gene-expression profiles presented here identify candidate genes that may enable differentiation between the dental follicle and PDL. PMID:24376796

  10. Comparative Gene-Expression Analysis of the Dental Follicle and Periodontal Ligament in Humans

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    Kim, Seong-Oh; Song, Je-Seon; Lee, Jae-Ho; Lee, Syng-Ill; Jung, Han-Sung; Choi, Byung-Jai

    2013-01-01

    The human dental follicle partially differentiates into the periodontal ligament (PDL), but their biological functions are different. The gene-expression profiles of the dental follicle and PDL were compared using the cDNA microarray technique. Microarray analysis identified 490 genes with a twofold or greater difference in expression, 365 and 125 of which were more abundant in the dental follicle and PDL, respectively. The most strongly expressed genes in the dental follicle were those related to bone development and remodeling (EGFL6, MMP8, FRZB, and NELL1), apoptosis and chemotaxis (Nox4, CXCL13, and CCL2), and tooth and embryo development (WNT2, PAX3, FGF7, AMBN, AMTN, and SLC4A4), while in the PDL it was the tumor-suppressor gene WIF1. Genes related to bone development and remodeling (STMN2, IBSP, BMP8A, BGLAP, ACP5, OPN, BMP3, and TM7SF4) and wound healing (IL1, IL8, MMP3, and MMP9) were also more strongly expressed in the PDL than in the dental follicle. In selected genes, a comparison among cDNA microarray, real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction, and immunohistochemical staining confirmed similar relative gene expressions. The gene-expression profiles presented here identify candidate genes that may enable differentiation between the dental follicle and PDL. PMID:24376796

  11. Nuclear morphometric analysis of osteoblast precursor cells in periodontal ligament, SL-3 rats

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    Roberts, W. E.; Fielder, P. J.; Rosenoer, L. M.; Maese, A. C.; Gonsalves, M. R.; Morey, E. R.; Morey-Holton, E. R. (Principal Investigator)

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    Five small (55 days old, 196 +/- 5 g) (mean +/- SE) and five large (83 days old, 382 +/- 4 g) Sprague-Dawley strain, specific pathogen-free rats were exposed to a 7-day spaceflight and 12-h postflight recovery period. As measured in 3-micron sections, periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblastlike cells were classified according to nuclear size: A + A' (40-79), B (80-119), C (120-169), and D (greater than or equal to 170 microns 3). Since the histogenesis sequence is A----A'----C----D----osteoblast, the relative incidence of A + A' to C + D is an osteogenic index. No difference in A + A' or C + D cells in small rats may reflect partial recovery of preosteoblast formation (A----C) during the 12-h postflight period. Large flight rats demonstrated increased numbers of A + A', indicating an inhibition of preosteoblast formation (A----C). At least in the older group, a 7-day flight is adequate to reduce PDL osteogenic potential (inhibition in PDL osteoblast differentiation and/or specific attrition of C + D cells) that does not recover by 12-h postflight.

  12. Mechanical Strength and Viscoelastic Response of the Periodontal Ligament in Relation to Structure

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    Koichiro Komatsu

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The mechanical strength of the periodontal ligament (PDL was first measured as force required to extract a tooth from its socket using human specimens. Thereafter, tooth-PDL-bone preparations have extensively been used for measurement of the mechanical response of the PDL. In vitro treatments of such specimens with specific enzymes allowed one to investigate into the roles of the structural components in the mechanical support of the PDL. The viscoelastic responses of the PDL may be examined by analysis of the stress-relaxation. Video polarised microscopy suggested that the collagen molecules and fibrils in the stretched fibre bundles progressively align along the deformation direction during the relaxation. The stress-relaxation process of the PDL can be well expressed by a function with three exponential decay terms. Analysis after in vitro digestion of the collagen fibres by collagenase revealed that the collagen fibre components may play an important role in the long-term relaxation component of the stress-relaxation process of the PDL. The dynamic measurements of the viscoelastic properties of the PDL have recently suggested that the PDL can absorb more energy in compression than in shear and tension. These viscoelastic mechanisms of the PDL tissue could reduce the risk of injury to the PDL.

  13. Zanthoxylum schinifolium enhances the osteogenic potential of periodontal ligament stem cells.

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    Kim, So Yeon; An, Seong Yeong; Lee, Jeong Seok; Heo, Jung Sun

    2015-02-01

    The present study demonstrates the osteogenic effect of Zanthoxylum schinifolium on periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs). The dried herb of Z. schinifolium was first extracted with 70% ethanol and subsequently fractionated into five parts: n-hexane, methylene chloride (MC), ethyl acetate (EA), n-butanol (BuOH), and water fractions. The proliferation of PDLSCs was first assessed and increased by hexane, EA, or BuOH fraction of Z. schinifolium. We evaluated the osteogenic differentiation of PDLSCs by alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, messenger RNA (mRNA) expression of runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2), osterix (OSX), FOSB, and FRA-1 as osteogenic transcription factors, and protein levels of osteopontin (OPN) and RUNX2 in response to each hexane, MC, EA, BuOH, or water fraction of Z. schinifolium. The significant ALP activity appeared in PDLSCs treated with hexane, EA, or BuOH fraction. The mRNA expression of osteogenic transcription factors was also increased by hexane, EA, or BuOH fraction with doses of 5, 10, 25, and 50 ?g/ml compared to control group. We further assessed immunofluorescence staining with OPN and RUNX2 confirmed that the treatment of hexane, EA, or BuOH fraction enhances PDLSC osteogenic differentiation. In conclusion, these data suggest that fractions from Z. schinifolium differentially regulate PDLSC function. Among them, proliferation and osteogenic potential of PDLSCs were enhanced by hexane, EA, or BuOH fraction. PMID:25303944

  14. Effect of storage in media with different ion strengths and osmolalities on human periodontal ligament cells

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    The viability of the periodontal ligament (PDL) cells is critical for a successful healing of replanted exarticulated teeth. It is mainly dependent on the duration of the extra-alveolar time and the storage medium. Saliva has usually been recommended as the most suitable storage medium, but recent experimental studies indicate that milk is preferable. In the present study the effect on cultured PDL cells of saliva and milk has been compared with some reference media such as tap water or saline by means of a 3H-uridine leakage test. Storage in milk or saline was found to cause much less 3H-uridine leakage than storage in saliva or tap water. Cells stored in milk for 60-180 min showed about the same leakage as cells stored in saline or Hanks' balanced salt solution. Osmolality measurements showed that saliva was hypotonic, while the osmolality of milk ranged within physiological limits. When the osmolality of saliva was increased by addition of NaCl the leakage of the stored cells decreased to the level of cells stored in 0.9% NaCl or milk. (author)

  15. Effects of non-thermal atmospheric plasma on human periodontal ligament mesenchymal stem cells

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    Here we investigate the influences of non-thermal atmospheric plasma on human mesenchymal stem cells isolated from periodontal ligament (hPDL-MSCs). A specially redesigned plasma needle was used as the source of low-temperature plasma and its effects on different hPDL-MSC functions were investigated. Cell cultures were obtained from extracted normal impacted third molars and characterized for their phenotype and multi-potential differentiation. The hPDL-MSCs possessed all the typical MSC properties, including clonogenic ability, high proliferation rate, specific phenotype and multilineage differentiation. The data regarding the interaction of plasma with hPDL-MSCs demonstrated that plasma treatment inhibited the migration of hPDL-MSCs and induced some detachment, while not affecting their viability. Additionally, plasma significantly attenuated hPDL-MSCs' proliferation, but promoted their osteogenic differentiation. The results of this study indicated that a non-thermal plasma offers specific activity with non-destructive properties that can be advantageous for future dental applications. (paper)

  16. Periostin inhibits hypoxia-induced apoptosis in human periodontal ligament cells via TGF-? signaling.

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    Aukkarasongsup, Paveenarat; Haruyama, Naoto; Matsumoto, Tsutomu; Shiga, Momotoshi; Moriyama, Keiji

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    Periostin (POSTN) is an extracellular matrix protein expressed predominantly in periodontal ligament (PDL) cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of POSTN on human PDL cell apoptosis under hypoxic conditions. The percentage of apoptotic PDL cells under hypoxia was increased significantly when the endogenous POSTN gene was silenced using siRNA, but decreased when cells were treated with recombinant human POSTN (rhPOSTN), or when mouse Postn was overexpressed in vitro. Silencing POSTN during hypoxia decreased the expression of HIF prolyl-hydroxylase 2 (PHD2), but increased HIF-1? protein level. Conversely, treating hypoxic cells with rhPOSTN or overexpressing Postn increased PHD2 expression but decreased HIF-1? levels. The addition of rhPOSTN in the absence of a TGF-? receptor inhibitor (SB525334) significantly decreased hypoxia-induced apoptosis, while the effects of rhPOSTN were abolished when cells were co-treated with SB525334. Consistent with this, the phosphorylation of SMAD2 was increased in hypoxic PDL cells by the knockdown of POSTN, but decreased by treatment with rhPOSTN. Under normoxia, the PHD2 expression, HIF-1? level, and apoptosis were unaffected by POSTN siRNA, rhPOSTN, or Postn overexpression. These findings suggest that, under hypoxic conditions, POSTN regulates PHD2 expression and HIF-1? levels by modulating TGF-?1 signaling, leading to decreased apoptosis. PMID:24129188

  17. Expresión de la osteocalcina en el ligamento periodontal al inducir fuerzas ortodóncicas / Osteocalcin expression in periodontal ligament when inducing orthodontic forces

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    Maritere, Villarreal Brito; Marco Antonio, Álvarez Pérez; Francisco Javier, Marichi Rodríguez.

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    Full Text Available La osteocalcina es una proteína no colágena presente en hueso alveolar, cemento radicular y subpoblaciones del ligamento periodontal. Esta proteína juega un papel importante en la biomineralización y en la matriz extracelular regulando la maduración de los cristales de hidroxiapatita y en el recluta [...] miento de los osteoclastos participando en la remodelación ósea. La remodelación y la nueva formación de tejido periodontal es parte esencial durante los movimientos ortodóncicos, los cuales al aplicar fuerzas causan tensión en las células provocando una adaptación que se traduce en respuestas celulares y moleculares que pueden afectar la matriz extracelular. Por ello, el propósito de esta investigación fue determinar la expresión de la osteocalcina asociada a la remodelación periodontal cuando se aplican fuerzas ortodóncicas. En primeros premolares superiores e inferiores se colocó aparatología fija prescripción Roth 0.022 con un arco NiTi 0.016, la cual se aplicó a todos los dientes de ambas arcadas con excepción de los premolares superiores e inferiores izquierdos. Los premolares sin aparatología (t = 0) y en presencia de aparatología para inducir movimientos ortodóncicos durante 1, 3, 5, 7 y 9 días; fueron extraídos para analizar la expresión de la osteocalcina en la matriz extracelular del ligamento periodontal. Para determinar la expresión temporal y espacial de los mensajeros de la osteocalcina en el ligamento periodontal se llevó a cabo la técnica RT-PCR. La expresión de la osteocalcina en el grupo experimental estuvo presente en todos los días de prueba, sugiriendo que los movimientos ortodónticos generan cambios que son susceptibles en las concentraciones del mensajero de la proteína osteocalcina. Abstract in english Osteocalcin is a non-collagenous protein located in alveolar bone, root cementum and subpopulations of periodontal ligament cells. This protein plays an important role in the biomineralization process and in the extra-cellular matrix, regulating maturation of hydroxyapatite and osteoclast recruitmen [...] t which participate in bone remodeling. Periodontal tissue new formation and remodeling is a vital part of the process during orthodontic movements. These movements, when force is exerted, cause tension in the cells, provoking adaptation which results in molecular and cellular responses which, in turn, can affect the extracellular matrix. Due to the aforementioned facts, the aim of the present research was to determine osteocalcin expression associated to periodontal remodeling when orthodontic forces are applied. Roth 0.022 " fixed brackets with a NiTi 0.016" archwire were applied to first upper and lower bicuspids. This was applied to all teeth of both arches except to left lower and upper bicuspids. Bicuspids without brackets (t = 0) as well as with brackets to elicit orthodontic movements during 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 days were extracted to assess osteocalcin expression in the extra-cellular matrix of the periodontal ligament. The RT-PCR technique was followed to determine temporal and spatial expression of osteocalcin messengers. Osteocalcin expression in the experimental group was present in all test days, suggesting thus the fact that orthodontic movements elicit changes that are susceptible in osteocalcin protein messenger concentrations.

  18. Effects of Naringin on Proliferation and Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells In Vitro and In Vivo

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    Yin, Lihua; Cheng, Wenxiao; Qin, Zishun; Yu, Hongdou; Yu, Zhanhai; Zhong, Mei; Sun, Kemo; Zhang, Wei

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    This study is to explore the osteogenesis potential of the human periodontal ligament stem cells (hPDLSCs) induced by naringin in vitro and in vitro. The results confirmed that 1??M naringin performs the best effect and a collection of bone-related genes (RUNX2, COL1A2, OPN, and OCN) had significantly higher expression levels compared to the control group. Furthermore, a typical trabecular structure was observed in vivo, surrounded by a large amount of osteoblasts. These results demonstrated that naringin, at a concentration of 1??M, can efficiently promote the proliferation and differentiation of hPDLSCs both in vitro and in vivo.

  19. Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1? Directly Induces the Expression of Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor-?B Ligand in Periodontal Ligament Fibroblasts

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    Park, Hyun-Jung; Baek, Kyung Hwa; Lee, Hye-Lim; Kwon, Arang; Hwang, Hyo Rin; Qadir, Abdul S.; Woo, Kyung Mi; Ryoo, Hyun-Mo; Baek, Jeong-Hwa

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    During orthodontic tooth movement, local hypoxia and enhanced osteoclastogenesis are observed in the compression side of periodontal tissues. The receptor activator of nuclear factor-?B ligand (RANKL) is an osteoblast/ stromal cell-derived factor that is essential for osteoclastogenesis. In this study, we examined the effect of hypoxia on RANKL expression in human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDLFs) to investigate the relationship between local hypoxia and enhanced osteoclastogenesis in...

  20. Biomechanical time dependency of the periodontal ligament: a combined experimental and numerical approach.

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    Papadopoulou, Konstantina; Hasan, Istabrak; Keilig, Ludger; Reimann, Susanne; Eliades, Theodore; Jäger, Andreas; Deschner, James; Bourauel, Christoph

    2013-12-01

    The analysis of the non-linear and time-dependent viscoelasticity of the periodontal ligament (PDL) enables a better understanding of the biomechanical features of the key regulator tissue for tooth movement. This is of great significance in the field of orthodontics as targeted tooth movement remains still one of the main goals to accomplish. The investigation of biomechanical aspects of the PDL function, a difficult area of research, helps towards this direction. After analysing the time-dependent biomechanical properties of pig PDL specimens in an in vitro experimental study, it was possible to confirm that PDL has a viscoelastic anisotropic behaviour. Three-dimensional finite element models of mini-pig mandibular premolars with surrounding tissues were developed, based on micro-computed tomography (?CT) data of the experimental specimens. Tooth mobility was numerically analysed under the same force systems as used in the experiment. A bilinear material parameter set was assumed to simulate tooth displacements. The numerical force/displacement curves were fitted to the experimental curves by repeatedly calculating tooth displacements of 0.2mm varying the loading velocities and the parameters, which describe the nonlinearity. The experimental results showed a good agreement with the numerical calculations. Mean values of Young's moduli E1, E2 and ultimate strain ?12 were derived for the elastic behaviour of the PDL for all loading velocities. E1 and E2 values increased with increasing the velocity, while ?12 remained relatively stable. A bilinear approximation of material properties of the PDL is a suitable description of measured force/displacement diagrams. The numerical results can be used to describe mechanical processes, especially stress-strain distributions in the PDL, accurately. Further development of suitable modelling assumptions for the response of PDL under load would be instrumental to orthodontists and engineers for designing more predictable orthodontic force systems and appliances. PMID:23314330

  1. Biodegradable polymer scaffolds loaded with low-dose BMP-2 stimulate periodontal ligament cell differentiation.

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    Skodje, Anders; Idris, Shaza Bushra M; Sun, Yang; Bartaula, Sushma; Mustafa, Kamal; Finne-Wistrand, Anna; Wikesjö, Ulf M E; Leknes, Knut N

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    Poly(l-lactide)-co-(epsilon-caprolactone) [poly(LLA-co-CL)] and poly(l-lactide)-co-(1,5-dioxepan-2-one) [poly(LLA-co-DXO)] are being considered candidate scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. We evaluated the bioactive potential of poly(LLA-co-CL) and poly(LLA-co-DXO) scaffolds loaded with low-dose bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2). Periodontal ligament (PDL) cells were cultured onto the various scaffolds loaded with 1 µg BMP-2 or without BMP-2 (control). Cell viability, attachment, and proliferation were determined using a methylthiazol tetrazolium (MTT) colorimetric assay at day 1, 3, and 7. Scanning electron microscopy was used to analyze cell morphology at day 7. Cell differentiation was evaluated assaying alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity at day 7, 14, and 21. Real-time PCR was used to evaluate the mRNA expression of periostin, ALP, type I collagen, bone sialoprotein and BMP-2. A commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to assess BMP-2 production. Surface analysis disclosed excellent cell attachment, spread, and penetration into the porous scaffolds. The MTT assay indicated that scaffolds loaded with low concentration of BMP-2 did not influence the viability of cells. Cells grown on the modified scaffolds expressed higher levels of osteogenic markers than the nonmodified scaffolds (p?BMP-2 exhibited a significant effect stimulating PDL differentiation suggesting a continued evaluation in relevant in vivo models. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part A: 103A: 1991-1998, 2015. PMID:25231842

  2. Gene-enhanced tissue engineering for dental hard tissue regeneration: (2) dentin-pulp and periodontal regeneration

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    Mason James M.; Edwards Paul C

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    Abstract Potential applications for gene-based tissue engineering therapies in the oral and maxillofacial complex include the delivery of growth factors for periodontal regeneration, pulp capping/dentin regeneration, and bone grafting of large osseous defects in dental and craniofacial reconstruction. Part 1 reviewed the principals of gene-enhanced tissue engineering and the techniques of introducing DNA into cells. This manuscript will review recent advances in gene-based therapies for denta...

  3. Acute changes in intra-alveolar tooth position and local clearance of 125I from the periodontal ligament

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    Changes in intra-alveolar tooth position and local 125I clearance from the periodontal ligament (PDL) were monitored simultaneously in cats. Axial tooth movements, reflecting periodontal ligament volume changes, were measured with an ultrasonic transit time technique. Local blood flow changes in the PDL were studied indirectly by measuring the local clearance of 125I. Stimulation of the cervical sympathetic trunk caused an intrusive movement of the tooth with a concomitant reduction of the 125I-clearance. Infusion of noradrenaline induced a similar respone. Stimulation of the inferior alveolar nerve during systemic treatment with phentolamine caused an extrusive movement of the tooth with a concomitant increase in the clearance of the tracer from the PDL. Intra-arterial infusion of the vasodilator substance P mimicked that response. Fization of the tooth to the jaw bone, thus preventing an intrusive movement, did not change the reductions in clearance seen on sympathetic stimulation, indicating that this blood flow reduction was not dependent on tooth movement. A qualitative relation between PDL blood flow (as measured by local 125I clearance) and PDL volume (as measured by tooth position) in shown. The two variables measured are suggested to reflect two aspects of blood flow in the PDL

  4. Rendimento de células mesenquimais do ligamento periodontal humano submetidas a diferentes protocolos de criopreservação / Yield of human periodontal ligament mesenchymal cells under different protocols of cryopreservation

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    Diego Moura, Soares; Fernanda, Ginani; Carlos Augusto Galvão, Barboza.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A técnica de criopreservação tem como característica cessar reversivelmente todas as funções biológicas dos tecidos vivos em baixas temperaturas e tem sido aplicada a diversas células humanas, visando à sua utilização posterior. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a proliferação de células mesenquimais do [...] ligamento periodontal humano após a criopreservação por dois diferentes protocolos. MÉTODO: As células do ligamento periodontal foram obtidas a partir de dois dentes (terceiros molares) hígidos, com indicação de remoção cirúrgica. Após o processamento, as células foram cultivadas em placas de Petri e mantidas a 37 °C em 5% de CO2, até atingirem 70-90% de confluência, com troca de meio a cada três dias. Na primeira passagem, as células foram divididas em dois grupos e criopreservadas: Grupo -80 °C - criopreservação em ultrafreezer por 45 dias; Grupo -196 °C - criopreservação em nitrogênio líquido por 45 dias. Decorrido esse tempo, as células dos dois grupos foram descongeladas e plaqueadas para o experimento. A curva de crescimento dos grupos estudados foi traçada a partir de contagem em Câmara de Neubauer e pelo método de ensaio do MTT, nos intervalos de 24, 48 e 72 horas. Os resultados foram analisados por meio do teste de Mann?Whitney, com nível de significância de 5%. RESULTADO: Verificou-se um crescimento ascendente nos dois protocolos utilizados, porém uma maior taxa proliferativa foi verificada no grupo criopreservado em nitrogênio líquido (p Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: Cryopreservation aims to stop reversibly the biological functions of living tissues at low temperatures, and is an important resource for the storage of human cells for later use. AIM: To assess the proliferation of mesenchymal cells from human periodontal ligament cryopreserved by two [...] different protocols. METHOD: Periodontal ligament cells were obtained from third molars with an indication for surgical removal. After processing, cells were grown and maintained at 37 °C in 5% CO2 until they reached 70-90% confluency, with medium changing every three days. In the first passage cells were divided into two groups, according to the protocol used: Group -80 °C - cryopreserved in ultrafreezer for 45 days, Group -196 °C - cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen for 45 days. After this time, cells from both groups were thawed and plated for the experiment. The growth curve of the groups was drawn from counting cells in a Neubauer chamber and by the MTT assay method, in the intervals of 24, 48 and 72 hours. The data were analyzed using the Mann-Whitney test with a significance level of 5%. RESULT: There was an upward cell growth in both protocols used, but a higher proliferative rate was observed in group cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen (p

  5. Establishment of immortalized periodontal ligament progenitor cell line and its behavioural analysis on smooth and rough titanium surface

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    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Periodontal ligament (PDL can be obtained from patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. PDL contains progenitor cells that can be expanded and differentiated towards several mesenchymal lineages in vitro. Furthermore, PDL-derived cells have been shown to generate bone- and PDL-like structures in vivo. Thus, PDL cells, combined with suitable biomaterials, represent a promising tool for periodontitis-related research and PDL engineering.Here, a new PDL cell line using lentiviral gene transfer of human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT was created. HTERT-expressing PDL cells showed similar morphology and population doubling time but an extended lifespan compared to the primary cells. In addition, PDL-hTERT cells expressed several characteristic genes and upon osteogenic stimulation produced a calcified matrix in vitro. When cultivated on two topographically different titanium scaffolds (MA and SLA, PDL-hTERT cells exhibited augmented spreading, survival and differentiation on smooth (MA compared to rough (SLA surfaces. These findings differ from previously reported osteoblast behaviour, but they are in agreement with the behaviour of chondrocytes and gingival fibroblasts, suggesting a very cell type-specific response to different surface textures.In summary, we report the testing of titanium biomaterials using a new PDL-hTERT cell line and propose this cell line as a useful model system for periodontitis research and development of novel strategies for PDL engineering.

  6. Cell survival and gene expression under compressive stress in a three-dimensional in vitro human periodontal ligament-like tissue model.

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    Liao, Wen; Okada, Masahiro; Inami, Kaoru; Hashimoto, Yoshiya; Matsumoto, Naoyuki

    2014-08-01

    This study investigated cell survival and gene expression under various compressive stress conditions mimicking orthodontic force by using a newly developed in vitro model of human periodontal ligament-like tissue (HPdLLT). The HPdLLT was developed by three-dimensional culturing of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts in a porous poly-L-lactide matrix with threefold increased culture media permeability due to hydrophilic modification. In vitro HPdLLTs in experimental groups were subjected to 5, 15, 25 and 35 g/cm(2) compressive stress for 1, 3, 7 or 14 days; controls were cultured over the same periods without compressive stress. Cell morphology and cell apoptosis in the experimental and control groups were investigated using scanning electron microscopy and caspase-3/7 detection. Real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed for seven osteogenic and osteoclastic genes. Similar extracellular matrix and spindle-shaped cells were observed inside or on the surface of in vitro HPdLLTs, with no relation to compressive stress duration or intensity. Similar caspase-3/7 activity indicating comparable apoptosis levels was observed in all samples. Receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand and bone morphogenetic protein 2 genes showed characteristic "double-peak" expression at 15 and 35 g/cm(2) on day 14, and alkaline phosphatase and periodontal ligament-associated protein 1 expression peaked at 5 g/cm(2) on day 14; other genes also showed time-dependent and load-dependent expression patterns. The in vitro HPdLLT model system effectively mimicked the reaction and gene expression of the human periodontal ligament in response to orthodontic force. This work provides new information on the effects of compressive stress on human periodontal ligament tissue. PMID:25087076

  7. Participación de MT1-MMP en la Remodelación del Ligamento Periodontal Durante la Movilización Dentaria Role of MT1-MMP in the Remodeling of the Periodontal Ligament During Tooth Movement

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    P Rey Droghetti

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    Full Text Available La movilización dentaria involucra una serie de cambios en los tejidos de soporte caracterizados por la activa remodelación de estos. La MT1-MMP o MMP-14 es una potente enzima proteolítica capaz de degradar colágeno tipo I, la principal molécula estructural del ligamento periodontal. La migración dentaria requiere de la degradación controlada del colágeno constituyente del ligamento periodontal. Sin embargo, no existen evidencias de la participación de MT1-MMP en la remodelación del tejido periodontal durante este proceso. En el presente estudio hemos analizado la expresión de MT1 -MMP y del marcador de actividad osteoclástica Fosfatasa Acida Tartrato Resistente (TRAP en un modelo de migración dentaria en ratas. La migración dentaria fue activada mediante la inserción de una banda separadora entre los incisivos superiores. La expresión y distribución de TRAP y MT1-MMP fue evaluada a través de citoquímica e inmunohistoquímica a los días 1, 3, 5 y 7. La producción de TRAP fue identificada principalmente en osteoclastos ubicados en la zona de compresión del ligamento periodontal. La producción de MT1-MMP fue observada en fibroblastos de la zona de compresión del ligamento periodontal y osteoclastos ubicados en esta misma región. Nuestros resultados permiten proponer que tanto MT1 -MMP como TRAP participan en la remodelación de los tejidos de soporte periodontal durante la migración dentaria.Tooth movement involves a series of changes of the supporting periodontal tissues characterized by the active connective tissue remodeling. MT1-MMP or MMP-14 belongs to the family of matrix metalloproteinases that are able to degrade type I collagen, the main molecule involved in periodontal attachment. Tooth migration requires the controlled degradation of periodontal ligament collagen fibers. However, evidences linking MT1 -MMP expression with periodontal tissue remodeling are lacking. In the present study, we have evaluated the expression of MT1-MMPand of the osteoclast marker Tartrate Resistant Acid Phosphatase (TRAP in a model of tooth migration in rats. Tooth migration was induced after the insertion of a rubber band between the upper incisors. The distribution of TRAP and MT1 -MMP was evaluated by means of cytochemistry and immunohistochemistry respectively at days 1, 3, 5 and 7. TRAP production was identified in osteoclasts at the area of compression of the periodontal ligament. MT1-MMP distribution was observed in fibroblastsatthe compressed area of the periodontal ligament and also in osteoclasts of the same region. Our findings allow us to propose that MT1-MMP and TRAP take part of the tissue remodeling events observed during tooth movement.

  8. Matrix metalloproteinases regulate extracellular levels of SDF-1/CXCL12, IL-6 and VEGF in hydrogen peroxide-stimulated human periodontal ligament fibroblasts.

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    Cavalla, Franco; Osorio, Constanza; Paredes, Rodolfo; Valenzuela, María Antonieta; García-Sesnich, Jocelyn; Sorsa, Timo; Tervahartiala, Taina; Hernández, Marcela

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    Periodontitis is a highly prevalent infectious disease characterized by the progressive inflammatory destruction of tooth-supporting structures, leading to tooth loss. The underling molecular mechanisms of the disease are incompletely understood, precluding the development of more efficient screening, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. We investigated the interrelation of three known effector mechanisms of the cellular response to periodontal infection, namely reactive oxygen species (ROS), matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and cytokines in primary cell cultures of human periodontal ligament fibroblast (hPDLF). We demonstrated that ROS increase the activity/levels of gelatinolytic MMPs, and stimulate cytokine secretion in hPDLF. Additionally, we proved that MMPs possesses immune modulatory capacity, regulating the secreted levels of cytokines in ROS-stimulated hPDLF cultures. This evidence provides further insight in the molecular pathogenesis of periodontitis, contributing to the future development of more effective therapies. PMID:25748833

  9. Effects of hydroxyapatite nanostructure on channel surface of porcine acellular dermal matrix scaffold on cell viability and osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament stem cells

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    Full Text Available Shaohua Ge,1 Ning Zhao,1 Lu Wang,1 Hong Liu,2 Pishan Yang11Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedicine, Department of Periodontology, Shandong University; 2State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Center of Bio and Micro/Nano Functional Materials, Shandong University, Jinan, People's Republic of ChinaAbstract: A new nanostructured hydroxyapatite-coated porcine acellular dermal matrix (HAp-PADM was fabricated by a biomimetic mineralization method. Human periodontal ligament stem cells were seeded on HAp-PADM and the effects of this scaffold on cell shape, cytoskeleton organization, cell viability, and osteogenic differentiation were examined. Periodontal ligament stem cells cultured on HAp-PADM exhibited different cell shape when compared with those on pure PADM. Moreover, HAp-PADM promoted cell viability and alkaline phosphatase activity significantly. Based on quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, the expression of bone-related markers runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2, osteopontin (OPN, and osteocalcin (OCN upregulated in the HAp-PADM scaffold. The enhancement of osteogenic differentiation of periodontal ligament stem cells on the HAp-PADM scaffold was proposed based on the research results. The results of this study highlight the micro-nano, two-level, three-dimensional HAp-PADM composite as a promising scaffold for periodontal tissue engineering.Keywords: hydroxyapatite, scaffold, nanostructure, proliferation, differentiation, tissue engineering

  10. Effect of the simulated periodontal ligament on cast post-and-core removal using an ultrasonic device

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    Manoel, Brito-Junior; Neilor Mateus Antunes, Braga; Danilo Costa, Rodrigues; Carla Cristina, Camilo; André Luis, Faria-e-Silva.

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of simulated periodontal ligament (SPDL) on custom cast dowel and core removal by ultrasonic vibration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-two human maxillary canines were included in resin cylinders with or without SPDL made from polyet [...] her impression material. In order to allow tensile testing, the roots included in resin cylinders with SPDL were fixed to cylinders with two stainless steel wires. Post-holes were prepared by standardizing the length at 8 mm and root canal impressions were made with self-cured resin acrylic. Cast dowel and core sets were fabricated and luted with Panavia F resin cement. Half of the samples were submitted to ultrasonic vibration before the tensile test. Data were analyzed statistically by two-way ANOVA and Tukey's post-hoc tests (p

  11. Isolation and characterization of multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells from the gingiva and the periodontal ligament of the horse

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    Pfarrer Christiane

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The equine periodontium provides tooth support and lifelong tooth eruption on a remarkable scale. These functions require continuous tissue remodeling. It is assumed that multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC reside in the periodontal ligament (PDL and play a crucial role in regulating physiological periodontal tissue regeneration. The aim of this study was to isolate and characterize equine periodontal MSC. Tissue samples were obtained from four healthy horses. Primary cell populations were har-vested and cultured from the gingiva, from three horizontal levels of the PDL (apical, midtooth and subgingival and for comparison purposes from the subcutis (masseteric region. Colony-forming cells were grown on uncoated culture dishes and typical in vitro characteristics of non-human MSC, i.e. self-renewal capacity, population doubling time, expression of stemness markers and trilineage differentiation were analyzed. Results Colony-forming cell populations from all locations showed expression of the stemness markers CD90 and CD105. In vitro self-renewal capacity was demonstrated by colony-forming unit fibroblast (CFU-F assays. CFU-efficiency was highest in cell populations from the apical and from the mid-tooth PDL. Population doubling time was highest in subcutaneous cells. All investigated cell populations possessed trilineage differentiation potential into osteogenic, adipogenic and chondrogenic lineages. Conclusions Due to the demonstrated in vitro characteristics cells were referred to as equine subcutaneous MSC (eSc-MSC, equine gingival MSC (eG-MSC and equine periodontal MSC (eP-MSC. According to different PDL levels, eP-MSC were further specified as eP-MSC from the apical PDL (eP-MSCap, eP-MSC from the mid-tooth PDL (eP-MSCm and eP-MSC from the subgingival PDL (eP-MSCsg. Considering current concepts of cell-based regenerative therapies in horses, eP-MSC might be promising candidates for future clinical applications in equine orthopedic and periodontal diseases.

  12. The biological effect of dentin noncollagenous proteins (DNCPs) on the human periodontal ligament stem cells (HPDLSCs) in vitro and in vivo.

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    Ma, Zhaofeng; Li, Shi; Song, Yingliang; Tang, Liang; Ma, Dandan; Liu, Baolin; Jin, Yan

    2008-12-01

    It was recognized that periodontal progenitor cells penetrate disintegrated Hertwig's epithelial root sheath, and contact with root dentin give rise to periodontium formation. Clinically, direct contact of the conditioned or denuded root surfaces with periodontal cells seems to be a prerequisite for periodontal regeneration. In this study, we investigated the biological effect of dentin noncollagenous proteins (DNCPs) on the human periodontal ligament stem cells (HPDLSCs) in vitro and in vivo. Chemical-conditioned root dentin (CCRD) was prepared by process of partly demineralization and deproteinization. Treated HPDLSCs with DNCPs showed increased proliferation and adhesion ability. Induced HPDLSCs presented several features of cementoblast differentiation, as indicated by morphologic changes, enhanced alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, increased matrix mineralization, and upregulated expression of mineralization-associated genes. Incubation of treated HPDLSC aggregate in vivo revealed that cementum-like tissues formed along the CCRD surface with fibrous tissue adjacent to or inserted into it, but untreated HPDLSCs cannot form similar structure. To our knowledge, this is the first study to apply active proteins derived from dentin with periodontal stem cells to construct periodontal structure, which may shed light on human periodontal tissue regeneration. PMID:18939934

  13. TGF-Beta Negatively Regulates the BMP2-Dependent Early Commitment of Periodontal Ligament Cells into Hard Tissue Forming Cells

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    Ikegami, Kuniko; Nakamura, Tomomi; Yanagita, Manabu; Yamada, Satoru; Kitamura, Masahiro; Murakami, Shinya

    2015-01-01

    Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-?) is a multi-functional growth factor expressed in many tissues and organs. Genetic animal models have revealed the critical functions of TGF-? in craniofacial development, including the teeth and periodontal tissue. However, the physiological function of TGF-? in the periodontal ligament (PDL) has not been fully elucidated. In this study, we examined the roles of TGF-? in the cytodifferentiation of PDL cells using a TGF-? receptor kinase inhibitor, SB431542. Mouse PDL cell clones (MPDL22) were cultured in calcification-inducing medium with or without SB431542 in the presence or absence of various growth factors, such as bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2, TGF-? and fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-2. SB431542 dramatically enhanced the BMP-2-dependent calcification of MPDL22 cells and accelerated the expression of ossification genes alkaline phosphatase (ALPase) and Runt-related transcription factor (Runx) 2 during early osteoblastic differentiation. SB431542 did not promote MPDL22 calcification without BMP-2 stimulation. The cell growth rate and collagen synthesis during the late stage of MPDL22 culture were retarded by SB431542. Quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction analysis revealed that the expressions of Smurf1 and Smad6, which are negative feedback components in the TGF-?/BMP signaling pathway, were downregulated in MPDL22 cells with SB431542 treatment. These results suggest that an endogenous signal from TGF-? negatively regulates the early commitment and cytodifferentiation of PDL cells into hard tissue-forming cells. A synthetic drug that regulates endogenous TGF-? signals may be efficacious for developing periodontal regenerative therapies. PMID:25970290

  14. Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Degrades Fibrillin-1 and Fibrillin-2 of Oxytalan Fibers in the Human Eye and Periodontal Ligaments In Vitro

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    Kawagoe, Megumi; Tsuruga, Eichi; Oka, Kyoko; Sawa, Yoshihiko; Ishikawa, Hiroyuki

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    Oxytalan fibers are distributed in the eye and periodontal ligaments (PDL). The ciliary zonule, known as Zinn’s zonule, in the eye is composed of oxytalan fibers, which are bundles of microfibrils consisting mainly of fibrillin-1 and fibrillin-2. As turnover of oxytalan fibers is slow during life, their degradation mechanism remains unclarified. This study was performed to examine degradation pattern of fibrillin-1 and fibrillin-2 by experimental MMP activation. We cultured human non-pigmen...

  15. Successful isolation, in vitro expansion and characterization of stem cells from Human Dental Pulp

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    Sp, Preethy; Srinivasan T; Tholcopiyan L; Thamaraikannan P; Srinivasan V.; Murugan P; Manjunath S; Ta, Kannan; Shalini R; Pm, Sunil; Manikandhan R; Ms, Muthu; Abraham S

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    BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that mesenchymal stem cells isolated from post natal human dental pulp, (Dental pulp stem cells-DPSCs) which is from permanent teeth and SHED (stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth),the Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSC) and Stem cells from root Apical papilla(SCAP)have the potential to differentiate into cells of a variety of tissues including heart, muscle, cartilage, bone, nerve, salivary glands, teeth etc(1,2,3,4).This multipotential a...

  16. Focal adhesion kinase activation is required for TNF-?-induced production of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and proinflammatory cytokines in cultured human periodontal ligament fibroblasts.

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    Zhang, Peng; Li, Ya-Jing; Guo, Liu-Yun; Wang, Guo-Fang; Lu, Ke; Yue, Er-Li

    2015-08-01

    Since focal adhesion kinase (FAK) was proposed as a mediator of the inflammatory response, we have investigated the role of this molecule in the release of inflammatory cytokines by cultured human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (HPDLFs), cells that are thought to be important in the patient's response to periodontal infection. Human periodontal ligament fibroblasts were stimulated by tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-?) and its effects on interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 release were measured by ELISA. Expression of matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) protein was analysed by western blotting. The levels of IL6, IL8, and MMP2 mRNA were evaluated by real-time PCR. Tumor necrosis factor alpha dose-dependently induced the phosphorylation of FAK, whereas small interfering FAK (siFAK) inhibited TNF-?-induced FAK phosphorylation. Tumor necrosis factor alpha also stimulated the production of IL-6, IL-8, and MMP-2 in a dose-dependent manner. Knockdown of FAK significantly suppressed TNF-?-induced expression of IL6 and IL8 mRNA and release of IL-6 and IL-8 protein in HPDLFs. Similarly, MMP-2 down-regulation was significantly prevented by siFAK. Our results strongly suggest that knockdown of FAK can decrease the production of TNF-?-induced IL-6, IL-8, and MMP-2 in HPDLFs. These effects may help in understanding the mechanisms that control expression of inflammatory cytokines in the pathogenesis of periodontitis. PMID:26058789

  17. Age-related decline in the matrix contents and functional properties of human periodontal ligament stem cell sheets.

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    Wu, Rui-Xin; Bi, Chun-Sheng; Yu, Yang; Zhang, Lin-Lin; Chen, Fa-Ming

    2015-08-01

    In this study, periodontal ligament (PDL) stem cells (PDLSCs) derived from different-aged donors were used to evaluate the effect of aging on cell sheet formation. The activity of PDLSCs was first determined based on their colony-forming ability, surface markers, proliferative/differentiative potentials, senescence-associated ?-galactosidase (SA-?G) staining, and expression of pluripotency-associated transcription factors. The ability of these cells to form sheets, based on their extracellular matrix (ECM) contents and their functional properties necessary for osteogenic differentiation, was evaluated to predict the age-related changes in the regenerative capacity of the cell sheets in their further application. It was found that human PDLSCs could be isolated from the PDL tissue of different-aged subjects. However, the ability of the PDLSCs to proliferate and to undergo osteogenic differentiation and their expression of pluripotency-associated transcription factors displayed age-related decreases. In addition, these cells exhibited an age-related increase in SA-?G expression. Aged cells showed an impaired ability to form functional cell sheets, as determined by morphological observations and Ki-67 immunohistochemistry staining. Based on the production of ECM proteins, such as fibronectin, integrin ?1, and collagen type I; alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity; and the expression of osteogenic genes, such as ALP, Runt-related transcription factor 2, and osteocalcin, cell sheets formed by PDLSCs derived from older donors demonstrated a less potent osteogenic capacity compared to those formed by PDLSCs from younger donors. Our data suggest that the age-associated decline in the matrix contents and osteogenic properties of PDLSC sheets should be taken into account in cell sheet engineering research and clinical periodontal regenerative therapy. PMID:25922305

  18. Differential expression of osteo-modulatory molecules in periodontal ligament stem cells in response to modified titanium surfaces.

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    Kim, So Yeon; Yoo, Ji-Yeon; Ohe, Joo-Young; Lee, Jung-Woo; Moon, Ji-Hoi; Kwon, Yong-Dae; Heo, Jung Sun

    2014-01-01

    This study assessed differential gene expression of signaling molecules involved in osteogenic differentiation of periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) subjected to different titanium (Ti) surface types. PDLSCs were cultured on tissue culture polystyrene (TCPS), and four types of Ti discs (PT, SLA, hydrophilic PT (pmodPT), and hydrophilic SLA (modSLA)) with no osteoinductive factor and then osteogenic activity, including alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, mRNA expression of runt-related gene 2, osterix, FOSB, FRA1, and protein levels of osteopontin and collagen type IA, were examined. The highest osteogenic activity appeared in PDLSCs cultured on SLA, compared with the TCPS and other Ti surfaces. The role of surface properties in affecting signaling molecules to modulate PDLSC behavior was determined by examining the regulation of Wnt pathways. mRNA expression of the canonical Wnt signaling molecules, Wnt3a and ?-catenin, was higher on SLA and modSLA than on smooth surfaces, but gene expression of the calcium-dependent Wnt signaling molecules Wnt5a, calmodulin, and NFATc1 was increased significantly on PT and pmodPT. Moreover, integrin ?2/?1, sonic hedgehog, and Notch signaling molecules were affected differently by each surface modification. In conclusion, surface roughness and hydrophilicity can affect differential Wnt pathways and signaling molecules, targeting the osteogenic differentiation of PDLSCs. PMID:25057487

  19. Effect of the simulated periodontal ligament on cast post-and-core removal using an ultrasonic device

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    Manoel Brito-Junior

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of simulated periodontal ligament (SPDL on custom cast dowel and core removal by ultrasonic vibration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-two human maxillary canines were included in resin cylinders with or without SPDL made from polyether impression material. In order to allow tensile testing, the roots included in resin cylinders with SPDL were fixed to cylinders with two stainless steel wires. Post-holes were prepared by standardizing the length at 8 mm and root canal impressions were made with self-cured resin acrylic. Cast dowel and core sets were fabricated and luted with Panavia F resin cement. Half of the samples were submitted to ultrasonic vibration before the tensile test. Data were analyzed statistically by two-way ANOVA and Tukey's post-hoc tests (p<0.05. RESULTS: The ultrasonic vibration reduced the tensile strength of the samples directly included in resin cylinders. There was no difference between the values, whether or not ultrasonic vibration was used, when the PDL was simulated. However, the presence of SPDL affected the tensile strength values even when no ultrasonic vibration was applied. CONCLUSION: Simulation of PDL has an effect on both ultrasonic vibration and tensile testing.

  20. Osteogenesis differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells by CO2 laser-treatment stimulating macrophages via BMP2 signalling pathway

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    Immune reactions play an important role in determining the biostimulation of bone formation, either in new bone formation or inflammatory fibrous tissue encapsulation. Macrophage cell, the important effector cells in the immune reaction, which are indispensable for osteogenesis and their heterogeneity and plasticity, render macrophages a primer target for immune system modulation. However, there are very few studies about the effects of macrophage cells on laser treatment-regulated osteogenesis. In this study, we used CO2 laser as a model biostimulation to investigate the role of macrophage cells on the CO2 laser stimulated osteogenesis. Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) was also significantly up regulated by the CO2 laser stimulation, indicating that macrophage may participate in the CO2 laser stimulated osteogenesis. Interestingly, when laser treatment macrophage-conditioned medium were applied to human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLs), the osteogenesis differentiation of hPDLs was significantly enhanced, indicating the important role of macrophages in CO2 laser-induced osteogenesis. These findings provided valuable insights into the mechanism of CO2 laser-stimulated osteogenic differentiation, and a strategy to optimize the evaluation system for the in vitro osteogenesis capacity of laser treatment. (paper)

  1. Osteogenesis differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells by CO2 laser-treatment stimulating macrophages via BMP2 signalling pathway

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    Hsieh, Wen-Hui; Chen, Yi-Jyun; Hung, Chi-Jr; Huang, Tsui-Hsien; Kao, Chia-Tze; Shie, Ming-You

    2014-11-01

    Immune reactions play an important role in determining the biostimulation of bone formation, either in new bone formation or inflammatory fibrous tissue encapsulation. Macrophage cell, the important effector cells in the immune reaction, which are indispensable for osteogenesis and their heterogeneity and plasticity, render macrophages a primer target for immune system modulation. However, there are very few studies about the effects of macrophage cells on laser treatment-regulated osteogenesis. In this study, we used CO2 laser as a model biostimulation to investigate the role of macrophage cells on the CO2 laser stimulated osteogenesis. Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) was also significantly up regulated by the CO2 laser stimulation, indicating that macrophage may participate in the CO2 laser stimulated osteogenesis. Interestingly, when laser treatment macrophage-conditioned medium were applied to human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLs), the osteogenesis differentiation of hPDLs was significantly enhanced, indicating the important role of macrophages in CO2 laser-induced osteogenesis. These findings provided valuable insights into the mechanism of CO2 laser-stimulated osteogenic differentiation, and a strategy to optimize the evaluation system for the in vitro osteogenesis capacity of laser treatment.

  2. An electron microscopic radioautographic study of collagen secretion in periodontal ligament fibroblasts of the mouse: II. Colchicine-treated fibroblasts

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    Colchicine administered intravenously depolymerized microtubules and disrupted the normal organization of the Golgi apparatus in periodontal ligament fibroblasts. Radioautography with 3H-proline indicated that collagen secretion was completely inhibited during a period of approximately 4 hours following the onset of the colchicine effect. During this period of secretory inhibition, labeled collagen precursors were present within a variety of dense bodies, primarily located in a juxtanuclear location replacing the normal Golgi complex. The time course of 3H-proline labeling from 2 to 8 hours suggested that small, newly formed dense bodies fused to form larger dense bodies and pleomorphic structures (zebra bodies), within which collagen precursors appeared to undergo partial polymerization. Autophagosomes, many labeled with 3H-proline, also increased in number after colchicine administration. A gradual decline in 3H-proline label occurred from 4 to 24 hours, presumably due to exocytosis of dense bodies or by the digestion of labeled collagen precursors within autophagosomes. These results support the concept that an intact microtubular network is essential for the organized transport of collagen precursors, from the rough endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi apparatus, and the eventual transport and exocytosis of collagen secretory granules

  3. Porphyromonas gingivalis GroEL Induces Osteoclastogenesis of Periodontal Ligament Cells and Enhances Alveolar Bone Resorption in Rats

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    Lin, Feng-yen; Hsiao, Fung-ping; Huang, Chun-yao; Shih, Chun-ming; Tsao, Nai-wen; Tsai, Chien-sung; Yang, Shue-fen; Chang, Nen-chung; Hung, Shan-ling; Lin, Yi-wen

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    Porphyromonas gingivalis is a major periodontal pathogen that contains a variety of virulence factors. The antibody titer to P. gingivalis GroEL, a homologue of HSP60, is significantly higher in periodontitis patients than in healthy control subjects, suggesting that P. gingivalis GroEL is a potential stimulator of periodontal disease. However, the specific role of GroEL in periodontal disease remains unclear. Here, we investigated the effect of P. gingivalis GroEL on human periodontal ligame...

  4. Comparación del efecto citotóxico de tres agentes quelantes sobre fibroblasto del ligamento periodontal humano. Estudio in vitro / Comparison of the cytotoxic effect of three chelating agents on human periodontal ligament fibroblast. In vitro study

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    Edwin, De la Cruz Rocha; Luisa Paola, Figueredo; Johana, Gómez; Idalith, Jiménez; Ilinka, Montes; Sergio, Roca; Gabriela, Vergel.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Comparar in vitro el efecto citotóxico de tres agentes quelantes sobre fibroblastos del ligamento periodontal humano. Materiales y métodos: Se utilizaron cultivos de fibroblastos de ligamento periodontal humano, los cuales fueron colocados en contacto con los agentes quelantes a evaluar (R [...] C-Prep, Glyde, EDTA al 17%) a intervalos de 15, 30 y 60 minutos. Se midió la absorbancia para cada uno de los grupos, para determinar el grado de actividad enzimática, que es indicador de muerte celular. Previo a la cuantificación de la absorbancia se corroboró microscópicamente la formación de los cristales de formazán, los cuales se forman alrededor de los fibroblastos, y su presencia es indicador de integridad de la membrana y de la actividad metabólica. Por microscopia se verificó la formación de cristales de formazan, después de agregar azul de tripán. Resultados: El Glyde mostró mayor grado de citotoxicidad, con una diferencia estadísticamente significativa, al compararlo con EDTA 17% y el RC-PREP. El EDTA presentó mayor citotoxicidad que el RC-PREP a los 15minutos, evento que cambió a los 30 y 60 minutos. Conclusiones: Los agentes quelantes RC-Prep, Glyde y EDTA tienen un efecto citotóxico a nivel de los fibroblastos del ligamento periodontal, siendo el EDTA el de menor efecto citotóxico a los 30 y 60 minutos comparado con RC-Prep y Glyde Abstract in english Objectives: To compare in vitro, the cytotoxic effect of three chelating agents on human periodontal ligament fibroblasts, RC-Prep, Glyde and EDTA. Methods: Fibroblast cultures of human periodontal ligament were used, which are placed in contact with chelating agents to evaluate (RC-Prep, Glyde, 17% [...] EDTA) at time intervals of 15,30 and 60 minutes. Absorbance was measured for each group to determine the degree of enzyme activity, which is an indicator of cell death. Prior to the measurement of absorbance was confirmed microscopically, the formation of formazan crystals, which are formed around fibroblasts, and its presence is an indicator of membrane integrity and metabolic activity. Microscopy verified the formation of formazan crystals, after adding trypan blue. Results: Glyde showed greater cytotoxicity with a statistically significant difference when compared with 17% EDTA and RC-PREPchelants. The EDTA showed higher cytotoxicity than the RC-PREP to 15min, and that event changed at 30 and 60 minutes. Conclusion: It was shown experimentally that the chelating agents RC-Prep, EDTA and Glyde have a cytotoxic effect at the periodontal ligament fibroblasts. EDTA has a lowest cytotoxic effect at 30 and 60 minutes compared to RC-Prep and Glyde.

  5. Characterization of the Enhanced Bone Regenerative Capacity of Human Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells Engineered to Express the Gene Encoding Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2

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    Jung, Im-hee; Lee, Si-ho; Jun, Choong-man; Oh, Namsik; Yun, Jeong-ho

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    Human periodontal ligament stem cells (hPDLSCs) are considered an appropriate cell source for therapeutic strategies. The aims of this study were to investigate the sustainability of bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) secretion and the bone regenerative capacity of hPDLSCs that had been genetically modified to express the gene encoding BMP2 (BMP2). hPDLSCs isolated from healthy third molars were transduced using replication-deficient recombinant adenovirus (rAd) encoding BMP2 (hPDLSCs/rAd-BM...

  6. Hypoxia inducible factor-1? directly induces the expression of receptor activator of nuclear factor-?B ligand in periodontal ligament fibroblasts.

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    Park, Hyun-Jung; Baek, Kyung Hwa; Lee, Hye-Lim; Kwon, Arang; Hwang, Hyo Rin; Qadir, Abdul S; Woo, Kyung Mi; Ryoo, Hyun-Mo; Baek, Jeong-Hwa

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    During orthodontic tooth movement, local hypoxia and enhanced osteoclastogenesis are observed in the compression side of periodontal tissues. The receptor activator of nuclear factor-?B ligand (RANKL) is an osteoblast/stromal cell-derived factor that is essential for osteoclastogenesis. In this study, we examined the effect of hypoxia on RANKL expression in human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDLFs) to investigate the relationship between local hypoxia and enhanced osteoclastogenesis in the compression side of periodontal tissues. Hypoxia significantly enhanced the levels of RANKL mRNA and protein as well as hypoxia inducible factor-1? (HIF-1?) protein in PDLFs. Constitutively active HIF-1? alone significantly increased the levels of RANKL expression in PDLFs under normoxic conditions, whereas dominant negative HIF-1? blocked hypoxia-induced RANKL expression. To investigate further whether HIF-1? directly regulates RANKL transcription, a luciferase reporter assay was performed using the reporter vector containing the RANKL promoter sequence. Exposure to hypoxia or overexpression of constitutively active HIF-1? significantly increased RANKL promoter activity, whereas dominant negative HIF-1? blocked hypoxia-induced RANKL promoter activity. Furthermore, mutations of putative HIF-1? binding elements in RANKL promoter prevented hypoxia-induced RANKL promoter activity. The results of chromatin immunoprecipitation showed that hypoxia or constitutively active HIF-1? increased the DNA binding of HIF-1? to RANKL promoter. These results suggest that HIF-1? mediates hypoxia-induced up-regulation of RANKL expression and that in compression side periodontal ligament, hypoxia enhances osteoclastogenesis, at least in part, via an increased RANKL expression in PDLFs. PMID:21533547

  7. Periodontal ligament influence on the stress distribution in a removable partial denture supported by implant: a finite element analysis

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    Carlos Marcelo, Archangelo; Eduardo Passos, Rocha; João Antônio, Pereira; Manoel, Martin Junior; Rodolfo Bruniera, Anchieta; Amilcar Chagas, Freitas Júnior.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: The non-homogenous aspect of periodontal ligament (PDL) has been examined using finite element analysis (FEA) to better simulate PDL behavior. The aim of this study was to assess, by 2-D FEA, the influence of non-homogenous PDL on the stress distribution when the free-end saddle removabl [...] e partial denture (RPD) is partially supported by an osseointegrated implant. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Six finite element (FE) models of a partially edentulous mandible were created to represent two types of PDL (non-homogenous and homogenous) and two types of RPD (conventional RPD, supported by tooth and fibromucosa; and modified RPD, supported by tooth and implant [10.00x3.75 mm]). Two additional Fe models without RPD were used as control models. The non-homogenous PDL was modeled using beam elements to simulate the crest, horizontal, oblique and apical fibers. The load (50 N) was applied in each cusp simultaneously. Regarding boundary conditions the border of alveolar ridge was fixed along the x axis. The FE software (Ansys 10.0) was used to compute the stress fields, and the von Mises stress criterion (svM) was applied to analyze the results. RESULTS: The peak of svM in non-homogenous PDL was higher than that for the homogenous condition. The benefits of implants were enhanced for the non-homogenous PDL condition, with drastic svM reduction on the posterior half of the alveolar ridge. The implant did not reduce the stress on the support tooth for both PDL conditions. Conclusion: The PDL modeled in the non-homogeneous form increased the benefits of the osseointegrated implant in comparison with the homogeneous condition. Using the non-homogenous PDL, the presence of osseointegrated implant did not reduce the stress on the supporting tooth.

  8. Periodontal ligament influence on the stress distribution in a removable partial denture supported by implant: a finite element analysis

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    Carlos Marcelo Archangelo

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: The non-homogenous aspect of periodontal ligament (PDL has been examined using finite element analysis (FEA to better simulate PDL behavior. The aim of this study was to assess, by 2-D FEA, the influence of non-homogenous PDL on the stress distribution when the free-end saddle removable partial denture (RPD is partially supported by an osseointegrated implant. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Six finite element (FE models of a partially edentulous mandible were created to represent two types of PDL (non-homogenous and homogenous and two types of RPD (conventional RPD, supported by tooth and fibromucosa; and modified RPD, supported by tooth and implant [10.00x3.75 mm]. Two additional Fe models without RPD were used as control models. The non-homogenous PDL was modeled using beam elements to simulate the crest, horizontal, oblique and apical fibers. The load (50 N was applied in each cusp simultaneously. Regarding boundary conditions the border of alveolar ridge was fixed along the x axis. The FE software (Ansys 10.0 was used to compute the stress fields, and the von Mises stress criterion (svM was applied to analyze the results. RESULTS: The peak of svM in non-homogenous PDL was higher than that for the homogenous condition. The benefits of implants were enhanced for the non-homogenous PDL condition, with drastic svM reduction on the posterior half of the alveolar ridge. The implant did not reduce the stress on the support tooth for both PDL conditions. Conclusion: The PDL modeled in the non-homogeneous form increased the benefits of the osseointegrated implant in comparison with the homogeneous condition. Using the non-homogenous PDL, the presence of osseointegrated implant did not reduce the stress on the supporting tooth.

  9. Effects of hypoxia on proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of periodontal ligament stem cells: an in vitro and in vivo study.

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    Zhang, Q B; Zhang, Z Q; Fang, S L; Liu, Y R; Jiang, G; Li, K F

    2014-01-01

    Changes in oxygen concentration may influence various innate characteristics of stem cells. The effects of varying oxygen concentration on human periodontal ligament stem cells (HPDLSCs) has not been explored, particularly under hypoxia-related conditions. First, HPDLSCs were cultured from the periodontium of human teeth using the outgrowth method. STRO-1 and CD146 expression of HPDLSCs was investigated by flow cytometry. To detect the multilineage differentiation capacities of HPDLSCs, osteogenic-like and adipogenic-like states were induced in cells. Next, HPDLSCs (passage 3) were exposed to normal oxygen (21% O2) or hypoxia (2% O2) conditions for 7 days and cell proliferation was evaluated. After culture in osteogenic medium for 7 days, osteoblastic differentiation was evaluated by semi-quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis to detect 3 osteoblastic markers: core-binding factor a 1/runt-related transcription factor 2, osteocalcin, and osteopontin. In addition, each cell group was incubated with a hydroxyapatite/tricalcium phosphate carrier and transplanted subcutaneously into the back of immunocompromised mice to investigate transplantation differences in vivo. HPDLSCs were isolated, cultured, and successfully identified. After exposure of HPDLSCs to hypoxia for 7 days, the proliferation rate was increased and showed higher osteogenic differentiation potential compared to control cells. After 12 weeks of transplantation, hypoxia-treated HPDLSCs differentiated into osteoblast-like cells that formed bone-like structures. These results suggest that oxygen concentrations affect various aspects of HPDLSC physiology and that hypoxia enhances osteogenic differentiation both in vivo and in vitro. Oxygen concentration may be a critical parameter for HPDLSCs during expansion and differentiation. PMID:25501232

  10. Essentials in Periodontal Regeneration

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    F. Haghighati

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Various materials and techniques have been used in the treatment of periodontal disease to achieve regeneration of lost periodontal tissues including cementum, periodontal ligament (PDL and alveolar bone. The composition, regenerative potential, application and therapeutic characteristics of several regenerative materials have been evaluated in the present study.

  11. Essentials in Periodontal Regeneration

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    F. Haghighati; G. Saaveh

    2007-01-01

    Various materials and techniques have been used in the treatment of periodontal disease to achieve regeneration of lost periodontal tissues including cementum, periodontal ligament (PDL) and alveolar bone. The composition, regenerative potential, application and therapeutic characteristics of several regenerative materials have been evaluated in the present study.

  12. Synergistic effects of a calcium phosphate/fibronectin coating on the adhesion of periodontal ligament stem cells onto decellularized dental root surfaces.

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    Lee, Jung-Seok; Kim, Hyun-Suk; Park, So-Yon; Kim, Tae-Wan; Jung, Jae-Suk; Lee, Jong-Bin; Kim, Chang-Sung

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    This study aimed to enhance the attachment of periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) onto decellularized dental root surface using surface coating with fibronectin and/or calcium phosphate (CaP), and to evaluate the activity of PDLSCs attached to a coated dental root surface following tooth replantation. PDLSCs were isolated from five dogs, and the other dental roots were used as a scaffold for carrying PDLSCs, and then assigned to one of four groups according to whether their surface was coated with CaP, fibronectin, or CaP/fibronectin, or left uncoated (control). Fibronectin increased the adhesion of PDLSCs onto dental root surfaces compared to both the control and CaP-coated groups, and simultaneous surface coating with CaP and fibronectin significantly accelerated and increased PDLSC adhesion compared to the fibronectin-only group. On in vivo tooth replantation, functionally oriented periodontal new attachment was observed on the CaP/fibronectin-coated dental roots to which autologous PDLSCs had adhered, while in the control condition dental root replantation was associated only with root resorption and ankylosis along the entire root length. CaP and fibronectin synergistically enhanced the attachment of PDLSCs onto dental root surfaces, and autologous PDLSCs could produce de novo periodontal new attachment in an experimental in vivo model. PMID:25290076

  13. Ibandronate promotes osteogenic differentiation of periodontal ligament stem cells by regulating the expression of microRNAs

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    Research highlights: ? Ibandronate significantly promote the proliferation of PDLSC cells. ? Ibandronate enhanced the expression of ALP, COL-1, OPG, OCN, Runx2. ? The expression of a class of miRNAs, e.g., miR-18a, miR-133a, miR-141 and miR-19a, was significantly modified in PDLSC cells cultured with ibandronate. ? Ibandronate regulates the expression of diverse bone formation-related genes via miRNAs in PDLSCs. ? Ibandronate can suppress the activity of osteoclast while promoting the proliferation of osteoblast by regulating the expression of microRNAs. -- Abstract: Bisphosphonates (BPs) have a profound effect on bone resorption and are widely used to treat osteoclast-mediated bone diseases. They suppress bone resorption by inhibiting the activity of mature osteoclasts and/or the formation of new osteoclasts. Osteoblasts may be an alternative target for BPs. Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) exhibit osteoblast-like features and are capable of differentiating into osteoblasts or cementoblasts. This study aimed to determine the effects of ibandronate, a nitrogen-containing BP, on the proliferation and the differentiation of PDLSCs and to identify the microRNAs (miRNAs) that mediate these effects. The PDLSCs were treated with ibandronate, and cell proliferation was measured using the MTT (3-dimethylthiazol-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) assay. The expression of genes and miRNAs involved in osteoblastic differentiation was assayed using quantitative real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Ibandronate promoted the proliferation of PDLSCs and enhanced the expression of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), type I collagen (COL-1), osteoprotegerin (OPG), osteocalcin (OCN), and Runx2. The expression of miRNAs, including miR-18a, miR-133a, miR-141 and miR-19a, was significantly altered in the PDLSCs cultured with ibandronate. In PDLSCs, ibandronate regulates the expression of diverse bone formation-related genes via miRNAs. The exact mechanism underlying the role of ibandronate in osteoblasts has not been completely understood. Ibandronate may suppress the activity of osteoclasts while promoting the proliferation of osteoblasts by regulating the expression of miRNAs.

  14. Smoking and Periodontal Disease

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    Borojevic, Tea

    2012-01-01

    Periodontitis is a group of inflammatory diseases affecting the supporting tissues of the tooth (periodontium). The periodontium consists of four tissues : gingiva, alveolar bone and periodontal ligaments. Tobbaco use is one of the modifiable risk factors and has enormous influance on the development, progres and tretmen results of periodontal disease. The relationship between smoking and periodontal health was investigated as early as the miiddle of last century. Smoking is an independent ri...

  15. Extracellular matrix of dental pulp stem cells: Applications in pulp tissue engineering using somatic MSCs

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    Full Text Available Dental Caries affects approximately 90% of the world’s population. At present, the clinical treatment for dental caries is root canal therapy. This treatment results in loss of tooth sensitivity and vitality. Tissue engineering can potentially solve this problem by enabling regeneration of a functional pulp tissue. Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs have been shown to be an excellent source for pulp regeneration. However, limited availability of these cells hinders its potential for clinical translation. We have investigated the possibility of using somatic mesenchymal stem cells from other sources for dental pulp tissue regeneration using a biomimetic dental pulp extracellular matrix (ECM incorporated scaffold. Human periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs and human bone marrow stromal cells (HMSCs were investigated for their ability to differentiate towards an odontogenic lineage. In vitro real-time PCR results coupled with histological and immunohistochemical examination of the explanted tissues confirmed the ability of PDLSCs and HMSCs to form a vascularized pulp-like tissue. These findings indicate that the dental pulp stem derived ECM scaffold stimulated odontogenic differentiation of PDLSCs and HMSCs without the need for exogenous addition of growth and differentiation factors. This study represents a translational perspective toward possible therapeutic application of using a combination of somatic stem cells and extracellular matrix for pulp regeneration.

  16. Bone Morphogenetic Proteins: Periodontal Regeneration

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    Rao, Subramaniam M.; Ugale, Gauri M; Warad, Shivaraj B

    2013-01-01

    Periodontitis is an infectious inflammatory disease that results in attachment loss and bone loss. Regeneration of the periodontal tissues entails de novo formation of cementum, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone. Several different approaches are currently being explored to achieve complete, reliable, and reproducible regeneration of periodontal tissues. The therapeutic management of new bone formation is one of the key issues in successful periodontal regeneration. Bone morphogenetic pr...

  17. Compatibility of resorbable and nonresorbable guided tissue regeneration membranes in cultures of primary human periodontal ligament fibroblasts and human osteoblast-like cells.

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    Alpar, B; Leyhausen, G; Günay, H; Geurtsen, W

    2000-12-01

    The purpose of this study was (a) to evaluate the cytocompatibility of three resorbable and nonresorbable membranes in fibroblast and osteoblast-like cell cultures and (b) to observe the growth of those cells on the various barriers by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Primary human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (HPLF) and human osteoblast-like cells (SAOS-2) were incubated with nonresorbable polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) barriers and resorbable polylactic acid as well as collagen membranes. Cytotoxic effects were determined by XTT (mitochondrial metabolic activity) and sulforhodamine B assays (cellular protein content). In addition, HPLF and SAOS-2 grown for 21 days on the investigated barriers were evaluated by SEM. Data were analyzed statistically by ANOVA using the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test (P membrane. Cytotoxic effects, however, were induced by the polylactic acid barrier which slightly inhibited cell metabolism of the periodontal fibroblasts (XTT: 90.1% +/- 3.6 of control value). Moderate cytotoxic reactions were caused by the nonresorbable ePTFE membrane in HPLF-cultures (XTT: 82.7% +/- 3.5) and osteoblast-like cell monolayers (XTT: 80.0% +/- 0.6%). Mitochondrial activity in both cell cultures was significantly reduced by ePTFE barriers in comparison to non-incubated control cells (P = 0.028). SEM analysis of cell behavior on barriers demonstrated the differences between these materials: collagen barriers were densely populated with HPLF and SAOS-2, whereas only few or no cells were seen to adhere to the ePTFE and polylactic acid membranes. Our findings indicate that the collagen barrier investigated is very cytocompatible and may be integrated into connective tissue well. On the contrary, the ePTFE and polylactic acid membranes induced slight to moderate cytotoxic reactions which may reduce cellular adhesion. Thus, gap formation between the barrier surface and the connective tissue may be promoted which may facilitate epithelial downgrowth and microbial accumulation. Consequently, these effects may reduce the potential gain in periodontal attachment. PMID:11218492

  18. Histometric analysis of ligature-induced periodontitis in rats: a comparison of histological section planes

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    Tereza Aparecida Delle Vedove, Semenoff; Alex, Semenoff-Segundo; Álvaro Francisco, Bosco; Maria José Hitomi, Nagata; Valdir Gouveia, Garcia; Eder Ricardo, Biasoli.

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to analyze the histometry of ligature-induced periodontitis in rats at different histological section depths. Sixteen male adult Wistar rats were randomly assigned to two groups: ligature and control. In the ligature group, rats received a sterile 4/0 silk ligature arou [...] nd the maxillary right 2nd molar. Thirty serial sections containing the 1st and 2nd molars, in which the coronal and root pulp, cementoenamel junction (CEJ) in the mesial side of the 2nd molar, interproximal alveolar bone and connective fiber attachment were clearly visible, were selected for histometric analysis. The histological sections were clustered in groups of 10 sections corresponding the buccal (B), central (C) and lingual (L) regions of the of periodontal tissue samples. The distance between the CEJ in the mesial side of the 2nd molar and the attached periodontal ligament fibers (CEJ-PL) as well as the distance between the CEJ and the alveolar bone crest (CEJ-BC) were determined. From CEJ-PL and CEJ-BC distances measured for each specimen, the measurements obtained in the B, L and C regions were recorded individually and together. Data were submitted to statistical analysis. Significant differences (p0.05). In conclusion, the selection of 10 serial sections of the central region of periodontal tissue samples at any depth can be considered as representative for the evaluation of periodontal ligament fiber attachment and bone loss in ligature-induced periodontitis in rats.

  19. Comparación histomorfométrica in vitro del ligamento periodontal de premolares extraídos mantenidos en cuatro medios de conservación / In vitro histomorphometric comparison of periodontal ligament of extracted premolar teeth preserved in different media storage

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    I., Prokopowitsch; R., Cabrales Salgado; A., Díaz Caballero; M., Simancas Pallares.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: El propósito de este estudio fue evaluar histológica y morfométricamente los resultados de diferentes tipos de medios de almacenamiento para los dientes avulsionados en el mantenimiento de la preservación de la integridad del ligamento periodontal. Material y métodos: Estudio de tipo exper [...] imental de laboratorio, se utilizaron veintitrés premolares extraídos por motivos ortodóncicos. Los medios de conservación evaluados fueron: leche tipo "B" y tipo "C", solución salina y medio seco. Un total de cinco dientes fueron almacenados en cada uno de los medios de conservación durante 120 minutos. Otros tres dientes sirvieron como controles fijados inmediatamente después de la extracción representando el ligamento periodontal íntegro. Los dientes se fijaron, procesaron y tiñeron con hematoxilina y eosina para evaluación histológica a través de microscopia óptica. Resultados: La edad de los pacientes que aportaron los dientes osciló entre 13 a 17 años. Los resultados de la evaluación cualitativa mostraron que la solución fisiológica fue el medio de almacenamiento más adecuado seguido de la leche tipo C y tipo B. En el análisis estadístico no hubo diferencia estadísticamente significativa entre los grupos de solución fisiológica y leche tipo C. Después de 120 minutos se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre las alteraciones histomorfométricas del grupo control y los grupos de dientes que se mantuvieron en condiciones de humedad y los secos. Conclusión: Dados los resultados de este estudio, la solución salina (grupo II) y la leche tipo C (Grupo III) pueden considerarse como las formas de conservación más adecuadas de los dientes avulsionados. Abstract in english Objective: The aim of this study was to histologically and morphometrically evaluate the results of different types of storage media for avulsed teeth in the maintenance and preserving the integrity of the periodontal ligament. Material and methods: Experimental study. It was used twenty-three extra [...] cted premolars for orthodontic reasons. Preserving methods evaluated were: type "B" and "C" milk, saline and dry environment. A total of five teeth were stored in each storage media for 120 minutes. Three teeth served as controls fixed immediately after extraction representing the entire periodontal ligament. The teeth were fixed, processed and stained with hematoxylin/eosin for histological evaluation by light microscopy. Results: The age of the patients who provided the teeth ranged from 13-17 years. The results of the qualitative assessment showed that saline was the most appropriate storage medium, followed by milk type C and type B. In the statistical analysis there was no statistically significant difference between saline and type C milk. After 120 minutes it was found statistically significant differences between histomorphometric changes in the control group and groups of teeth that were kept in wet conditions and dry. Conclusion: Given the results of this study, saline (group II) and milk type C (Group III) can be considered as the most suitable form of storage of avulsed teeth.

  20. Phosphorylation of Runx2, induced by cyclic mechanical tension via ERK1/2 pathway, contributes to osteodifferentiation of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts.

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    Ren, Dapeng; Wei, Fulan; Hu, Lihua; Yang, Shuangyan; Wang, Chunling; Yuan, Xiao

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    Occlusal force is an important stimulus for maintaining periodontal homeostasis. This is attributed to the quality of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (hPDLFs) that could transfer occlusal force into biological signals modulating osteoblst differentiation. However, few studies investigated the mechanism of occlusal force-induced osteodifferentiation of hPDLFs. In our study, we used the cyclic mechanical tension (CMT) at 10% elongation with 0.5?Hz to mimic occlusal force, and explored its effects on osteogenesis of hPDLFs. Firstly, elevated expressions of several osteoblast marker genes (Runx2, ATF4, SP7, OCN, and BSP), as well as activated ERK1/2 pathway were detected during CMT loading for 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24?h. To gain further insight into how CMT contributed to those effects, we focused on the classic ERK1/2-Runx2 pathway by inhibiting ERK1/2 and overexpressing Runx2. Our results reflected that Runx2 overexpression alone could induce osteodifferentiation of hPDLFs. Meanwhile, CMT loading could intensify while combined ERK1/2 blockage could weaken this process. Furthermore, we found that CMT promoted Runx2 transcription and phosphorylation via ERK1/2; protein level of phospho-Runx2 (p-Runx2), rather than Runx2, was in parallel with mRNA expressions of SP7, OCN, and BSP. Taken together, our study proved that p-Runx2, elevated by CMT via ERK1/2 pathway, is the predominate factor in promoting osteoblast differentiation of hPDLFs. J. Cell. Physiol. 230: 2426-2436, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:25740112

  1. The combined use of cell sheet fragments of periodontal ligament stem cells and platelet-rich fibrin granules for avulsed tooth reimplantation.

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    Zhao, Yin-Hua; Zhang, Min; Liu, Nan-Xia; Lv, Xin; Zhang, Jing; Chen, Fa-Ming; Chen, Yong-Jin

    2013-07-01

    The aim of this study was to construct a cell transplant method consisting of cell sheet fragments of periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) granules to enhance periodontal healing in avulsed tooth reimplantation. To test this concept in vitro, human PDLSCs were isolated and characterized by colony forming unit assay, cell surface marker characterizations, and their osteogenic/adipogenic differentiation potential. The biological effects of autologous PRF as a growth factor-enriched endogenous scaffold on human PDLSCs were then investigated and quantified for statistical analyses, including cell viability and proliferation, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, and the gene expression of bone sialoprotein (BSP), osteocalcin (OCN), collagen I (Col-I), and cementum protein 23 (CP23). It was found that the PRF induced a significant and continuous stimulation of proliferation in human PDLSCs throughout the 7-day incubation period. Furthermore, the PRF suppressed the osteoblastic differentiation of PDLSCs by decreasing ALP activity and the gene expression of BSP and OCN while up-regulating the mRNA expression levels of Col-I and CP23 during the testing period. To assess the potential application of the PDLSCs/PRF construct in tooth reimplantation, 36 incisors were extracted from 6 dogs. The incisors then underwent 2 h of dry storage and were randomly divided into four groups receiving different strategies of reimplantation, where the avulsed teeth were reimplanted with the use of the autologous PDLSCs/PRF construct (cell sheet fragments in combination with PRF granules), with the use of autologous PDLSCs or PRF alone, or without adjuvant use of PRF or PDLSCs. Eight weeks post-reimplantation, the PDLSCs/PRF group achieved a more effective periodontal healing, characterized by the regeneration of PDL-like tissues and a reduction of ankylosis and inflammation, compared with the other testing groups. These overall results suggest that the PDLSCs/PRF construct may be a useful tool for alveolar surgery that has the potential to improve the clinical outcomes in future avulsed tooth reimplantations. PMID:23639531

  2. Fluid shear stress regulates metalloproteinase-1 and 2 in human periodontal ligament cells: involvement of extracellular signal-regulan>ated kinase (ERK) and P38 signaling pathways.

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    Zheng, Lisha; Huang, Yan; Song, Wei; Gong, Xianghui; Liu, Meili; Jia, Xiaolin; Zhou, Gang; Chen, Luoping; Li, Ang; Fan, Yubo

    2012-09-21

    Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1, 2, with their endogenous inhibitors, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1, 2 are critical for extracellular matrix remodeling in human periodontal ligament (PDL) and their expression are sensitive to mechanical stresses. Shear stress as the main type of mechanical stress in tooth movement is involved in matrix turnover. However, how shear stress regulates MMPs and TIMPs system is still unclear. In this study, we investigated the effect of fluid shear stress on expression of MMP-1, 2 and TIMP-1, 2 in human PDL cells and the possible roles of mitogen-activated protein kinases in this process. Three levels of fluid shear stresses (6, 9 and 12 dyn/cm(2)) were loaded on PDL cells for 2, 4, 8 and 12h. The results indicated that fluid shear stress rearranged cytoskeleton in PDL cells. Fluid shear stress increased expression of MMP-1, 2, TIMP-1 and suppressed TIMP-2 expression. MAP kinases including extracellular signal-regulan>ated kinase (ERK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38 were activated rapidly by fluid shear stress. The ERK inhibitor blocked fluid shear stress induced MMP-1 expression and P38 inhibitor reduced fluid shear stress stimulated MMP-2 expression. Our study suggested that fluid shear stress involved in PDL remodeling via regulating MMP-1, 2 and TIMP-1, 2 expression. ERK regulated fluid shear stress induced MMP-1 expression and P38 play a role in fluid shear stress induced MMP-2 upregulation. PMID:22863019

  3. Effects of the ?-adrenoceptor antagonists phentolamine, phenoxybenzamine, and Idazoxan on sympathetic blood flow control in the periodontal ligament of the cat

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    Blood flow changes in the periodontal ligament (PDL) were measured indirectly by monitoring the local clearance of 125I- during electric sympathetic nerve stimulation or close intra-arterial infusions of either noradrenaline (NA) or adrenaline (ADR) before and after administration of phentolamine (PA), phenoxybenzamine (PBZ) or Idazoxan (RX). At the doses used in the present study, PA was the only antagonist that significantly reduced the blood flow decrease seen on activation of sympathetic fibers, although PBZ also reduced this response. Idazoxan, however, did not induce the consistent effect on blood flow decreases seen on sympathetic activation. All three ?-adrenoceptor antagonists almost abolished the effects of exogenously administered NA and ADR. The results suggest the presence of functional post-junctional adrenoceptors of both the ? 1 and ? 2 subtypes in the sympathetic regulation of the blood flow in the PDL of the cat. A component of the response elicited by electrical sympathetic stimulation appeared to be resistant to ?-adrenoceptor blockade. Administration of guanethidine (which inhibits further release of NA and neuropeptide Y) after PA abolished this residual sympathetic response

  4. Analysis of gene expression profiles in human periodontal ligament cells under hypoxia: the protective effect of CC chemokine ligand 2 to oxygen shortage.

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    Kitase, Yukiko; Yokozeki, Masahiko; Fujihara, Shinji; Izawa, Takashi; Kuroda, Shingo; Tanimoto, Kotaro; Moriyama, Keiji; Tanaka, Eiji

    2009-07-01

    Periodontal ligament (PDL) cells appear to play important functional roles in response to mechanical stress. We hypothesized that hypoxia caused by a deformation of blood vessels and the following ischaemia may play a crucial role in differential gene expression in PDL cells affected by mechanical stress. Gene induction in cultured human PDL cells by hypoxia was analyzed using cDNA array, followed by RT-PCR analysis. Eleven hypoxia-responsive genes were found differentially expressed under low-oxygen conditions in PDL cells. Among them, CCR2, CC chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) receptor was studied in more detail since little information is available on the role of chemokines in adaptive responses of PDL cells under hypoxia. Here we investigate whether CCR2 mediates the signalling to maintain the homeostasis of PDL cells. We found that cell death of PDL cells was induced under hypoxia with down-regulation of CCL2 mRNA expression. However, the exogenous CCL2 prevented PDL cell death under oxygen shortage with the increment of cellular inhibitor of apoptosis (cIAP) mRNA expression. The present study demonstrated substantial effects of hypoxia on gene expression of CCL2 and CCR2 in PDL cells, indicating that mechanical loading accompanied with mild hypoxia allows PDL cells to elicit adaptive responses with up-regulation of CCR2. PMID:19406381

  5. A comparative study of the proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells cultured on ?-TCP ceramics and demineralized bone matrix with or without osteogenic inducers in vitro.

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    An, Shaofeng; Gao, Yan; Huang, Xiangya; Ling, Junqi; Liu, Zhaohui; Xiao, Yin

    2015-05-01

    The repair of bone defects that result from periodontal diseases remains a clinical challenge for periodontal therapy. ?-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) ceramics are biodegradable inorganic bone substitutes with inorganic components that are similar to those of bone. Demineralized bone matrix (DBM) is an acid-extracted organic matrix derived from bone sources that consists of the collagen and matrix proteins of bone. A few studies have documented the effects of DBM on the proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLCs). The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of inorganic and organic elements of bone on the proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of hPDLCs using three-dimensional porous ?-TCP ceramics and DBM with or without osteogenic inducers. Primary hPDLCs were isolated from human periodontal ligaments. The proliferation of the hPDLCs on the scaffolds in the growth culture medium was examined using a Cell?Counting kit?8 (CCK-8) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and the osteogenic differentiation of the hPDLCs cultured on the ?-TCP ceramics and DBM were examined in both the growth culture medium and osteogenic culture medium. Specific osteogenic differentiation markers were examined using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR). SEM images revealed that the cells on the ?-TCP were spindle-shaped and much more spread out compared with the cells on the DBM surfaces. There were no significant differences observed in cell proliferation between the ?-TCP ceramics and the DBM scaffolds. Compared with the cells that were cultured on ?-TCP ceramics, the ALP activity, as well as the Runx2 and osteocalcin (OCN) mRNA levels in the hPDLCs cultured on DBM were significantly enhanced both in the growth culture medium and the osteogenic culture medium. The organic elements of bone may exhibit greater osteogenic differentiation effects on hPDLCs than the inorganic elements. PMID:25738431

  6. In Vitro Simulation of Tooth Mobility Resulting from Periodontal Attachment Loss

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    Yasuhiko Abe; Keisuke Nogami; Keisuke Yasuda; Yohei Okazaki; Kyou Hiasa

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    In our previous studies, we developed the normal periodontal ligament index (nPLI) and the residual periodontal ligament index (rPLI), to estimate residual periodontal ligament support for individual teeth during treatment planning for partially edentulous patients. The purpose of the current in vitro study was to analyze tooth mobility resulting from periodontal attachment loss, and to determine the application range of both nPLI and rPLI. The association of horizontal load-displacement and ...

  7. Análisis de la acción del ácido cítrico en la remoción del Ligamento periodontal necrosado de dientes de ratón / The citric acid action's in the removal of the delayed periodontal ligament of mouse teeth's. / Análise da ação do ácido cítrico na remoção do ligamento periodontal necrosado de dentes de rato

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    Wilson Roberto, Poi; Ellen, Greves Giovanini; Luciana, Estevam Simonato; Thaís, Mara Manfrin; Fernando, Esgaib Kayatt; Sônia, Regina Panzarini.

    Full Text Available A manutenção do ligamento periodontal sem vitalidade sobre a superfície radicular pode influenciar no processo de reparo no reimplante dentário, pois pode ser substituído por tecido ósseo ou dar início a um processo de reabsorção inflamatória. Por isso, muitas formas de remoção desse ligamento têm s [...] ido estudadas. É propósito de este trabalho avaliar, por meio de cortes histológicos, os resultados do tratamento da superfície de dentes avulsionados cirurgicamente e deixados em meio ambiente por 6 horas com soro fisiológico e ácido cítrico (pH 1.0). Para a realização do experimento serão empregados 15 ratos, divididos em três grupos, com 5 dentes em cada: Grupo I, soro fisiológico por três minutos; Grupo II, ácido cítrico (pH 1.0) por três minutos e; Grupo III, fricção da superfície radicular com gaze estéril umedecida com ácido cítrico (pH 1.0) por um minuto. Após o processamento laboratorial de rotina os cortes foram submetidos à análise qualitativa e quantitativa (Software ImageLab - Diracom 3). Em todos os grupos foram observados remanescentes do ligamento periodontal em toda extensão palatina da superfície radicular. O grupo III mostrou maior área de tecido com diferença estatisticamente significante (p> 0.001). Foi possível concluir que o ácido cítrico não foi capaz de remover o ligamento periodontal necrosado de dentes de rato após seis horas de ressecamento, em nenhuma das formas de aplicação utilizada. Abstract in spanish El mantenimiento del ligamento periodontal sin vitalidad en la superficie radicular puede influenciar en el proceso de reparación en el reimplante dental, por lo tanto puede ser sustituido por tejido óseo o comenzar un proceso de reabsorción inflamatória. Por lo tanto, muchas formas de retiro de est [...] e ligamento se han estudiado. Es propuesta de ese trabajo evaluar, por medio de cortes histológicos, los resultados del tratamiento de la superficie de los dientes sometidos a exodoncias y mantenerlo en medio ambiente por 6 horas. Para la realización del experimiento, se utilizaron 15 ratones, divididos en tres grupos, con 5 dientes cada uno: Grupo I, suero fisiológico por tres minutos; Grupo II, ácido cítrico (pH 1.0) por tres minutos; Grupo III, fricción de la superficie radicular con gaza esteril humedecida con ácido cítrico (pH1.0) por um minuto. Después del procesamiento laboratorial de rutina los cortes fueron sometidos a análisis cuantitativo y cualitativo (Software ImageLab - Diracom 3). En todos los grupos fueron observados restos del ligamento periodontal en toda la extensión palatina de la superfície radicular. El grupo III tuvo la mayor área de tejido con diferencia estadisticamente significante (p> 0.001). Fue posible concluir que el ácido cítrico no fue capaz de remover el ligamento periodontal necrosado de dientes de ratón después de seis horas de resequedad, en ninguna de las formas de aplicación utilizada. Abstract in english The maintenance of the periodontal ligament without vitality on the root surface can influence in the process of repair in the dental replantation, therefore it can be substituted by bone tissue or to give beginning to a process of inflammatory resorption. Therefore, many forms of removal of this li [...] gament have been studied. It is intention of this work to evaluate, by means of histological study, the results of the treatment of the tooth surface in dental extraction and left in environment for 6 hours. For the accomplishment of the experiment 15 mouse, divided in three groups will be used, with 5 teeth in each: Group I, salt solution per three minutes; Group II, acid citric (pH 1,0) per three minutes e; Group III, friction of the root surface with acid humidified barren gauze with citric (pH 1,0) per one minute. After the laboratorial processing of routine the cuts had been submitted to the qualitative and quantitative analysis (Software ImageLab - Diracom 3). In all the groups had been observed remaining of the periodontal ligament in all palatal extensi

  8. The transition from pulpitis to periapical periodontitis in dogs' teeth.

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    Kovacevi?, Maja; Tamarut, Tomislav; Jonji?, Nives; Braut, Alen; Kovacevi?, Miljenko

    2008-04-01

    The purpose of the study was to histologically analyse transition from pulpitis to periapical periodontitis on dog's teeth. Pulps of mandibular premolars (37 roots) were exposed using a low-speed handpiece. Teeth were left open to the oral environment for 20, 35, 50 and 65 days. After the experimental period animals were sacrificed. Undemineralised teeth with surrounding bone, embedded in methylmetacrylate, were prepared for standard histological analysis. All teeth with pulpitis (five roots), regardless of the experimental period, had acute serose periapical periodontitis. All teeth (15 roots) with partial pulp necrosis had subacute periapical periodontitis. Teeth with complete pulp necrosis (19 roots) had chronic periapical periodontitis and in one case suppurative apical periodontitis. The condition of the pulp correlates with the histopathological findings of periapical tissue in the open types of pulp infection. Acute periapical periodontitis begins during pulpitis and can occur before 20 days of pulp exposure in the dog. PMID:18352898

  9. Enamel matrix protein derivatives: role in periodontal regeneration

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    2011-01-01

    Vandana J RathvaDepartment of Periodontics, KM Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep University, Gujarat, IndiaAbstract: The role of regenerative periodontal therapy is the reconstitution of lost periodontal structures, ie, new formation of root cementum, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone. The outcome of basic research has pointed to the important role of enamel matrix protein derivative (EMD) in periodontal wound healing. Histologic results from animal and human studies have show...

  10. In vivo Identification of Periodontal Progenitor Cells

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    Roguljic, H.; Matthews, B G; Yang, W.; Cvija, H.; Mina, M.; Kalajzic, I.

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    The periodontal ligament contains progenitor cells; however, their identity and differentiation potential in vivo remain poorly characterized. Previous results have suggested that periodontal tissue progenitors reside in perivascular areas. Therefore, we utilized a lineage-tracing approach to identify and track periodontal progenitor cells from the perivascular region in vivo. We used an alpha-smooth muscle actin (?SMA) promoter-driven and tamoxifen-inducible Cre system (?SMACreERT2) that, ...

  11. Changes in the Distribution of Periodontal Nerve Fibers during Dentition Transition in the Cat

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    Miki, Koji; Honma, Shiho; EBARA, Satomi; KUMAMOTO, Kenzo; Murakami, Shinya; Wakisaka, Satoshi

    2015-01-01

    The periodontal ligament has a rich sensory nerve supply which originates from the trigeminal ganglion and trigeminal mesencephalic nucleus. Although various types of mechanoreceptors have been reported in the periodontal ligament, the Ruffini ending is an essential one. It is unknown whether the distribution of periodontal nerve fibers in deciduous teeth is identical to that in permanent teeth or not. Moreover, morphological changes in the distribution of periodontal nerve fibers during reso...

  12. Induced hypoxia in rat pulp and periapex demonstrated by 3H-misonidazole retention.

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    Baumgardner, K R; Walton, R E; Osborne, J W; Born, J L

    1996-10-01

    Cellular hypoxia may be a useful indication of tissue distress in the dental pulp that could be used to investigate the early stages of pulpal responses. Tritiated misonidazole (3H-MISO) is a marker which preferentially labels cells with decreased oxygen tension (hypoxia). The experiments reported here were carried out to determine whether this agent could distinguish between hypoxic and normoxic pulp and periapical tissues. Rats were injected intra-peritoneally with either 3H-MISO, unlabeled MISO, or saline, then divided into normoxic, hypoxic, and control groups. Normoxic animals were maintained at ambient pressure. We induced hypoxia by maintaining animals in a hypobaric chamber at 0.5 atm for 24 hrs. 3H-MISO retention was assessed by quantitative analysis of tissue autoradiographs. 3H-MISO retention rates in normoxic animals showed little variation except for increased retention in mature ameloblasts and immature odontoblasts in the continually erupting incisor. In both incisor and molar pulps, hypobaric hypoxia significantly increased 3H-MISO retention when compared with normoxic controls. Hypobaric hypoxia also resulted in intense 3H-MISO retention in cellular cementum, periodontal ligament, osteocytes, and, occasionally, in molar pulp horn odontoblasts. This study demonstrated that, with standard autoradiographic techniques, 3H-MISO can label induced hypoxic disturbances in the pulp and surrounding periodontium. PMID:8955670

  13. Pulp regeneration after non-infected and infected necrosis, what type of tissue do we want? : A review

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    Andreasen, Jens O; Bakland, Leif K

    2012-01-01

    Regeneration (revitalization) of infected necrotic pulp tissue has been an important issue in endodontics for more than a decade. Based on a series of case reports, there appears to be evidence that new soft tissue can enter the root canal with a potential for subsequent hard tissue deposition resulting in a narrowing of the root canal. Very little is presently known about the exact nature of this tissue growing into the canal and how it may behave in the long term. In the case of regeneration of necrotic non-infected pulp tissue, a series of clinical and histological studies have shown that such events may take place in four variants: (i) Revascularization of the pulp with accelerated dentin formation leading to pulp canal obliteration. This event has a good long-term prognosis. (ii) Ingrowth of cementum and periodontal ligament (PDL). The long-term prognosis for this event is not known. (iii) Ingrowth of cementum, PDL, and bone. The long-term prognosis is only partly known, but cases developing an internal ankylosis have been described. (iv) Ingrowth of bone and bone marrow is a rare phenomenon and the long-term prognosis does not appear to be good. Based on current knowledge, expectations with respect to pulp regeneration (revitalization) of infected necrotic dental pulps are difficult to predict; more information than now available is needed before procedures for pulpal regeneration can be routinely recommended with a predictable long-term prognosis.

  14. Cellular response to orthodontically-induced short-term hypoxia in dental pulp cells.

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    Römer, Piero; Wolf, Michael; Fanghänel, Jochen; Reicheneder, Claudia; Proff, Peter

    2014-01-01

    Orthodontic force application is well known to induce sterile inflammation, which is initially caused by the compression of blood vessels in tooth-supporting apparatus. The reaction of periodontal ligament cells to mechanical loading has been thoroughly investigated, whereas knowledge on tissue reactions of the dental pulp is rather limited. The aim of the present trial is to analyze the effect of orthodontic treatment on the induction and cellular regulation of intra-pulpal hypoxia. To investigate the effect of orthodontic force on dental pulp cells, which results in circulatory disturbances within the dental pulp, we used a rat model for the immunohistochemical analysis of the accumulation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1? in the initial phase of orthodontic tooth movement. To further examine the regulatory role of circulatory disturbances and hypoxic conditions, we analyze isolated dental pulp cells from human teeth with regard to their specific reaction under hypoxic conditions by means of flow cytometry, immunoblot, ELISA and real-time PCR on markers (Hif-1?, VEGF, Cox-2, IL-6, IL-8, ROS, p65). In vivo experiments showed the induction of hypoxia in dental pulp after orthodontic tooth movement. The induction of oxidative stress in human dental pulp cells showed up-regulation of the pro-inflammatory and angiogenic genes Cox-2, VEGF, IL-6 and IL-8. The present data suggest that orthodontic tooth movement affects dental pulp circulation by hypoxia, which leads to an inflammatory response inside treated teeth. Therefore, pulp tissue may be expected to undergo a remodeling process after tooth movement. PMID:24192938

  15. Elevated extracellular calcium increases expression of bone morphogenetic protein-2 gene via a calcium channel and ERK pathway in human dental pulp cells

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    Dental pulp cells, which have been shown to share phenotypical features with osteoblasts, are capable of differentiating into odontoblast-like cells and generating a dentin-like mineral structure. Elevated extracellular Ca2+Cao2+ has been implicated in osteogenesis by stimulating the proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts; however, the role of Cao2+ signaling in odontogenesis remains unclear. We found that elevated Cao2+ increases bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2 gene expression in human dental pulp cells. The increase was modulated not only at a transcriptional level but also at a post-transcriptional level, because treatment with Ca2+ increased the stability of BMP-2 mRNA in the presence of actinomycin D, an inhibitor of transcription. A similar increase in BMP-2 mRNA level was observed in other human mesenchymal cells from oral tissue; periodontal ligament cells and gingival fibroblasts. However, the latter cells exhibited considerably lower expression of BMP-2 mRNA compared with dental pulp cells and periodontal ligament cells. The BMP-2 increase was markedly inhibited by pretreatment with an extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) inhibitor, PD98059, and partially inhibited by the L-type Ca2+ channels inhibitor, nifedipine. However, pretreatment with nifedipine had no effect on ERK1/2 phosphorylation triggered by Ca2+, suggesting that the Ca2+ influx from Ca2+ channels may operate independently of ERK signaling. Dental pulp cells do not express the transcript of Ca2+-sensing receptors (CaSR) and only respond slightly to other cations such as Sr2+ and spermine, suggesting that dental pulp cells respond to Cao2+ to increase BMP-2 mRNA expression in a manner different from CaSR and rather specific for Cao2+ among cations.

  16. Mechano-transduction in periodontal ligament cells identifies activated states of MAP-kinases p42/44 and p38-stress kinase as a mechanism for MMP-13 expression

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    Kohl Annette

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Mechano-transduction in periodontal ligament (PDL cells is crucial for physiological and orthodontic tooth movement-associated periodontal remodelling. On the mechanistic level, molecules involved in this mechano-transduction process in PDL cells are not yet completely elucidated. Results In the present study we show by western blot (WB analysis and/or indirect immunofluorescence (IIF that mechanical strain modulates the amount of the matrix metalloproteinase MMP-13, and induces non-coherent modulation in the amount and activity of signal transducing molecules, such as FAK, MAP-kinases p42/44, and p38 stress kinase, suggesting their mechanistic role in mechano-transduction. Increase in the amount of FAK occurs concomitant with increased levels of the focal contact integrin subunits ?3 and ?1, as indicated by WB or optionally by IIF. By employing specific inhibitors, we further identified p42/44 and p38 in their activated, i.e. phosphorylated state responsible for the expression of MMP-13. This finding may point to the obedience in the expression of this MMP as extracellular matrix (ECM remodelling executioner from the activation state of mechano-transducing molecules. mRNA analysis by pathway-specific RT-profiler arrays revealed up- and/or down-regulation of genes assigning to MAP-kinase signalling and cell cycle, ECM and integrins and growth factors. Up-regulated genes include for example focal contact integrin subunit ?3, MMP-12, MAP-kinases and associated kinases, and the transcription factor c-fos, the latter as constituent of the AP1-complex addressing the MMP-13 promotor. Among others, genes down-regulated are those of COL-1 and COL-14, suggesting that strain-dependent mechano-transduction may transiently perturbate ECM homeostasis. Conclusions Strain-dependent mechano-/signal-transduction in PDL cells involves abundance and activity of FAK, MAP-kinases p42/44, and p38 stress kinase in conjunction with the amount of MMP-13, and integrin subunits ?1 and ?3. Identifying the activated state of p42/44 and p38 as critical for MMP-13 expression may indicate the mechanistic contribution of mechano-transducing molecules on executioners of ECM homeostasis.

  17. Treatment of lateral periodontal cyst with guided tissue regeneration

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    Meseli, Suleyman Emre; Agrali, Omer Birkan; Peker, Onder; Kuru, Leyla

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    Lateral periodontal cyst (LPC), originated from epithelial rests in the periodontal ligament, is a noninflammatory cyst on the lateral surface of the root of a vital tooth. LPC is generally asymptomatic and presents a round or oval uniform lucency with well-defined borders radiographically. In this case report, clinical, histological and radiographical findings and periodontal treatment of 32-year-old female patient, who was referred to Department of Periodontology Clinic of Faculty of Dentis...

  18. Periodontal Diseases

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    ... many people, to the sometimes irreversible, severe, chronic periodontitis that badly erodes the bone and other supporting ... Smoking contributes significantly to the risk of having periodontitis. The risk is also higher in individuals with ...

  19. The nomenclature of periodontal epulides in dogs.

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    Dubielzig, R R; Goldschmidt, M H; Brodey, R S

    1979-03-01

    Epulides of periodontal origin are seen frequently in dogs. The classification of these tumors in the literature varies greatly and leads to much confusion when trying to compare reports from different sources. Our article reviews the literature regarding these tumors and suggests a standardized nomenclature. Three types of epulis are described. These are fibromatous epulis, ossifying epulis, and acanthomatous epulis, all of which are of periodontal origin. The three are grouped together because all have a stroma closely resembling normal periodontal ligament. The acanthomatous epulis has the potential to infiltrate locally into bone, whereas the other forms are not invasive. PMID:442450

  20. Periodontal (Gum) Disease

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    ... Statistics > Find Data by Topic > Periodontal (Gum) Disease Periodontal (Gum) Disease Main Content Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth ... Overall, the prevalence of both moderate and severe periodontal disease in adults and Seniors has decreased from ...

  1. Analysis of the dentin-pulp complex in teeth submitted to orthodontic movement in rats

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    Camila da Siveira, Massaro; Renata Bianco, Consolaro; Milton, Santamaria Junior; Maria Fernanda Martins-Ortiz, Consolaro; Alberto, Consolaro.

    Full Text Available In order to microscopically analyze the pulpal effects of orthodontic movement, 49 maxillary first molars of rats were submitted to orthodontic appliance composed of a closed coil spring anchored to the maxillary incisors, placed for the achievement of mesial movement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten anim [...] als were used as the control group and were not submitted to orthodontic force; the other animals were divided into groups according to the study period of tooth movement, namely 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 days. The investigation of pulp and periodontal changes included hyalinization, fibrosis, reactive dentin and vascular congestion. Statistical evaluation was performed between control and experimental groups and between periods of observation using non-parametric chi-square, Kruskal-Wallis and Dunn tests. RESULTS: There was no statistically significant difference concerning pulpal changes between control and experimental groups nor between periods of observation. The control group, at 3 and 5 days, revealed greater hyalinization of the periodontal ligament (p

  2. Clinical evaluation of endodotic therapy on periodontal tissue healing in chronic advanced periodontitis

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    Sadeghi R.

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Statement of Problem: There is a controversy about the relationship between pulpal and periodontal diseases. The interrelationship between pulp and periodontium could have an important effect on the treatment plan of the tooth. Purpose: The aim of the present research is to evaluate root canal therapy effects on periodontal healing of teeth with chronic advanced periodontitis. Materials and Methods: In this randomized controlled clinical trial 32 single rooted teeth which had necrotic pulp or irreversible pulpitis in 7 patients with chronic advanced periodontitis were selected based on specific criteria. Using a split mouth design, teeth were randomly put in two groups of test and control. In the test group root canal therapy ,scaling & root planing were done.In the control group, only scaling & root planing were performed. Clinical parameters including Pocket Depth (PD, Clinical Attachment Level (CAL, mobility, pattern of bone destruction and plaque index (PI were evaluated in two groups at base line, 1 and 3 months after treatment. Appropriate tests such as paired Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney were performed. Results: Statistically significant reductions were found in the test group when comparing baseline and one-month post treatment values for Clinical Attachment level (CAL but not after 3-months. In the control group the CAL reductions were not statistically significant between baseline and one month post-treatment, but a increase were observed between one month and three months after treatment. There was a statstically significant difference between the test and the control groups. Other parameters didn’t show any significant differences in each group and between two groups. Conclusion: Since clinical attachment level was the most important parameter we found it can high lighted the role of pathogene with pulpal origin in progression of periodeontal disease and it is concluded that beside periodontal treatment in some advanced periodontal cases pulp therapy maybe an effective procedure for eleminating destructive pathogens of pulp and causing periodontal healing.

  3. Regeneração periodontal em cães / Periodontal regeneration in dogs

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    Emily Correna Carlo, Reis; Andréa Pacheco Batista, Borges; Ricardo Junqueira, Del Carlo.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A doença periodontal pode ser definida como a condição inflamatória dos tecidos de suporte do dente em resposta ao acúmulo do biofilme. A consequencia é a formação de graves defeitos ósseos, devido à perda dos tecidos periodontais, levando, em última instância, à perda dos dentes, predisposição a fr [...] aturas de mandíbula e formação de comunicações oronasais. O principal tratamento é a prevenção, incluindo a escovação dentária diária e a profilaxia periodontal, procedimento realizado pelo médico veterinário para remoção do biofilme e cálculo dentário acumulados. A recuperação dos tecidos perdidos, ou seja, a regeneração periodontal, é um processo mais complexo, pois envolve a formação de três tecidos intimamente ligados: osso alveolar, ligamento periodontal e cemento. Assim, diversos materiais e técnicas foram e são constantemente desenvolvidos, incluindo membranas para regeneração tecidual guiada e a aplicação de enxertos e biomateriais, amplamente estudados na odontologia humana e já disponíveis para aplicação na rotina clínica veterinária. Adicionalmente, novas possibilidades surgem com a associação dessas técnicas a fatores de crescimento e células-tronco e o desenvolvimento das membranas multifuncionais. Abstract in english Periodontal disease can be defined as the inflammatory condition of the tooth-supportive tissues as a response to biofilm accumulation. The consequence is the formation of severe bone defects due to the loss of periodontal tissues that ultimately lead to tooth loss, predispose to mandible fractures [...] and formation of oronasal communications. The main treatment is prevention, including daily tooth brushing and periodontal prophylaxis, a procedure done by veterinaries to remove retained biofilm and calculus. Recovering lost tissues, i.e. periodontal regeneration, is a more complex process involving the formation of three tissues highly connected: alveolar bone, periodontal ligament and cementum. Therefore, several materials and techniques were and are constantly developed, including membranes for guided tissue regeneration and the application of bone grafts and biomaterials, widely studied in human dentistry and already available for veterinary practice. Additionally, new possibilities rise with the association of these techniques to growth factors and stem cells and the development of multifunctional membranes.

  4. Regeneração periodontal em cães Periodontal regeneration in dogs

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    Emily Correna Carlo Reis

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A doença periodontal pode ser definida como a condição inflamatória dos tecidos de suporte do dente em resposta ao acúmulo do biofilme. A consequencia é a formação de graves defeitos ósseos, devido à perda dos tecidos periodontais, levando, em última instância, à perda dos dentes, predisposição a fraturas de mandíbula e formação de comunicações oronasais. O principal tratamento é a prevenção, incluindo a escovação dentária diária e a profilaxia periodontal, procedimento realizado pelo médico veterinário para remoção do biofilme e cálculo dentário acumulados. A recuperação dos tecidos perdidos, ou seja, a regeneração periodontal, é um processo mais complexo, pois envolve a formação de três tecidos intimamente ligados: osso alveolar, ligamento periodontal e cemento. Assim, diversos materiais e técnicas foram e são constantemente desenvolvidos, incluindo membranas para regeneração tecidual guiada e a aplicação de enxertos e biomateriais, amplamente estudados na odontologia humana e já disponíveis para aplicação na rotina clínica veterinária. Adicionalmente, novas possibilidades surgem com a associação dessas técnicas a fatores de crescimento e células-tronco e o desenvolvimento das membranas multifuncionais.Periodontal disease can be defined as the inflammatory condition of the tooth-supportive tissues as a response to biofilm accumulation. The consequence is the formation of severe bone defects due to the loss of periodontal tissues that ultimately lead to tooth loss, predispose to mandible fractures and formation of oronasal communications. The main treatment is prevention, including daily tooth brushing and periodontal prophylaxis, a procedure done by veterinaries to remove retained biofilm and calculus. Recovering lost tissues, i.e. periodontal regeneration, is a more complex process involving the formation of three tissues highly connected: alveolar bone, periodontal ligament and cementum. Therefore, several materials and techniques were and are constantly developed, including membranes for guided tissue regeneration and the application of bone grafts and biomaterials, widely studied in human dentistry and already available for veterinary practice. Additionally, new possibilities rise with the association of these techniques to growth factors and stem cells and the development of multifunctional membranes.

  5. A calcium phosphate coated biphasic scaffold for periodontal complex regeneration

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    Vaquette, C.; Costa, P. F.; Hamlet, S; R. L. Reis; Ivanovski, S.; Hutmacher, D. W.

    2012-01-01

    Periodontitis is a common infectious disease that results in the degradation of the supporting tissues around teeth, which if left untreated can lead to tooth loss in the later stages of the disease. We have developed a biphasic scaffold for simultaneous regeneration of the alveolar bone and the periodontal ligament (PDL). This study represents a step forward into the optimization of this scaffold by utilizing a fused deposition modeling scaffold coated by a calcium phosphat...

  6. Human dental pulp stem cells: Applications in future regenerative medicine

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    Potdar, Pravin D; Jethmalani, Yogita D

    2015-01-01

    Stem cells are pluripotent cells, having a property of differentiating into various types of cells of human body. Several studies have developed mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from various human tissues, peripheral blood and body fluids. These cells are then characterized by cellular and molecular markers to understand their specific phenotypes. Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) are having a MSCs phenotype and they are differentiated into neuron, cardiomyocytes, chondrocytes, osteoblasts, liver cells and ? cells of islet of pancreas. Thus, DPSCs have shown great potentiality to use in regenerative medicine for treatment of various human diseases including dental related problems. These cells can also be developed into induced pluripotent stem cells by incorporation of pluripotency markers and use for regenerative therapies of various diseases. The DPSCs are derived from various dental tissues such as human exfoliated deciduous teeth, apical papilla, periodontal ligament and dental follicle tissue. This review will overview the information about isolation, cellular and molecular characterization and differentiation of DPSCs into various types of human cells and thus these cells have important applications in regenerative therapies for various diseases. This review will be most useful for postgraduate dental students as well as scientists working in the field of oral pathology and oral medicine. PMID:26131314

  7. Human dental pulp stem cells: Applications in future regenerative medicine.

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    Potdar, Pravin D; Jethmalani, Yogita D

    2015-06-26

    Stem cells are pluripotent cells, having a property of differentiating into various types of cells of human body. Several studies have developed mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from various human tissues, peripheral blood and body fluids. These cells are then characterized by cellular and molecular markers to understand their specific phenotypes. Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) are having a MSCs phenotype and they are differentiated into neuron, cardiomyocytes, chondrocytes, osteoblasts, liver cells and ? cells of islet of pancreas. Thus, DPSCs have shown great potentiality to use in regenerative medicine for treatment of various human diseases including dental related problems. These cells can also be developed into induced pluripotent stem cells by incorporation of pluripotency markers and use for regenerative therapies of various diseases. The DPSCs are derived from various dental tissues such as human exfoliated deciduous teeth, apical papilla, periodontal ligament and dental follicle tissue. This review will overview the information about isolation, cellular and molecular characterization and differentiation of DPSCs into various types of human cells and thus these cells have important applications in regenerative therapies for various diseases. This review will be most useful for postgraduate dental students as well as scientists working in the field of oral pathology and oral medicine. PMID:26131314

  8. Combination of aligned PLGA/Gelatin electrospun sheets, native dental pulp extracellular matrix and treated dentin matrix as substrates for tooth root regeneration.

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    Chen, Gang; Chen, Jinlong; Yang, Bo; Li, Lei; Luo, Xiangyou; Zhang, Xuexin; Feng, Lian; Jiang, Zongting; Yu, Mei; Guo, Weihua; Tian, Weidong

    2015-06-01

    In tissue engineering, scaffold materials provide effective structural support to promote the repair of damaged tissues or organs through simulating the extracellular matrix (ECM) microenvironments for stem cells. This study hypothesized that simulating the ECM microenvironments of periodontium and dental pulp/dentin complexes would contribute to the regeneration of tooth root. Here, aligned PLGA/Gelatin electrospun sheet (APES), treated dentin matrix (TDM) and native dental pulp extracellular matrix (DPEM) were fabricated and combined into APES/TDM and DPEM/TDM for periodontium and dental pulp regeneration, respectively. This study firstly examined the physicochemical properties and biocompatibilities of both APES and DPEM in vitro, and further investigated the degradation of APES and revascularization of DPEM in vivo. Then, the potency of APES/TDM and DPEM/TDM in odontogenic induction was evaluated via co-culture with dental stem cells. Finally, we verified the periodontium and dental pulp/dentin complex regeneration in the jaw of miniature swine. Results showed that APES possessed aligned fiber orientation which guided cell proliferation while DPEM preserved the intrinsic fiber structure and ECM proteins. Importantly, both APES/TDM and DPEM/TDM facilitated the odontogenic differentiation of dental stem cells in vitro. Seeded with stem cells, the sandwich composites (APES/TDM/DPEM) generated tooth root-like tissues after being transplanted in porcine jaws for 12 w. In dental pulp/dentin complex-like tissues, columnar odontoblasts-like layer arranged along the interface between newly-formed predentin matrix and dental pulp-like tissues in which blood vessels could be found; in periodontium complex-like tissues, cellular cementum and periodontal ligament (PDL)-like tissues were generated on the TDM surface. Thus, above results suggest that APES and DPEM exhibiting appropriate physicochemical properties and well biocompatibilities, in accompany with TDM, could make up an ECM microenvironment for tooth root regeneration, which also offers a strategy for complex tissue or organ regeneration. PMID:25818413

  9. A review on periodontitis versus endodontics

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    Mohammad Salarpour

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Periodontitis (pair-e-o-don-TI-tis may be a serious gum infection that destroys the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth and endodontics is focused on the detection and treatment of pulp diseases as well. Disease will cause tooth loss or worse, associate with nursing inflated risk of heart failure or stroke and different serious health issues. Endodontics or periodontitis is however common for the most parts preventable. Disease is sometimes the result of poor oral hygiene. Daily brushing and flossing and regular skilled dental cleanings will greatly cut back your probability of developing disease. The purpose of the current review is to explore the important role for periodontitis/endodontics prevention in oral hygiene and health as well. In this review periodontitis/endodontics will be discussed in details in all aspects.

  10. Elevated extracellular calcium increases expression of bone morphogenetic protein-2 gene via a calcium channel and ERK pathway in human dental pulp cells

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    Tada, Hiroyuki [Division of Periodontology and Endodontology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Sendai 980-8575 (Japan); Nemoto, Eiji, E-mail: e-nemoto@umin.ac.jp [Division of Periodontology and Endodontology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Sendai 980-8575 (Japan); Kanaya, Sousuke; Hamaji, Nozomu; Sato, Hisae; Shimauchi, Hidetoshi [Division of Periodontology and Endodontology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Sendai 980-8575 (Japan)

    2010-04-16

    Dental pulp cells, which have been shown to share phenotypical features with osteoblasts, are capable of differentiating into odontoblast-like cells and generating a dentin-like mineral structure. Elevated extracellular Ca{sup 2+}Ca{sub o}{sup 2+} has been implicated in osteogenesis by stimulating the proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts; however, the role of Ca{sub o}{sup 2+} signaling in odontogenesis remains unclear. We found that elevated Ca{sub o}{sup 2+} increases bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2 gene expression in human dental pulp cells. The increase was modulated not only at a transcriptional level but also at a post-transcriptional level, because treatment with Ca{sup 2+} increased the stability of BMP-2 mRNA in the presence of actinomycin D, an inhibitor of transcription. A similar increase in BMP-2 mRNA level was observed in other human mesenchymal cells from oral tissue; periodontal ligament cells and gingival fibroblasts. However, the latter cells exhibited considerably lower expression of BMP-2 mRNA compared with dental pulp cells and periodontal ligament cells. The BMP-2 increase was markedly inhibited by pretreatment with an extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) inhibitor, PD98059, and partially inhibited by the L-type Ca{sup 2+} channels inhibitor, nifedipine. However, pretreatment with nifedipine had no effect on ERK1/2 phosphorylation triggered by Ca{sup 2+}, suggesting that the Ca{sup 2+} influx from Ca{sup 2+} channels may operate independently of ERK signaling. Dental pulp cells do not express the transcript of Ca{sup 2+}-sensing receptors (CaSR) and only respond slightly to other cations such as Sr{sup 2+} and spermine, suggesting that dental pulp cells respond to Ca{sub o}{sup 2+} to increase BMP-2 mRNA expression in a manner different from CaSR and rather specific for Ca{sub o}{sup 2+} among cations.

  11. Periapical fluid RANKL and IL-8 are differentially regulated in pulpitis and apical periodontitis

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    Rechenberg, Dan-k; Bostanci, Nagihan; Zehnder, Matthias; Belibasakis, Georgios N.

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    The dental pulp space can become infected due to a breach in the surrounding hard tissues. This leads to inflammation of the pulp (pulpitis), soft tissue breakdown, and finally to bone loss around the root apex (apical periodontitis). The succession of the molecular events leading to apical periodontitis is currently not known. The main inflammatory mediator associated with neutrophil chemotaxis is interleukin-8 (IL-8), and with bone resorption the dyad of receptor activator of NF-??B lig...

  12. Dental Investigations: Efficiency of Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy in Moderate Chronic Periodontitis

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    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Chronic periodontitis is defined as an inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues of teeth caused by microorganisms in the dental biofilm, resulting in progressive destruction of the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone with pocket formation and gingival recession. Treatment of chronic periodontitis aims at arresting the inflammation and stopping the loss of attachment by removal and control of the supra- and subgingival biofilm and establishing a local environment and microflora compatible with periodontal health. The AIM of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of non-surgical therapy (scaling and root planning in the treatment of moderate chronic periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 30 patients aged between 33 and 75 years, of which 46.7% women and 53.3% men, diagnosed with moderate and, at some sites, severe periodontitis. They were treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy methods (scaling and root planning and curettage if indicated. Additionally, chemical plaque control with rinse water containing chlorhexidine was applied. The diagnostic and reassessment procedures included measuring the periodontal indices of 601 periodontal units before and after the therapy. The indices measured were the papillary bleeding index (PBI, the hygiene index (HI, the probing pocket depth (PPD and the clinical attachment level (CAL. RESULTS: Significant reduction of plaque and gingival inflammation was found in all treated patients; we also found a statistically significant reduction of periodontal pockets with clinically measured depth ? 5 mm (PD ? 5 mm. Pockets with PD > 5 mm did not show statistically significant lower incidence rates probably due to the initially small percentage of deep pockets in the patients studied. There was a statistically significant reduction of all sites with attachment loss, the highest significance found at sites where the attachment loss was greater than 5 mm. CONCLUSION: The results of the study suggest that nonsurgical periodontal therapy is effective in managing the moderate chronic periodontitis. Given a good patient compliance, the antimicrobial periodontal therapy can be quite efficient in arresting the inflammatory process and reducing the depth of periodontal pockets; it can also achieve a stable attachment loss level and obviate the need to use a surgical periodontal treatment modality.

  13. Periodontal Probe Improves Exams, Alleviates Pain

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    Dentists, comedian Bill Cosby memorably mused, tell you not to pick your teeth with any sharp metal object. Then you sit in their chair, and the first thing they grab is an iron hook!" Conventional periodontal probing is indeed invasive, uncomfortable for the patient, and the results can vary greatly between dentists and even for repeated measurements by the same dentist. It is a necessary procedure, though, as periodontal disease is the most common dental disease, involving the loss of teeth by the gradual destruction of ligaments that hold teeth in their sockets in the jawbone. The disease usually results from an increased concentration of bacteria in the pocket, or sulcus, between the gums and teeth. These bacteria produce acids and other byproducts, which enlarge the sulcus by eroding the gums and the periodontal ligaments. The sulcus normally has a depth of 1 to 2 millimeters, but in patients with early stages of periodontal disease, it has a depth of 3 to 5 millimeters. By measuring the depth of the sulcus, periodontists can have a good assessment of the disease s progress. Presently, there are no reliable clinical indicators of periodontal disease activity, and the best available diagnostic aid, periodontal probing, can only measure what has already been lost. A method for detecting small increments of periodontal ligament breakdown would permit earlier diagnosis and intervention with less costly and time-consuming therapy, while overcoming the problems associated with conventional probing. The painful, conventional method for probing may be destined for the archives of dental history, thanks to the development of ultrasound probing technologies. The roots of ultrasound probes are in an ultrasound-based time-of-flight technique routinely used to measure material thickness and length in the Nondestructive Evaluation Sciences Laboratory at Langley Research Center. The primary applications of that technology have been for corrosion detection and bolt tension measurements (Spinoff 2005). This ultrasound measurement system was adapted to the Periodontal Structures Mapping System, invented at Langley by John A. Companion, under the supervision of Dr. Joseph S. Heyman. Support of the research and development that led to this invention was provided by NASA s Technology Applications Engineering Program and by the Naval Institute for Dental and Biomedical Research, in Great Lakes, Illinois.

  14. Periodontal Plastic Surgery Procedures

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    ... Procedures Periodontal Plastic Surgery Procedures Find a Periodontist Periodontal Plastic Surgery Procedures Periodontists are often considered the ... a result of a variety of causes, including periodontal diseases. Gum graft surgery and other root coverage ...

  15. Gum (Periodontal) Disease

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    ... of this page please turn Javascript on. Gum (Periodontal) Disease What Is Gum (Periodontal) Disease? An Infection of the Gums and Surrounding Tissues Gum (periodontal) disease is an infection of the gums and ...

  16. Immunohistochemical expression of heat shock proteins in the mouse periodontal tissues due to orthodontic mechanical stress*

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    Muraoka R

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The histopathology of periodontal ligament of the mouse subjected to mechanical stress was studied. Immunohistochemical expressions of HSP27 and pHSP27 were examined. Experimental animals using the maxillary molars of ddY mouse by Waldo method were used in the study. A separator was inserted to induce mechanical stress. After 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours, 9 hours and 24 hours, the regional tissues were extracted, fixed in 4% paraformaldehyde and 0.05 M phosphate-buffered fixative solution. Paraffin sections were made for immunohistochemistry using HSP27 and p-HSP27. In the control group, the periodontal ligament fibroblasts expressed low HSP27 and p-HSP27. However, in the experimental group, periodontal ligament fibroblasts expressed HSP27 10 minutes after mechanical load application in the tension side. The strongest expression was detected 9 hours after inducing mechanical load. p-HSP27 was also expressed in a time-dependent manner though weaker than HSP27. The findings suggest that HSP27 and p-HSP27 were expressed for the maintenance of homeostasis of periodontal ligament by the activation of periodontal ligament fibroblasts on the tension side. It also suggests that these proteins act as molecular chaperones for osteoblast activation and maintenance of homeostasis.

  17. Periodontal Disease Part IV: Periodontal Infections

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    Turnbull, Robert S.

    1988-01-01

    In Part IV of this article, the author describes two periodontal infections, acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (trench mouth) and periodontal abscess, both acute painful conditions for which patients may seek advice from their family physician rather than their dentist.

  18. Timing of pulp extirpation for replanted avulsed teeth.

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    Stewart, Chris

    2009-01-01

    A search was performed (April 2004) across four databases, namely Ovid Medline, Cochrane Library, PubMed and Web of Science, relevant to the proposed PICO ( Patient or problem, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) question: (P) for a replanted avulsed permanent tooth, (I) is early pulp extirpation within 10-14 days of replantation, (C) compared with delayed pulp extirpation, (O) associated an increased likelihood of successful periodontal healing after tooth replantation. Only articles published in the English language were considered.

  19. Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health

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    ... Procedures Periodontal Plastic Surgery Procedures Find a Periodontist Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases. For ...

  20. Ultrasonography of ankle ligaments

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    The lateral collateral ligament of the ankle is a complex of 3 ligaments: The anterior and posterior talofibular ligaments and the calcaneofibular ligament; these ligaments work together to support the lateral aspect of the ankle. The anterior talofibular (ATF) ligament (Fig. 1) runs from the anterior of the talus. The probe is placed in a slightly oblique position from the malleolus toward the forefoot. The ligament is hyperechoic when its fibres are perpendicular to the ultrasound beam (anisotropy artifact is present in ligaments as well as in tendons). It is approximately 2 mm thick and, during examination, must be straight and tight from one insertion point to the other, as seen in Fig. 2. The posterior talofibular (PTF) ligament, which runs from the posterior part of the malleolus to the posterior part of the talus, is difficult to see on US, being partially or sometimes completely hidden by the malleolus. The calcaneofibular ligament forms the middle portion of the lateral collateral ligament. It is tight between the inferior part of the lateral malleolus and the calcaneus, and runs in a slightly posterior oblique direction toward the heel (Fig. 3). The ligament lies on the deep surface of the fibular tendons, forming a hammock to fall deep on the calcaneus surface (Fig. 4). The calcaneofibular ligament is approximately 2-3 nun thick and is hyperechoic in the distal two-thirds only because of the obliquity of the proximal part. When examining this ligament, it il part. When examining this ligament, it is mandatory that the ankle be flexed dorsally; this stretches the ligament so that it can be seen clearly. (author)

  1. Insertional Inactivation of pac and rmlB Genes Reduces the Release of Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha, Interleukin-6, and Interleukin-8 Induced by Streptococcus mutans in Monocytic, Dental Pulp, and Periodontal Ligament Cells

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    Engels-deutsch, Marc; Pini, Annelise; Yamashita, Yoshihisa; Shibata, Yukie; Haikel, Youssef; Scho?ller-guinard, Marie; Klein, Jean-paul

    2003-01-01

    Streptococcus mutans possesses different cell wall molecules, such as protein of the I/II family, the serotype f polysaccharide rhamnose glucose polymer (RGP), and lipoteichoic acid (LTA), which act as adhesins and modulins, allowing S. mutans to colonize teeth and cause dental caries and pulpitis. We tested several isogenic mutants of S. mutans defective in protein I/II and/or RGP, as well as purified modulins such as protein I/II, RGP, and LTA, for their binding and activation abilities on ...

  2. Artificial periodontal defects

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    Jansen, Jan

    1982-01-01

    Artificial periodontal defects in experimental animals have been widely used in the past to study the effects of periodontal treatment procedures. Since the ultimate goal of animal experiments is the extrapolation of the results to t he human situation, the artificially created periodontal defects should resemble the naturally occurring periodontal lesions found in a man, as closely as possible. First, the features of naturally occuring periodontitis are described. Next, results of the histol...

  3. Indirect pulp therapy in a symptomatic mature molar using calcium enriched mixture cement

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    Torabzadeh, Hassan; Asgary, Saeed

    2013-01-01

    Dental pulp has the ability of repair/regeneration. Indirect pulp therapy (IPT) is recommended for pulp preservation in asymptomatic teeth with extremely deep caries as well as teeth with clinical symptoms of reversible pulpitis. In this case study, we performed IPT with calcium enriched mixture (CEM) cement on a symptomatic permanent molar. After clinical/radiographic examinations the tooth was diagnosed with irreversible pulpitis and associated apical periodontitis. IPT involved partial car...

  4. Periodontal Disease: Causes and Prevention

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    Periodontal Disease: Causes and Prevention What Is Periodontal Disease? What Causes Periodontal Disease? Risks and Prevention What Is Periodontal Disease? If your hands bled when you washed them, you would be ...

  5. Influence of periodontitis and nonsurgical periodontal intervention on atherosclerosis diseases

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    Tielou Chen; Shifeng Wang; Guoqin Liu; Xinhai Zhang; Dahai Tang; Zhifen Wu

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Periodontitis and atherosclerosis diseases are chronic inflammatory disorders which are highly prevalent in populations. Nonsurgical periodontal intervention belongs to the initial therapy strategy to periodontal diseases. Periodontal pathogen can enter into blood stream through the ulceration epithelial resulting in bacteraemia when periodontitis is severe. The objective is to investigate the relationship between periodontitis and atherosclerosis diseases, and the influence of non...

  6. Mini Review: The Epithelial Cell Rests of Malassez: A Role in Periodontal Regeneration?

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    Julio C. Rincón

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This article reviews general aspects about the epithelial cell rests of Malassez (ERM. The historical and general morphological features of the ERM are briefly described. The embryological derivation of the ERM is presented as an important consideration in understanding the events associated with their origin and possible functional roles within the periodontal ligament. The ultrastructural description of the ERM is also included to complement the morphological characteristics which distinguish these cells as the unique epithelial element of the periodontal ligament. The unique ability of these cells to synthesize and secrete a number of proteins usually associated with cells of mesenchymal origin, rather than ectodermal origin. Such considerations lead to our hypothesis that one of the functional roles of the ERM may lie not only their role in maintaining and contributing to the normal periodontal cellular elements and function but also contributing, in a significant manner, to periodontal regeneration.

  7. Comparative evaluation of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH and aspartate aminotransferase (AST levels in periodontal diseases

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    Arash Azizi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Periodontitis is a chronic multi-factorial infectious disease characterized by irreversible destruction of collagen fibers and other matrix constituents of the gingival tissues and periodontal ligament, and resorption of alveolar bone around the teeth with periodontal pocket formation. Host response to periodontal disease includes production of different enzymes that are released by stromal, epithelial or inflammatory cells associated with cell injury and cell death, including aspartate aminotransferase and lactate dehydrogenase. The aim of this study was to compare aspartate aminotransferase and lactate dehydrogenase salivary levels in patients with generalized aggressive periodontitis and chronic mild-to-moderate periodontitis and healthy subjects with normal periodontium. Materials and methods: In this experimental study, unstimulated saliva of 25 patients with mild-to-moderate periodontitis, 15 patients with aggressive periodontitis, and 25 subjects with healthy gingiva were collected. The mean aspartate aminotransferase and lactate dehydrogenase salivary levels were measured by RA-ST autoanalyzer system. Data were analyzed by ANOVA and Tukey test.Results: The mean levels and standard deviations of lactate dehydrogenase salivary enzyme in generalized aggressive periodontitis, chronic mild-to-moderate periodontitis and control groups were 1713±88.4, 1492±65.4, 1108±34.5, respectively, with significant differences between the groups (p value < 0.05 The mean levels and standard deviations of aspartate aminotransferase salivary enzyme in generalized aggressive periodontitis, chronic mild-to-moderate periodontitis and control groups were 55.46±5.6, 47.04±3.3 and 32.04±2.3, respectively, with significant differences (p value < 0.05.Conclusion: Mean levels of aspartate aminotransferase and lactate dehydrogenase salivary enzymes in periodontal patients were higher than those in healthy subjects and these enzymes can be good markers for determining amount of destruction of periodontal tissues. Key words: Aspartate aminotransferase, Lactate dehydrogenase, Periodontal disease, Saliva.

  8. Effects of a Low Level Laser on Periodontal Tissue in Hypofunctional Teeth

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    Hayashi, Hidetaka; Terao, Akiko; Kunimatsu, Ryo; Kawata, Toshitsugu

    2014-01-01

    Malocclusions, such as an open bite and high canines, are often encountered in orthodontic practice. Teeth without occlusal stimuli are known as hypofunctional teeth, and numerous atrophic changes have been reported in the periodontal tissue, including reductions in blood vessels in the periodontal ligament (PDL), heavy root resorption, and reduced bone mineral density (BMD) in the alveolar bone. Low Level Laser (LLL) has been shown to have a positive effect on bone formation and the vasculat...

  9. Anatomy of the Lateral Ankle Ligaments

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    Si?ndel, Muzaffer

    1998-01-01

    The lateral ligaments of talocrural articulation, namely anterior talofibular ligament, posterior talofibular ligament and cal-caneofibular ligament, are important in an-atomic reconstruction. If reconstructed improperly, they are known to limit the movements of talocrural articulation and subtalar articulation (talocalcaneal articulation) Studies on anatomy of anterior talofibular ligament, posterior talofibular ligament and calcaneofibular ligament known as the lateral ligaments ...

  10. Types of Periodontal Disease

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    ... cases, you may need other steps, such as antimicrobial therapy, periodontal surgery or both. Aggressive Periodontitis Aggressive ... Bleeding gums Significant pain Bad breath A whitish film on the surface of the gums People with ...

  11. Fighting for territories: time-lapse analysis of dental pulp and dental follicle stem cells in co-culture reveals specific migratory capabilities

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    C Schiraldi

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Stem cell migration is a critical step during the repair of damaged tissues. In order to achieve appropriate cell-based therapies for tooth and periodontal ligament repair it is necessary first to understand the dynamics of tissue-specific stem cell populations such as dental pulp stem cells (DPSC and dental follicle stem cells (DFSC. Using time-lapse imaging, we analysed migratory and proliferative capabilities of these two human stem cell lines in vitro. When cultured alone, both DPSC and DFSC exhibited low and irregular migration profiles. In co-cultures, DFSC, but not DPSC, spectacularly increased their migration activity and velocity. DFSC rapidly surrounded the DPSC, thus resembling the in vivo developmental process, where follicle cells encircle both dental epithelium and pulp. Cell morphology was dependent on the culture conditions (mono-culture or co-culture and changed over time. Regulatory genes involved in dental cell migration and differentiation such as TWIST1, MSX1, RUNX2, SFRP1 and ADAM28, were also evaluated in co-cultures. MSX1 up-regulation indicates that DPSC and DFSC retain their odontogenic potential. However, DPSC lose their capacity to differentiate into odontoblasts in the presence of DFSC, as suggested by RUNX2 up-regulation and TWIST1 down-regulation. In contrast, the unchanged levels of SFRP1 expression suggest that DFSC retain their potential to form periodontal tissues even in the presence of DPSC. These findings demonstrate that stem cells behave differently according to their environment, retain their genetic memory, and compete with each other to acquire the appropriate territory. Understanding the mechanisms involved in stem cell migration may lead to new therapeutic approaches for tooth repair.

  12. Occlusal considerations in periodontics.

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    Davies, S J; Gray, R J; Linden, G J; James, J A

    2001-12-01

    Periodontal disease does not directly affect the occluding surfaces of teeth, consequently some may find a section on periodontics a surprising inclusion. Trauma from the occlusion, however, has been linked with periodontal disease for many years. Karolyi published his pioneering paper, in 1901 'Beobachtungen uber Pyorrhoea alveolaris' (occlusal stress and 'alveolar pyorrhoea'). (1) However, despite extensive research over many decades, the role of occlusion in the aetiology and pathogenesis of inflammatory periodontitis is still not completely understood. PMID:11770945

  13. Ankle ligament injuries

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    Renstro?m, Per A. F. H.; Lynch, Scott A.

    1998-01-01

    Acute ankle ligament sprains are common injuries. The majority of these occur during athletic participation in the 15 to 35 year age range. Despite the frequency of the injury, diagnostic and treatment protocols have varied greatly. Lateral ligament complex injuries are by far the most common of the ankle sprains. Lateral ligament injuries typically occur during plantar flexion and inversion, which is the position of maximum stress on the anterotalofibular liagment (ATFL). For this reason, th...

  14. Diabetes and periodontitis

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    Deshpande Kalyani

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The main aim of this review is to update the reader with practical knowledge concerning the relationship between diabetes mellitus and periodontal diseases. Exclusive data is available on the association between these two chronic diseases till date. Articles published on this relationship often provide the knowledge of definitions of diabetes mellitus and periodontal diseases, prevalence, extent, severity of periodontal disease, complications of diabetes along with the possible underlying mechanisms. The authors reviewed human epidemiological studies, cross-sectional observations and longitudinal cohort, case control that evaluated variables exclusively over the past 30 years and the predominant findings from the "certain" articles are summarized in this review. This review clarifies certain queries such as 1 Do periodontal diseases have an effect on the metabolic control of diabetes? 2 Does diabetes act as a risk factor of periodontitis? 3 What are the possible underlying mechanisms relating the connection between these two chronic diseases? 4 What is the effect of periodontal intervention on metabolic control of diabetes? After a thorough survey of literature, it was observed that diabetes acts as a risk factor in development of periodontitis as periodontitis is significantly aggravated in patients suffering from diabetes having long term hyperglycemia. Different mechanisms underlying the association between the accelerated periodontal disease and diabetes are emerging but still more work is required. Major efforts are required to elucidate the impact of periodontal diseases on diabetes. At the same time, patients are needed to be made aware of regular periodontal maintenance schedule and oral hygiene.

  15. The Relationship between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontitis

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    P Ghaliani

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of tooth supportive tissues and is characterized by destruction in periodontal ligaments and alveolar bone besides pocket formation and gingival recession. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common chroinic inflammatory disease of the joints. The aim of this study was to survey the relationship between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis.Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional-analytical study, 50 rheumatoid arthritis patients forming the case group and 50 healthy individuals as the control group were included. Mean of plaque index, percentage of bleeding sites, mean of probing depth, percentage of sites with probing depth more than 3mm, percentage of sites with attachment loss, and percentage of sites with gingival recession and the number of missing teeth were recorded in both groups. Mean values of each variable were compared between the two groups using t- test. The collected data were statistically analyzed via SPSS on a computer. (?=0/05.Results: Analyzing the data showed that there were no statistically significant differences in the mean of plaque index, percentage of bleeding sites , mean of probing depth, percentage of sites with probing depth more than 3mm, percentage of sites with attachment loss, and percentage of sites with gingival recession, between the case and the control group. The mean of attachment loss (P-value =0.04, mean of gingival recession (P-value =0.02 , and the average number of missing teeth (P-value =0.0001were significantly higher in the rheumatoid arthritis (the case group compared to the control group. Conclusion: periodontal disease (based on the average clinical attachment loss was seen with a higher severity among patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Therefore, regular dental examination besides close attention to dental health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is highly recommended. Key words: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Periodontitis, Attachment loss

  16. An investigation on clinical, radiological and biochemical methods for assessing periodontitis activity

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    In order to recognize in which stage rapidly progressing destruction of periodontal ligament fibers occurs, a number of diagnostic methods are studied in this thesis. It turns out that the actual much utilized clinical methods can not be improved while radiological and biochemical diagnositic methods are much more promising. 106 refs.; 20 figs.; 36 tabs

  17. CT of hepatoduodenal ligament

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    In determining the operability, especially of super-radical approach to malignancies of biliary tract, it is very important to confirm the direct infiltration or metastasis to the lymphnodes in the hepatoduodenal ligament. To date, the information about hepatoduodnal ligament obtained by conventional means such as angiography, cholangiography, etc, has been limited. In the present study, we performed some analysis on CT findings of hepatoduodenal ligament produced by malignant tumors of the biliary tract. Forty-two biliary tract malignancies (24 cases of bile duct cancer, 18 cases of gallbladder cancer) showed tumor shadows in the region of hepatoduodenal ligament and/or bile duct dilatation on CT : Ten bile duct (41,7%) and 5 gallbladder primary (27.8%). Of 19 cases with bile duct cancer in hepatoduodenal ligament, 10 (52.6%) had the tumor shadows. In one case, the shadow within the ligament was suggestive of primary tumor. Of these 10 cases, only one was resectable by surgery. With gallbladder cancer, the shadows were the cancer infiltration and/or lymphnode metastasis. All cases bile duct cancer and 11 cases gallbladder cancer (61.1%) showed dilatations of bile duct in various degrees. As a preoperative examination, CT was thought to be the most useful in confirming the cancer infiltration and/or lymphnode metastasis in the hepatoduodenal ligament. (author)

  18. Normalization of periodontal tissues in osteopetrotic mib mutant rats, treated with CSF-1

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    Wojtowicz, A.; Yamauchi, M.; Sotowski, R.; Ostrowski, K.

    1998-01-01

    The osteopetrotic mib mutation in rats causes defects in the skeletal bone tissue in young animals. These defects, i.e. slow bone remodelling, changes in both crystallinity and mineral content, are transient and undergo normalization, even without any treatment in 6-wk-old animals. Treatment with CSF-1 (colony stimulating factor-1) accelerates the normalization process in skeletal bones. The periodontal tissues around the apices of incisors show abnormalities caused by the slow remodelling process of the mandible bone tissue, the deficiency of osteoclasts and their abnormal morphology, as well as the disorganization of periodontal ligament fibres. In contrast to the skeletal tissues, these abnormalities would not undergo spontaneous normalization. Under treatment with colony stimulating factor 1 (CSF-1), the primitive bone trabeculae of mandible are resorbed and the normalization of the number of osteoclasts and their cytology occurs. The organization of the periodontal ligament fibres is partially restored, resembling the histological structure of the normal one.

  19. prévio ao periodontal?

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    Rachel Romagna

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The success of the endo-periodontal lesions treatment is dependent on an adequatediagnosis and treatment plan also associated with a previous knowledge regarding theinvolved tissues anatomy and the ethoopatogenesis pathways associated with the lesions.The present literature review was motivated by the controversies related to the treatmentof the endo-periodontal lesions, particularly related to the biologic plausibility for theendodontic treatment previous to the periodontal. It could be observed that, eventhougthin few numbers, the literature points to the benefit of the previous endodontic treatment,leading to the periapical healing and avoiding the elimination of potentially healing, i.e demineralized bone matrix, due to the periodontal instrumentation. In this sense, it ispossible to conclude that an adequate initial endodontic treatment and the longitudinalevaluation of the healing process, before the periodontal instrumentation, may determine abetter prognosis to the endodontic-periodontic lesions.

  20. The application of bone morphogenetic proteins to periodontal and peri-implant tissue regeneration: A literature review

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    Sasikumar, Karuppanan P.; Elavarasu, Sugumari; Gadagi, Jayaprakash S.

    2012-01-01

    Progress in understanding the role of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) in craniofacial and tooth development and the demonstration of stem cells in periodontal ligament have set the stage for periodontal regenerative therapy and tissue engineering. Furthermore, recent approval by the Food and Drug Administration of recombinant human BMPs for accelerating bone fusion in slow-healing fractures indicates that this protein family may prove useful in designing regenerative treatments in periodon...

  1. Nicotine and periodontal tissues

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    Malhotra Ranjan; Kapoor Anoop; Grover Vishakha; Kaushal Sumit

    2010-01-01

    Tobacco use has been recognized to be a significant risk factor for the development and progression of periodontal disease. Its use is associated with increased pocket depths, loss of periodontal attachment, alveolar bone and a higher rate of tooth loss. Nicotine, a major component and most pharmacologically active agent in tobacco is likely to be a significant contributing factor for the exacerbation of periodontal diseases. Available literature suggests that nicotine affects gingival blood ...

  2. Diabetes and periodontitis

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    Deshpande Kalyani; Jain Ashish; Sharma RaviKant; Prashar Savita; Jain Rajni

    2010-01-01

    The main aim of this review is to update the reader with practical knowledge concerning the relationship between diabetes mellitus and periodontal diseases. Exclusive data is available on the association between these two chronic diseases till date. Articles published on this relationship often provide the knowledge of definitions of diabetes mellitus and periodontal diseases, prevalence, extent, severity of periodontal disease, complications of diabetes along with the possible underlying mec...

  3. SMOKING AND PERIODONTAL DISEASE

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    Grover Harpreet Singh

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Periodontitis is the result of complex interrelationships between infectious agents and host factors. Environmental, acquired, and genetic risk factors modify the expression of disease and may, therefore, affect the onset or progression of periodontitis. Numerous studies of the potential mechanisms whereby smoking tobacco may predispose to periodontal disease have been conducted, and it appears that smoking may affect the vasculature, the humoral immune system, and the cellular immune and inflammatory systems, and have effects throughout the cytokine and adhesion molecule network. The aim of present review is to consider the association between smoking and periodontal diseases.

  4. Terapia periodontal no quirúrgica / Nonsurgical periodontal therapy

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    Leticia, Botero Zuluaga; Alejandro, Botero Botero; Juán Sebastián, Bedoya Trujillo; Isabel Cristina, Guzmán Zuluaga.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: en el tratamiento de las enfermedades periodontales contamos con la terapia periodontal no quirúrgica, la cual ha sido avalada científicamente mostrando su efectividad. El principal objetivo de este artículo es demostrar la efectividad de la terapia periodontal no quirúrgica evidenciad [...] a en múltiples estudios con relación a las indicaciones, aspectos microbiológicos, efectos en los tejidos y la importancia de la terapia de mantenimiento una vez finalizado el tratamiento. MÉTODOS: se hizo una revisión con relación al tema en los últimos años teniendo como patrón los conceptos clave periodontales. RESULTADOS: la terapia periodontal no quirúrgica (TPNQ) no es un procedimiento que pueda y deba realizarse en un corto tiempo y en pocas citas, el tiempo para su ejecución se amplía lo necesario en especial para lograr una limpieza y regularización de las raíces lo más completa posible. CONCLUSIÓN: varios autores reportan que la reducción de la microbiota se mantuvo entre 14 y 180 días, luego de la terapia, esto justifica las citas periódicas de mantenimiento periodontal y estos señalan que el aspecto crítico de la terapia no es la escogencia entre un procedimiento quirúrgico o no quirúrgico, sino la limpieza detallada y completa por el profesional y el buen nivel de higiene bucal por parte del paciente. Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: In the treatment of periodontal diseases, we can rely on nonsurgical periodontal therapy, which has been scientifically proven as its effectiveness has been recognized. The main objective of this article is to demonstrate the usefulness of nonsurgical periodontal therapy, as evidenced [...] in several studies that serve as guidelines, as well as microbiological aspects, effects on tissues and the importance of maintenance therapy after treatment completion. METHODS: a review was conducted in order to revise this topic considering key periodontal concepts as a guideline. RESULTS: nonsurgical periodontal therapy (NSPT) is a procedure that cannot and should not be carried out in a few sessions; the time required for its completion is extended as necessary in order to achieve cleaning and adjustment of the roots as completely as possible. CONCLUSIONS: Several authors have reported that reduction of microbiota remains between 14 and 180 days after therapy. This explains the regular periodontal maintenance appointments. They also indicate that the critical aspect of this therapy is not the choice between a surgical or a nonsurgical procedure, but a detailed and thorough cleaning by the dental professional and the good level of oral hygiene achieved by the patient.

  5. Terapia periodontal no quirúrgica Nonsurgical periodontal therapy

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    Leticia Botero Zuluaga

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: en el tratamiento de las enfermedades periodontales contamos con la terapia periodontal no quirúrgica, la cual ha sido avalada científicamente mostrando su efectividad. El principal objetivo de este artículo es demostrar la efectividad de la terapia periodontal no quirúrgica evidenciada en múltiples estudios con relación a las indicaciones, aspectos microbiológicos, efectos en los tejidos y la importancia de la terapia de mantenimiento una vez finalizado el tratamiento. MÉTODOS: se hizo una revisión con relación al tema en los últimos años teniendo como patrón los conceptos clave periodontales. RESULTADOS: la terapia periodontal no quirúrgica (TPNQ no es un procedimiento que pueda y deba realizarse en un corto tiempo y en pocas citas, el tiempo para su ejecución se amplía lo necesario en especial para lograr una limpieza y regularización de las raíces lo más completa posible. CONCLUSIÓN: varios autores reportan que la reducción de la microbiota se mantuvo entre 14 y 180 días, luego de la terapia, esto justifica las citas periódicas de mantenimiento periodontal y estos señalan que el aspecto crítico de la terapia no es la escogencia entre un procedimiento quirúrgico o no quirúrgico, sino la limpieza detallada y completa por el profesional y el buen nivel de higiene bucal por parte del paciente.INTRODUCTION: In the treatment of periodontal diseases, we can rely on nonsurgical periodontal therapy, which has been scientifically proven as its effectiveness has been recognized. The main objective of this article is to demonstrate the usefulness of nonsurgical periodontal therapy, as evidenced in several studies that serve as guidelines, as well as microbiological aspects, effects on tissues and the importance of maintenance therapy after treatment completion. METHODS: a review was conducted in order to revise this topic considering key periodontal concepts as a guideline. RESULTS: nonsurgical periodontal therapy (NSPT is a procedure that cannot and should not be carried out in a few sessions; the time required for its completion is extended as necessary in order to achieve cleaning and adjustment of the roots as completely as possible. CONCLUSIONS: Several authors have reported that reduction of microbiota remains between 14 and 180 days after therapy. This explains the regular periodontal maintenance appointments. They also indicate that the critical aspect of this therapy is not the choice between a surgical or a nonsurgical procedure, but a detailed and thorough cleaning by the dental professional and the good level of oral hygiene achieved by the patient.

  6. Periodontal Management of Non Healing Endodontic Lesion

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    Nitin H. Dani

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The fact that the periodontium is anatomically interrelated with the dental pulp by virtue of apical foramina and lateral canals creates pathways for exchange of noxious agents between the two tissue compartments when either or both of the tissues are diseased. Proper diagnosis of the various disorders affecting the periodontium and the pulp is important to exclude unnecessary and even detrimental treatment. This is a clinical case report of an enododontic-periodontic lesion in relation to lower left central incisor. Root canal treatment has been done with the respected tooth six months ago, but the lesion showed no sign of healing resulting in draining sinus and increasing pocket depth. Radiographic examination revealed overobturation of gutta-percha with peri-radicular pathology. Periodontal flap surgery was performed and the defect was filled with bone graft mixed with Platelet rich plasma (PRP and covered by platelet rich fibrin (PRF. Patient reviewed for six months which showed uneventful healing and no recurrence of the lesion.

  7. Novel application of stem cell-derived factors for periodontal regeneration

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    Highlights: ? Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) secrete a variety of cytokines. ? Cytokines were detected in conditioned medium from cultured MSCs (MSC-CM). ? MSC-CM enhanced activation of dog MSCs and periodontal ligament cells. ? MSC-CM significantly promoted alveolar bone and cementum regeneration. ? Multiple cytokines contained in MSC-CM promote periodontal regeneration. -- Abstract: The effect of conditioned medium from cultured mesenchymal stem cells (MSC-CM) on periodontal regeneration was evaluated. In vitro, MSC-CM stimulated migration and proliferation of dog MSCs (dMSCs) and dog periodontal ligament cells (dPDLCs). Cytokines such as insulin-like growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, transforming growth factor-?1, and hepatocyte growth factor were detected in MSC-CM. In vivo, one-wall critical-size, intrabony periodontal defects were surgically created in the mandible of dogs. Dogs with these defects were divided into three groups that received MSC-CM, PBS, or no implants. Absorbable atelo-collagen sponges (TERUPLUG®) were used as a scaffold material. Based on radiographic and histological observation 4 weeks after transplantation, the defect sites in the MSC-CM group displayed significantly greater alveolar bone and cementum regeneration than the other groups. These findings suggest that MSC-CM enhanced periodontal regeneration due to multiple cytokines contained in MSC-CM.

  8. Novel application of stem cell-derived factors for periodontal regeneration

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    Inukai, Takeharu, E-mail: t-inukai@med.nagoya-u.ac.jp [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine (Japan); Katagiri, Wataru, E-mail: w-kat@med.nagoya-u.ac.jp [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine (Japan); Yoshimi, Ryoko, E-mail: lianzi@med.nagoya-u.ac.jp [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine (Japan); Osugi, Masashi, E-mail: masashi@med.nagoya-u.ac.jp [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine (Japan); Kawai, Takamasa, E-mail: takamasa@med.nagoya-u.ac.jp [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine (Japan); Hibi, Hideharu, E-mail: hibihi@med.nagoya-u.ac.jp [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine (Japan); Ueda, Minoru, E-mail: mueda@med.nagoya-u.ac.jp [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine (Japan)

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    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) secrete a variety of cytokines. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cytokines were detected in conditioned medium from cultured MSCs (MSC-CM). Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer MSC-CM enhanced activation of dog MSCs and periodontal ligament cells. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer MSC-CM significantly promoted alveolar bone and cementum regeneration. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Multiple cytokines contained in MSC-CM promote periodontal regeneration. -- Abstract: The effect of conditioned medium from cultured mesenchymal stem cells (MSC-CM) on periodontal regeneration was evaluated. In vitro, MSC-CM stimulated migration and proliferation of dog MSCs (dMSCs) and dog periodontal ligament cells (dPDLCs). Cytokines such as insulin-like growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, transforming growth factor-{beta}1, and hepatocyte growth factor were detected in MSC-CM. In vivo, one-wall critical-size, intrabony periodontal defects were surgically created in the mandible of dogs. Dogs with these defects were divided into three groups that received MSC-CM, PBS, or no implants. Absorbable atelo-collagen sponges (TERUPLUG Registered-Sign ) were used as a scaffold material. Based on radiographic and histological observation 4 weeks after transplantation, the defect sites in the MSC-CM group displayed significantly greater alveolar bone and cementum regeneration than the other groups. These findings suggest that MSC-CM enhanced periodontal regeneration due to multiple cytokines contained in MSC-CM.

  9. Treatment of lateral periodontal cyst with guided tissue regeneration.

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    Meseli, Suleyman Emre; Agrali, Omer Birkan; Peker, Onder; Kuru, Leyla

    2014-07-01

    Lateral periodontal cyst (LPC), originated from epithelial rests in the periodontal ligament, is a noninflammatory cyst on the lateral surface of the root of a vital tooth. LPC is generally asymptomatic and presents a round or oval uniform lucency with well-defined borders radiographically. In this case report, clinical, histological and radiographical findings and periodontal treatment of 32-year-old female patient, who was referred to Department of Periodontology Clinic of Faculty of Dentistry, Marmara University with a painless hyperplastic lesion on the distobuccal site of the tooth number 12, were presented. The tooth number 12 was vital and a well-defined round radiolucent area with corticated borders was determined radiographically. Preliminary diagnosis was LPC based on clinical and radiographical findings. Mechanical periodontal treatment consisted of oral hygiene instructions, scaling and root planing was applied and flap operation was performed to gain access to the lesion. Following enucleation of the lesion, alveolar bone destruction shaped as a tunnel from labial to palatinal site was observed. The bone cavity was grafted with bovine-derived xenograft, followed by placement of a resorbable collagen membrane. Tissues removed from of the lesion were examined histologically. Hematoxylen-eosin stained sections showed vasculature granulomatous structure underlying squamous epithelium, and destructed bone spaces, all of which were consisted with LPC. Acceptable clinical healing was achieved at 6 months follow-up period. Satisfactory clinical and radiographical outcome can be achieved in the treatment of LPC using regenerative periodontal approach. PMID:25202227

  10. Refining of Polysulfide Pulps

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    Yalcin Copur

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This study compares the modified kraft process, polysulfide pulping, one of the methods to obtain higher pulp yield, with conventional kraft method. More specifically, the study focuses on the refining effects of polysulfide pulp, which is an area with limited literature. Physical, mechanical and chemical properties of kraft and polysulfide pulps (4% elemental sulfur addition to cooking digester cooked under the same conditions were studied as regards to their behavior under various PFI refining (0, 3000, 6000, 9000 revs.. Polysulfide (PS pulping, compared to the kraft method, resulted in higher pulp yield and higher pulp kappa number. Polysulfide also gave pulp having higher tensile and burst index. However, the strength of polysulfide pulp, tear index at a constant tensile index, was found to be 15% lower as compared to the kraft pulp. Refining studies showed that moisture holding ability of chemical pulps mostly depends on the chemical nature of the pulp. Refining effects such as fibrillation and fine content did not have a significant effect on the hygroscopic behavior of chemical pulp.

  11. Periodontal diseases: epidemiology.

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    Papapanou, P N

    1996-11-01

    1. The interpretation of epidemiological data of periodontal disease is difficult, due to inconsistencies in the methodology used. It is not possible, therefore, to accurately assess if the prevalence of the periodontal diseases shows a world-wide decline. As long as the disease is assessed through accumulated clinical attachment loss, retention of the natural dentition in older ages entails increased prevalence in these cohorts. Contemporary epidemiological studies should ideally employ full-mouth examination of the periodontal tissues. Partial recording estimates are generally biased, especially when the prevalence of the disease is low. 2. Early-onset periodontitis is infrequent in all populations. Adult periodontitis is rather prevalent; however, advanced disease affects limited subfractions of the population (probably less than 10 to 15%). Although prevalence figures vary with race and geographic region, in most cases, the progression pattern of the disease seems compatible with the retention of a functional dentition throughout life. 3. Of a plethora of behavioral and environmental risk markers identified by multi-variate analysis, smoking and presence of certain subgingival microorganisms have been proven to be true risk factors. The same holds true for diabetes mellitus, a systemic condition that confers a risk for periodontal disease which is independent of the effect of other significant factors. 4. In certain cases, periodontal infections appear to have a systemic impact on the host. Most recent data indicate that periodontal disease may confer risk for coronary heart disease and pre-term low birth weight. PMID:9118256

  12. Periodontal disease in smokers

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    Cerovi? Olivera

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Tobacco contains about 4000 different toxic substances from which almost 40 are proven to be cancerogenic. Nicotine, toxic alkaloid, is the most active substance in tobacco causing major number of harmful consequences for human organism as a whole, and for periodontal tissues as well. The aim of the paper was to show harmful effects of smoking on periodontal disease development, and to point out the problems caused by smoking during and after the periodontal treatment. Periodontal disease occurs in smokers more frequently as opposed to non-smokers. Typically, smokers have lower level of gingival inflammation, more excessive and accelerated loss of alveolar bone and epithelial insertion, deeper periodontal pockets and numerous gingival recessions. Along with that, smokers are carrying a decreased immune response that is expressed through various defense mechanisms. Smoking has negative impact on the outcome of conservative and surgical periodontal therapy. Effects of smoking on periodontal therapy success rate are requiring administration of antiseptic solutions and antibiotics throughout the treatment course. Every periodontologist must influence patients to stop smoking and thus act preventively on occurrence and progress of periodontal disease.

  13. Successful isolation, in vitro expansion and characterization of stem cells from Human Dental Pulp

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    Preethy SP

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that mesenchymal stem cells isolated from post natal human dental pulp, (Dental pulp stem cells-DPSCs which is from permanent teeth and SHED (stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth,the Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSC and Stem cells from root Apical papilla(SCAPhave the potential to differentiate into cells of a variety of tissues including heart, muscle, cartilage, bone, nerve, salivary glands, teeth etc(1,2,3,4.This multipotential ability of DPSCs is being researched for clinical application for treating a variety of diseases like myocardial infarction, muscular dystrophy, neuro-degenerative disorders, cartilage replacement, tooth regeneration and for repair of bone defects to mention a few. Moreover, the isolation of stem cells from teeth is minimally invasive, readily accessible and the non immunogenic characteristic of dental stem cells has paved the way for efforts to store the exfoliated deciduous teeth or milk teeth which is usually discarded, for use in the future. In this study we have isolated and expanded in vitro, the cells obtained from human dental pulp. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After obtaining written informed consent, 24 teeth that were extracted for therapeutic or cosmetic reasons from 16 patients were used in this study. The specimens were transported from the clinic to NCRM lab taking 6 to 48 Hrs. For removal of the pulp tissue, the teeth were split obliquely at the Cementoenamel junction and the pulp tissue was isolated using brooches. The extracted pulp tissues were subjected to digestion using Collagenase type-I and type II at 37?C for 15- 30 minutes. The digested cells were filtered with 70µm filter and centrifuged at 1800 rpm for 10 minutes. The pellet was then suspended in Dulbecco’s modified Eagle’s medium (DMEM/Ham’s F12 supplemented with 15% fetal bovine serum , 100 U/ml penicillin, 100 µg/ml streptomycin,2 m M L -glutamine, and 2 m M nonessential amino acids (5 .Cell counting was done by Trypan Blue dye exclusion method and the cells were seeded in 6 well culture plates. The plates with cells were incubated at 37?C with 5% CO2 for varying periods from 14 days-28 days. The cells were observed daily and media change was done every three days. RESULTS: Viable Dental Pulp tissue-cells were obtained after transportation of up to 48 hrs and the in vitro growth of cells was initially slow but colonies were identified from the 10th day onwards. The cells were harvested at different intervals of 14-28 days for each sample based on their growth and subjected to H & E staining .The H & E staining of the cultured cells of all the samples showed positive resultsCONCLUSION: We are able to transport extracted teeth and derive viable dental pulp tissue cells after enzymatic digestion and multiply them in culture after a maximum of 48 hrs after transportation. The cells could be grown in culture with a morphology resembling dental pulp stem cells while in culture expansion and in H&E studies. Further characterization of the cells is necessary to confirm their Stemness. References1.Gronthos S, Mankani M, Brahim J, Robey PG, Shi S. Postnatal human dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs in vitro and in vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 20002.Nosrat IV, Widenfalk J, Olson L, Nosrat CA. Dental pulp cells produce neurotrophic factors, interact with trigeminal neurons in vitro, and rescue motoneurons after spinal cord injury. Dev Biol. 2001 Oct 3.Iohara K, Zheng L, Ito M, Tomokiyo A, Matsushita K, Nakashima M. Side population cells isolated from porcine dental pulp tissue with self-renewal and multipotency for dentinogenesis, chondrogenesis, adipogenesis, and neurogenesis. Stem Cells. 2006 Nov4.Gandia C, Armiñan A, García-Verdugo JM, Lledó E, Ruiz A, Miñana MD, Sanchez-Torrijos J, Payá R, Mirabet V, Carbonell-Uberos F, Llop M, Montero JA, Sepúlveda P. Human dental pulp stem cells improve left ventricular function, induce angiogenesis, and reduce infarct size in rats with acute myocardial infarction. Stem Cells. 2008 Mar5.Kerkis I, Kerkis A

  14. An Ultrasonographic Periodontal Probe

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    Bertoncini, C. A.; Hinders, M. K.

    2010-02-01

    Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, affects millions of people. The current method of detecting periodontal pocket depth is painful, invasive, and inaccurate. As an alternative to manual probing, an ultrasonographic periodontal probe is being developed to use ultrasound echo waveforms to measure periodontal pocket depth, which is the main measure of periodontal disease. Wavelet transforms and pattern classification techniques are implemented in artificial intelligence routines that can automatically detect pocket depth. The main pattern classification technique used here, called a binary classification algorithm, compares test objects with only two possible pocket depth measurements at a time and relies on dimensionality reduction for the final determination. This method correctly identifies up to 90% of the ultrasonographic probe measurements within the manual probe's tolerance.

  15. Nicotine and periodontal tissues

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    Malhotra Ranjan

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Tobacco use has been recognized to be a significant risk factor for the development and progression of periodontal disease. Its use is associated with increased pocket depths, loss of periodontal attachment, alveolar bone and a higher rate of tooth loss. Nicotine, a major component and most pharmacologically active agent in tobacco is likely to be a significant contributing factor for the exacerbation of periodontal diseases. Available literature suggests that nicotine affects gingival blood flow, cytokine production, neutrophil and other immune cell function; connective tissue turnover, which can be the possible mechanisms responsible for overall effects of tobacco on periodontal tissues. Inclusion of tobacco cessation as a part of periodontal therapy encourages dental professionals to become more active in tobacco cessation counseling. This will have far reaching positive effects on our patients? oral and general health.

  16. Periodontitis and pregnancy.

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    Tucker, Richard

    2006-01-01

    There is an increasing amount of evidence suggesting a systemic link between periodontal disease in the pregnant mother and pre-term low birth weight (PLBW). Severe periodontitis affects at least 10% of the general population. The aetiology of periodontitis is essentially a bacterially induced inflammatory reaction within the attachment surrounding the teeth. Maternal infection has been linked with pre-term delivery. Normal pregnancy itself is associated with inflammatory changes very similar to those found in sepsis. Because the infected periodontal tissues can act as a reservoir for both bacterial products and inflammatory cytokines, it may be possible that periodontal infection and the resultant inflammation could be linked with PLBW. Current understanding suggests that prostaglandins and proinflammatory cytokines play a pivotal role in the initiation process because of the close relationship of inflammation and infection. High levels of maternally or fetally derived cytokines such as tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) may enhance amniochorionic and decidual interleukin six (IL-6) expression. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) has also been associated with periodontitis and PLBW. Periodontitis is a possible risk factor for PLBW with an odds ratio of 2.30. For the majority of individuals affected with periodontitis, the condition is symptom-free until the disease is more advanced. Therefore there is the need for medical carers of pregnant patients to increase the awareness among pregnant women themselves. Although there is plenty of evidence associating periodontitis with PLBW, interventional studies for the treatment of periodontitis measuring the impact on PLBW are few in number. Therefore more good quality clinical trials are required to address this issue. PMID:16478012

  17. Biomaterials for promoting periodontal regeneration in human intrabony defects: a systematic review.

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    Sculean, Anton; Nikolidakis, Dimitris; Nikou, George; Ivanovic, Aleksandar; Chapple, Iain L C; Stavropoulos, Andreas

    2015-06-01

    Intrabony periodontal defects are a frequent complication of periodontitis and, if left untreated, may negatively affect long-term tooth prognosis. The optimal outcome of treatment in intrabony defects is considered to be the absence of bleeding on probing, the presence of shallow pockets associated with periodontal regeneration (i.e. formation of new root cementum with functionally orientated inserting periodontal ligament fibers connected to new alveolar bone) and no soft-tissue recession. A plethora of different surgical techniques, often including implantation of various types of bone graft and/or bone substitutes, root surface demineralization, guided tissue regeneration, growth and differentiation factors, enamel matrix proteins or various combinations thereof, have been employed to achieve periodontal regeneration. Despite positive observations in animal models and successful outcomes reported for many of the available regenerative techniques and materials in patients, including histologic reports, robust information on the degree to which reported clinical improvements reflect true periodontal regeneration does not exist. Thus, the aim of this review was to summarize, in a systematic manner, the available histologic evidence on the effect of reconstructive periodontal surgery using various types of biomaterials to enhance periodontal wound healing/regeneration in human intrabony defects. In addition, the inherent problems associated with performing human histologic studies and in interpreting the results, as well as certain ethical considerations, are discussed. The results of the present systematic review indicate that periodontal regeneration in human intrabony defects can be achieved to a variable extent using a range of methods and materials. Periodontal regeneration has been observed following the use of a variety of bone grafts and substitutes, guided tissue regeneration, biological factors and combinations thereof. Combination approaches appear to provide the best outcomes, whilst implantation of alloplastic material alone demonstrated limited, to no, periodontal regeneration. PMID:25867987

  18. Endodontic-periodontal lesions – clinical and microbiological considerations

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    Carolina Fiamoncini FAGUNDES

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available The pulp and the periodontium have a close link, and one can interferewith the health of the other. There are several ways by which thisinteraction occurs. The apical foramen, accessory canals, lateral canals and dentinal tubules are the main path. When a lesion occurs in the same time in the pulp and periodontium, this lesion is calledendoperiodontal lesion. A correct diagnosis is very important forestablishing the best treatment of lesions. The treatment of theseendoperiodontal lesions is in endodontic therapy, periodontal therapyor both. Similarities are found in bacterial flora of the pulp and theperiodontium, but the bacterial types exist in the canal are morerestricted than those of periodontium. In this article, a literature review was conducted. The goal was the knowledge of the clinical andmicrobiological diagnosis in endoperiodontal lesions. This work willmake a brief review of literature addressing the effect that theperiodontal and pulpal tissues may have one on the other, in order toassist in choosing the best form of treatment.

  19. Ankle ligament injuries

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    Per A.F.H., Renström; Scott A., Lynch.

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available Acute ankle ligament sprains are common injuries. The majority of these occur during athletic participation in the 15 to 35 year age range. Despite the frequency of the injury, diagnostic and treatment protocols have varied greatly. Lateral ligament complex injuries are by far the most common of the [...] ankle sprains. Lateral ligament injuries typically occur during plantar flexion and inversion, which is the position of maximum stress on the anterotalofibular liagment (ATFL). For this reason, the ATFL is the most commonly torn ligament during an inversion injury. In more severe inversion injuries the calcaneofibular (CFL), posterotalofibular (PTFL) and subtalar ligament can also be injured. Most acute lateral ankle ligament injuries recover quickly with nonoperative management. The treatment program, called "functional treatment," includes application of the RICE principle (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) immediately after the injury, a short period of immobilization and protection with an elastic or inelastic tape or bandage, and early motion exercises followed by early weight bearing and neuromuscular ankle training. Proprioceptive training with a tilt board is commenced as soon as possible, usually after 3 to 4 weeks. The purpose is to improve the balance and neuromuscular control of the ankle. Sequelae after ankle ligament injuries are very common. As much as 10% to 30% of patients with a lateral ligament injury may have chronic symptoms. Symptoms usually include persistent synovitis or tendinitis, ankle stiffness, swelling, and pain, muscle weakness, and frequent giving-way. A well designed physical therapy program with peroneal strengthening and proprioceptive training, along with bracing and/or taping can alleviate instability problems in most patients. For cases of chronic instability that are refractory to bracing and external support, surgical treatment can be explored. If the chronic instability is associated with subtalar instability that is refractory to conservative measures and bracing as outlined above, surgical treatment must address the subtalar joint as well. Subtalar ligament injury and instability are probably more common than appreciated. Definition and diagnosis of this entity are difficult, however. Fortunately, it appears that in the majority of the acute injuries healing occurs with the same functional rehabilitation program as that for lateral ankle ligament sprains. For chronic subtalar instability an intial attempt at functional rehabilitation with ankle proprioceptive training and bracing should be attempted. If this program fails primary repair or reconstruction can be beneficial. Reconstructive procedures must address the subtalar joint. Subtalar instability often occurs in conjunction with talocrural instability, so careful diagnosis is critical in anyone with chronic ankle instability. If either is not addressed, the patient will continue to have problems. Deltoid ligament injuries most often occur in association with ankle fractures. They are rare as isolated injuries. If no fracture is evident on radiographs, particular attention must be paid to the syndesmosis to ensure there is not an associated syndesmosis disruption. True isolated deltoid injuries seem to do well with non-operative functional treatment as for lateral ankle ligament injuries. Deltoid ruptures associated with ankle fractures appear to heal well by addressing the other injuries and allowing the deltoid to heal on its own. It is vital to correct any syndesmosis injury and to obtain correct bony alignment. Syndesmosis injuries can be debilitating if not treated properly. Careful physical exam and interpretation of radiographs is necessary to obtain a correct diagnosis. Partial injuries appear to do well with functional rehabilitation. However, complete tears, if widening is not corrected, can lead to chronic ankle pain and early degenerative changes. Widening of the syndesmosis with a tear of the inferior tibiofibular ligaments is an indication for surgery to place a syndesmosis screw for r

  20. Ankle ligament injuries

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    Per A.F.H. Renström

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available Acute ankle ligament sprains are common injuries. The majority of these occur during athletic participation in the 15 to 35 year age range. Despite the frequency of the injury, diagnostic and treatment protocols have varied greatly. Lateral ligament complex injuries are by far the most common of the ankle sprains. Lateral ligament injuries typically occur during plantar flexion and inversion, which is the position of maximum stress on the anterotalofibular liagment (ATFL. For this reason, the ATFL is the most commonly torn ligament during an inversion injury. In more severe inversion injuries the calcaneofibular (CFL, posterotalofibular (PTFL and subtalar ligament can also be injured. Most acute lateral ankle ligament injuries recover quickly with nonoperative management. The treatment program, called "functional treatment," includes application of the RICE principle (rest, ice, compression, and elevation immediately after the injury, a short period of immobilization and protection with an elastic or inelastic tape or bandage, and early motion exercises followed by early weight bearing and neuromuscular ankle training. Proprioceptive training with a tilt board is commenced as soon as possible, usually after 3 to 4 weeks. The purpose is to improve the balance and neuromuscular control of the ankle. Sequelae after ankle ligament injuries are very common. As much as 10% to 30% of patients with a lateral ligament injury may have chronic symptoms. Symptoms usually include persistent synovitis or tendinitis, ankle stiffness, swelling, and pain, muscle weakness, and frequent giving-way. A well designed physical therapy program with peroneal strengthening and proprioceptive training, along with bracing and/or taping can alleviate instability problems in most patients. For cases of chronic instability that are refractory to bracing and external support, surgical treatment can be explored. If the chronic instability is associated with subtalar instability that is refractory to conservative measures and bracing as outlined above, surgical treatment must address the subtalar joint as well. Subtalar ligament injury and instability are probably more common than appreciated. Definition and diagnosis of this entity are difficult, however. Fortunately, it appears that in the majority of the acute injuries healing occurs with the same functional rehabilitation program as that for lateral ankle ligament sprains. For chronic subtalar instability an intial attempt at functional rehabilitation with ankle proprioceptive training and bracing should be attempted. If this program fails primary repair or reconstruction can be beneficial. Reconstructive procedures must address the subtalar joint. Subtalar instability often occurs in conjunction with talocrural instability, so careful diagnosis is critical in anyone with chronic ankle instability. If either is not addressed, the patient will continue to have problems. Deltoid ligament injuries most often occur in association with ankle fractures. They are rare as isolated injuries. If no fracture is evident on radiographs, particular attention must be paid to the syndesmosis to ensure there is not an associated syndesmosis disruption. True isolated deltoid injuries seem to do well with non-operative functional treatment as for lateral ankle ligament injuries. Deltoid ruptures associated with ankle fractures appear to heal well by addressing the other injuries and allowing the deltoid to heal on its own. It is vital to correct any syndesmosis injury and to obtain correct bony alignment. Syndesmosis injuries can be debilitating if not treated properly. Careful physical exam and interpretation of radiographs is necessary to obtain a correct diagnosis. Partial injuries appear to do well with functional rehabilitation. However, complete tears, if widening is not corrected, can lead to chronic ankle pain and early degenerative changes. Widening of the syndesmosis with a tear of the inferior tibiofibular ligaments is an indication for surgery to place a syndesmosis screw for reduction o

  1. In Vitro Simulation of Tooth Mobility Resulting from Periodontal Attachment Loss

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    Yasuhiko Abe

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In our previous studies, we developed the normal periodontal ligament index (nPLI and the residual periodontal ligament index (rPLI, to estimate residual periodontal ligament support for individual teeth during treatment planning for partially edentulous patients. The purpose of the current in vitro study was to analyze tooth mobility resulting from periodontal attachment loss, and to determine the application range of both nPLI and rPLI. The association of horizontal load-displacement and conditions of attachment loss was measured in triplicate for each anatomical tooth model at 10-minute intervals, using a universal tester at a crosshead speed of 0.05 mm/min, and a load of 0.1 N. The conditions of attachment loss were: (I 0 mm (cementoenamel junction, (II 2 mm attachment level, and (III two-thirds, and (IV one-half lengths of normal attachment. Except for the upper first molar, lower lateral incisor, lower first premolar, and the lower first molar, the displacement of each tooth type was increased significantly relative to Level I (P P < 0.01. The results indicated that nPLI at two-thirds of normal attachment and greater, and rPLI at less than two-thirds of normal attachment should be applied, respectively.

  2. The menisco-femoral ligaments.

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    Wan, A C; Felle, P

    1995-01-01

    The menisco-femoral ligaments were studied in 60 knees from 30 dissecting room cadavers. The anterior horns of the menisci were attached to the intercondylar area of the femur by discrete antero-medial or antero-lateral menisco-femoral ligaments, separate from the anterior cruciate ligament, in 15% of knees for each meniscus, more frequently than previously appreciated; these anterior horn ligaments may exacerbate a meniscal tear. The posterior horn of the lateral meniscus was connected with the intercondylar area of the femur in 100% of knees. In 93% of knees a ligament ran behind the posterior cruciate ligament while in 33% of knees a ligament ran in front of the posterior cruciate ligament. We propose renaming these the pre-cruciate postero-lateral menisco-femoral ligament and post-cruciate postero-lateral menisco-femoral ligament, respectively, to avoid confusion with the ligaments of the anterior horns. The menisco-femoral ligaments may function in controlling movement of the menisci, especially during rotation of the knee. The posterior horn of the medial meniscus has no direct femoral attachment and this may be a factor in the increased risk of injury to this meniscus. PMID:8535963

  3. Periodontal diseases: microbiological considerations.

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    Liébana, José; Castillo, Ana María; Alvarez, Marta

    2004-01-01

    The location of plaque-associated gingivitis at the gingival portion of the tooth plays an essential role in its genesis. However, at times local and other host response modifying factors also have an influence. The pathogeny of periodontitis is more complex. The microorganisms that comprise subgingival plaque are capable of acting directly on periodontal tissues or of modifying the host response, whereas the participation of the plaque per se (normal, decreased, or increased) is as decisive as the action of the bacteria themselves in the emergence of the disease. Different types of periodontitis are associated with specific microorganisms. The most periodontopathogenic are A. actinomycetemcomitans, P. gingivalis, and T. forsythensis. Periodontitis as a whole, represent the source of complications such as root caries, endoperiodontal processes and periodontal abscesses. They are associated with various illnesses such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, and respiratory infections, amongst others, as well as pathological oral halitosis. The different modalities of PCR are particularly important in the microbiological diagnosis of periodontitis, although on the negative side of things, it must be pointed out that in vitro sensitivity studies cannot be performed using this technique. First line antibiotic treatment of periodontitis includes amoxicillin/ clavulanic acid, metronidazole (associated or not with amoxicillin) and clindamycin. PMID:15580139

  4. Non surgical Periodontal Therapy

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    Harinath Reddy S

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Periodontal disease is the number one chronic infectious disease in the world. It is the leading cause of tooth loss, and begins as painless infection in the gums that is caused by buildup of bacterial plaque. The treatment modalities that exist for the treatment of gingivitis and Periodontitis depends on the extent and severity, but the primary objective is to restore the gingival health by removing the local factors viz plaque, calculus etc. that provoke inflammation. Non- surgical periodontal therapy or NSPT is one of the management of gingival infection with scaling, root planning, antibiotics and other non surgical means.

  5. Periodontal bone lesions

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    In the course of life the periodontum is subject to changes which may be physiological or pathological. Intraoral radiographs give insight into the hard structures of the dentomaxillar region and provides information on lesions in the bone of the periodontum in that they show radiopacities and radiolucencies caused by such lesions. In this thesis the relation is investigated between the true shape and dimensions of periodontal bone lesions and their radiographic images. A method is developed and tested of making standardized and reproducible radiographs suitable for longitudinal studies of periodontal lesions. Also the possibility is demonstrated of an objective and reproducible interpretation of radiographic characteristics of periodontal bone lesions. (Auth.)

  6. Effects of concomitant use of fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-2 with beta-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) on the beagle dog 1-wall periodontal defect model

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    Research highlights: ? Concomitant use of FGF-2 and ?-TCP (an osteo-conductive scaffold) significantly promotes periodontal regeneration in the severe periodontitis model (1-wall defect model) of beagle dog. ? FGF-2 enhanced new bone formation via ?-TCP at the defects. ? In particular, FGF-2 dramatically regenerated new periodontal ligament and cementum formations at the defects, that is one of the most important healing outcomes during the process of periodontal regeneration. ? Epithelial downgrowth (undesirable wound healing) was decreased by administration of FGF-2. ? This manuscript indicates for the first time that concomitant use of FGF-2 and ?-TCP is efficacious in regenerating periodontal tissue following severe destruction of the tissue by progression of periodontitis. -- Abstract: The effects of concomitant use of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) and beta-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) on periodontal regeneration were investigated in the beagle dog 1-wall periodontal defect model. One-wall periodontal defects were created in the mesial portion of both sides of the mandibular first molars, and 0.3% FGF-2 plus ?-TCP or ?-TCP alone was administered. Radiographic evaluation was performed at 0, 3, and 6 weeks. At 6 weeks, the periodontium with the defect site was removed and histologically analyzed. Radiographic findings showed that co-administration of FGF-2 significantly increased bone mineral contents of the defect sites compared with ?-TCP alone. Histologic analysis revealed that the length of the regenerated periodontal ligament, the cementum, distance to the junctional epithelium, new bone height, and area of newly formed bone were significantly increased in the FGF-2 group. No abnormal inflammatory response or ankylosis was observed in either group. These findings indicate the efficacy of concomitant use of FGF-2 and ?-TCP as an osteoconductive material for periodontal regeneration following severe destruction by progressive periodontitis.

  7. Periodontal Treatments and Procedures

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    ... Procedures Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatments Gum Graft Surgery Laser Treatment for Gum Disease Regenerative Procedures Dental Crown Lengthening ... dental implants. Non-Surgical Treatments Gum Graft Surgery Laser Treatment Regenerative Procedures Dental Crown Lengthening Dental Implants Pocket ...

  8. Periodontal disease and halitosis

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    Halitosis is a general term used to describe an unpleasant or offensive odor emanating from the oral cavity. It is a condition that has health and social implications in the life of those who suffer from it. The origin of halitosis is related to both systemic and oral conditions although the oral causes predominate. Volatile sulfur compound is the primary gas responsible for halitosis. They are formed as a result of gram-negative bacterial putrefaction. The major sites for oral halitosis are the dorsum of the tongue and periodontal pockets. There is a correlation between the amount of plaque on the tongue and periodontitis with the severity of halitosis. The aim of this article was to review the data and correlate periodontitis with severity of halitosis and the effect of halitosis- inducing factors on the progress of periodontal diseases. (author)

  9. Pulpal Response to Intraligamentary Injection in the Cynomologus Monkey

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    The objective of this study was to determine if intraligamentary injection causes qualitative histopathologic changes in the dental pulp of a Cynomologus monkey. In as much as the pulp and periapical tissues of the monkey are similar to that of humans, nonresolving damage to the pulp would contraindicate periodontal ligament injection in procedures where the tooth would not be extracted or the pulp extirpated. Periodontal ligament injection in this study did not produce any histopathological ...

  10. Indirect pulp treatment in a permanent molar: case reort of 4-year follow-up

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    Ticiane Cestari Fagundes

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available This case report describes the Indirect Pulp Treatment (IPT of deep caries lesion in a permanent molar. A 16-year-old male patient reported discomfort associated with thermal stimulation on the permanent mandibular left first molar. The radiographs revealed a deep distal caries lesion, very close to the pulp, absence of radiolucencies in the periapical region, and absence of periodontal space thickening. Pulp sensitivity was confirmed by thermal pulp vitality tests. Based on the main complaint and the clinical and radiographic examinations, the treatment plan was established to preserve pulp vitality. Clinical procedures consisted of removing the infected dentin and lining the caries-affected dentin with calcium hydroxide paste. The tooth was provisionally sealed for approximately 60 days. After this period, tooth vitality was confirmed, the remaining carious dentin was removed, and the tooth was restored. At 4-year follow-up, no clinical or radiographic pathological findings were found.

  11. Guided tissue regeneration employing a collagen membrane in a human periodontal bone defect: a histologic evaluation.

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    Parodi, R; Carusi, G; Santarelli, G; Nanni, F; Pingitore, R; Brunel, G

    1997-06-01

    The purpose of this study is to confirm histologically whether a new attachment can be obtained around a tooth by guided tissue regeneration using bioresorbable barrier. The test tooth was a maxillary molar with an intrabony pocket. At reentry 5 months after periodontal surgery, a hard, whitish, blood-free tissue was found to fill the original defect. Histologic analysis revealed presence of new bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament compatible with the expected histologic result of guided tissue regeneration techniques with barrier membrane. PMID:9497720

  12. The progress of the periodontal syndrome in the rice rat

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    Several morphometric and cellular parameters were studied in the rice rat (Oryzomys palustris). When fed a soft, high carbohydrate diet, a severe periodontal disease occurred, with significant alterations in the morphometric and cellular endpoints observed. Weaned animals were placed on a high carbohydrate diet for periods of 6, 12 or 18 weeks. There was a linear rapid loss of bone by 18 weeks, approaching a 75% loss of original bone. Vascular spaces decreased as the remaining connective tissue became fibrotic in character. The percentage of the interdental test site which was destroyed by periodontal disease increased dramatically over the time of the experiment. The numbers of fibroblasts per mm of bone surface increased slightly at the 18 week period; osteoblasts were unchanged at any period. The numbers of osteoclast nuclei rose dramatically by 12 weeks, and these cell nuclei remained at increased levels at 18 weeks. Also, the numbers of inflammatory cells residing at the bone surface increased greatly by 18 weeks time. Finally, the numbers of 3H-TdR labeled periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblasts increased significantly at both 12 and 18 weeks time. These cellular changes and their relation to the bone loss due to periodontal disease are discussed. (author)

  13. Use of Probe to Measure Periodontal Pocket Depth

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    ... Periodontal Pocket Depth Use of Probe to Measure Periodontal Pocket Depth Main Content Title: Use of Probe to Measure Periodontal Pocket Depth Description: Periodontal diseases range from simple ...

  14. DENTAL PULP TISSUE ENGINEERING

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    Demarco, FF; Conde, MCM; Cavalcanti, B; Casagrande, L.; Sakai, V; Nör, JE

    2011-01-01

    Dental pulp is a highly specialized mesenchymal tissue, which have a restrict regeneration capacity due to anatomical arrangement and post-mitotic nature of odontoblastic cells. Entire pulp amputation followed by pulp-space disinfection and filling with an artificial material cause loss of a significant amount of dentin leaving as life-lasting sequelae a non-vital and weakened tooth. However, regenerative endodontics is an emerging field of modern tissue engineering that demonstrated promisin...

  15. Periodontal microbiology in Latin America.

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    Contreras, Adolfo; Moreno, Sandra M; Jaramillo, Adriana; Pelaez, Melissa; Duque, Andres; Botero, Javier E; Slots, Jørgen

    2015-02-01

    This review article describes the microbiota associated with periodontal disease in Latin America. This vast territory includes 22 nations, which show great ethnic diversity, with large groups of White people, Black people, Mestizo people and Native people. Widespread poverty and limited access to education and health-care services, including periodontal care, are prominent predisposing factors for destructive periodontal disease in Latin America. Black people and Mestizo people seem to have particularly severe periodontal disease and are frequently colonized by the major periodontal pathogens Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans. The 'red complex' bacterial pathogens and A. actinomycetemcomitans predominate in chronic and aggressive periodontitis, but gram-negative enteric rods and herpesviruses can also play important periodontopathic roles in Latin America. The key to minimizing the risk of periodontal disease is control of the pathogens, and new low-cost periodontal treatments deserve serious consideration in Latin America. PMID:25494598

  16. JAMA Patient Page: Periodontal Disease

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    ... of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Periodontal Disease P eriodontal disease (unhealthy gums and teeth) ... JAMA includes an article about an association between periodontal disease and smoking marijuana. CAUSES FOR MORE INFORMATION • ...

  17. Bone Grafts (Periodontal Regenerative Surgery)

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    Bone Grafts (Periodontal Regenerative Surgery) What Is It? What It's Used For Preparation How It's Done Follow-Up Risks When To ... Before your surgery, you need to have basic periodontal treatment called scaling and root planing. You also ...

  18. Dental Pulp Testing: A Review

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    Paul V. Abbott; Eugene Chen

    2009-01-01

    Dental pulp testing is a useful and essential diagnostic aid in endodontics. Pulp sensibility tests include thermal and electric tests, which extrapolate pulp health from sensory response. Whilst pulp sensibility tests are the most commonly used in clinical practice, they are not without limitations and shortcomings. Pulp vitality tests attempt to examine the presence of pulp blood flow, as this is viewed as a better measure of true health than sensibility. Laser Doppler flowmetry and pulse o...

  19. Hypoxia and P. gingivalis synergistically induce HIF-1 and NF-?B activation in PDL cells and periodontal diseases.

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    Gölz, L; Memmert, S; Rath-Deschner, B; Jäger, A; Appel, T; Baumgarten, G; Götz, W; Frede, S

    2015-01-01

    Periodontitis is characterized by deep periodontal pockets favoring the proliferation of anaerobic bacteria like Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis), a periodontal pathogen frequently observed in patients suffering from periodontal inflammation. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the signaling pathways activated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of P. gingivalis (LPS-PG) and hypoxia in periodontal ligament (PDL) cells. The relevant transcription factors nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-?B) and hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) were determined. In addition, we analyzed the expression of interleukin- (IL-) 1?, matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in PDL cells on mRNA and protein level. This was accomplished by immunohistochemistry of healthy and inflamed periodontal tissues. We detected time-dependent additive effects of LPS-PG and hypoxia on NF-?B and HIF-1? activation in PDL cells followed by an upregulation of IL-1?, MMP-1, and VEGF expression. Immunohistochemistry performed on tissue samples of gingivitis and periodontitis displayed an increase of NF-?B, HIF-1, and VEGF immunoreactivity in accordance with disease progression validating the importance of the in vitro results. To conclude, the present study underlines the significance of NF-?B and HIF-1? and their target genes VEGF, IL-1?, and MMP-1 in P. gingivalis and hypoxia induced periodontal inflammatory processes. PMID:25861162

  20. Aterosclerosis en sujetos con periodontitis / Association between atherosclerosis and periodontitis

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    Néstor J, López; Adriana, Chamorro; Marcelo, Llancaqueo.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english Background: Chronic infl ammation and infections are involved in the development and progression of atherosclerotic vascular disease. Aim: To evaluate the association between periodontitis and early atherosclerosis. Material and Methods: Fifty-three subjects who received periodontal treatment and re [...] gular maintenance for at least 10 years, and 55 subjects with periodontitis but without a history of periodontal treatment were studied. Carotid artery intima-media wall thickness (CIMT) was measured with high-resolution B-mode ultrasonography. A blood sample was obtained to measure high sensitivity C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, lipoprotein cholesterol, leukocyte count and erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Covariates included age, gender, smoking, level of education, body mass index and physical activity. The benzoyl-DL-arginine-naphthylamide (BANA) test was used to determine the number of periodontal sites with periodontal pathogens. Results: CIMT value was significantly higher in subjects with periodontitis than those without it (0.775 ± 0.268 and 0.683 ± 0.131 mm respectively, p = 0.027). C-reactive protein, leukocyte count and percentage of sites with periodontal pathogens were also significantly higher in subjects with periodontitis. Regression analysis identified age, periodontitis, and smoking as independent predictors of CIMT. Conclusions: These results suggest that untreated periodontitis is associated with early atherosclerotic carotid lesions and higher levels of infl ammatory markers.

  1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

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    ... TOPIC Jumper's Knee Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injuries Knee Injuries Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) Sports and Exercise Safety Safety Tips: Baseball Safety Tips: Basketball Contact ...

  2. Diabetes and periodontal disease.

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    Daniel, Rajkumar; Gokulanathan, Subramanium; Shanmugasundaram, Natarajan; Lakshmigandhan, Mahalingam; Kavin, Thangavelu

    2012-08-01

    Diabetes mellitus is a systemic disease characterized by increased blood glucose levels and abnormalities of lipid metabolism due to absence or decreased level of insulin. It affects all the body organs and their functions either directly or indirectly. Every dentist should have a basic understanding of the etiopathogenesis, oral and systemic manifestations of this disease. The periodontal diseases are a consequence of extension of the gingival inflammation into the underlying supporting structures of the periodontium, initiated by the presence of plaque and its products on the surfaces of the teeth and the adjoining structures. The progression of periodontal disease is influenced by variety of factors like microorganisms, host response, systemic background, and genetic makeup of the host. Amongst them, diabetes mellitus tops the list. Diabetes and periodontitis influence the clinical outcome of each other and control of both influences the clinical improvement of each. PMID:23066270

  3. Bilateral lateral periodontal cyst

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    Govil, Somya; Gupta, Vishesh; Misra, Neeta; Misra, Pradyumna

    2013-01-01

    The bilateral lateral periodontal cyst is a rare nasological entity, which despite clinical and radiological presentation is being diagnosed by histological characteristics. It is asymptomatic in nature and is observed in routine radiography. The aim and objective of this article is to present a rare case of bilateral lateral periodontal cyst in a 14-year-old child. The clinical and radiographical findings, along with its management have been discussed. Enucleation of bilateral cyst without extraction of the adjacent tooth was performed. Lesion samples were sent for histopathological analysis. The histopathological analysis revealed a thin, non keratinised stratified squamous epithelium resembling reduced enamel epithelium. Epithelial plaques were also seen. A clinicopathological correlation incorporating the surgical, radiographical and gold standard histopathological findings was obtained to suggest the final diagnosis of the bilateral lateral periodontal cyst. PMID:23667246

  4. PULP dead or alive

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    Pankaj Agarwal

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A pain response to hot, cold or an electric pulp tester indicates the vitality of only a tooth's pulpal sensory supply; the response does not give any idea about the state of the pulp. Although the sensitivity of these tests is high, when false-positive and falsenegative results occur, they may affect the treatment of the tooth. A tooth falsely diagnosed as nonvital with an electric pulp tester may undergo an unnecessary root canal, whereas one falsely diagnosed as vital may be left untreated, causing the necrotic tissue to destroy the supporting tissues (resorption. The vascular supply is more important to the determination of the health of the pulp than the sensory supply. Pulp death is caused by cessation of blood flow and may result in a necrotic pulp, even though the pulpal sensory supply may still be viable. The pulp can be healed only if the circulating blood flow is healthy. Although still under investigation, diagnostic devices that examine pulpal blood flow, such as the pulse oximeter and laser Doppler flowmetry, show promising results for the assessment of pulp vitality.

  5. Antibacterial effect of root canal preparation and calcium hydroxide paste (Calen) intracanal dressing in primary teeth with apical periodontitis Efeito antibacteriano do preparo biomecânico e do curativo de demora com pasta à base de hidróxido de cálcio (Calen) em dentes decíduos com lesão periapical

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    Gisele Faria; Paulo Nelson-Filho; Aldevina Campos de Freitas; Sada Assed; Izabel Yoko Ito

    2005-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial action of root canal mechanical preparation using 2.5% sodium hypochlorite as the irrigating solution and a calcium hydroxide paste as the antibacterial intracanal dressing in human primary teeth root canals with pulp necrosis and apical periodontitis by means of microbial culture. A total of 26 root canals of human primary teeth with pulp necrosis and apical periodontitis were used. Samples were collected before, 72h after biomechanical...

  6. [Periodontal diseases, tobacco and pregnancy].

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    Boutigny, H; Boschin, F; Delcourt-Debruyne, E

    2005-04-01

    This review summarizes the impact of tobacco on the periodontium of pregnant women and the effects of periodontal diseases combined with tobacco on the pregnancy. Periodontal diseases (gingivitis and periodontitis) are gram-negative anaerobic infections. Smokers are 2-7 times more likely to develop periodontal disease than non-smokers. Tobacco, an environmental factor, undermines the host response and may facilitate the development and progression of periodontal disease. Recent epidemiological studies suggest that maternal periodontal diseases would be a risk factor of pre-term deliveries or pre-term low birth weight (PLBW). Cigarette smoking during pregnancy leads to peri-natal morbidity and mortality and it is associated with reduced birth-weight. Tobacco during pregnancy also amplifies the risk of PLBW directly and via periodontal diseases. This article highlights the etio-pathogenic interrelations between periodontal diseases and tobacco as risk factors of PLBW. The blood dissemination of periodontal bacteria and the effects of cytokines like TNF-alpha, Il-1, produced during periodontal infections could explain these obstetrical adverse events. The concept of diagnosing and treating a periodontal disease in a pregnant woman to minimizes the deleterious effects of this infection on systemic conditions represents an unprecedented challenge. Moreover, periodontist have the opportunity to take part in smoking cessation program for pregnant women. PMID:15980775

  7. Periodontal disease and systemic complications

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    Rui Vicente, Oppermann; Patricia, Weidlich; Marta Liliana, Musskopf.

    Full Text Available Periodontal diseases comprise a number of infectious and inflammatory conditions brought about by the interaction between supragingival and subgingival biofilms and the host inflammatory response. Periodontal diseases should be considered systemic conditions. This means that they are both modulated [...] by the body's systems and play a role as a risk factor for systemic derangements. The current evidence supports some of these interactions, such as smoking as a risk factor for periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus, as both influenced by and influencing inflammatory changes in the periodontal tissue. Other potential associations are still being researched, such as obesity, hormonal changes, cardiovascular disease, and adverse outcomes in pregnancy. These, and others, still require further investigation before the repercussions of periodontal disease can be fully elucidated. Nevertheless, at the present time, the treatment of periodontal diseases-and, most importantly, their prevention-enables adequate intervention as a means of ensuring periodontal health.

  8. Periodontal Bioengineering: A Discourse in Surface Topographies, Progenitor Cells and Molecular Profiles

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    Dangaria, Smit J.

    2011-12-01

    Stem/progenitor cells are a population of cells capable of providing replacement cells for a given differentiated cell type. We have applied progenitor cell-based technologies to generate novel tissue-engineered implants that use biomimetic strategies with the ultimate goal of achieving full regeneration of lost periodontal tissues. Mesenchymal periodontal tissues such as cementum, alveolar bone (AB), and periodontal ligament (PDL) are neural crest-derived entities that emerge from the dental follicle (DF) at the onset of tooth root formation. Using a systems biology approach we have identified key differences between these periodontal progenitors on the basis of global gene expression profiles, gene cohort expression levels, and epigenetic modifications, in addition to differences in cellular morphologies. On an epigenetic level, DF progenitors featured high levels of the euchromatin marker H3K4me3, whereas PDL cells, AB osteoblasts, and cementoblasts contained high levels of the transcriptional repressor H3K9me3. Secondly, we have tested the influence of natural extracellular hydroxyapatite matrices on periodontal progenitor differentiation. Dimension and structure of extracellular matrix surfaces have powerful influences on cell shape, adhesion, and gene expression. Here we show that natural tooth root topographies induce integrin-mediated extracellular matrix signaling cascades in tandem with cell elongation and polarization to generate physiological periodontium-like tissues. In this study we replanted surface topography instructed periodontal ligament progenitors (PDLPs) into rat alveolar bone sockets for 8 and 16 weeks, resulting in complete attachment of tooth roots to the surrounding alveolar bone with a periodontal ligament fiber apparatus closely matching physiological controls along the entire root surface. Displacement studies and biochemical analyses confirmed that progenitor-based engineered periodontal tissues were similar to control teeth and uniquely derived from pre-implantation green fluorescent protein (GFP)-labeled progenitors. Together, these studies illustrate the capacity of natural extracellular surface topographies to instruct PDLPs to fully regenerate complex cellular and structural morphologies of tissues once lost to disease. We suggest that our strategy could be used for the replantation of teeth lost due to trauma or as a novel approach for tooth replacement using tooth-shaped replicas.

  9. Laser Application in Periodontics

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    Farnaz Falaki

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: The use of lasers for treatment has become a common phenomenon in the medical field. Currently, numerous laser systems are available for dental use. The use of lasers for periodontal treatment becomes more complicated because the periodontium consists of both hard and soft tissues.METHODS: Related articles were gathered and selected carefully and reviewed. Among the many lasers available, high power lasers such as Carbon Dioxide Laser (CO2,Neodymium-Doped Yttrium Aluminium Garnet (Nd:YAG and diode lasers can be used in periodontics. The use of these lasers is limited to gingivectomy, frenectomy and similar soft tissue procedures including the removal of melanin pigmentation of gingiva. Recently, Erbium: Yttrium Aluminium Garnet(Er:YAG and Erbium, Chromium doped Yttrium Scandium Gallium Garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG lasers are used for scaling, root debridement, cutting, shaving, contouring and resection of oral osseous tissues.RESULTS: In addition to their surgical applications, low-level lasers such as Er:YAG laser irradiation promotes osteoblast proliferation showing higher and favorable bone tissue regeneration. These findings suggest faster bone tissue healing following periodontal and peri-implant low level laser therapy.CONCLUSION: Advantages of laser treatment in periodontics are effective and efficient soft and hard tissue ablation with a greater hemostasis, bactericidal effect, minimal wound contraction, faster bone tissue healing, minimal collateral damages along with reduced use of local analgesia.

  10. Proteases in Periodontal Disease

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    Ana Rita Sokolonski ANTON

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The caries and the periodontal disease (PD are the most frequent alterations in the oral cavity. The PD presents two stages: gengivitis and periodontitis. The destruction of collagenous fibers which encases the tooth onto the alveolar bone is characteristic of the pariodontitis. The inclusion loss caused by this pathology is due to the presence of bacteria and their products, besides the tissue destruction. This process is caused by excessive discharge of cells of the organism defence which reach the damaged area, and among these cells are neutrophils. These cells free lysosomal granule, where enzymes known as proteases (elastase, colagenasis and catepsin G are present. When excessively delivered, they cause extensive tissue destruction. The organism innate defence respond to this process activating anti-proteases, such as alfa-1-antitripsin e alfa-2-macrogoblulin, and, as consequence, the inflammatory process is subdued. Objective: Revision of the literature on periodontitis and its markers. In periodontitis, the balance between protease and anti-protese seems to be altered and lead to the appearance of these ones. There is an increase of prevalence of PD in the world population. In recent times, it has been associated to systemic conditions that lead to tissue destruction. Perhaps, the cause is based on an exacerbated tissue reaction, more than on the bacterial aggression. Conclusion: The predisposition of the organism is an important factor for the disease development. At reading different studies, it was observed that the discharged protease during the neutrophils degranulation process has internal, not bacterial, origin.

  11. CT of the pulmonary ligament

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    Most computed tomographic (CT) scans of the chest show the inferior pulmonary ligament and an associated septum in the lower lobe, although CT descriptions of these structures have not been reported. Conventional radiography of the ligament has relied on indirect signs: the position of the lower lobe in the presence of pneumothorax or pleural effusion, soft-tissue peaks along the upper surface of the diaphragm, and the rare traumatic paramediastinal pneumatocele (attributed to air in the ligament). CT clarifies the anatomic relations of the ligament and alterations caused by pleural effusion and pneumothorax. The ligament is probably responsible for some long linear shadows at the lung bases, and CT helps to distinguish these from scars, walls of bullae, and normal structures such as the phrenic nerve and the interlobar fissures

  12. Condiciones sistémicas asociadas con periodontitis en la infancia y la adolescencia: Una revisión de las posibilidades diagnósticas / Systemic conditions associated with periodontitis in childhood and adolescence: A review of diagnostic possibilities

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    Thomas P., Sollecito; Kathleen E., Sullivan; Andres, Pinto; Jeffrey, Stewart; Jonathan, Korostoff.

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available El término periodontitis se usa para describir un grupo de enfermedades multifactoriales que llevan a la destrucción progresiva de las estructuras que unen los dientes a los maxilares, el llamado aparato de soporte, que incluye el ligamento periodontal, cemento radicular y hueso alveolar. Si permane [...] ce sin tratamiento, este proceso conlleva en última instancia a la pérdida dentaria. La patogenia de estas enfermedades implica inicialmente la colonización del microambiente gingival de un huésped susceptible por una bacteria procedente de la placa dental. Posteriormente, la mayoría de la destrucción tisular característica de la periodontitis es una respuesta del huésped contra estos organismos. Uno de los factores principales que parecen modular la severidad de esta enfermedad es la salud general. Por lo tanto, la periodontitis severa en individuos jóvenes puede ser una manifestación de una enfermedad sistémica subyacente. En esta revisión discutiremos las enfermedades sistémicas más importantes que podrían ser consideradas en el diagnóstico diferencial al explorar a un paciente pediátrico con periodontitis. Abstract in english The term periodontitis is used to describe a group of multifactorial diseases that result in the progressive destruction of the structures that support the teeth within the jaws, the so-called attachment apparatus, which includes the periodontal ligament, cementum and alveolar bone. If left untreate [...] d, this process can ultimately lead to tooth loss. The pathogenesis of these diseases involves the initial colonization of the gingival microenvironment of a susceptible host by pathogenic bacteria found in dental plaque. Subsequently, much of the tissue destruction characteristic of periodontitis is a "by-product" of the host response directed against these organisms. One of the major factors that appear to modulate disease severity is systemic health. Severe periodontitis in young individuals can therefore be a manifestation of an underlying systemic disease. In this review we will discuss the most important systemic diseases that should be considered in a differential diagnosis when evaluating a pediatric patient presenting with periodontitis.

  13. Effects of periodontal afferent inputs on corticomotor excitability in humans

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    Zhang, Y; Boudreau, S

    2010-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to determine in humans whether local anaesthesia (LA) or nociceptive stimulation of the periodontal ligaments affects the excitability of the face primary motor cortex (MI) related to the tongue and jaw muscles, as measured by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Twelve healthy volunteers (11 men, 1 woman, 25.3 +/- 4.2 years) participated in two 3-h sessions separated by 7 days. The LA carbocain or the nociceptive irritant capsaicin was randomly injected into the periodontal ligament of the lower right central incisor. In both sessions, TMS-motor evoked potential (MEP) stimulus-response curves and corticomotor maps were acquired for the tongue and masseter muscles before (baseline) and at 5, 30 and 60 min post-application of carbocain or capsaicin. Transcranial magnetic stimulation-MEP stimulus-response curves were also acquired at these time points for the first dorsal interosseous (FDI) as an internal control. Burning pain intensity and mechanical sensitivity ratings to a von Frey filament applied to the application site were recorded on an electronic visual analogue scale (VAS). All subjects reported a decreased mechanical sensitivity (anova: P = 0.004) in the LA session and a burning pain sensation (VAS peak pain: 6.4 +/- 1.0) in the capsaicin session. No significant changes in cortical excitability of the MI, as reflected by TMS-MEP stimulus-response curves or corticomotor maps for the tongue, masseter or FDI were found between baseline and post-injection for the LA (anovas: P > 0.22) or capsaicin (anovas: P > 0.16) sessions. These findings suggest that a transient loss or perturbation in periodontal afferent input to the brain from a single incisor is insufficient to cause changes in corticomotor excitability of the face MI, as measured by TMS in humans.

  14. Tobacco smoking and vertical periodontal bone loss

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    Baljoon, Mostafa

    2005-01-01

    Cigarette smoking is associated with increased prevalence and severity of destructive periodontal disease in terms of periodontal pocketing, periodontal bone loss, and tooth loss. The smoking destructive effect on periodontal bone may be of even "horizontal" or vertical "angular" pattern. The vertical bone loss or the "vertical defect" is a sign of progressive periodontal breakdown that involves the periodontal bone. Water pipe smoking has a sharp rise by in popularity in th...

  15. Çocuklarda ve adolesanlarda periodontal hastal?klar

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    Çal???r, Metin; Akp?nar, Aysun

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    Periodontal diseases are frequently seen in children as in adults even though periodontal tissues of children differ from those of adults. Among the two most common periodontal diseases, gingivitis, compared to the periodontitis, is more frequently seen in children. The initial phase of a periodontal disease in a child may be a strong indicator of an advanced periodontal disease later in the life of the child. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment of these diseases are important. If at-ris...

  16. SUBGINGIVAL MICROBIOTA IN SEVERE CHRONIC PERIODONTITIS

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    Christina Popova; Velitchka Dosseva-Panova; Angelina Kisselova-Yaneva; Vladimir E. Panov

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    Literature data relate certain Gram-negative anaerobe microorganisms with advanced destructive periodontal lesion. There are some references which reported higher levels of periodontal pathogens by the red and orange complex in deep periodontal pockets. The aim of this study is to determine the presence of most important periodontal pathogens and Candida spp. in deep periodontal pockets in patients with severe chronic periodontitis. The results of this study indicate the presence of high leve...

  17. Pulp and periapical pathologies

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    Denise Piotto Leonardi

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The pulp undergoes inflammatory or degenerative reactions when submitted to an aggressive factor. These depend on the type, frequency and intensity of the irritant as well as the patient’s immune response. If the aggressive agent is not removed, the pulp will either show calcifications or result in necrosis. This latter would occur when a pulp alteration is present and not treated. Pulp necrosis is the complete cessation of the tissue’s metabolic processes. If it is not removed, the bacterial and the tissue decomposition’s toxic products ill injure the periapical tissues, resulting in periapical alterations. The dentist must know the histological, clinical and radiographic features of these pathologies to recognize them and indicate the best treatment option.

  18. Gene expression profiling in periodontitis

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    Davanian Mohaghegh, Haleh

    2015-01-01

    The chronic inflammatory disease periodontitis is characterized by destruction of periodontal tissue, i.e. the tissues that surround and support the teeth. This complex disease is multifactorial, involving oral pathogens, an unfavorable host inflammatory response, environmental and genetic factors, as well as an altered gene expression contributing to disease pathology. Despite extensive research of excellent quality, the genes involved in periodontitis remain uncharacterized and the m...

  19. Carpal Ligament Anatomy and Biomechanics.

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    Pulos, Nicholas; Bozentka, David J

    2015-08-01

    A fundamental understanding of the ligamentous anatomy of the wrist is critical for any physician attempting to treat carpal instability. The anatomy of the wrist is complex, not only because of the number of named structures and their geometry but also because of the inconsistencies in describing these ligaments. The complex anatomy of the wrist is described through a review of the carpal ligaments and their effect on normal carpal motion. Mastery of this topic facilitates the physician's understanding of the patterns of instability that are seen clinically. PMID:26205699

  20. EFICACIA DEL MOXIFLOXACINO EN PERIODONTITIS Efficacy of Moxifloxacin on periodontitis

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    Carlos Martín Ardila Medina

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Un grupo de bacterias predominantemente Gram.-negativas anaerobias están asociadas con el inicio y progreso de la enfermedad periodontal. Porphyromonas Gingivalis, Aggregatibacter Actinomycetemcomitans y Tannerella forsythensis son los microorganismos fuertemente implicados como agentes etiológicos de la periodontitis. El propósito principal del tratamiento periodontal es reducir la infección, resolver la inflamación y prevenir un deterioro posterior. La terapia antibiótica adjunta puede usarse para mejorar los resultados del tratamiento en pacientes con periodontitis crónica avanzada y periodontitis agresiva. Es muy extenso el rango de antibióticos empleados para tratar las infecciones periodontales: tetraciclinas, metronidazol solo o combinado con amoxicilina, azitromicina, clindamicina etcétera. La presencia de resistencias bacterianas sugiere alternativas como el moxifloxacino, el cual ha mostrado efectividad contra Gram.-positivos, anaerobios, microor-ganismos plantónicos, y bacterias localizadas en biopelículas e intracelularmente.A group of predominantly gram-negative , anaerobic bacterias are associated with initiation and progression of periodontal disease. Microorganism strongly implicated as etiologic agents of periodontitis include Porphyromonas Gingivalis, Aggregatibacter Actinomycetemcomitans and Tannerella forsythensis. The primary aim of periodontal treatment is to reduce the infection, resolve inflammation and prevent any further destruction. Antibiotics adjunctive can be used to improve treatment outcomes in patients with severe chronic periodontitis and aggressive periodontitis. The range of antibiotics used to treat periodontal infections is quite extensive including the tetracyclines, metronidazole and the combination with amoxicillin, azythromicin, clindamycin etc. Problems of bacterial resistance suggest alternatives as moxifloxacin that showed activity against gram-positives, anaerobes, planktonic microorganism as well as bacteria located within a biofilm or intracellularly.

  1. EFICACIA DEL MOXIFLOXACINO EN PERIODONTITIS / Efficacy of Moxifloxacin on periodontitis

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    Carlos Martín, Ardila Medina; Isabel Cristina, Guzmán Zuluaga; María Patricia, Arbeláez Montoya.

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Un grupo de bacterias predominantemente Gram.-negativas anaerobias están asociadas con el inicio y progreso de la enfermedad periodontal. Porphyromonas Gingivalis, Aggregatibacter Actinomycetemcomitans y Tannerella forsythensis son los microorganismos fuertemente implicados como agentes etiológicos [...] de la periodontitis. El propósito principal del tratamiento periodontal es reducir la infección, resolver la inflamación y prevenir un deterioro posterior. La terapia antibiótica adjunta puede usarse para mejorar los resultados del tratamiento en pacientes con periodontitis crónica avanzada y periodontitis agresiva. Es muy extenso el rango de antibióticos empleados para tratar las infecciones periodontales: tetraciclinas, metronidazol solo o combinado con amoxicilina, azitromicina, clindamicina etcétera. La presencia de resistencias bacterianas sugiere alternativas como el moxifloxacino, el cual ha mostrado efectividad contra Gram.-positivos, anaerobios, microor-ganismos plantónicos, y bacterias localizadas en biopelículas e intracelularmente. Abstract in english A group of predominantly gram-negative , anaerobic bacterias are associated with initiation and progression of periodontal disease. Microorganism strongly implicated as etiologic agents of periodontitis include Porphyromonas Gingivalis, Aggregatibacter Actinomycetemcomitans and Tannerella forsythens [...] is. The primary aim of periodontal treatment is to reduce the infection, resolve inflammation and prevent any further destruction. Antibiotics adjunctive can be used to improve treatment outcomes in patients with severe chronic periodontitis and aggressive periodontitis. The range of antibiotics used to treat periodontal infections is quite extensive including the tetracyclines, metronidazole and the combination with amoxicillin, azythromicin, clindamycin etc. Problems of bacterial resistance suggest alternatives as moxifloxacin that showed activity against gram-positives, anaerobes, planktonic microorganism as well as bacteria located within a biofilm or intracellularly.

  2. Dental pulp stem cells: Potential significance in regenerative medicine

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    Todorovi? Vera

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available To date, three types of dental stem cells have been isolated: Dental Pulp Stem Cells (DPSC, Stem Cells From Human Exfoliated Deciduous Teeth (SHED and Immature Dental Pulp Stem Cells (IDPC. These dental stem cells are considered as mesenchymal stem cells. They reside within the perivascular niche of dental pulp. They are highly proliferative, clonogenic, multipotent and are similar to mesenchymal Bone Marrow Stem Cells (BMSC. Also, they have high plasticity and can be easy isolated. The expressions of the alkaline phosphatase gene, dentin matrix protein 1 and dentinsialophosphoprotein are verified in these cells. Analyses of gene expression patterns indicated several genes which encode extracellular matrix components, cell adhesion molecules, growth factors and transcription regulators, cell signaling, cell communication or cell metabolism. In both conditions, in vivo and in vitro, these cells have the ability to differentiate into odontoblasts, chondrocytes, osteoblasts, adipocytes, neurons, melanocytes, smooth and skeletal muscles and endothelial cells. In vivo, after implantation, they have shown potential to differentiate into dentin but also into tissues like bone, adipose or neural tissue. In general, DPSCs are considered to have antiinflammatory and immunomodulatory abilities. After being grafted into allogenic tissues these cells are ableto induce immunological tolerance. Immunosuppressive effect is shown through the ability to inhibit proliferation of T lymphocytes. Dental pulp stem cells open new perspectives in therapeutic use not only in dentin regeneration, periodontal tissues and skeletoarticular, tissues of craniofacial region but also in treatment of neurotrauma, autoimmune diseases, myocardial infarction, muscular dystrophy and connective tissue damages.

  3. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

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    This paper determines the efficacy of MR imaging in evaluation of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) following reconstructive surgery. Forty-three MR examinations were performed in 33 patients who had undergone previous arthroscopic ACL reconstruction with patellar bone-tendon- bone autografts (postoperative period, 1-24 months; mean, 5.2 months). Of the 40 studies performed in clinically stable knees (30 patients), MR demonstrated a well-defined, signal void ACL graft in 36. Of the three studies performed in three patients with clinical ACL laxity or suspected tear, the neoligament was of intermediate definition in one and nondiscernible in the other two. As in the native knee, buckling of the PCL was suggestive of ACL insufficiency. Bone tunnel placement, patellar tendon changes, and joint effusions were also evaluated

  4. Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury

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    ... of the tibia (bone between the knee and ankle) to the bottom-front surface of the femur (bone that extends from the pelvis to the knee). The ligament prevents the knee joint from posterior instability. This ...

  5. Biomedical coatings on polyethylene terephthalate artificial ligaments.

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    Li, Hong; Chen, Shiyi

    2015-02-01

    This review comprehensively covers research conducted to enhance polyethylene terephthalate (PET) artificial ligament osseointegration in the bone tunnel. These strategies, using biocompatible or bioactive coatings, had a positive effect in promoting PET ligament osseointegration by increasing bone formation and decreasing fibrous scar tissue at the ligament-to-bone interface. The improved osseointegration can be translated into a significant increase in the biomechanical pull-out loads. However, the load-to-failure of coated ligament is far lower than that of native ACL. Coatings to promote intra-articular ligamentization are also discussed in this study. Collectively, our investigations may arouse further study of the biological coating of PET artificial ligaments in order to effectively enhance ligament osseointegration and promote artificial ligament ligamentization. PMID:24825100

  6. EFFECT OF SCREW EXTRUSION PRETREATMENT ON PULPS FROM CHEMICAL PULPING

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    Cuihua Dong; Zhiqiang Pang,; Jingwen Xue,; Yu Liu, Jiachuan Chen,; Rong Zhang

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    The effect of compressive pretreatment before chemical pulping on the properties of poplar kraft and soda-AQ pulp was evaluated. Compressive pretreatment not only resulted in the dissolution of hemicellulose, but also leached extractives. Pulps made from compressive pretreated wood chips required lower beating energy than the untreated pulps to achieve the same beating degree of 45°SR, and the brightness of the handsheets was improved by 2% ISO. Compressive pretreatment allowed for efficient ...

  7. Differential TRPV1 and TRPV2 Channel Expression in Dental Pulp

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    Gibbs, J. L.; Melnyk, J. L.; Basbaum, A. I.

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    Hypersensitivity to thermal and mechanical stimuli can occur in painful pulpitis. To explore the neuro-anatomical basis of heat and mechanical sensitivity, we evaluated expression of TRPV1 (heat) and TRPV2 (heat/mechanical) channels in the cell bodies and terminal arborizations of neurons that innervate the dental pulp (DP) and periodontal tissues (PDL). We report that ~50% of trigeminal ganglion (TG) neurons retrogradely labeled from the DP express TRPV2, and this was significantly greater t...

  8. Perilous periodontitis: a clinical study.

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    Emmanuel, Roby V; Neelakantan, Shiba

    2011-12-01

    The aim of this study is to determine whether periodontitis in pregnant women could be a risk factor for pre term low birth weight. The oral hygiene status, periodontal status and periodontal treatment needs of mothers who birthed infants with normal birth weight and normal gestation period (group A) and mothers who birthed pre term low birth weight infants (group B) were assessed and compared. The clinical parameters used were Oral Hygiene Index--simplified (OHI-S), gingival bleeding index (GBI), probing pocket depth and Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN). This article presents the study and its findings and draws conclusions as to the relationship between poor periodontal condition and pre term low birth weight. PMID:22216586

  9. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERIODONTAL DISEASE (PD AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (CVD.

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    Maurizio Trevisan

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    The recent focus on the potential link between periodontal and cardiovascular disease (PD and CVD  is part of the larger renewed interest on the role of infection and inflammation in the etiology of atherosclerosis and its clinical manifestations.  Periodontal Disease is an inflammatory process affecting the periodontium, the tissue that surrounds and supports the teeth . The process usually starts with an inflammatory process of the gum (gingivitis but it may progress with an extensive involvement of the gum, as well as the periodontal ligament and the bone surrounding the teeth resulting in substantial bone loss. Periodontal disease is a common oral pathological condition in the adult age and represents the leading cause of tooth loss. PD prevalence increases with age and there are estimates that up to 49,000,000 Americans may suffer from some form of gum disease. The gingival plaque associated with PD is colonized by a number of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria that have been shown to affect the initiation and development of PD and have been associated with the potential etiological role of PD in CVD and other chronic conditions. A potential etiological link between PD and CVD may have important public health implications as both the exposure (PD and the outcomes (CVD are highly prevalent in industrialized societies. In situations in which both the exposure and the outcome are highly prevalent even modest associations, like those observed in the studies reporting on the link between PD and CVD outcomes, may have relevance. There are  not  definite data on the effect of periodontal treatment on CVD clinical outcomes (either in primary or secondary prevention however it should be pointed out that the limited (both in terms of numbers and study design experimental evidence in humans suggests a possible beneficial effect of periodontal treatment of indices of functional and structural vascular health.

  10. EFFECT OF SCREW EXTRUSION PRETREATMENT ON PULPS FROM CHEMICAL PULPING

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    Cuihua Dong,

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The effect of compressive pretreatment before chemical pulping on the properties of poplar kraft and soda-AQ pulp was evaluated. Compressive pretreatment not only resulted in the dissolution of hemicellulose, but also leached extractives. Pulps made from compressive pretreated wood chips required lower beating energy than the untreated pulps to achieve the same beating degree of 45°SR, and the brightness of the handsheets was improved by 2% ISO. Compressive pretreatment allowed for efficient delignification and saved about 6% alkali consumption to achieve similar pulp screen yield. Furthermore, a higher content of fines and slightly lower mechanical properties were observed after the compressive treatment.

  11. Occurrence of periodontal pathogens among patients with chronic periodontitis

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    B.C. Farias

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was to evaluate the presence of the periodontal pathogens that form the red complex (Tannerella forsythia, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Treponema denticola and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans in patients with chronic periodontitis. The sample consisted of 29 patients with a clinical and radiographic diagnosis of chronic periodontitis based on the criteria of the American Academy of Periodontology (3. Samples for microbiological analysis were collected from the four sites of greatest probing depth in each patient, totaling 116 samples. These samples were processed using conventional polymerase chain reaction, which achieved the following positive results: 46.6% for P. gingivalis, 41.4% for T. forsythia, 33.6% for T. denticola and 27.6% for A. actinomycetemcomitans. P. gingivalis and T. forsythia were more prevalent (p < 0.05 in periodontal pockets ? 8 mm. The combinations T. forsythia + P. gingivalis (23.2% and T. forsythia + P. gingivalis + T. denticola (20.0% were more frequent in sites with a probing depth ? 8 mm. Associations with the simultaneous presence of A. actinomycetemcomitans + P. gingivalis, A. actinomycetemcomitans + T. forsythia, P. gingivalis + T. forsythia and T. forsythia + T. denticola were statistically significant (p < 0.05. It was concluded that the red complex pathogens are related to chronic periodontitis, presenting a higher occurrence in deep periodontal pockets. Moreover, the simultaneous presence of these bacteria in deep sites suggests a symbiotic relationship between these virulent species, favoring, in this way, a further progression of periodontal disease.

  12. Enfermedad periodontal en la tercera edad / Periodontal disease in elders

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    Nelia, Espeso Nápoles; Mariela, Mulet García; Mercedes, Gómez Mariño; Mahelis, Más Sarabia.

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo desde marzo a septiembre de 2004 en tres instituciones para ancianos del Municipio Camagüey. La muestra estuvo constituida por 48 ancianos, se les aplicó una entrevista estructurada para determinar el nivel de información sobre salud bucodental y enfermedades period [...] ontales. Fue utilizado el Índice periodontal de Russell. Además se exploraron factores de riesgo de la enfermedad periodontal locales y generales. La enfermedad periodontal estuvo presente en el 95.8 % de los ancianos y dentro de ella la periodontitis resultó ser la más común .El nivel de información fue evaluado de mal en más de la mitad de los ancianos. Los factores de riesgo locales más frecuentes fueron: la placa dentobacteriana y el sarro y dentro de los generales la diabetes mellitus. Abstract in english Background: A descriptive study was conducted from March to September 2004 at three homes for the seniors at the Municipality of Camagüey. The 48-elder sample was surveyed through a questionnaire structured in such a manner as to assess awareness of mouth care and periodontal diseases. The Russell p [...] eriodontal index was used. Risk factors for local and general periodontal diseases, chiefly periodontitis, were manifest in 95. 8 % of elders, half of them awareness on the subject, (this was true at least of half of them) was graded as poor. Most frequent local and general risk factors were dental plaque and tartar, along with diabetes mellitus, respectively.

  13. Single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with aggressive periodontitis and severe chronic periodontitis in Japanese.

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    Suzuki, Asami; Ji, Guijin; Numabe, Yukihiro; Muramatsu, Masaaki; Gomi, Kazuhiro; Kanazashi, Mikimoto; Ogata, Yorimasa; Shimizu, Emi; Shibukawa, Yoshihiro; Ito, Akiyo; Ito, Taichi; Sugaya, Akira; Arai, Takashi; Yamada, Satoru; Deguchi, Shinji; Kamoi, Kyuichi

    2004-05-01

    Periodontitis is a common inflammatory disease causing destruction of periodontal tissues. It is a multifactor disease involving genetic factors and oral environmental factors. To determine genetic risk factors associated with aggressive periodontitis or severe chronic periodontitis, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in multiple candidate genes were investigated in Japanese. We studied 134 patients with aggressive periodontitis, 117 patients with severe chronic periodontitis, and 125 healthy volunteers without periodontitis, under case-control setting, and 310 SNPs in 125 candidate genes were genotyped. Association evaluation by Fisher's exact test (p PTGDS, associated with aggressive periodontitis; and CTSD, associated with severe chronic periodontitis), but also in structural factors of periodontal tissues (COL4A1, COL1A1, and KRT23, associated with aggressive periodontitis; and HSPG2, COL17A1, and EGF, associated with severe chronic periodontitis). These appear to be good candidates as genetic factors for future study. PMID:15081423

  14. Adult Stem Cell Therapy for Periodontal Disease

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    Kim, Su-hwan; Seo, Byoung-moo; Choung, Pill-hoon; Lee, Yong-moo

    2010-01-01

    Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss and characterized by inflammation of tooth-supporting structures. Recently, the association between periodontal disease and other health problems has been reported, the importance of treating periodontal disease for general health is more emphasized. The ultimate goal of periodontal therapy is regeneration of damaged periodontal tissues. The development of adult stem cell research enables to improve the cell-based tissue engineering for perio...

  15. Contesting conventional periodontal wisdom : implications for periodontal classifications

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    Lopez, Rodrigo; Baelum, Vibeke

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines the common approach used to classify periodontal diseases and how this obstructs our understanding of the disease process. We address the implications of including etiological and pathogenesis-related considerations in the classifications of complex diseases like periodontitis and argue that the number of periodontal entities in a classification system ought to be determined by well-documented differences in the management of each entity. We finally discuss how an ecosocial theory of disease distribution can be helpful to understand the determinants of the distribution of disease in the population.

  16. Enfermedad periodontal y climaterio / Periodontal disease and climaterium

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    María Isabel, Aguilar Vallejo; Maritza, Peña Sisto; Jacqueline, Chacón Rodríguez; Frederick, Fernández Villasante; Dixan, Gutierrez Torres.

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo y transversal de 282 pacientes que se encontraban en la etapa del climaterio, que acudieron a la consulta de Endocrinología del Policlínico de Especialidades del Hospital Provincial Docente Clinicoquirúrgico "Saturnino Lora Torres" de Santiago de Cuba, durante el 20 [...] 12, con vistas a caracterizar el estado de la enfermedad periodontal en este grupo según variables de interés clínico, periodontal y epidemiológico. Se obtuvo que la severidad de la enfermedad gingival y periodontal estuvo directamente relacionada con los grados de higiene bucal regular y malo, con predominio de la gingivitis (90,4 %), de la gingivitis severa (81,7 %), así como de la periodontitis establecida con higiene bucal regular (79,1 %) y de la periodontitis terminal con higiene bucal mala (76,0%); asimismo, la gingivitis resultó ser la afección más común en ambas etapas del período climatérico (67,9 y 35,3 % en las premenopáusicas y posmenopáusicas, respectivamente). Se demostró que a medida que pasan los años sin efecto estrogénico, la riesgo de la afección se incrementa, sin existir relación entre esta y la edad en que ocurrió la menopausia o la gravedad del síndrome climatérico. Se recomienda continuar las investigaciones para conocer el estado de la enfermedad periodontal en pacientes climatéricas a escala nacional y elaborar programas destinados a la prevención. Abstract in english A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 282 patients who were in the climacteric stage and were assisted in the Endocrinology Department of the Specialties Polyclinic from "Saturnino Lora Torres" Clinical Surgical Teaching Provincial Hospital in Santiago de Cuba was carried out during the 2012, w [...] ith the aim of characterizing the periodontal disease in this group according to variables of clinical, periodontal and epidemiological interest. It was obtained that the severity of the gingival and periodontal disease was directly related to the degrees of mean and poor oral hygiene, with prevalence of the gingivitis (90.4%), of the severe gingivitis (81.7%), as well as of the established periodontitis with mean oral hygiene (79.1%) and of the terminal periodontitis with poor oral hygiene (76.0%); also, gingivitis turned out to be the most common disorder in both stages of the climacteric period (67.9 and 35.3% in the premenopausic and posmenopausic women, respectively). It was demonstrated that, as the years pass without estrogenic effect, the risk for the disease increases, without existing relationship between it and the age in which menopause or the severity of the climacteric syndrome took place. It is recommended to continue the investigations to know the periodontal disease in climacteric patients at a national scale and to implement programs aimed at its prevention.

  17. Study of the patterns of periodontal destruction in smokers with chronic periodontitis

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    Anil Sukumaran

    2008-01-01

    Cigarette smoking is a well-established risk factor for periodontitis and carries an increased risk for loss of periodontal attachment as well as for bone loss. Aims: The purpose of the study was to investigate the pattern of the intraoral distribution of periodontal destruction among cigarette smokers with periodontitis by assessing the periodontal probing depth (PPD) and clinical attachment level (CAL). Materials and Methods: Thirty smokers with chronic periodontitis were enrolled in th...

  18. Broad Ligament Fibroid - An Unusual Presentation

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    Veronica Irene Yuel, Vaneet Kaur

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Giant fibroids are known to arise from the uterus, but occasionally from the broad ligament also. This is acase report of a giant broad ligament fibroid, reported for its rarity, and the diagnostic difficulties.

  19. Potential Role of Dentin Sialoprotein by Inducing Dental Pulp Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation and Mineralization for Dental Tissue Repair

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    Zhi Chen; Shuo Chen; Li-An Wu; Guo-Hua Yuan; Guo-Bin Yang

    2010-01-01

    Introduction: Dentin sialoprotein (DSP) is a dentin extracellular matrix protein, a unique marker of dentinogenesis and plays a vital role in odontoblast differentiation and dentin mineralization. Recently, studies have shown that DSP induces differentiation and mineralization of periodontal ligament stem cells and dental papilla mesenchymal cells in vitro and rescues dentin deficiency and increases enamel mineralization in animal models.The hypothesis: DSP as a nature therapeutic agent stimu...

  20. Possibilities of endodontic therapy of endodonic-periodontal lesions

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    Neškovi? Jelena

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Intoduction. Endoperiodontal lesions are frequent in clinical practice and may require complex therapy. It is very important to determine differential diagnosis and the origin of the lesion, because the treatment plan is based on aetiology and stadium of the development of the lesion. Objective. The aim of this clinical study was to analyze the efficacy of endodontic treatment in different types of endodontic- periodontal lesions. Methods. Thirty patients and 42 teeth with diagnosed endoperiodontal lesions were included in the study and divided in two groups. Vital pulp therapy was applied to 18 vital teeth where the diagnosis was perio-endodontic lesions. The therapy of infected canal system was applied to 24 teeth with endodontic- periodontal or combined lesions. Standard endodontic procedure consisted of cleaning and shaping of the root canal system and between sessions filling with calcium-hydroxide paste. Obturation was made by lateral compact of the guttapercha and Apexit paste. Efficiency was evaluated clinically and radiographically three, six and twelve months later. Results. Radiographic and clinical follow-up showed a significant radiographic improvement and absence of subjective symptoms in a very high percentage of the treated vital and avital teeth. The results of this study showed that in the observation period of 12 months endodontic therapy was successful in 88.89% of vital teeth, and in the group of avital teeth the percentage was 91.67%. Conclusion. Endodontic treatment of the endoperiodontal lesions was sufficient and it was the basic condition to achieve a complete healing of endodontic-periodontal lesions. Such therapy ensures significant improvement or even complete healing of both types of lesions, of endodontic and periodontal origin.

  1. Imaging evaluation of the postoperative knee ligaments

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    Until the advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), evaluation of ligament reconstruction of the knee was largely based on clinical examination and radiographs. MRI is the modality of choice for noninvasive evaluation of reconstructed ligaments, menisco-capsular structures and soft tissues. This article reviews the surgical techniques, normal and abnormal appearances of the ACL and PCL grafts and common complications following ligament reconstruction

  2. Enzimas salivales y enfermedad periodontal / Salivary enzymes and periodontal disease

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    Tatjana, Todorovic; Ivan, Dozic; Mario, Vicente Barrero; Besir, Ljuskovic; Janko, Pejovic; Marjan, Marjanovic; Milan, Knezevic.

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Las enfermedades que producen daño tisular producen la liberación de diferentes enzimas relacionadas con la muerte y destrucción celular, como son la aspartato y alanino aminotransferasa (AST, ALT), lactato dehidrogenasa (LDH), creatinin kinasa (CK), alcalina y ácida (ALP, ACP) y gamma gl [...] utamil transferasa (GGT). Al tratarse la enfermedad periodontal (EP) de un proceso inflamatorio con afectación de la encía y periodonto, parece lógico pensar que la actividad enzimática debe reflejar los cambios metabólicos secundarios a esta reacción inflamatoria. Diseño del estudio: En este artículo examinamos la actividad de CK, LDH, AST, ALT, GGT, ALP y ACP en la saliva de pacientes con EP, antes y después del tratamiento periodontal (grupo experimental-30 muestras) así como en la saliva de pacientes sin enfermedad periodontal (grupo control-20 muestras). La EP se diagnosticó en base a parámetros clínicos (índice gingival-GI, sangrado al sondaje-BOP y profundidad al sondaje-PD). Todos los pacientes con enfermedad periodontal recibieron tratamiento convencional de la misma. Se registró la actividad enzimática en todos los pacientes y se cuantificó por espectrofotometría Resultados: Se observó un aumento estadísticamente significativo en la actividad de CK, LDH, AST, ALT; GGT, ALP y ACP en la saliva de los pacientes con enfermedad periodontal en relación a los Resultados obtenidos en el grupo control. Se detectó una correlación positiva entre la actividad de las enzimas salivales examinadas y el valor del GI. Después del tratamiento periodontal convencional la actividad de estas enzimas salivales disminuyó significativamente. Conclusiones: Basándonos en estos Resultados. Podemos concluir que la actividad de estas enzimas puede ser útil en el diagnóstico y evaluación del tratamiento de la EP. Abstract in english Background: Host responses to periodontal disease include the production of different enzymes that are released by stromal, epithelial or inflammatory cells. There are important enzymes associated with cell injury and cell death like: aspartate and alanine aminotransferase (AST, ALT), lactate dehydr [...] ogenase (LDH), creatine cinase (CK), alkaline and acidic phosphatase (ALP, ACP), gama glutamil transferase (GGT). Changes in enzymatic activity reflect metabolic changes in the gingiva and periodontium in inflammation. Design of Study: In this paper we have examined the activity of CK, LDH, AST, ALT, GGT, ALP and ACP in saliva from patients with periodontal disease before and after periodontal treatment (experimental group - 30 samples) and in saliva from healthy patients (control group - 20 samples). Periodontal disease was determined based on clinical parameters (gingival index (GI), bleeding on probing (BOP), probing depth (PD)). Patients with periodontal disease were under conventional periodontal treatment. Results:Obtained Results were shown statistically significant increases of activity of CK, LDH, AST, ALT, GGT, ALP, ACP in saliva from patients with periodontal disease in relation to control group. There is positive correlation between the activity of examined salivary enzymes and value of the gingival index. After conventional periodontal therapy the activity of all salivary enzymes was significantly decreased. Conclusions: Based on these Results, it can be assume that activity of these enzymes in saliva, as biochemical markers for periodontal tissue damage, may be useful in diagnosis, prognosis and evaluation of therapy effects in periodontal disease.

  3. Dental pulp tissue engineering

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    Flávio Fernando, Demarco; Marcus Cristian Muniz, Conde; Bruno Neves, Cavalcanti; Luciano, Casagrande; Vivien Thiemy, Sakai; Jacques Eduardo, Nör.

    Full Text Available A polpa dental é um tecido conjuntivo altamente especializado que possui uma restrita capacidade de regeneração, devido à sua disposição anatômica e à natureza pós-mitótica das células odontoblásticas. A remoção total da polpa, seguida da desinfecção do canal radicular e seu preenchimento com materi [...] al artificial proporciona a perda de uma significante quantidade de dentina deixando como sequela um dente não vital e enfraquecido. Entretanto, a endodontia regenerativa é um campo emergente da engenharia tecidual, que demonstrou resultados promissores utilizando células-tronco associadas à scaffolds e moléculas bioativas. Desta forma, esse artigo revisa os recentes avanços obtidos na regeneração do tecido pulpar baseado nos princípios da engenharia tecidual e fornece aos leitores informações compreensivas sobre os diferentes aspectos envolvidos na engenharia tecidual. Assim, nós especulamos que a combinação ideal de células, scaffolds e moléculas bioativas pode resultar em significantes avanços em outras áreas da pesquisa odontológica. Os dados levantados em nossa revisão demonstraram que estamos em um estágio no qual, o desenvolvimento de tecidos complexos, tais como a polpa dental, não é mais inatingível e que a próxima década será um período extremamente interessante para a pesquisa odontológica. Abstract in english Dental pulp is a highly specialized mesenchymal tissue that has a limited regeneration capacity due to anatomical arrangement and post-mitotic nature of odontoblastic cells. Entire pulp amputation followed by pulp space disinfection and filling with an artificial material cause loss of a significant [...] amount of dentin leaving as life-lasting sequelae a non-vital and weakened tooth. However, regenerative endodontics is an emerging field of modern tissue engineering that has demonstrated promising results using stem cells associated with scaffolds and responsive molecules. Thereby, this article reviews the most recent endeavors to regenerate pulp tissue based on tissue engineering principles and provides insightful information to readers about the different aspects involved in tissue engineering. Here, we speculate that the search for the ideal combination of cells, scaffolds, and morphogenic factors for dental pulp tissue engineering may be extended over future years and result in significant advances in other areas of dental and craniofacial research. The findings collected in this literature review show that we are now at a stage in which engineering a complex tissue, such as the dental pulp, is no longer an unachievable goal and the next decade will certainly be an exciting time for dental and craniofacial research.

  4. Anterior cruciate ligament allograft transplantation for intraarticular ligamentous reconstruction.

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    Goertzen, M; Dellmann, A; Gruber, J; Clahsen, H; Bürrig, K F

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    A multiplicity of surgical operations have been developed in an attempt to achieve satisfactory function after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair. None of these procedures have been able to reproduce the fiber organization anatomy of attachment site, vascularity, or function of the ACL. Twenty-nine foxhounds received a deep-frozen bone-ACL-bone allograft and a ligament augmentation device (LAD). Biomechanical, microvascular, and histological changes were evaluated 3, 6, and 12 months following implantation. The maximum loads of the allograft/LADs were 34.3% (387.2 N) after 3 months, 49.3% (556.6 N) after 6 months, and 61.1% (698.8 N) after a year. The maximum load was 69.1% (780 N). In general, after 6 months the allografts showed normal collagen orientation. The allografts demonstrated no evidence of infection or immune reaction. No bone ingrowth into the LAD was observed. Polarized light microscopy and periodic acid-schiff staining showed that the new bone-ligament substance interface had intact fiber orientation at the area of the ligament insertion. Microvascular examination using the Spalteholtz technique revealed revascularization and the importance of an infrapatellar fat pad for the nourishment of ACL allografts. PMID:1389780

  5. Health Literacy in Periodontal Patients

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    Ahmad Haerian; Ali Moemen; Saeede Asgari; Farzane Vaziri

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    Introduction: health literacy is a fundamental part of the healing promotion. The aim of this study was to evaluate periodontal health literacy among patients. Materials and methods: 296 patients attending periodontal clinic who were above 16 years old participated in this study. Gathering data was based on screening questions on a 5-point Likert scale. After completion questionnaire, data was analyzed by Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis test. Based on the scores of questions, patients were cl...

  6. The Relationship between Diabetes Mellitus and Periodontitis

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    A.M.Hussain

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Chronic gingivitis and periodontitis are common inflammatory conditions of the periodontal tissues. Given the ‘right’ concurrence of risk factors, a person with periodontitis can experience significant destruction of tooth-supporting bone, ultimately resulting in tooth loss. Poorly controlled diabetes is an important risk factor for periodontitis, and gingivitis and periodontitis are sometimes the first sign that a patient has diabetes. As severe periodontitis can lead to the loss of teeth, it is important that patients with diabetes practise good oral hygiene and have regular dental check-ups so that problems can be detected quickly

  7. Emerging concepts in periodontal therapy.

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    Greenwell, Henry; Bissada, Nabil F

    2002-01-01

    Conventional periodontal therapy consists of mechanical scaling and root planing, and surgical treatment. This is still the mainstay of periodontal treatment. Adjunctive antimicrobial treatments, both systemic and local delivery, are becoming more sophisticated and useful in the treatment of recurrent periodontitis. Also very promising are adjunctive treatments that modulate the host response and decrease levels of destructive pro-inflammatory cytokines or matrix metalloproteinases. Smoking is a major risk factor for periodontitis and has a profound impact on the progression of periodontal bone and attachment loss. In the interest of improved periodontal health patients should be encouraged to stop smoking. Finally bacterial endotoxins that stimulate the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines can have systemic effects and may lead to pre-term, low birthweight babies, and cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction and stroke. Health professionals need to be cognisant of the effect dental health can have on systemic diseases and refer for treatment when appropriate to ensure that optimum oral and systemic health is achieved for their patients. PMID:12465998

  8. Healing of spontaneous periodontal defects in dogs treated with xenogeneic demineralized bone.

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    Sonis, S T; Williams, R C; Jeffcoat, M K; Black, R; Shklar, G

    1985-08-01

    This study was undertaken to histologically, clinically and radiographically evaluate the sequence of healing following implantation of bovine demineralized bone powder (DBP) into severe, spontaneous periodontal defects in beagle dogs. Eight dogs with documented severe periodontitis were treated surgically following initial debridement. One quadrant in each arch was treated with conventional flap surgery and the others were treated with surgery followed by DBP implantation. Animals received postoperative debridement and clinical and radiographic evaluation. Two dogs were sacrificed at 1, 3, 6 or 12 months postoperatively, and the jaws were evaluated histologically. Clinically, DBP was well tolerated by recipients. No evidence of localized inflammatory response or delayed hypersensitivity reaction was noted. Significant reductions in gingival inflammation were noted in both experimental and control sites at 1 month postoperatively compared to preoperative scores. Equivalent periodontal pocket reduction was noted between test and experimental sites and remained significant at 12 months. Radiographically, no differences were noted in the rate of bone loss between control and test sites. Histologic evaluation demonstrated the presence of DBP at 1 month following implantation, but the material was replaced with new bone by the next sacrifice period. Periodontal ligament fibers of standard orientation were seen extending from DBP-induced bone to the root surface by 1 month after implantation. An intact epithelial attachment appeared to be present 1 month after the implantation of DBP. No differences in root surfaces were detected between test and control groups. Ankylosis was a rare finding, noted equally between test and control sites. DBP did not appear to predispose to external root resorption. In later stages, histologic evidence of advancing periodontitis was noted equally in both control and experimental groups. While DBP successfully induced new bone formation, the inability to adequately maintain the periodontal tissues due to bacterial accumulation in this model combined with recurrent pocket formation, precluded any conclusion regarding long-term advantage. Based on these findings, clinical trials of this or similar materials are recommended. PMID:3915013

  9. In vitro models for evaluation of periodontal wound healing/regeneration.

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    Weinreb, Miron; Nemcovsky, Carlos E

    2015-06-01

    Periodontal wound healing and regeneration are highly complex processes, involving cells, matrices, molecules and genes that must be properly choreographed and orchestrated. As we attempt to understand and influence these clinical entities, we need experimental models to mimic the various aspects of human wound healing and regeneration. In vivo animal models that simulate clinical situations of humans can be costly and cumbersome. In vitro models have been devised to dissect wound healing/regeneration processes into discrete, analyzable steps. For soft tissue (e.g. gingival) healing, in vitro models range from simple culture of cells grown in monolayers and exposed to biological modulators or physical effectors and materials, to models in which cells are 'injured' by scraping and subsequently the 'wound' is filled with new or migrating cells, to three-dimensional models of epithelial-mesenchymal recombination or tissue explants. The cells employed are gingival keratinocytes, fibroblasts or endothelial cells, and their proliferation, migration, attachment, differentiation, survival, gene expression, matrix production or capillary formation are measured. Studies of periodontal regeneration also include periodontal ligament fibroblasts or progenitors, osteoblasts or osteoprogenitors, and cementoblasts. Regeneration models measure cellular proliferation, attachment and migration, as well as gene expression, transfer and differentiation into a mineralizing phenotype and biomineralization. Only by integrating data from models on all levels (i.e. a single cell to the whole organism) can various critical aspects of periodontal wound healing/regeneration be fully evaluated. PMID:25867978

  10. ROUND LIGAMENT VARICOSITY IN PREGNANCY

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    Arpita Jaiswal

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Groin swelling in pregnancy can give rise to various diagnostic dilemmas. Inguinal hernia not uncommonly may present for the first time in pregnancy because of increase in intraabdominal pressure. It is 10 times less frequent in women than in men. The reported incidence is 1 in 3000. The other differential diagnosis including femoral hernia, enlarged lymph nodes, vascular aneurysm and subcutaneous lipoma. Congestion of the pelvic and iliac veins may give rise to round ligament varicosities mimicking inguinal hernia. The distinction between the two is difficulty clinically as symptoms and signs are similar. Ultrasound has proved to be a useful tool for differentiating round ligament varicosities from an inguinal hernia. The characteristic ultrasound picture includes a prominent venous plexus with dilated draining veins and typical bag of worms appearance. Round ligament varices require close monitoring during pregnancy as it can lead to rupture of varices or acute variceal thrombosis in peripartum period. This case highlights the potential difficulty in diagnosing inguinal swelling clinically in pregnancy. Ultrasonography can however clinch the diagnosis and prevent unnecessary surgery and its associated morbidity. Bilateral inguinal masses during pregnancy: A clinical dilemma Bilateral inguinal swelling is gravid state is not a common occurrence is obstetric practice. Bilateral round ligament varicosities may be mistaken for inguinal hernias in gravid patients because these conditions have similar presentations. It is very critical to differentiate between varicosities and hernias to avoid performing unnecessary surgery.

  11. Direct pulp capping using biodentine

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    Popovi?-Baji? Marijana

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Direct pulp capping is therapeutic method of applying medication on exposed pulp in order to allow bridge formation and healing process. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Biodentine on exposed dental pulp of Vietnamese pigs. Material and Methods. The study was conducted on 20 teeth of Vietnamese pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus. On buccal surfaces of incisors, canines and first premolars, class V cavities were prepared and pulp was exposed. In the experimental group (six incisors, two canines and two premolars the perforation was covered with Biodentine® (Septodont, Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, France. In the control group, the perforation was covered with MTA® (Dentsply Tulsa Dental, Johnson City, TN, USA. All cavities were restored with glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji VIII, GC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Observation period was 28 days. After sacrificing the animals, histological preparations were done to analyze the presence of dentin bridge, an inflammatory reaction of the pulp, pulp tissue reorganization and the presence of bacteria. Results. Dentin bridge was observed in all teeth (experimental and control groups. Inflammation of the pulp was mild to moderate in both groups. Neoangiogenesis and many odontoblast like cells responsible for dentin bridge formation were detected. Necrosis was not observed in any case, neither the presence of Gram-positive bacteria in the pulp. Conclusion. Histological analysis indicated favorable therapeutic effects of Biodentine for direct pulp capping in teeth of Vietnamese pigs. Findings were similar with Biodentine and MTA.

  12. Role of periodontal pathogenic bacteria in RANKL-mediated bone destruction in periodontal disease

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    Mikihito Kajiya; Gabriela Giro; Taubman, Martin A.; Xiaozhe Han; Mayer, Marcia P. A.; Toshihisa Kawai

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    Accumulated lines of evidence suggest that hyperimmune responses to periodontal bacteria result in the destruction of periodontal connective tissue and alveolar bone. The etiological roles of periodontal bacteria in the onset and progression of periodontal disease (PD) are well documented. However, the mechanism underlying the engagement of periodontal bacteria in RANKL-mediated alveolar bone resorption remains unclear. Therefore, this review article addresses three critical subjects. First, ...

  13. Gene expression in periodontal tissues following treatment

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    Eisenacher Martin; Prior Karola; Peters Ulrike; Beikler Thomas; Flemmig Thomas F

    2008-01-01

    Abstract Background In periodontitis, treatment aimed at controlling the periodontal biofilm infection results in a resolution of the clinical and histological signs of inflammation. Although the cell types found in periodontal tissues following treatment have been well described, information on gene expression is limited to few candidate genes. Therefore, the aim of the study was to determine the expression profiles of immune and inflammatory genes in periodontal tissues from sites with seve...

  14. Host Modulation Therapy - Restriction of Periodontal Destruction

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    Harinath Reddy S; Satyanarayana D; Vidya Sagar S; Surykanth M

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    Chronic inflammatory periodontal disease is caused by host immune responses to periodontal microorganisms. The past decade has produced remarkable advances in our understanding of host immune responses. New strategies for periodontal disease management have been emerging as more is learned about the role of the host response. Our increasing understanding of inflammation and its resolution has opened the door to the study of new periodontal treatment strategies. The emerging awareness of infla...

  15. Oxidative Stress, Systemic Inflammation, and Severe Periodontitis

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    D’Aiuto, F.; Nibali, L.; Parkar, M.; Patel, K.; Suvan, J.; Donos, N.

    2010-01-01

    Periodontal infections have been associated with a state of chronic inflammation. To ascertain whether severe periodontitis and its treatment are associated with oxidative stress, we recruited 145 cases (periodontitis) and 56 controls in a case-control study. A further pilot intervention study of 14 cases (periodontal therapy) was performed. Blood samples were taken at baseline (case-control) and 1, 3, 5, 7, and 30 days after treatment (intervention). Diacron-reactive oxygen metabolites (D-RO...

  16. MR imaging findings in spring ligament insufficiency

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    Yao, L. [Department of Radiology, MRI, CCC Building, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007-2197 (United States); Gentili, A. [UCLA Department of Radiological Sciences, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, CA (United States); Cracchiolo, A. [UCLA Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, 10833 LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (United States)

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    Objective. Spring ligament insufficiency is associated with chronic posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, and may constitute an indication for surgical repair or reconstruction. This study examines the accuracy of MRI for the diagnosis of insufficiency of the spring ligament. Design and patients. Two experienced musculoskeletal radiologists independently scored the MRI findings in 13 cases of surgically proven spring ligament insufficiency and in 18 control subjects, using a standardized scoring system. Results. Insufficiency of the spring ligament was associated with increased signal heterogeneity on short TE spin echo images, and an increase in the thickness of the medial portion of the ligament. The sensitivity of MRI for the diagnosis of spring ligament insufficiency was 54-77%, while the specificity was 100%. MRI assessment of the plantar portion of the spring ligament was unreliable (kappa=0.33), but the assessment of global ligament integrity was substantially reproducible (kappa=0.76). Conclusion. The medial portion of the spring ligament can be reliably assessed on routine MRI. The findings of spring ligament insufficiency on MRI are only moderately sensitive but highly specific. (orig.) With 6 figs., 1 tab., 9 refs.

  17. Different effects of 25-kDa amelogenin on the proliferation, attachment and migration of various periodontal cells

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    Previous studies have assumed that amelogenin is responsible for the therapeutic effect of the enamel matrix derivative (EMD) in periodontal tissue healing and regeneration. However, it is difficult to confirm this hypothesis because both the EMD and the amelogenins are complex mixtures of multiple proteins. Further adding to the difficulties is the fact that periodontal tissue regeneration involves various types of cells and a sequence of associated cellular events including the attachment, migration and proliferation of various cells. In this study, we investigated the potential effect of a 25-kDa recombinant porcine amelogenin (rPAm) on primarily cultured periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDLF), gingival fibroblasts (GF) and gingival epithelial cells (GEC). The cells were treated with 25-kDa recombinant porcine amelogenin at a concentration of 10 ?g/mL. We found that rPAm significantly promoted the proliferation and migration of PDLF, but not their adhesion. Similarly, the proliferation and adhesion of GF were significantly enhanced by treatment with rPAm, while migration was greatly inhibited. Interestingly, this recombinant protein inhibited the growth rate, cell adhesion and migration of GEC. These data suggest that rPAm may play an essential role in periodontal regeneration through the activation of periodontal fibroblasts and inhibition of the cellular behaviors of gingival epithelial cells.

  18. Macrophage-mediated nanoparticle delivery to the periodontal lesions in established murine model via Pg-LPS induction

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    Ma, Zhiwei; Dagnaes-Hansen, Frederik

    2015-01-01

    We established a murine periodontitis model by local injection of lipopolysaccharide of Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg-LPS) into the gingival sulcus of mandibular left incisor four times with 48-h interval. The histological examination of the periodontal tissues demonstrated that significant loss of periodontal bone and ligaments was observed in the lesion side with abundant inflammatory cell infiltration. Two days after the last injection, Cy5-labelled siRNA/chitosan particles were injected intraperitoneally (ip). The chitosan/siRNA particles were taken up by peritoneal macrophages, which subsequently migrated to the inflamed gingival area evaluated by in vivo imaging. The localization of macrophages in the inflamed region was further confirmed by immunofluorescent staining. The present report demonstrates that intragingival injection of Pg-LPS can be used to create an experimental model of periodontal inflammation in mice and that recruitment of macrophages with chitosan/siRNA nanoparticles to the inflamed area opens the possibility of an RNAi-based therapeutic approach using chitosan as a carrier in periodontitis.

  19. Common Periodontal Diseases of Children and Adolescents

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    Hayat Al-Ghutaimel; Hisham Riba; Salem Al-Kahtani; Saad Al-Duhaimi

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    Background. Since 2000, studies, experiments, and clinical observations revealed high prevalence of periodontal diseases among children and adolescents. Therefore, this paper was designed to provide an update for dental practitioners on epidemiology, microbiology, pathology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases in children and adolescents. Methods. This paper reviews the current literature concerning periodontal diseases in pediatric dentistry. It includes MEDLINE data...

  20. Occurrence of periodontal pathogens among patients with chronic periodontitis

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    B.C., Farias; P.R.E., Souza; B., Ferreira; R.S.A., Melo; F.B., Machado; E.S., Gusmão; R., Cimões.

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    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was to evaluate the presence of the periodontal pathogens that form the red complex (Tannerella forsythia, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Treponema denticola) and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans in patients with chronic periodontitis. The sample consisted of 29 patie [...] nts with a clinical and radiographic diagnosis of chronic periodontitis based on the criteria of the American Academy of Periodontology (3). Samples for microbiological analysis were collected from the four sites of greatest probing depth in each patient, totaling 116 samples. These samples were processed using conventional polymerase chain reaction, which achieved the following positive results: 46.6% for P. gingivalis, 41.4% for T. forsythia, 33.6% for T. denticola and 27.6% for A. actinomycetemcomitans. P. gingivalis and T. forsythia were more prevalent (p

  1. Links demystified: Periodontitis and cancer.

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    Pendyala, Gowri; Joshi, Saurabh; Chaudhari, Shantanu; Gandhage, Dhananjay

    2013-11-01

    Cancer is marked by the uncontrolled growth of cells, tissue invasion and metastasis to various organs via the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Recent data have expanded the concept that inflammation is a critical component of tumor progression. Many cancers arise from sites of infection, chronic irritation, and inflammation. The tumor microenvironment, which is largely orchestrated by inflammatory cells, is an indispensable participant in the neoplastic process, fostering proliferation, survival, and migration. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory condition is characterized by an oral bacterial infection leading to inflammation within the supporting tissues of the teeth, which often leads to the destruction of the periodontal tissues and alveolar bone that support the teeth. This oral inflammation often has systemic effects leading to an increased concentration of circulating inflammatory markers with the severity of disease being correlated directly with levels of serum inflammatory markers. Periodontal infection has been linked to organ and systemic diseases. There is documented evidence of significant associations between cancer of the lung, kidney, pancreas, hematological and oral cancers, and periodontal disease. This articles reviews and summarizes the possible biological mechanisms involved between periodontal infection and cancer. PMID:24379856

  2. Mesenchymal dental pulp cells attenuate dentin resorption in homeostasis.

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    Zheng, Y; Chen, M; He, L; Marão, H F; Sun, D M; Zhou, J; Kim, S G; Song, S; Wang, S L; Mao, J J

    2015-06-01

    Dentin in permanent teeth rarely undergoes resorption in development, homeostasis, or aging, in contrast to bone that undergoes periodic resorption/remodeling. The authors hypothesized that cells in the mesenchymal compartment of dental pulp attenuate osteoclastogenesis. Mononucleated and adherent cells from donor-matched rat dental pulp (dental pulp cells [DPCs]) and alveolar bone (alveolar bone cells [ABCs]) were isolated and separately cocultured with primary rat splenocytes. Primary splenocytes readily aggregated and formed osteoclast-like cells in chemically defined osteoclastogenesis medium with 20 ng/mL of macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) and 50 ng/mL of receptor activator of nuclear factor ?B ligand (RANKL). Strikingly, DPCs attenuated osteoclastogenesis when cocultured with primary splenocytes, whereas ABCs slightly but significantly promoted osteoclastogenesis. DPCs yielded ~20-fold lower RANKL expression but >2-fold higher osteoprotegerin (OPG) expression than donor-matched ABCs, yielding a RANKL/OPG ratio of 41:1 (ABCs:DPCs). Vitamin D3 significantly promoted RANKL expression in ABCs and OPG in DPCs. In vivo, rat maxillary incisors were atraumatically extracted (without any tooth fractures), followed by retrograde pulpectomy to remove DPCs and immediate replantation into the extraction sockets to allow repopulation of the surgically treated root canal with periodontal and alveolar bone-derived cells. After 8 wk, multiple dentin/root resorption lacunae were present in root dentin with robust RANKL and OPG expression. There were areas of dentin resoprtion alternating with areas of osteodentin formation in root dentin surface in the observed 8 wk. These findings suggest that DPCs of the mesenchymal compartment have an innate ability to attenuate osteoclastogenesis and that this innate ability may be responsible for the absence of dentin resorption in homeostasis. Mesenchymal attenuation of dentin resorption may have implications in internal resorption in the root canal, pulp/dentin regeneration, and root resorption in orthodontic tooth movement. PMID:25762594

  3. Enfermedad periodontal y disfunción eréctil / Periodontal disease and erectile dysfunction

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    Emil, Correa; Diego Alonso, Kurt Espinoza; Daniel Alonso, Espinoza; Tania, Ariza; Marco, Alarcón.

    Full Text Available La enfermedad periodontal es una enfermedad inflamatoria destructiva crónica que afecta a los tejidos de soporte del diente y es una de las infecciones crónicas más prevalentes en los humanos con la capacidad de inducir la producción de citocinas proinflamatorias, interviniendo en la regulación de l [...] as respuestas inflamatorias que aumentan los niveles de IL-6 y PCR, que da como resultado la activación de las células inflamatorias y endoteliales, pudiendo dar lugar a disfunción endotelial.La disfunción eréctil se define como la incapacidad persistente de lograr y mantener una erección suficiente para permitir una relación sexual satisfactoria y puede ser una manifestación temprana de la arteria coronaria y de la enfermedad vascular periférica, por lo que debe considerarse también como una señal de peligro potencial de la enfermedad cardiovascular. El enlace entre enfermedad periodontal y disfunción eréctil aún está en investigación y la información es muy limitada. Existen factores de riesgo (tabaco, diabetes mellitus y enfermedades cardíacas) compartidos por la disfunción eréctil y la periodontitis crónica que contribuyen a la disfunción endotelial. El objetivo de la presente revisión es dar a conocer la posible relación entre la enfermedad periodontal y la disfunción eréctil y las variables confundentes entre esta relación mediante una revisión de la literatura. Abstract in english Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory destructive disease that affects the tissue supporting the teeth, and is one of the most prevalent chronic infections in humans. It can induce the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, intervening in the regulation of inflammatory responses affecting [...] the IL-6 and C-reactive protein, and finally activates inflammatory cells and endothelial cells. This can lead to endothelial dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is defined as the persistent inability to achieve and maintain an erection sufficient to permit satisfactory sexual intercourse and can be an early manifestation of coronary artery and peripheral vascular disease, and should therefore be considered also as a potential warning sign for cardiovascular disease. The link between periodontal disease and erectile dysfunction is still under investigation and the information is very limited. There are risk factors (smoking, diabetes mellitus, and heart disease) shared by erectile dysfunction and chronic periodontitis that contribute to endothelial dysfunction. The aim of this review is to provide plausibility between periodontal disease and erectile dysfunction and confounding variables between this relationship through a literature review.

  4. Análisis multinivel en periodontitis / Multilevel analysis on periodontitis

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    Carlos Martín, Ardila M; Isabel Cristina, Guzmán Z; Hugo, Grisales R.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: el tratamiento en pacientes con periodontitis se realiza mediante terapia mecánica sola o combinada con antibióticos y quirúrgicamente. La evidencia científica muestra cómo algunos factores relacionados con el sujeto y el sitio del diente pueden comprometer la respuesta al tratamiento. C [...] onvencionalmente, se ha utilizado el sujeto como unidad de análisis, pero no es adecuado tratar las observaciones de cada sitio periodontal como si fueran independientes. Objetivo: comparar el efecto de los factores relacionados con los sitios de los dientes y los factores asociados con el sujeto, sobre el resultado de la terapia periodontal, en los estudios que emplean modelos multinivel en su análisis. Desarrollo: se realizó una revisión sistemática de la literatura de investigaciones dirigidas al tratamiento de periodontitis y analizadas con modelos multinivel. Los estudios que cumplieron los criterios de selección incluyeron cuatro ensayos clínicos con asignación aleatoria, un estudio cuasi-experimental y cinco estudios longitudinales, realizados en sujetos sistémicamente saludables. A diferencia de los métodos de regresión convencionales, el análisis multinivel encontró influencia de pocos factores relacionados con el individuo sobre la pérdida dental. La presencia de placa en el nivel sitio, los molares, así como los compromisos de furcación y defectos óseos angulares, se asociaron con efectos deficientes en la terapia. Conclusiones: el análisis multinivel reveló que el mayor porcentaje de la varianza se atribuye al nivel sitio, mientras el menor se debe al nivel paciente. Abstract in english Background: treatment in patients with periodontitis occurs through mechanical therapy alone or combined with antibiotics and surgery. Scientific evidence shows how some factors related to the subject and the site of the tooth may compromise treatment response. Conventionally, the subject as a unit [...] of analysis has been used, but it is not appropriate to treat observations of each periodontal site as if they were independent. Objective: to compare the effect of factors associated with the sites of the teeth and the subject associated factors, on the outcome of periodontal therapy in studies using multilevel models in its analysis. Development: a systematic review of the literature aimed at the treatment of periodontitis and analyzed with multilevel models was conducted. Four randomized clinical trials, a quasi-experiment study and five longitudinal studies, was carried out in systemically healthy subjects. Unlike conventional regression methods, the multilevel analysis found little influence of factors related tooth loss on individuals. The presence of plaque at site level, molars as well as furcation involvement and angular bone defects were associated with inadequate effects in therapy. Conclusions: multilevel analysis revealed that the highest percentage of variance is attributed to the site level, while the lower is at patient level.

  5. Periodontal plastic surgery.

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    Zucchelli, Giovanni; Mounssif, Ilham

    2015-06-01

    The aim of the present article is to summarize current knowledge in terms of the etiology, diagnosis, prognosis and surgical treatment of gingival recession. Whilst the main etiological factors (i.e. toothbrushing trauma and bacterial plaque) are well established, challenges still remain to be solved in the diagnostic, prognostic and classification processes of gingival recession, especially when the main reference parameter - the cemento-enamel junction - is no longer detectable on the affected tooth or when there is a slight loss of periodontal interdental attachment. Root coverage in single type gingival recession defects is a very predictable outcome following the use of various surgical techniques. The coronally advanced flap, with or without connective tissue grafting, is the technique of choice. The adjunctive use of connective tissue grafts improves the probability of achieving complete root coverage. Surgical coverage of multiple gingival recessions is also predictable with the coronally advanced flap and the coronally advanced flap plus the connective tissue graft, but no data are available indicating which, and how many, gingival recessions should be treated adjunctively with connective tissue grafting in order to limit patient morbidity and improve the esthetic outcome. None of the allograft materials currently available can be considered as a full substitute for the connective tissue graft, even if some recent results are encouraging. The need for future studies with patient-based outcomes (i.e. esthetics and morbidity) as primary objectives is emphasized in this review. PMID:25867992

  6. Immunolocalization of RANK and RANKL along the root surface and in the periodontal membrane of human primary and permanent teeth

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    Bille, Marie-Louise Bastholm; Thomsen, Bjarke

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Objective. Root resorption, impaired tooth eruption and early tooth loss have been described in relation to diseases that involve defects in the RANK-RANKL-OPG-expression. The aim of the present immunhistochemical study was to localize and compare the reactions for RANK and membrane-bound RANKL along root surfaces and in the periodontal membrane in close proximity to the root surface of human primary and permanent teeth. Materials and methods. The material comprised extracted human teeth (11 primary teeth and six permanent teeth) from 10 different patients. Paraffin sections were prepared of each tooth and sections of each tooth were immunohistochemically stained with antibodies specific for membrane-bound RANKL and RANK. Results. The root surface and the periodontal membrane in close proximity to the root surface did not show immunoreactivity for RANKL. RANKL was only located in odontoblasts and in cells along denticles in one primary tooth. RANK was located in mononuclear cells in the pulp and in multinucleated odontoclasts along resorbed root surfaces and along resorbed dentin surfaces in the pulp in primary teeth and one permanent tooth. Conclusions. This study demonstrated RANK positivity in resorption areas in primary and permanent teeth. RANKL was positive in the pulp of one primary tooth. RANK expression in odontoclasts and RANKL expression in the pulp may indicate that RANK/RANKL play a role during resorption.

  7. Imaging evaluation of the postoperative knee ligaments.

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    Ilaslan, Hakan; Sundaram, Murali; Miniaci, Anthony

    2005-05-01

    Until the advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), evaluation of ligament reconstruction of the knee was largely based on clinical examination and radiographs. MRI is the modality of choice for noninvasive evaluation of reconstructed ligaments, menisco-capsular structures and soft tissues. This article reviews the surgical techniques, normal and abnormal appearances of the ACL and PCL grafts and common complications following ligament reconstruction. PMID:15837397

  8. Recent approaches for the treatment of periodontitis.

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    Jain, Nilu; Jain, Gaurav K; Javed, Shamama; Iqbal, Zeenat; Talegaonkar, Sushama; Ahmad, Farhan J; Khar, Roop K

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    Periodontal disease is a localised inflammatory response caused by the infection of a periodontal pocket arising from the accumulation of subgingival plaque. Periodontal disease has been considered as a possible risk factor for other systemic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and pre-term low birth weight infants. Advances in understanding the aetiology, epidemiology and microbiology of periodontal pocket flora have revolutionised the therapeutic strategies for the management of periodontal disease progression. This review summarises the recent developments in the field of intra-pocket drug delivery systems and identifies areas where further research may lead to a clinically effective intra-pocket delivery system. PMID:18789399

  9. Gene therapy and its implications in Periodontics

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Gene therapy is a field of Biomedicine. With the advent of gene therapy in dentistry, significant progress has been made in the control of periodontal diseases and reconstruction of dento-alveolar apparatus. Implementation in periodontics include: -As a mode of tissue engineering with three approaches: cell, protein-based and gene delivery approach. -Genetic approach to Biofilm Antibiotic Resistance. Future strategies of gene therapy in preventing periodontal diseases: -Enhances host defense mechanism against infection by transfecting host cells with an antimicrobial peptide protein-encoding gene. -Periodontal vaccination. Gene therapy is one of the recent entrants and its applications in the field of periodontics are reviewed in general here.

  10. Pediatric anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

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    McConkey, Mark O.; Bonasia, Davide Edoardo; Amendola, Annunziato

    2011-01-01

    An increasing number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are seen in children now than in the past due to increased sports participation. The natural history of ACL deficient knees in active individuals, particularly in children is poor. Surgical management of ACL deficiency in children is complex due to the potential risk of injury to the physis and growth disturbance. Delaying ACL reconstruction until maturity is possible but risks instability episodes and intra-articular damage. S...

  11. Recording and surveillance systems for periodontal diseases

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    Beltrán-Aguilar, Eugenio D; Eke, Paul I

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes tools used to measure periodontal diseases and the integration of these tools into surveillance systems. Tools to measure periodontal diseases at the surveillance level have focussed on current manifestations of disease (e.g. gingival inflammation) or disease sequelae (e.g. periodontal pocket depth or loss of attachment). All tools reviewed in this paper were developed based on the state of the science of the pathophysiology of periodontal disease at the time of their design and the need to provide valid and reliable measurements of the presence and severity of periodontal diseases. Therefore, some of these tools are no longer valid. Others, such as loss of periodontal attachment, are the current de-facto tools but demand many resources to undertake periodical assessment of the periodontal health of populations. Less complex tools such as the Community Periodontal Index, have been used extensively to report periodontal status. Laboratory tests for detecting putative microorganisms or inflammatory agents present in periodontal diseases have been used at the clinical level, and at least one has been tested at the population level. Other approaches, such as self-report measures, are currently under validation. In this paper, we do not review indices designed to measure plaque or residual accumulation around the tooth, indices focussed only on gingival inflammation or radiographic approaches with limited applicability in surveillance systems. Finally, we review current case-definitions proposed for surveillance of periodontal disease severity.

  12. Periapical fluid RANKL and IL-8 are differentially regulated in pulpitis and apical periodontitis.

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    Rechenberg, Dan-K; Bostanci, Nagihan; Zehnder, Matthias; Belibasakis, Georgios N

    2014-09-01

    The dental pulp space can become infected due to a breach in the surrounding hard tissues. This leads to inflammation of the pulp (pulpitis), soft tissue breakdown, and finally to bone loss around the root apex (apical periodontitis). The succession of the molecular events leading to apical periodontitis is currently not known. The main inflammatory mediator associated with neutrophil chemotaxis is interleukin-8 (IL-8), and with bone resorption the dyad of receptor activator of NF-?B ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG). The levels of RANKL, OPG and IL-8 were studied in periapical tissue fluid of human teeth (n = 48) diagnosed with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis (SIP) and asymptomatic apical periodontitis (AAP). SIP represents the starting point, and AAP an established steady state of the disease. Periapical tissue fluid samples were collected using paper points and then evaluated using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs). Target protein levels per case were calibrated against the corresponding total protein content, as determined fluorometrically. RANKL was expressed at significantly higher levels in SIP compared to AAP (P < 0.05), whereas OPG was under the detection limit in most samples. In contrast, IL-8 levels were significantly lower in SIP compared to AAP (P < 0.05). Spearman's correlation analysis between RANKL and IL-8 revealed a significantly (P < 0.05) negative correlation between the two measures (rho = -.44). The results of this study suggest that, in the development of apical periodontitis, periapical bone resorption signaling, as determined by RANKL, occurs prior to inflammatory cell recruitment signaling, as determined by IL-8. PMID:25022970

  13. TRATAMIENTO ORTODÓNCICO Y PERIODONTAL COMBINADO EN PACIENTES CON PERIODONTITIS AGRESIVA TRATADA Y CONTROLADA / COMBINED ORTHODONTIC-PERIODONTAL TREATMENT IN PATIENTS WITH TREATED AND CONTROLLED AGGRESSIVE PERIODONTITIS

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    Juan Fernando, Aristizábal; Rosana, Martínez Smit.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Para diagnosticar correctamente la periodontitis agresiva (PA) se debe tener en cuenta la información obtenida de la entrevista con el paciente, examen clínico periodontal, radiográfico y de laboratorio, según necesidad. El tratamiento de la PA va encaminado a la reducción o eliminación de los agent [...] es causales, manejo de los factores de riesgo y la corrección de los efectos de la enfermedad sobre los tejidos periodontales. Cuando se pretende realizar un tratamiento de ortodoncia en un paciente con PA, se requiere una evaluación detallada por ambas especialidades. Este artículo describe la terapia periodontal y ortodóncica combinada en cuatro pacientes jóvenes con periodontitis agresiva localizada (PAL) y periodontits agresiva generalizada (PAG). En primer lugar, se llevó a cabo un tratamiento periodontal completo. Una vez que se confirmó la ausencia de inflamación y la estabilidad del periodonto, se inició el tratamiento de ortodoncia utilizando fuerzas ligeras acompañadas de un monitoreo periodontal, alcanzando los objetivos estéticos y funcionales planteados al inicio del tratamiento. Abstract in english Accurate diagnosis of aggressive periodontitis (AP) requires taking into account information obtained from the interview with the patient and from clinical periodontal examination, radiographic evaluation, and laboratory tests when needed. AP treatment is aimed at reducing or eliminating triggering [...] agents, managing risk factors, and correcting effects on periodontal tissues. Before starting orthodontic treatment in an AP patient, it is necessary to perform a detailed evaluation by both specialties. This article describes a combined periodontal-orthodontic therapy in four young patients with localized aggressive periodontitis (LAP) and generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAP). A complete periodontal treatment was first conducted. After completely reducing inflammation and stabilizing the periodontium, the clinicians started the orthodontic treatment by using moderate forces along with periodontal monitoring, thus reaching the aesthetic and functional objectives set when treatment started.

  14. Multiple Pulp Stones: A Case Report

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    Ozkalayci, Nurhat; Zengin, A. Zeynep; Turk, Selma Elekdag; Sumer, A. Pinar; Bulucu, Bilinc; Kirtiloglu, Tugrul

    2011-01-01

    Pulp stones are usually found in the pulp chamber. Radiographically, they appear as radiopaque structures in the pulp chambers or root canals of individual teeth. Generalized pulp stones throughout the dentition are usually associated with systemic or genetic disorders of the dentine. This report presents an unusual case of a 13-year-old girl with generalized pulp stones with clinically normal crowns. The patient’s main complaint was a crossbite affecting all permanent canines. Radiographic e...

  15. Periodontal Status of Postmenopausal Women

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    Timur V. Melkumyan

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to compare the periodontal status in postmenopausal women with osteopenia and osteoporosis. Material and Methods: We examined 43 postmenopausal women aged from 55 to 74 years. Material assessment of bones in every patient was performed by means of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA from two points on the skeleton – part of the femur neck and between the first and fourth lumbar vertebrae. A lipid blood test was done for patients of both groups. All patients were divided into two groups (the 1st with osteopenia, and the 2nd with osteoporosis. All patients were subjected to an oral clinical examination: the periodontal examination was composed of Plaque Index (PI, Pocket Score (PS, and Papillary Bleeding Index (PBI. X-ray analysis was performed for every patient. Results: The results of the clinical periodontal examination demonstrated that the mean PBI in patients in the 1st group had no significant differences from the PBI in patients in the 2nd group. PI value and PS findings in patients with general osteoporosis also had no statistical differences from the same parameters in patients with osteopenia. Conclusion: Under the circumstances of these patients’ characteristics and within the limits of the present study, we concluded that there is no significant difference in the periodontal status of postmenopausal women with systemic osteopenia and with osteoporosis.

  16. Periodontal considerations in veneer cases.

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    Peto, David

    2015-04-01

    Porcelain veneers are a minimally invasive technique to enhance patients' smiles. A crucial component in these cases is the supporting periodontal apparatus and its interaction with the restorations. This article addresses basic concepts such as biologic width, altered eruption patterns, appropriate gingival contouring and smile design to give practitioners the tools to diagnose, evaluate and treat cases successfully and predictably. PMID:25916012

  17. Dimensions and attachments of the ankle ligaments: evaluation for ligament reconstruction.

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    Wenny, Raphael; Duscher, Dominik; Meytap, Emmy; Weninger, Patrick; Hirtler, Lena

    2015-06-01

    For operative reconstruction, precise anatomic information on the dimensions of the ankle ligaments is important and can help to optimize these procedures. The purpose of this study was to investigate the length and width dimensions of the ankle ligaments and to contrast the results with the published literature. Seventeen non-paired adult, formalin-fixed ankle specimen were dissected to expose the capsuloligamentous structures. The following ligaments were investigated: tibiofibular syndesmosis (anterior and posterior tibiofibular ligament/ATiFL and PTiFL), lateral ankle ligaments (anterior and posterior talofibular ligament, calcaneofibular ligament/ATFL, PTFL and CFL), medial ankle ligaments (deltoid ligament, anterior and posterior tibiotalar ligament/ATTL and PTTL). After identification of the ligaments, the dimensions were measured with a ruler and a sliding caliper. Additionally, the attachment area and the center of insertion (COI) were evaluated. The dimensions of the ligaments were recorded. Measurements were calculated and discussed according to the existing literature. The tibial COI of the ATiFL was situated 8.35 ± 2.05 mm from the inferior articular surface of the tibia and 5.04 ± 1.32 mm from the fibular notch. Its fibular COI was situated 25.45 ± 5.84 mm from the tip of the lateral malleolus and 3.12 ± 1.01 mm from the malleolar articular surface. The calcaneal COI of the CFL was situated 20.63 ± 3.56 mm anterior and 5.73 ± 1.89 mm plantar to the superior edge of the calcaneal. Its fibular attachment of the CFL was directly at the tip of the lateral malleolus, dorsal to the fibular attachment of the ATFL. Studies of the therapeutic options in severe ankle ligament injuries have shown better results in anatomical reconstructions compared to other operative treatments. To optimize these procedures, exact anatomical information on the dimensions of the ankle ligaments should be beneficial. PMID:24797869

  18. Laparoscopic Management of Broad Ligament Fibroids

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    Pandit, Palaskar; Chandak, Shradha

    2011-01-01

    Two cases of true broad ligament fibroids and thirty cases of false broad ligament fibroids were operated. All were removed through the laparoscopic route, with very minimal blood loss and without a need for blood transfusion. We traced the course of the ureters in all cases. No complications were met with.

  19. Periodontal disease epidemiology - learned and unlearned?

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    Bælum, Vibeke; López, Rodrigo

    2013-01-01

    The notion of periodontal disease being the major cause of tooth loss among adults was rooted in the focal infection paradigm that dominated the first half of the 20th century. This paradigm was established largely by personal opinions, and it was not until the development of periodontal indices in the mid-1950s that periodontal epidemiology gained momentum. Unfortunately, the indices used suffered from a number of flaws, whereby the interpretation of the research results took the form of circular reasoning. It was under this paradigm that therapeutic and preventive intervention for periodontal diseases became entirely devoted to oral hygiene, as poor oral hygiene and older age were understood to explain nearly all the variation in disease occurrence. In the early 1980s, studies appeared that contradicted the concepts of poor oral hygiene as the inevitable trigger of periodontitis and of linear and ubiquitous periodontitis progression, whereby periodontal epidemiology was led into a relatively short-lived high-risk era. At this time, it became evident that old scourges continue to haunt periodontology: the inability to agree in operational clinical criteria for a periodontitis diagnosis and the inability to devise both a meaningful and a useful classification of periodontal diseases based on nominalist principles. The meager outcome of the high-risk era led researchers to resurrect the focal infection paradigm, which is now dressed up as periodontal medicine. Unfortunately, these developments have left the core of periodontology somewhat disheveled and deserted.

  20. Enfermedad periodontal necrosante: Conducta odontológica / Necrotizing periodontal disease: Dental behavior

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    Yuni J, Salinas M; Ronald E, Millán I.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El cuidado periodontal es, en esencia, labor del odontólogo y éste no puede pasar por alto la responsabilidad de proveer atención a todo paciente. La incidencia excesivamente elevada de problemas periodontales entre la población, dificulta que un número reducido de especialistas pueda enfrentarlos. [...] En la cavidad bucal se pueden producir variedades de enfermedades de etiología diferente en este caso infeccioso bacteriano, por ello es muy importante que el odontólogo identifique y conozca las consecuencias ocasionadas si no se previenen o tratan a tiempo, así como las complicaciones. El término enfermedad periodontal necrosante se emplea como denominador común de la gingivitis, periodontitis y estomatitis necrosante, las cuales son un conjunto de enfermedades inflamatorias, dolorosas y destructivas que afecta primariamente la encía marginal como la papilar y con menor frecuencia, la encía adherida, llegando afectar el hueso alveolar. Suele encontrarse en cavidades bucales sanas o sobre añadido a una enfermedad gingival o periodontal, aparece en un diente, o un grupo de ellos, o abarcar toda la cavidad bucal y presentarse en individuos, con buena o deficiente higiene bucal. Es anómalo en edéntulos, pero a veces, se producen lesiones esféricas aisladas en el paladar blando. El propósito de esta revisión es describir las diferentes presentaciones clínicas de dicha patología, su etiología, diagnósticos diferenciales y diferentes métodos de tratamiento, además de la interconsulta con diferentes áreas, para valorar sus complicaciones y cuidados postoperatorios. Para ello se realizó basado en los lineamientos de la investigación descriptiva documental, una revisión de la literatura nacional e internacional Abstract in english The premise is that periodontal problems are treated by general dentists and they should not skip the responsibility to treat all of their patients. The excessive incidence of periodontal problems in the population makes it difficult to treat them by a specific number of specialists. There is a vari [...] ety of diseases from various infectious etiology that take place in the mouth, it is essential that dentists know the importance of diagnosing, and also be aware of the consequences if they are not treated on time. The term necrotizing periodontal disease is used as common denominator of gingivitis, periodontal and necrotizing estomatitis, which are a group of dangerous, inflammatory and destructive diseases that affect mainly the marginal gum like the papilar and less frequently the adhesive gum affecting the alveolar bone. They can be found in healthy mouths or additional to a periodontal or gingival disease, in a tooth or in a group of them, or in the whole mouth or in individuals with good or poor mouth hygiene. It is not usual to find them as edentulous but sometimes isolated spheric injuries in the soft palate. The purpose of this report is to describe the different clinic presentation, etiology and pathogenesis, epidemiology diagnose, differentials, treatment, prognosis, complications and post surgery care. That’s why a revision of the national and international literature was made based upon on documentary descriptive research techniques

  1. Congenital absence of the cruciate ligaments.

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    Berruto, Massimo; Gala, Luca; Usellini, Eva; Duci, Dario; Marelli, Bruno

    2012-08-01

    Congenital absence of the cruciate ligaments is a rare condition with a prevalence of 0.017 per 1,000 live births. The most important finding of this study was the presence of a posterior menisco-femoral ligament of Wrisberg with cruciate ligaments agenesia and the hypothesis advanced about the development of the ligamentous structures of the knee. Reviewing the literature, we assume that the congenital anomaly that causes the anatomical defect expresses itself around the 7th to 8th post-ovulatory week. Literature teaches us that the need for a knee replacement seems to be inevitable before or after and during the life of a patient without cruciate ligaments. PMID:22167203

  2. Regeneración de los defectos periodontales intraóseos: combinación de membranas barrera y material de relleno: evidencia preclínica y clínica / Regenerative procedure for intra-bony periodontal defects: Combination of barrier membrane and filling material, clinical and preclinical evidence

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    N., Discepoli; X., Costa Berenguer; A., Bascones-Martínez.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La terapia periodontal regenerativa tiene como objetivo lo de restaurar los tejidos de soporte periodontal y debería resultar en la formación de nueva inserción conectiva y (nuevo cemento con nuevas fibras del ligamento periodontal insertada) y nuevo hueso. Evidencia histológica en modelos preclínic [...] os ha demostrado regeneración después de tratamiento con membranas barreras, distintos tipos de material de relleno y una combinación de los dos. De todas formas, todavía no queda claro en qué extensión la combinación de membranas barreras y material de relleno puede promover de manera adicional el proceso de regeneración en comparación con tratamientos únicos. Abstract in english Regenerative periodontal therapy aims to predictably restore the tooth's supporting periodontal tissues and should result in formation of a new connective tissue attachment (i.e. new cementum with inserting periodontal ligament fibres) and new alveolar bone. Histologic evidence from preclinical mode [...] ls has demonstrated periodontal regeneration following treatment with barrier membranes, various types of grafting materials or a combination thereof. However, it is still not clear to what extenta combination of barrier membranes and grafting materials may additionally enhance the regeneration process compared with barrier membranes alone, grafting materials alone or open flap debridement.

  3. Regeneración de los defectos periodontales intraóseos: combinación de membranas barrera y material de relleno: evidencia preclínica y clínica Regenerative procedure for intra-bony periodontal defects: Combination of barrier membrane and filling material, clinical and preclinical evidence

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    N. Discepoli

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La terapia periodontal regenerativa tiene como objetivo lo de restaurar los tejidos de soporte periodontal y debería resultar en la formación de nueva inserción conectiva y (nuevo cemento con nuevas fibras del ligamento periodontal insertada y nuevo hueso. Evidencia histológica en modelos preclínicos ha demostrado regeneración después de tratamiento con membranas barreras, distintos tipos de material de relleno y una combinación de los dos. De todas formas, todavía no queda claro en qué extensión la combinación de membranas barreras y material de relleno puede promover de manera adicional el proceso de regeneración en comparación con tratamientos únicos.Regenerative periodontal therapy aims to predictably restore the tooth's supporting periodontal tissues and should result in formation of a new connective tissue attachment (i.e. new cementum with inserting periodontal ligament fibres and new alveolar bone. Histologic evidence from preclinical models has demonstrated periodontal regeneration following treatment with barrier membranes, various types of grafting materials or a combination thereof. However, it is still not clear to what extenta combination of barrier membranes and grafting materials may additionally enhance the regeneration process compared with barrier membranes alone, grafting materials alone or open flap debridement.

  4. Endodontic-periodontal microsurgery for combined endodontic-periodontal lesions: An overview

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    Sharma, Ritu; Hegde, Vivek; Siddharth, M.; Hegde, Rashmi; Manchanda, Gunsha; Agarwal, Pratul

    2014-01-01

    Endodontic and periodontal microsurgery has surpassed the success rates for traditional endodontic and periodontal surgical procedures. Excellent healing results are being attributed to both the techniques, when employed, for isolated endodontic or periodontal defects. Combined endodontic-periodontal lesions have been referred to as a true challenge, requiring not only endodontic microsurgical management but also concurrent bone grafting and membrane barriers techniques. The prevention of epi...

  5. The Effect of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor on Periodontal Furcation Defects

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    Jimbo, Ryo; Tovar, Nick; Janal, Malvin N.; Mousa, Ramy; Marin, Charles; Yoo, Daniel; Teixeira, Hellen S.; Anchieta, Rodolfo B.; Bonfante, Estevam A.; Konishi, Akihiro; Takeda, Katsuhiro; Kurihara, Hidemi; Coelho, Paulo G.

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    This study aimed to observe the regenerative effect of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in a non-human primate furcation defect model. Class II furcation defects were created in the first and second molars of 8 non-human primates to simulate a clinical situation. The defect was filled with either, Group A: BDNF (500 µg/ml) in high-molecular weight-hyaluronic acid (HMW-HA), Group B: BDNF (50 µg/ml) in HMW-HA, Group C: HMW-HA acid only, Group D: empty defect, or Group E: BDNF (500 µg/ml) in saline. The healing status for all groups was observed at different time-points with micro computed tomography. The animals were euthanized after 11 weeks, and the tooth-bone specimens were subjected to histologic processing. The results showed that all groups seemed to successfully regenerate the alveolar buccal bone, however, only Group A regenerated the entire periodontal tissue, i.e., alveolar bone, cementum and periodontal ligament. It is suggested that the use of BDNF in combination with a scaffold such as the hyaluronic acid in periodontal furcation defects may be an effective treatment option. PMID:24454754

  6. Periodontal biomechanics: finite element simulations of closing stroke and power stroke in equine cheek teeth

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    Cordes Vanessa

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In equine dentistry periodontal diseases, especially periapical inflammation, are frequently occurring problems. Anachoresis is believed to be the most common cause for the development of such disorders. Nevertheless, there is still no substantiated explanation why settlement of pathogen microorganisms occurs in equine periodontal tissues. It is expected that excessive strains and stresses occurring in the periodontal ligament (PDL during the horse’s chewing cycle might be a predisposing factor. In this study this assumption was examined by finite element (FE analyses on virtual 3-D models of equine maxillary and mandibular cheek teeth, established on the basis of ?CT datasets. Calculations were conducted both under conditions of closing and power stroke. Results Results showed a uniform distribution of low stresses and strain energy density (SED during closing stroke, whereas during power stroke an occurrence of high stresses and SED could be observed in the PDL near the alveolar crest and in periapical regions. Conclusion The concentration of forces during power stroke in these specific areas of the PDL may cause local tissue necrosis and inflammation and thus establish a suitable environment for the settlement of microorganisms.

  7. Novel chitosan/collagen scaffold containing transforming growth factor-?1 DNA for periodontal tissue engineering

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    The current rapid progression in tissue engineering and local gene delivery system has enhanced our applications to periodontal tissue engineering. In this study, porous chitosan/collagen scaffolds were prepared through a freeze-drying process, and loaded with plasmid and adenoviral vector encoding human transforming growth factor-?1 (TGF-?1). These scaffolds were evaluated in vitro by analysis of microscopic structure, porosity, and cytocompatibility. Human periodontal ligament cells (HPLCs) were seeded in this scaffold, and gene transfection could be traced by green fluorescent protein (GFP). The expression of type I and type III collagen was detected with RT-PCR, and then these scaffolds were implanted subcutaneously into athymic mice. Results indicated that the pore diameter of the gene-combined scaffolds was lower than that of pure chitosan/collagen scaffold. The scaffold containing Ad-TGF-?1 exhibited the highest proliferation rate, and the expression of type I and type III collagen up-regulated in Ad-TGF-?1 scaffold. After implanted in vivo, EGFP-transfected HPLCs not only proliferated but also recruited surrounding tissue to grow in the scaffold. This study demonstrated the potential of chitosan/collagen scaffold combined Ad-TGF-?1 as a good substrate candidate in periodontal tissue engineering

  8. Lateral periodontal cyst with extremely rare clinical-radiographic presentation / Cisto periodontal lateral com apresentação clínico-radiográfica extremamente rara

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    Marconi Eduardo S, Maciel-Santos; Vinícius de Farias, Pereira; Pettely Thaíse de S Santos, Palmeira; Diego Moura, Soares; Danielle Lago Bruno de, Faria; Uoston Holder da, Silva.

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O presente artigo descreve os aspectos clínicos, radiológicos e histopatológicos de um caso extremamente raro de cisto periodontal lateral, bem como o tratamento e acompanhamento pós-cirúrgico. DESCRIÇÃO DO CASO: Um paciente masculino de 43 anos de idade, mulato, procurou a Clínica de Esto [...] matologia da Faculdade de Odontologia de Caruaru (Brasil) queixando-se de grande aumento de volume no lado direito de seu rosto de aproximadamente cinco anos. Tal aumento de volume era assintomático e a assimetria facial foi o principal motivo pelo qual procurou o tratamento. Com base nos exames clínicos e radiográficos, bem como a falta de vitalidade pulpar no elemento 13, a hipótese diagnóstica foi de cisto radicular inflamatório e o plano cirúrgico envolveu a competa enucleação cística. A biópsia excisional foi realizada e enviada para análise histopatológica, a qual revelou múltiplas cavidades com hialinização do tecido conjuntivo abaixo do epitélio e presença de células não-epiteliais. CONCLUSÃO: O caso relatado revelou que a extremamente rara variação botrióide do cisto periodontal lateral possui aparência multilocular e crescimento excessivo. A biópsia excisional foi o tratamento para esse caso e nenhum sinal de recorrência foi observado durante o acompanhamento de nove meses. Abstract in english PURPOSE: The present article describes the clinical, radiographic and histological features of an extremely rare case of lateral periodontal cyst as well as the treatment and postoperative follow-up. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 43-year-old male patient, mulatto, sought the Stomatology Clinic of the Caruaru [...] Dental School (Brazil) with a complaint of increased volume on the right side of his face for approximately five years. The increase in volume was asymptomatic and facial asymmetry was the main reason he sought treatment. Based on the clinical and imaging exams as well as the lack of pulp vitality in tooth 13, the presumed clinical diagnosis was inflammatory radicular cyst and the surgical plan was total cystic enucleation. Excisional biopsy was performed and sent for pathologic microscopic analysis, which revealed multiple cavities with hyalinization of the connective tissue below the epithelium and the presence of clear non-epithelial cells. CONCLUSION: The case reported reveals that the extremely rare botryoid variant of lateral periodontal cyst exhibits multilocular presentation and excessive growth. Excisional biopsy was the treatment for this case and no sign of recurrence was observed over the nine-month follow-up period.

  9. Social gradients in periodontal diseases among adolescents

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    López, Rodrigo; Fernández, Olaya

    2006-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between socioeconomic position and periodontal diseases among adolescents. METHODS: Data were obtained from 9203 Chilean high school students. Clinical examinations included direct recordings of clinical attachment level and the necrotizing ulcerative gingival lesions. Students answered a questionnaire on various dimensions of socioeconomic position. Seven periodontal outcomes were analyzed. Logistic regression analyses were used to identify socioeconomic variables associated with the periodontal outcomes. RESULTS: The occurrence of all periodontal outcomes investigated followed social gradients, and paternal income and parental education were the most influential variables. CONCLUSIONS: The study demonstrates the existence of significant social gradients in periodontal diseases already among adolescents. This is worrying, and indicates a new potential for further insight into the mechanisms of periodontal disease causation.

  10. Genome-wide transcriptomic alterations induced by ethanol treatment in human dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs).

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    Khalid, Omar; Kim, Jeffrey J; Duan, Lewei; Hoang, Michael; Elashoff, David; Kim, Yong

    2014-12-01

    Human dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) isolated from adult dental pulp are multipotent mesenchymal stem cells that can be directed to differentiate into osteogenic/odontogenic cells and also trans-differentiate into neuronal cells. The utility of DPSC has been explored in odontogenic differentiation for tooth regeneration. Alcohol abuse appears to lead to periodontal disease, tooth decay and mouth sores that are potentially precancerous. Persons who abuse alcohol are at high risk of having seriously deteriorated teeth, gums and compromised oral health in general. It is currently unknown if alcohol exposure has any impact on adult stem cell maintenance, stem cell fate determination and plasticity, and stem cell niche environment. Here we provide detailed experimental methods, analysis and information associated with our data deposited into Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) under GSE57255. Our data provide transcriptomic changes that are occurring by EtOH treatment of DPSCs at 24-hour and 48-hour time point. PMID:25045622

  11. Agrupaciones familiares en periodontitis crónica / Family groupings in chronic periodontitis

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    Carlos Martín, Ardila Medina; Isabel Cristina, Guzmán.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: la periodontitis crónica es una enfermedad infecciosa asociada a microorganismos Gram-negativos anaerobios. Estos microorganismos inician una serie de eventos que conducen a la pérdida de inserción periodontal y alveolar alrededor del diente. Objetivo: presentar algunos patrones clínicos [...] , radiográficos y microbiológicos comunes a cinco hermanos, dos esposos, y padre e hijo, con diagnóstico de periodontitis crónica avanzada generalizada. Método: se realizó un estudio descriptivo, donde se evaluaron cinco hermanos (grupo familiar 1), dos parejas (grupo familiar 2), y padre e hijo (grupo familiar 3). Los pacientes evaluados asistieron a las clínicas odontológicas de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad de Antioquia (Medellín Colombia), en busca de atención periodontal. A cada paciente se le realizó una historia clínica completa, además de un examen clínico, radiográfico y microbiológico. Resultados: todos los pacientes presentaron altos porcentajes de placa bacteriana y sangrado al sondaje, además de un gran número de bolsas periodontales con profundidades >;= 5mm y pérdida de niveles de inserción >;= a 2mm. A partir de las radigrafías, se observó pérdida ósea horizontal en la mayoría de pacientes y defectos óseos angulados en algunos de ellos. Los exámenes microbiológicos del grupo familiar 1 presentaron una mayor prevalencia de Fusobacterium nucleatum, seguido por Porphyromona gingivalis, mientras que los grupos dos y tres mostraron una frecuencia elevada de P. gingivalis. Conclusiones: las agrupaciones familiares observadas y los hallazgos de varios estudios, sugieren que la transmisión intrafamiliar de periodontopatógenos es un factor importante a tener en cuenta en la organización de las bacterias en la biopelícula. Abstract in english Background: chronic periodontitis is an infectious disease associated with anaerobic gram-negative microorganisms. These organisms begin a series of events leading to periodontal and alveolar attachment loss around the tooth. Objective: to present some clinical, x-ray and microbiological patterns co [...] mmon to five brothers, two husbands, and father and son, diagnosed with generalized severe chronic periodontitis. Method: a descriptive study was conducted, where five brothers (family group 1), two couples (family group 2), and father and son (family group 3) were evaluated in the dental clinic of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Antioquia (Medellin, Colombia). Each patient was carried out a complete medical history, as well as clinical, radiographic and microbiological examination. Results: all patients showed high percentages of bacterial plaque and bleeding on probing, as well as a large number of periodontal pockets with depths >;= 5 mm and attachment levels loss >;= 2 mm. Radiographically, horizontal bone loss was observed in most patients and angled bone defects in some of them. The microbiological examination of family group 1 had a higher prevalence of Fusobacterium nucleatum followed by Porphyromona gingivalis, while groups two and three showed a high frequency of P. gingivalis. Conclusions: family groupings observed and findings of several studies suggest that family transmission of pathogens is an important factor to take into account in the organization of bacteria in the biofilm.

  12. Complement and dysbiosis in periodontal disease

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    Hajishengallis, George; Lambris, John D.

    2012-01-01

    Signaling crosstalk between complement and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) normally serves to coordinate host immunity. However, the periodontal bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis expresses C5 convertase-like enzymatic activity and adeptly exploits complement-TLR crosstalk to subvert host defenses and escape elimination. Intriguingly, this defective immune surveillance leads to the remodeling of the periodontal microbiota to a dysbiotic state that causes inflammatory periodontitis. Understanding t...

  13. MAPK Usage in Periodontal Disease Progression

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    Qiyan Li; Valerio, Michael S.; Kirkwood, Keith L.

    2012-01-01

    In periodontal disease, host recognition of bacterial constituents, including lipopolysaccharide (LPS), induces p38 MAPK activation and subsequent inflammatory cytokine expression, favoring osteoclastogenesis and increased net bone resorption in the local periodontal environment. In this paper, we discuss evidence that the p38/MAPK-activated protein kinase-2 (MK2) signaling axis is needed for periodontal disease progression: an orally administered p38? inhibitor reduced the progression of ex...

  14. Lessons learned and unlearned in periodontal microbiology

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    Teles, Ricardo; Teles, Flavia; Frias-Lopez, Jorge; Paster, Bruce; Haffajee, Anne

    2013-01-01

    Periodontal diseases are initiated by bacterial species living in polymicrobial biofilms at or below the gingival margin and progress largely as a result of the inflammation initiated by specific subgingival species. In the past few decades, efforts to understand the microbiota of periodontal diseases have led to an exponential increase in information about biofilms associated with periodontal health and disease. In fact, the oral microbiota is one of the best characterized microbiomes that c...

  15. Role of Autoimmune Responses in Periodontal Disease

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    Soumya Nair; Mohamed Faizuddin; Jayanthi Dharmapalan

    2014-01-01

    Periodontal diseases are characterized by localized infections and inflammatory conditions that directly affect teeth supporting structures which are the major cause of tooth loss. Several studies have demonstrated the involvement of autoimmune responses in periodontal disease. Evidences of involvement of immunopathology have been reported in periodontal disease. Bacteria in the dental plaque induce antibody formation. Autoreactive T cells, natural killer cells, ANCA, heat shock proteins, aut...

  16. A REVIEW ON EFFECTIVE APPLICATION OF AN ENAMEL MATRIX DERIVATIVE (EMDOGAIN® FOR PERIODONTAL SURGERY IN THE PRESENCE OF BLOOD

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    Oana M. CALUSERU

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Reconstructive periodontal surgery aims at predictably restoring tooth’s supporting structure lost due to perio? dontal disease or trauma. One such modality, which has been demonstrate to promote periodontal regeneration, is an enamel matrix derivative (EMD, consisting of a formu? lation of amelogenin proteins from developing porcine enamel. This review article provides a brief update on the effects of blood interaction, occurring during periodontal surgery, on the effectiveness of EMD adsorption on the root surfaces and its implications for periodontal recon? structive surgery.The clinical use of an enamel matrix derivative (EMD has been successfully proved in periodontal surgery, as promoting regeneration of periodontal tissues including new cementum, periodontal ligament (PDL and alveolar bone [1]. Despite its widespread use, only recently has the effect of blood, occurring during periodontal surgery, been evaluated for contamination of the effectiveness of EMD adsorption onto root surfaces. The aim of this review arti? cle is to provide the clinician a summary of findings from in vitro experiments testing the effects of EMD adsorption onto root surfaces in the presence and absence of blood and its effect on PDL cell behavior [2]. Until recently, the extent to which bleeding occurring during periodontal sur? gery affects the adsorption of EMD onto root surfaces could not be established.In summary, the teeth extracted for orthodontic reasons were subject to ex vivo scaling and root planing and expo? sed to 6 clinically relevant scenarios, as illustrated in figure 1. EMD application is usually performed following root surface conditioning with 24% EDTA. Findings from high resolution scanning electron microscopy (SEM demons? trated that the proteins found in blood (mainly albumin were able to compete with those found in EMD (Figure 2, reducing the effectiveness of EMD thereafter. No apparent effect of conditioning the surface with 24% EDTA was observed.Clinically ,theeffectofEDT Arootconditioning on the healing of intrabone defects treated with an enamel matrix protein derivative has been tested, however no sta? tistical clinical differences were observed between open flat debridement (OFD, followed by root surface conditioning with EDTA, and application of EMD versus that of OFD + EMD alone [3,4].

  17. Caspase activation is involved in chronic periodontitis.

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    Bantel, Heike; Beikler, Thomas; Flemmig, Thomas F; Schulze-Osthoff, Klaus

    2005-10-24

    Periodontitis, a common infectious disease, is initiated by various gram-negative bacteria and characterized by the destruction of the periodontal tissue. Here, we investigated the role of caspases, intracellular proteases that are the key mediators of apoptosis. We show that activation of caspase-3 and caspase-7 is considerably enhanced in gingival tissue from patients with periodontitis. We also demonstrate in in vitro experiments that various periodontopathic bacteria exert a direct growth-suppressing effect and, moreover, can trigger a host-mediated cytotoxic activity involving the CD95 death receptor. Our data suggest that caspase activation is a prominent feature in periodontitis-associated tissue injury. PMID:16213496

  18. ASSOCIATION OF SERUM ALBUMIN CONCENTRATION AND PERIODONTITIS

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    Ramesh Amitha

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Periodontal disease is a complex, multi-factorial, chronic inflammatory disease that involves degradation of periodontal structures, including alveolar bone. Many systemic diseases and disorders have been implicated as risk indicators or risk factors in periodontal disease. Clinical and basic science research over the past several decades have led to an improved understanding and appreciation for the complexity and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases. It has been indicated that there might be an inverse relationship between periodontal disease and serum albumin concentration in elderly subjects. The present study adopted serum albumin concentration as a criterion which indicates the general health condition. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of periodontal disease condition on serum albumin concentration in the adult population. Our study showed a significant inverse association between the loss of attachment and the serum albumin concentration and this association was more pronounced in periodontitis group. The level of serum albumin was comparatively less in periodontitis patients when compared to the healthy controls which were of no much statistical significance. As the loss of attachment increased the serum albumin concentration decreased in the test group. But the cause to effect relationship of periodontal disease and serum albumin concentration is still unknown. This relationship might be explained by two conceivable possibilities, namely the influence of nutritional aspect or chronic disease aspect.

  19. Relación entre diabetes mellitus y enfermedad periodontal

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    A.B. Navarro Sánchez

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available La asociación entre diabetes mellitus y la enfermedad periodontal ha sido motivo de estudio durante mucho tiempo. Son varias las hipótesis que se barajan a la hora de explicar dicha relación. El propósito de este artículo es revisar los estudios publicados en la literatura periodontal hasta la fecha.The association between diabetes mellitus und Periodontal. Disease have been studied for a long time. There are several hypothesis which have tried to explain this relation. The purpose of this paper is to review the Periodontal literature up to day.

  20. Strength loss in kraft pulping

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    Iribarne, Jose

    Unbleached kraft pulps from two U.S. mills were 21% and 26% weaker than comparable laboratory pulps from the same chip sources, when assessed as the tear index at a tensile index of 70 kN.m/kg. The phenomena involved were clarified by characterizing the differences between the mill and laboratory pulps in terms of fundamental fiber properties. All of the strength loss could be explained by a reduction in intrinsic fiber strength of 9% to 11%, as estimated from wet zero-span tensile tests and fiber length distributions. Most of the effects of different fiber shape and length were isolated by PFI mill refining and decrilling, respectively. The higher fiber coarseness of mill pulps was a factor in their maximum density and bond strength, but changes in these variables were analogous to those of laboratory pups due to similar swelling. Specific bond strength, determined from a wet pressing experiment, was similar in mill and laboratory pulps. Neither carbohydrate composition nor crystalline structure, assessed through x-ray diffraction analysis, were significant factors in the observed fiber strength differences. The mill pulps were not more heterogeneous than the laboratory pulps, within the resolution of a fractionation experiment. The number of weak points in each pulp was assessed through analysis of the amount of fiber cutting during PFI mill refining and treatments with potassium superoxide or cellulase. The results suggested that the chemistry of kraft pulping preferentially weaken short, slender fibers, while mechanical stresses during the hot discharge of batch digesters mainly affect long, thick fibers. The greater number of weak points in the long-fiber fractions of mill pulps is probably associated with their lower wet zero-span tensile indices. Automated optical detection of major singularities with a prototype instrument suggested that only the weak points induced by mechanical stress could be detected by local variations in birefringence. In contrast, chemically damaged short, slender fibers were not optically active. Strong chemical attack during superoxide treatment appeared to affect all fibers, but the effect of fiber cutting was partially offset by a preferential dissolution of short fibers and fines. A simple model of weak point formation by combinations of mechanical stress and localized chemical attack was sufficient to explain all the experimental results.

  1. Anatomy of the ankle ligaments: a pictorial essay

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    Golano?, P.; Vega, J.; Leeuw, P. A. J.; Malagelada, F.; Manzanares, M. C.; Go?tzens, V.; Dijk, C. N.

    2010-01-01

    Understanding the anatomy of the ankle ligaments is important for correct diagnosis and treatment. Ankle ligament injury is the most frequent cause of acute ankle pain. Chronic ankle pain often finds its cause in laxity of one of the ankle ligaments. In this pictorial essay, the ligaments around the ankle are grouped, depending on their anatomic orientation, and each of the ankle ligaments is discussed in detail.

  2. New Approaches in Vital Pulp Therapy in Permanent Teeth

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    Ghoddusi, Jamileh; Forghani, Maryam; Parisay, Iman

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    Vitality of dental pulp is essential for long-term tooth survival. The aim of vital pulp therapy is to maintain healthy pulp tissue by eliminating bacteria from the dentin-pulp complex. There are several different treatment options for vital pulp therapy in extensively decayed or traumatized teeth. Pulp capping or pulpotomy procedures rely upon an accurate assessment of the pulp status, and careful management of the remaining pulp tissue. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview o...

  3. Automated Periodontal Diseases Classification System

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    Aliaa A. A. Youssif

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an efficient and innovative system for automated classification of periodontal diseases, The strength of our technique lies in the fact that it incorporates knowledge from the patients' clinical data, along with the features automatically extracted from the Haematoxylin and Eosin (H&E stained microscopic images. Our system uses image processing techniques based on color deconvolution, morphological operations, and watershed transforms for epithelium & connective tissue segmentation, nuclear segmentation, and extraction of the microscopic immunohistochemical features for the nuclei, dilated blood vessels & collagen fibers. Also, Feedforward Backpropagation Artificial Neural Networks are used for the classification process. We report 100% classification accuracy in correctly identifying the different periodontal diseases observed in our 30 samples dataset.

  4. Unilateral aplasia of both cruciate ligaments

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    Liem Dennis

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Aplasia of both cruciate ligaments is a rare congenital disorder. A 28-year-old male presented with pain and the feeling of instability of his right knee after trauma. The provided MRI and previous arthroscopy reports did not indicate any abnormalities except cruciate ligament tears. He was referred to us for reconstruction of both cruciate ligaments. The patient again underwent arthroscopy which revealed a hypoplasia of the medial trochlea and an extremely narrow intercondylar notch. The tibia revealed a missing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL footprint and a single bump with a complete coverage with articular cartilage. There was no room for an ACL graft. A posterior cruciate ligament could not be identified. The procedure was ended since a ligament reconstruction did not appear reasonable. A significant notch plasty if not a partial resection of the condyles would have been necessary to implant a ligament graft. It is most likely that this would not lead to good knee stability. If the surgeon would have retrieved the contralateral hamstrings at the beginning of the planned ligament reconstruction a significant damage would have occurred to the patient. Even in seemingly clear diagnostic findings the arthroscopic surgeon should take this rare abdnormality into consideration and be familiar with the respective radiological findings. We refer the abnormal finding of only one tibial spine to as the "dromedar-sign" as opposed to the two (medial and a lateral tibial spines in a normal knee. This may be used as a hint for aplasia of the cruciate ligaments.

  5. Functional tissue engineering of ligament healing

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    Hsu Shan-Ling

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Ligaments and tendons are dense connective tissues that are important in transmitting forces and facilitate joint articulation in the musculoskeletal system. Their injury frequency is high especially for those that are functional important, like the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL and medial collateral ligament (MCL of the knee as well as the glenohumeral ligaments and the rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder. Because the healing responses are different in these ligaments and tendons after injury, the consequences and treatments are tissue- and site-specific. In this review, we will elaborate on the injuries of the knee ligaments as well as using functional tissue engineering (FTE approaches to improve their healing. Specifically, the ACL of knee has limited capability to heal, and results of non-surgical management of its midsubstance rupture have been poor. Consequently, surgical reconstruction of the ACL is regularly performed to gain knee stability. However, the long-term results are not satisfactory besides the numerous complications accompanied with the surgeries. With the rapid development of FTE, there is a renewed interest in revisiting ACL healing. Approaches such as using growth factors, stem cells and scaffolds have been widely investigated. In this article, the biology of normal and healing ligaments is first reviewed, followed by a discussion on the issues related to the treatment of ACL injuries. Afterwards, current promising FTE methods are presented for the treatment of ligament injuries, including the use of growth factors, gene delivery, and cell therapy with a particular emphasis on the use of ECM bioscaffolds. The challenging areas are listed in the future direction that suggests where collection of energy could be placed in order to restore the injured ligaments and tendons structurally and functionally.

  6. Automated Periodontal Diseases Classification System

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    Aliaa A. A.Youssif; Abeer Saad Gawish,; Mohammed Elsaid Moussa

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents an efficient and innovative system for automated classification of periodontal diseases, The strength of our technique lies in the fact that it incorporates knowledge from the patients' clinical data, along with the features automatically extracted from the Haematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) stained microscopic images. Our system uses image processing techniques based on color deconvolution, morphological operations, and watershed transforms for epithelium & connective tissue se...

  7. Diagnóstico educativo y capacitación periodontal

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    Odalys V Campaña Proenza

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una investigación en individuos de ambos sexos, mayores de 14 años de edad y pertenecientes al área de salud que atiende la Facultad de Estomatología del ISCM-H, con el objetivo de evaluar un método de diagnóstico y capacitación en salud periodontal. La muestra fue seleccionada al azar y se dividió en 2 grupos (estudio y control. A cada uno de los individuos escogidos se les realizó una encuesta inicial para determinar conocimientos relativos a la enfermedad periodontal (diagnóstico educativo, y se determinó que eran semejantes, pues no se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre ambas. El grupo de estudio se sometió al método educativo propuesto y los resultados de conocimientos obtenidos después de este mostraron diferencias significativas en relación con el diagnóstico educativo. Ambos grupos, que a su inicio eran semejantes, volvieron a encuestarse al año, y se observó que el grupo de estudio seguía manteniendo mejores resultados.A research was made in individuals over 14 of both sexes from the health area receiving attention at the Dental Faculty of the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana City aimed at evaluating a method of diagnosis and upgrading in periodontal health. The sample was selected at random and it was divided into 2 groups (study and control. An inititial survey was done to every selected individual to determine his knowledge of periodontal disease (diagnostic-educative and it was found that they were similar, since no statistically significant differences were observed between them. The study group was applied the proposed educative method and the results obtained showed marked differences in relation to the educative diagnosis. Both groups that were similar at the beginning were surveyed again a year later and the study group still had better results.

  8. Gene Polymorphisms in Chronic Periodontitis

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    Marja L. Laine

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available We aimed to conduct a review of the literature for gene polymorphisms associated with chronic periodontitis (CP susceptibility. A comprehensive search of the literature in English was performed using the keywords: periodontitis, periodontal disease, combined with the words genes, mutation, or polymorphism. Candidate gene polymorphism studies with a case-control design and reported genotype frequencies in CP patients were searched and reviewed. There is growing evidence that polymorphisms in the IL1, IL6, IL10, vitamin D receptor, and CD14 genes may be associated with CP in certain populations. However, carriage rates of the rare (R-allele of any polymorphism varied considerably among studies and most of the studies appeared under-powered and did not correct for other risk factors. Larger cohorts, well-defined phenotypes, control for other risk factors, and analysis of multiple genes and polymorphisms within the same pathway are needed to get a more comprehensive insight into the contribution of gene polymorphisms in CP.

  9. MRI appearance of surgically proven abnormal accessory anterior-inferior tibiofibular ligament (Bassett's ligament)

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    A thickened accessory anterior-inferior tibiofibular ligament (Bassett's ligament) of the ankle can be a cause of ankle impingement. Its imaging appearance is not well described. The purpose of this study was to determine if the ligament could be identified on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to determine associated abnormalities, and to determine if MRI could be used to differentiate normal from abnormal. Eighteen patients with a preoperative ankle MRI and an abnormal Bassett's ligament reported at surgery were found retrospectively. A separate cohort of 18 patients was selected as a control population. The presence of Bassett's ligament and its thickness were noted. The integrity and appearance of the lateral ankle ligaments, talar dome cartilage, and anterolateral gutter were also noted. In 34 of the 36 cases (94%), Bassett's ligament was identified on MRI. The ligament was seen in all three imaging planes and most frequently in the axial plane. The mean thickness of the ligament in the surgically abnormal cases was 2.37 mm, compared with 1.87 mm in the control with a p value = 0.015 (t test). Nine of the 18 abnormal cases (50%) had talar dome cartilage lesions as a result of contact with the ligament at surgery, with only 3 cases of high-grade defects seen on MRI. Fourteen of the 18 abnormal cases (78%) had of synovitis or scarring in the lateral gutter at surgery, with only 5 cases with scarring seen on MRI. The anterior-inferior tibiofibular ligament was abnorm-inferior tibiofibular ligament was abnormal or torn in 8 of the 18 abnormal cases (44%) by MRI and confirmed in only 3 cases at surgery. Bassett's ligament can be routinely identified on MRI and was significantly thicker in patients who had it resected at surgery. An abnormal Bassett's ligament is often present in the setting of a normal anterior-inferior tibiofibular ligament. The cartilage abnormalities and synovitis associated with an abnormal Bassett's ligament are poorly detected by conventional MRI. (orig.)

  10. Diabetes y su impacto en el territorio periodontal / Diabetes and its impact in periodontal tissues

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    P, Smith; I, Retamal; M, Cáceres; A, Romero; D, Silva; R, Arancibia; C, Martínez.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Diabetes y enfermedad periodontal corresponden probablemente al mejor ejemplo de cómo una enfermedad sistémica puede tener un efecto en el territorio periodontal. Si bien esta asociación ha sido extensamente estudiada, muchas de las asociaciones propuestas presentan contradicciones. En la presente r [...] evisión de la literatura se analizan los siguientes tópicos relevantes para la práctica clínica en periodoncia e implantología: i) Identificación de enfermedad periodontal severa y su capacidad para diagnosticar casos de diabetes; ii) Efectos de la diabetes sobre la enfermedad periodontal; iii) Efectos de la diabetes sobre la reparación periodontal y periimplantaria; iv) Efecto del tratamiento periodontal sobre el control metabólico de la diabetes. Abstract in english Diabetes and periodontal disease correspond to conditions that probably exemplify how a systemic disease may have a strong impact in the periodontium. Although this association has been studied for several years, many of these studies still show contradictory results. The present review analyses the [...] following questions relevant for the clinician in the fields of periodontology: i) Value of the diagnosis of severe periodontitis and its capacity to identify previously un-diagnosed cases of diabetes; ii) Effects of diabetes on periodontal disease; iii) Effects of diabetes on periodontal and peri-implant tissue repair and regeneration and; iv) Effect of periodontal therapy on the metabolic control of diabetes.

  11. Diabetes y su impacto en el territorio periodontal Diabetes and its impact in periodontal tissues

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    P Smith

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Diabetes y enfermedad periodontal corresponden probablemente al mejor ejemplo de cómo una enfermedad sistémica puede tener un efecto en el territorio periodontal. Si bien esta asociación ha sido extensamente estudiada, muchas de las asociaciones propuestas presentan contradicciones. En la presente revisión de la literatura se analizan los siguientes tópicos relevantes para la práctica clínica en periodoncia e implantología: i Identificación de enfermedad periodontal severa y su capacidad para diagnosticar casos de diabetes; ii Efectos de la diabetes sobre la enfermedad periodontal; iii Efectos de la diabetes sobre la reparación periodontal y periimplantaria; iv Efecto del tratamiento periodontal sobre el control metabólico de la diabetes.Diabetes and periodontal disease correspond to conditions that probably exemplify how a systemic disease may have a strong impact in the periodontium. Although this association has been studied for several years, many of these studies still show contradictory results. The present review analyses the following questions relevant for the clinician in the fields of periodontology: i Value of the diagnosis of severe periodontitis and its capacity to identify previously un-diagnosed cases of diabetes; ii Effects of diabetes on periodontal disease; iii Effects of diabetes on periodontal and peri-implant tissue repair and regeneration and; iv Effect of periodontal therapy on the metabolic control of diabetes.

  12. Filifactor alocis - involvement in periodontal biofilms

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    Göbel Ulf B

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Bacteria in periodontal pockets develop complex sessile communities that attach to the tooth surface. These highly dynamic microfloral environments challenge both clinicians and researchers alike. The exploration of structural organisation and bacterial interactions within these biofilms is critically important for a thorough understanding of periodontal disease. In recent years, Filifactor alocis, a fastidious, Gram-positive, obligately anaerobic rod was repeatedly identified in periodontal lesions using DNA-based methods. It has been suggested to be a marker for periodontal deterioration. The present study investigated the epidemiology of F. alocis in periodontal pockets and analysed the spatial arrangement and architectural role of the organism in in vivo grown subgingival biofilms. Results A species-specific oligonucleotide probe, FIAL, was designed and evaluated. A total of 490 subgingival plaque samples were submitted to PCR and subsequent dot blot hybridization to compare the prevalence of F. alocis in patients suffering from generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAP, chronic periodontitis (CP, and control subjects resistant to periodontitis. Moreover, a specially designed carrier system was used to collect in vivo grown subgingival biofilms from GAP patients. Subsequent topographic analysis was performed using fluorescence in situ hybridization. While the majority of patients suffering from GAP or CP harboured F. alocis, it was rarely detected in the control group. In the examined carrier-borne biofilms the organism predominantly colonized apical parts of the pocket in close proximity to the soft tissues and was involved in numerous structures that constitute characteristic architectural features of subgingival periodontal biofilms. Conclusions F. alocis is likely to make a relevant contribution to the pathogenetic structure of biofilms accounting for periodontal inflammation and can be considered an excellent marker organism for periodontal disease.

  13. Concordancia entre nivel de inserción clínico y examen radiográfico para diagnóstico de periodontitis crónica / Concordance between Clinical Attachment Level and Radiographic Examination for Diagnosis of Chronic Periodontitis

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    A.J., Díaz Caballero; F.D., González Martínez; L.L., Arévalo Tovar.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la concordancia y relación entre el nivel de inserción clínico periodontal y el examen radiográfico en pacientes con periodontitis crónica. Métodos: Estudio de corte transversal en 135 participantes mayores de 16 años, seleccionados de forma aleatoria, con diagnóstico de periodo [...] ntitis crónica. De los cuales se obtuvieron 352 radiografías periapicales en 1292 sitios interproximales. Se midieron las alturas de las crestas alveolares con una regla milimetrada. Además se examinaron el tipo de defecto, la continuidad de la lámina dura y el ensanchamiento del espacio del ligamento periodontal. Los datos fueron analizados a través de medidas de tendencia central y dispersión. Para cuantificar la concordancia se utilizó la prueba Kappa y para las relaciones se utilizaron las razones de odds con intervalos de confianza del 95%, además para establecer significancia se utilizó la prueba ?² asumiendo un límite de decisión de 0,05. Resultados: Se encontró una relación estadísticamente significativa entre los niveles de inserción 4, 5 y 6 mm y la pérdida ósea radiográfica. Para las demás relaciones no hubo significancia estadística. Con respecto al tipo de defecto, el horizontal fue el más común con un 23% de los sitios examinados. Conclusión: Para el diagnóstico de periodontitis crónica no es suficiente con la valoración del examen radiográfico, porque en niveles de inserción 1, 2 y 3 mm no se presenta pérdida ósea visible. Es evidente que al utilizar solamente este método diagnóstico se aumentaría los falsos negativos, subregistrándose la enfermedad. Abstract in english Objective: Determine the concordance and relationship between periodontal clinical attachment level and radiographic examination in patients with chronic periodontitis. Methods: Cross-sectional study of 135 participants over 16 years, randomly selected, diagnosed with chronic periodontitis. Of which [...] 352 were obtained in 1292 periapical interproximal sites. It was measured the height of the ridge with a millimeter ruler. Furthermore, were examined the type of defect, the continuity of the lamina dura and widening of the periodontal ligament space. The data were analyzed using measures of central tendency and dispersion. To quantify the correlation test was used for Kappa and relationships were used odds ratios with confidence intervals of 95%, and was used to establish significance Chi-square test assuming a decision limit of 0.05. Results: There was a statistically significant relationship between attachment levels 4, 5 and 6 mm and radiographic bone loss. For the other relationships were not statistically significant. Regarding the type of defect, the horizontal pattern loss was the most common with 23% of the sites examined. Conclusion: For the diagnosis of chronic periodontitis is not enough with the assessment of radiographic examination, because attachment levels 1, 2 and 3 mm bone loss occurs not visible. It is clear that using only this method of diagnosis would increase the false negative underreported disease.

  14. Rumen degradability of dehydrated beet pulp and dehydrated citrus pulp

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    Pereira, Jose; González, Javier

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    The rumen degradation of dry matter (DM) and crude protein (CP) of 10 samples of dehydrated beet pulp (DBP) and 2 samples of dehydrated citrus pulp (DCP) were studied in three rumen cannulated wethers using nylon bag and rumen outflow rate techniques. The animals were fed with a mixed diet of prairie hay and concentrate (2:1 on DM) at an intake level of 40 g DM.kg BW-0.75. The effective degradability (ED) values of all feeds of each group were estimated from the rumen outflow rate determined ...

  15. Stem Cells of the Dental Pulp

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    Mahboobe Dehghani

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     Dental Pulp Stem Cells (DPSCs) can be found within the cell rich zone of dental pulp. These stem cells, under specific stimuli, differentiate into many cell types which have wide therapeutic applications.   The dental stem cells are derived from both deciduous and permanent teeth. The viable dental stem cells are very simple to collect, without any mortality and morbidity. Dental pulp stem cells can be obtained from the patient’s vital pulp with the help of stem cell markers, which hel...

  16. Anti-Nanobacterial Therapy for Prevention and Control of Periodontal Diseases

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Nanobacteria have been implicated in the formation of pathogenic calcifications e.g. kidney stones, arterial plaque, calcified cardiac valves, dental pulp stone, etc. It has been hypothesized that nanobacteria may be present in dental calculus which has a similar mineralization formation process and that nanobacteria may play an efficient role in the calcification of dental calculus. Recently nanobacteria were found in gingival crevicular fluid samples from two subjects with chronic periodontitis.The hypothesis: An anti-nanobacterial mouthwash or tooth paste containing bisphosphonates specifically etidronate and clodronate (1 mg/ml, gallium nitrate 14% (3.4% w/w gallium at 99.995% purity and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (1% with neutral pH (7.0 will may be effective for prevention of calculus formation and consequently prevention of periodontal diseases. Despite of excellent anti-nanobacterial activity of tetracycline, it is removed from the formulation. It has a wide spectrum of anti-bactericidal activity and may affect normal oral flora and cause supra-infection. Evaluation of the hypothesis: We should consider a balance between negative effect of nanobacteria regarding formation of calculus and periodontal diseases and positive role of nanobacteria in enamel repair and prevention of dental caries and its positive role in enamel repair and prevention of dental caries.

  17. Arthrographic diagnosis of ruptured calcaneofibular ligament. I

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    A new projection, oblique axial, is recommended for the arthrography of the acute sprained ankle for the correct diagnosis of a ruptured calcaneofibular ligament. Its value is experimentally confirmed. (Auth.)

  18. Anterior cruciate ligament tears: MRI versus arthroscopy

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    Because of suspected rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament sixteen acute traumatised patients were investigated by MR and arthroscopy. The MR diagnosis of a lesion of the anterior cruciate ligament proved to be correct by arthroscopy in fifteen of sixteen cases. Diagnostic criteria for lesions of the anterior cruciate ligament were: increased signal intensity in T1- and T2 weighted images, increased volume and discontinuity of ligamentous structures. Additional MR findings of meniscal tears were correct in three of four cases laterally and in four of four cases medially. Femoral cartilage lesions were correctly identified by MR in three cases. MR normal findings proved to be correct by arthroscopy in another five cases. (orig.)

  19. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Learning Module

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    ... Risks and Complications Conclusion Related Topics Exit This Module Informed Patient - Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Help Introduction ... Orthopaedic Surgeons' Informed Patient Program. These online learning modules have been developed by orthopaedic surgeons to help ...

  20. Mechanisms of anterior cruciate ligament injury

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    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may be injured by various mechanisms. Each mechanism is know to produce specific combinations of ligamentous and meniscal abnormalities. This paper reports that this project was undertaken to evaluate the ability of MR imaging to characterize fully these different patterns of ACL injury. Two hundred fifty knee MR examinations in patients with suspected ACL injury were reviewed retrospectively. The presence of ACL injury and associated ligamentous, capsular, meniscal, and bone marrow abnormalities were correlated with the clinical history and mechanism of injury. Surgical or arthroscopic follow-up was available in all patients. As expected, ACL injuries were found to have a broad spectrum of associated abnormalities identified by MR imaging. Several mechanism-specific patterns of ligamentous and meniscal injury were observed; however, patterns of bone marrow edema and injury proved to be the most useful in predicting the mechanism of injury

  1. Essentials of Periodontal Medicine in Preventive Medicine

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    Gulati, Minkle; Anand, Vishal; Jain, Nikil; Anand, Bhargavi; Bahuguna, Rohit; Govila, Vivek; Rastogi, Pavitra

    2013-01-01

    Influence of systemic disorders on periodontal diseases is well established. However, of growing interest is the effect of periodontal diseases on numerous systemic diseases or conditions like cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, pre-term low birth weight babies, preeclampsia, respiratory infections and others including osteoporosis, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction, Alzheimer's disease, gastrointestinal disease, prostatitis, renal diseases, which has a...

  2. Personal risk factors for generalized periodontitis.

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    Clarke, N G; Hirsch, R S

    1995-02-01

    Periodontitis is generally considered to be a consequence of an unfavourable host-parasite interaction in which bacteria are the determinants of disease. An intense search continues for the bacteria, specific or non-specific, that are responsible for periodontitis and various forms of the periodontal diseases have been associated with, and are widely believed to be caused by, specific bacterial groups. However, the distribution of periodontopathic bacteria is far wider than the distribution of periodontitis, indicating that the association between bacteria and periodontitis is weak. This paper proposes a paradigm for the etiology of generalized periodontitis in which 'host' factors are not only those triggered by bacteria (the agent) but are also those personal factors that influence the outcome of the host/parasite relationship. The personal factors that diminish the efficiency of host defense may include psycho-social stress from the social environment, factors from the lifestyle such as diet, smoking and alcoholism and systemic factors such as intercurrent disease or deficiencies within the immune/inflammatory system. A model is described in which the interaction of personal factors with the social environment provides the potential for the initiation of periodontitis. Biological variation is significant and the combination of factors that cause generalized periodontitis or any other chronic disease in one individual may not result in dental or any other chronic disease in another. PMID:7775670

  3. The significance of bone in periodontal disease.

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    Brägger, U; Lang, N P

    1996-03-01

    Although the connective tissue attachment represents the key issue in periodontal health or disease and in periodontal therapy, the assessment of alveolar bone changes renders valuable indirect evidence for periodontal stability, progression of disease, or repair mechanisms. In periodontal disease bacterial products trigger host cells to release mediators, which may imbalance the steady state between resorption of bone and apposition of osteoid. Modulation of the hosts prostaglandin or interleukin-I synthesis by drug therapy could support the antimicrobial concept of periodontal therapy. Cross-sectional and long-term assessments of alveolar bone have been used to estimate the progression rate of periodontal disease. Inherent limitations of bone assessments in radiographs have to be considered when drawing conclusions from measurements that represent remodeling in periodontal lesions after therapy. Both bone quantity and quality seem to be of secondary importance with respect to the progression of disease, as well as response to therapy. Other risk factors that affect the microbial ecology and/or the hosts immune system seem to be the primary determinants for the periodontal health status. PMID:9161281

  4. [Diabetes and periodontitis: A bidirectional relationship].

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    Bascones-Martínez, Antonio; Muñoz-Corcuera, Marta; Bascones-Ilundain, Jaime

    2015-07-01

    Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, a defect in insulin action or a combination of both. Periodontitis is now considered a chronic localized infection of the oral cavity that can trigger inflammatory host immune responses at local and systemic levels, and can also be a source of bacteremia. It is now known that periodontitis has an influence on the pathogenesis of certain systemic diseases. The biological relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease is well documented. In the mid-90s sufficient scientific support for the association between diabetes and periodontitis was published, and periodontitis was designated as the sixth complication of diabetes. There have been studies that show an improvement in both clinical and immunological parameters of periodontitis and glycemic control in long-term diabetes after treatment of periodontal disease. In addition, scientific evidence confirms that poorer glycemic control contributes to a worse periodontal condition. The interplay between the 2 conditions highlights the importance of the need for a good communication between the internist and dentist about diabetic patients, considering always the possibility that the 2 diseases may be occurring simultaneously in order to ensure an early diagnosis of both. PMID:25192582

  5. Psychosocial distress and periodontitis in adolescents

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    Lopez, Rodrigo; Ramírez, Valeria

    2012-01-01

    Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease associated with predominantly gram negative biofilms and characterized by the progressive destruction of the supporting tissues of the teeth. Some studies conducted among adults have found a significant association between periodontitis and dimensions of psychosocial distress and it is unclear whether this association can be found among younger subjects in which destruction of periodontal tissues as a result of periodontitis are less severe. Purpose: The main aim of this study was to assess whether adolescents with periodontitis presented with higher scores for non-psychotic psychosocial disorders than control subjects without periodontitis. Materials and Methods: We used a case control study (n=160) nested in a well-defined adolescent population (n=9,163) and the 28-item Spanish version of the General Health Questionnaire. The inclusion criterion for being a case was clinical attachment level ? 3 mm in at least two teeth. Multiple logistic regression analyses were used to assess the association between periodontitis and psychosocial distress. Results: The response rate was high and 94% of the participants answered all the items of the questionnaire. Similarly, the internal consistency of the instrument was high (Cronbach’s ? = 0.91). The results of multiple logistic regression analyses, adjusted for age and gender, suggested an association between case status and higher total scoring for psychosocial distress (OR=1.69). Among the four subdomains of General Health Questionnaire, the dimensions ‘somatic symptoms’ and ‘severe depression’ appeared positively associated with periodontal case status though not significantly.

  6. An update on periodontic-orthodontic interrelationships

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    Dannan Aous

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Talking about periodontic-orthodontic interrelationships is related primarily to the 1960s, where a generalized increase in salivary bacterial counts, especially Lactobacillus, had been shown after orthodontic band placement. The purpose of this article is to provide the dental practitioner with basic understanding of the interrelationship between periodontics and orthodontics by means of representing classical studies, and, to give an update on this topic by demonstrating the most recent opinions concerning periodontic-orthodontic interrelationships. Specific areas reviewed are the ability of orthodontic treatment to afford some degree of protection against periodontal breakdown, short-term and long-term effects of orthodontic treatment on the periodontium, and some mucogingival considerations. Topics considering orthodontic treatment in periodontally compromised patients were not included in this review. While past studies have shown that orthodontic treatment can positively affect the periodontal health, recent reviews indicate an absence of reliable evidence for the positive effects of orthodontic therapy on patients? periodontal status. Periodontic-orthodontic interrelationships are still controversial issues. However, a standard language between the periodontist and the orthodontist must always be established to eliminate the existing communications barrier, and to improve the outcomes of the whole treatment.

  7. Methanol-based pulping of Eucalyptus globulus

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    Gilarranz, M.A.; Oliet, M.; Rodriguez, F.; Tijero, J. [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid (Spain). Dept. de Ingenieria Quimica

    1999-06-01

    The dissolution of wood components using organosolv pulping was discussed. Solvents such as ethanol and methanol can provide more efficient utilization of the lignocellulosic feedstock, ease of bleachability, and lower capital production costs compared to the kraft process. In this study, the autocatalyzed pulping of Eucalyptus globulus wood in a methanol-water media was examined. The influence of pulping temperature, pulping time and methanol concentration on pulp properties were determined by a surface response method. One of the advantages of using methanol pulping of hardwoods compared to ethanol pulping is the low boiling point of methanol which makes its recovery easy from pulping black liquor by distillation. The price of methanol is also very low compared to other solvents. The optimum pulping conditions were found to be a cooking temperature of 185 degrees C, a cooking time of 110 minutes and a methanol concentration of 50 per cent. These conditions yielded a pulp with a low kappa number and a viscosity value of 110 mL/g. When ethanol pulping was used under the same conditions, the resulting pulp had a higher kappa number and a lower viscosity. 27 refs., 2 tabs., 8 figs.

  8. Periodontal disease and atherosclerosis / Doença periodontal e aterosclerose

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    Jeferson Freitas, Toregeani; Carlos Augusto, Nassar; Krischina Aparecida Mendes, Toregeani; Patrícia Oehlmeyer, Nassar.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available A doença aterosclerótica (DA) constitui uma das principais causas de morbimortalidade no mundo. A sua expressão laboral pode ser através de marcadores inflamatórios, como a proteína C reativa (PCR) e/ou o espessamento da parede arterial, que pode ser analisado pela ultrassonografia com Doppler color [...] ido. Os fatores de risco associados à DA são o diabetes mellitus, a hipertensão arterial sistêmica, a dislipidemia e o tabagismo. Mais recentemente, a doença periodontal (DP), que tem uma elevada prevalência na população mundial, tem sido considerada um fator relacionado ao desenvolvimento da DA, em que o processo inflamatório e a atividade bacteriana no periodonto parecem aumentar o risco para a DA. A motivação da higiene oral pode diminuir a expressão dos marcadores inflamatórios da DA. Com base em dados publicados em revistas eletrônicas e indexados pelos mecanismos de busca PUBMED, SCIELO e BIREME, foi realizada uma revisão de literatura sobre a DP e a DA, além dos marcadores inflamatórios expressos em ambas as doenças e suas possíveis inter-relações. Abstract in english Atherosclerotic disease (AD) is one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. It expresses inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and can provoke arterial wall thickening, which can be evaluated using Doppler ultrasound. Risk factors associated with AD incl [...] ude diabetes mellitus, systemic arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia and smoking. More recently, periodontal disease (PD) has been identified as a factor related to AD. Periodontal disease has a high prevalence in the global population and the inflammatory process and bacterial activity at the periodontium appear to increase the risk of AD. Encouraging good oral hygiene can reduce expression of inflammatory markers of AD. A review of literature on PD, AD and inflammatory markers and the interrelationships between the two diseases was conducted using data published in articles indexed on the PUBMED, SCIELO and BIREME databases.

  9. Association between Human Body Composition and Periodontal Disease

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    Farough Nayebi; Mohammad Rahbar; Adileh Shirmohammadi; Yagoub Salekzamani; Seyed-kazem Shakouri

    2011-01-01

    Obesity in humans might increase the risk of periodontitis. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between body composition of males and their periodontal status. AS total of 150 males (aged 30–60) were selected: 31 were periodontally healthy, 45 had gingivitis, 39 had initial periodontitis, and 35 suffered from ...

  10. PERIODONTAL INFECTIONS AS A RISK FACTOR FOR VARIOUS SYSTEMIC DISEASES

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    Gaurav Solanki; Renu Solanki

    2012-01-01

    A healthy periodontium is needed for the general well being of an individual. However, periodontal diseases are common and periodontal infections are increasingly associated with systemic diseases. The literature is focused on the association between periodontal infections and systemic diseases. The individuals with periodontal disease may be at higher risk for adverse medical outcomes including cardiovascular diseases, respiratory infections, adverse pregnancy outcomes, rheumatoid arthritis ...

  11. Essentials of periodontal medicine in preventive medicine.

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    Gulati, Minkle; Anand, Vishal; Jain, Nikil; Anand, Bhargavi; Bahuguna, Rohit; Govila, Vivek; Rastogi, Pavitra

    2013-09-01

    Influence of systemic disorders on periodontal diseases is well established. However, of growing interest is the effect of periodontal diseases on numerous systemic diseases or conditions like cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, pre-term low birth weight babies, preeclampsia, respiratory infections and others including osteoporosis, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction, Alzheimer's disease, gastrointestinal disease, prostatitis, renal diseases, which has also been scientifically validated. This side of the oral-systemic link has been termed Periodontal Medicine and is potentially of great public health significance, as periodontal disease is largely preventable and in many instances readily treatable, hence, providing many new opportunities for preventing and improving prognosis of several systemic pathologic conditions. This review article highlights the importance of prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases as an essential part of preventive medicine to circumvent its deleterious effects on general health. PMID:24130938

  12. Smoking-a true periodontal hazard

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    Mani Ameet M, Mani Shubhangi A, Tejnani Avneesh H, Gupta Ankit

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available It is now well established that tobacco use in general and cigarette smoking in particular, is a major risk factor in the incidence and severity of several forms of periodontal diseases.A large number of studies have been published in the dental literature regarding this possible role. Much of the literature has also indicated that smokers affected with periodontitis respond less favourably to periodontal treatment be it non-surgical, surgical or regenerative. Numerous studies of the potential mechanisms whereby smoking tobacco may predispose to periodontal disease have been conducted, and it appears that smoking may affect the vasculature, the humoral immune system, and the cellular immune and inflammatory systems, and have effects throughout the cytokine and adhesion molecule network. The aim of this review is to consider the evidence for the association between smoking and periodontal diseases and to highlight the biological mechanisms whereby smoking may affect the periodontium.

  13. Some modern aspects of periodontal disease

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    During the last three to four decades, extensive changes in opinion concerning the etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of periodontal disease have taken place. During these decades, contributing factors are standardized and controlled trials, as well as epidemiological studies, were performed. Periodontics is no longer an art as it was at the end of the 19th century- it is a science based on research. Pyorrhea alveoiaris or periodontitis has been considered a multifactorial disease with bad prognosis which, together with caries, causes loss of teeth in the population. It was supposed to affect most of the population with age progress, trauma from occlusion, systemic diseases, and bad oral hygiene. The discovery that plaque was the cause of gingivitis, and that the subgingival microflora differed in composition between sites, teeth, and individuals created new suggestions and demands for the treatment of periodontal disease. The aim of this paper is to summarize some modern aspects on periodontal disease. (author)

  14. Effect of polyphenols on periodontal diseases

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    Elham Fakhari

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Polyphenpls are the most common antioxidants in foodstuffs, which have an important role in the prevention of chronic diseases. Periodontitis is a chronic disease of the supporting structures of teeth, which can destroy periodontal structures and result in tooth loss. The aim of this review article was to evaluate the effect of polyphenols on periodontal diseases.Review report: All the relevant articles indexed in the Pubmed from 2002 to 2011 were surveyed. After studying the abstracts of 48 collected articles, 13 irrelevant ones were excluded and full texts of 35 remaining articles were assessed.Conclusion: Regarding the existing articles about polyphenols, it appears consumption of polyphenol-containing products may be effective in plaque control and prevention of periodontal diseases. Therefore, it is suggested that the results of in vitro studies be assessed by clinical trials. Key words: Chronic periodontitis, Dental plaque, Gingivitis, Polyphenols.?

  15. Pulp Stones and Dental Pain

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    A case is reported of a 42 year-old female who presented with the painful upper left first molar. Comprehensive clinical examination did not reveal the cause of the pain which got progressively worse. The tooth was extracted on the insistence of the patient. Microscopic examination of multiple sections of the decalcified tooth showed a large freestone which occupied most of the pulp chamber and was closely related to a nerve bundle. The finding tended to support the view that pulp stones in an apparently healthy tooth may cause toothache. (author)

  16. Assessment of periodontal status in dental fluorosis subjects using community periodontal index of treatment needs

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    Vandana K

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Periodontitis is multifactorial in nature. The various determinants of periodontal disease are age, sex, race, socioeconomic status, and risk factors including tobacco usage and oral hygiene status. However, there is inconsistent epidemiological data on the periodontal status of subjects living in high-fluoride areas. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of dental fluorosis on the periodontal status using community periodontal index of treatment needs (CPITN, as a clinical study. The purpose of this study is to determine the periodontal status using CPITN index in a population aged between 15 and 74 years residing in the high-fluoride areas of Davangere district. The possible reasons for the susceptibility of this population to periodontal disease are discussed. Materials and Methods: 1029 subjects, aged between 15 and 74 years suffering from dental fluorosis were assessed for their periodontal status. Clinical parameters recorded were OHI-S to assess the oral hygiene status, Jackson?s fluorosis index to assess the degree of fluorosis and CPITN index to assess the periodontal status where treatment need was excluded. Results: Gingivitis and periodontitis were more common in females (65.9% and 32.8%, respectively than in males (75.1% and 24.2%, respectively. Periodontitis was significantly more common in females. As the age advanced from 15 to 55 years and above, gingivitis reduced from 81.0 to 42.9% and periodontitis increased steadily from 18.0 to 57.1%, which was significant. Periodontitis was high in subjects with poor oral hygiene (81.3%, compared to those with good oral hygiene (14.5%, which was significant. As the degree of fluorosis increased, severity of gingivitis reduced and periodontitis increased, i.e., with A degree fluorosis, gingivitis was 89.4% and periodontitis 8.5%, but with F degree fluorosis the former was 64% and the latter 35.8%, which was statistically significant. Conclusion: The results suggest that there is a strong association of occurrence of periodontal disease in high-fluoride areas. The role of plaque is well understood in contrast to the effect of fluorides on periodontal tissues. It goes a long way to reason out fluoride as an important etiological agent in periodontal disease.

  17. PEMUTIHAN PULP DENGAN HIDROGEN PEROKSIDA

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    Ahmad M. Fuadi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The use of bleaching agent has increased as the result of increasing of paper consumption. The conventional bleaching agent that commonly used is material containing of chlorine. This material is not environmentally friendly and should be replaced by environmentally benign chemical, such as H2O2. About 40 gram of dry Akasia pulp was mixed with 600 ml of distilled water was put into plastic bag heated in a water bath. When the temperature reached 630C, a solution of 4 % of H2O2 and distilled water was added to obtain 5 % consistency. This mixture was put into water bath and was heated for 2 hours. The same procedure was conducted with various concentration of H2O2, time and pH. At the end of the process, the pulp was dewatered and washed. The filtrate obtained from the initial dewatering was used to determine the residual of H2O2. The pulp was analyzed to determine brightness, fiber strength and kappa number. The maximum achievement of brightness was 62,1 % ISO, 6.86 of kappa number and 1.02 kg/15 mm of fiber strength, which are reached at16 % of the use of H2O2, pH 11 and 5 hours of bleaching time. This achievement is similar to bleaching result by the additional of 4% H2O2. Inefficient usage of H2O2 was caused by some metal ions in the pulp which facilitate the decomposition of H2O2 to produce oxygen and water which has not effect on increasing the brightness. To improve the bleach ability of H2O2, initial treatment to remove metal ions from pulp should be done. Seiring dengan meningkatnya kebutuhan kertas, kebutuhan bahan pemutih juga mengalami kenaikan. Saat ini bahan pemutih yang banyak digunakan adalah senyawa yang mengandung khlor. Senyawa ini sangat tidak ramah lingkungan, oleh karena itu, perlu dicari bahan yang ramah lingkungan untuk menggantikannya. Salah satunya adalah hidrogen peroksida. Pulp dari pohon akasia sebanyak 40 gram kering dicampur dengan 600 ml aquadest dimasukkan dalam kantung plastik dipanaskan dalam water bath. Setelah suhu mencapai 630C, kantung plastik diambil kemudian ditambah hidrogen peroksida sebanyak 4% dari pulp kering dan aquadest sehingga mencapai konsistensi 5%. Campuran dimasukkan kedalam water bath untuk dipanaskan lebih lanjut hingga 2 jam. Hal yang sama dilakukan pada berbagai kadar hidrogen peroksida, waktu dan pH. Pada akhir proses, pulp dipisahkan dengan filtratnya dan dicuci dengan aquades. Filtrat yang diperoleh dianalisa sisa hidrogen peroksidanya. Pulp yang diperoleh dianalisa derajat putih, kekuatan serat serta bilangan kappanya. Maksimum derajat putih yang bisa dicapai adalah 62,1% ISO, bilangan kappa 6,86 dan fiber strength 1,02 kg/15mm yang dicapai pada pemakaian H2O2 16%, pH 11 selama 5 jam. Pencapaian ini hampir sama dengan hasil yang dicapai ketika penambahan H2O2 4%. Ketidak efektifan pemakaian H2O2 disini disebabkan oleh adanya beberapa metal ion yang ada di dalam pulp yang bertindak sebagai katalisator terjadinya reaksi dekomposisi dari H2O2 membentuk oksigen dan air yang tidak efektif dalam memberikan efek terhadap proses pemutihan. Untuk meningkatkan bleach ability dari hydrogen peroksida, perlu dilakukan treatment awal untuk mengeluarkan metal ion dari pulp.

  18. Periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus

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    Carlos Antonio, NEGRATO; Olinda, TARZIA; Lois, JOVANOVIC; Luiz Eduardo Montenegro, CHINELLATO.

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    Full Text Available Periodontal disease (PD) is one of the most commonly known human chronic disorders. The relationship between PD and several systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus (DM) has been increasingly recognized over the past decades. Objective The purpose of this review is to provide the reader with kno [...] wledge concerning the relationship between PD and DM. Many articles have been published in the English and Portuguese literature over the last 50 years examining the relationship between these two chronic diseases. Data interpretation is often confounded by varying definitions of DM, PD and different clinical criteria were applied to determine the prevalence, extent and severity of PD, levels of glycemic control and diabetes-related complications. Methods This paper provides a broad overview of the predominant findings from research conducted using the BBO (Bibliografia Brasileira de Odontologia), MEDLINE, LILACS and PubMed for Controlled Trials databases, in English and Portuguese languages published from 1960 to October 2012. Primary research reports on investigations of relationships between DM/DM control, PD/periodontal treatment and PD/DM/diabetes-related complications identified relevant papers and meta-analyses published in this period. Results 7This paper describes the relationship between PD and DM and answers the following questions: 1- The effect of DM on PD, 2- The effects of glycemic control on PD and 3- The effects of PD on glycemic control and on diabetes-related complications. Conclusions The scientific evidence reviewed supports diabetes having an adverse effect on periodontal health and PD having an adverse effect on glycemic control and on diabetes-related complications. Further research is needed to clarify these relationships and larger, prospective, controlled trials with ethnically diverse populations are warranted to establish that treating PD can positively influence glycemic control and possibly reduce the burden of diabetes-related complications.

  19. The Trimeric Model: A New Model of Periodontal Treatment Planning

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    Azouni, Khalid G; Bassel TARAKJI

    2014-01-01

    Treatment of periodontal disease is a complex and multidisciplinary procedure, requiring periodontal, surgical, restorative, and orthodontic treatment modalities. Several authors attempted to formulate models for periodontal treatment that orders the treatment steps in a logical and easy to remember manner. In this article, we discuss two models of periodontal treatment planning from two of the most well-known textbook in the specialty of periodontics internationally. Then modify them to arri...

  20. Periodontal disease in relation to some systemic diseases

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    Cerovi? Olivera; Ljuškovi? Bešir; Kova?evi? Vladan

    2003-01-01

    Periodontal disease is closely related to the general state of the body because it significantly influences periodontal health, as periodontal health can have an influence on the state of the body. It is known that some systemic diseases can represent a risk factor for periodontal disease such as diabetes, blood disorders and immunodefficient disorders. Reducing defensive efficiency of the body, these diseases enable the onset and the development of periodontal disease. On the other hand, con...

  1. REPARATIVE PHASE EVENTS ON PERIODONTAL DISEASE PROGRESSION: INTERPRETATION AND CONSIDERATIONS

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    KINA J.R.; SUZUKI T.Y.U.; KINA J.; KINA M.; KINA E.F.U.

    2013-01-01

    Periodontal disease progress by destructive acute phases intercalated by reparative chronic phases. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical and histological evidence of the periodontal disease reparative phase by analyzing bone wall conditions inside periodontal pockets and histologic images of periodontal pockets, identified in relevant publications. 81 patients with periodontitis, were randomly assigned into this study. Clinical and radiographic parameters were established to ...

  2. RANKL Expression in Periodontal Disease: Where Does RANKL Come from?

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    Bin Chen; Wenlei Wu; Weibin Sun; Qian Zhang; Fuhua Yan; Yin Xiao

    2014-01-01

    Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease characterized by periodontal pocket formation and alveolar bone resorption. Periodontal bone resorption is induced by osteoclasts and receptor activator of nuclear factor-?B ligand (RANKL) which is an essential and central regulator of osteoclast development and osteoclast function. Therefore, RANKL plays a critical role in periodontal bone resorption. In this review, we have summarized the sources of RANKL in periodontal disease and explored which fa...

  3. Pulp supply optimization – Case M-real

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    Ilmonen, Kai

    2010-01-01

    The objective of this study was to develop a pulp supply optimization model, a management decision support tool, which would efficiently optimize the allocation of the pulp within the company’s supply chain in such a way that the company’s added value is maximized. The company’s current situation and operational methods were carefully analyzed in order to build an accurate linear model that would optimize pulp allocation from the company’s pulp mills and external pulp suppliers to the...

  4. Recent advances in periodontal drug delivery systems.

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    2011-04-01

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    Periodontitis, a disease involving supportive structures of the teeth prevails in all groups, ethnicities, races and both genders. The relationship between bacterial plaque and the development of periodontal disease and caries is well established. Antibacterial agents have been used effectively in the management of periodontal infection. The effectiveness of mechanical debridement of plaque and repeated topical and systemic administration of antibacterial agents are limited due to the lack of accessibility to periodontopathic organisms in the periodontal pocket. Systemic administration of drugs leads to therapeutic concentrations at the site of infection, but for short periods of time, forcing repeated dosing for longer periods. Local delivery of antimicrobials has been investigated for the possibility of overcoming the limitations of conventional therapy. The use of sustained release formulations to deliver antibacterials to the site of infection (periodontal pocket has recently gained interest. These products provide a long-term, effective treatment at the site of infection at much smaller doses. Biodegradable polymers are extensively employed in periodontal drug delivery devices because of their abundant source, lack of toxicity, and high tissue compatibility. A major advantage of natural polymers is that they do not affect periodontal tissue regeneration. Amongst various natural polymers, chitosan, a deacetylated product of chitin is widely used in drug delivery devices. Since it exhibits favourable biological properties such as non-toxicity, biocompatibility, biodegradability and wound healing traits, it has attracted great attention in the pharmaceutical and biomedical fields. The conventional treatment consists of tooth surface mechanical cleaning and root planning, associated or not to the systemic use of high concentrations of antibiotics, but with reduced effectiveness, and adverse effects. The patient compliance to the therapeutic is committed too. In the last decades, the treatment has been optimized for the use of drug delivery systems to the periodontal pocket, with the advantage of delivering the drug in the specific site, sustaining and/or controlling the drug concentration. Recently, the use of new drug delivery systems has been receiving great interest. This review approaches the main delivery systems for the administration of drugs to the periodontal pocket, their usefulness, as well as the advancement of these systems effectiveness in the periodontal therapy.

    Keywords : Periodontal diseases; Periodontal pocket; Delivery systems; Periodontal pocket delivery

  5. Action Mechanism of Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2) in the Promotion of Periodontal Regeneration in Beagle Dogs

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    Nagayasu-Tanaka, Toshie; Anzai, Jun; Takaki, Shu; Shiraishi, Noriko; Terashima, Akio; Asano, Taiji; Nozaki, Takenori; Kitamura, Masahiro; Murakami, Shinya

    2015-01-01

    Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) enhances the formation of new alveolar bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament (PDL) in periodontal defect models. However, the mechanism through which FGF-2 acts in periodontal regeneration in vivo has not been fully clarified yet. To reveal the action mechanism, the formation of regenerated tissue and gene expression at the early phase were analyzed in a beagle dog 3-wall periodontal defect model. FGF-2 (0.3%) or the vehicle (hydroxypropyl cellulose) only were topically applied to the defect in FGF-2 and control groups, respectively. Then, the amount of regenerated tissues and the number of proliferating cells at 3, 7, 14, and 28 days and the number of blood vessels at 7 days were quantitated histologically. Additionally, the expression of osteogenic genes in the regenerated tissue was evaluated by real-time PCR at 7 and 14 days. Compared with the control, cell proliferation around the existing bone and PDL, connective tissue formation on the root surface, and new bone formation in the defect at 7 days were significantly promoted by FGF-2. Additionally, the number of blood vessels at 7 days was increased by FGF-2 treatment. At 28 days, new cementum and PDL were extended by FGF-2. Moreover, FGF-2 increased the expression of bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) and osteoblast differentiation markers (osterix, alkaline phosphatase, and osteocalcin) in the regenerated tissue. We revealed the facilitatory mechanisms of FGF-2 in periodontal regeneration in vivo. First, the proliferation of fibroblastic cells derived from bone marrow and PDL was accelerated and enhanced by FGF-2. Second, angiogenesis was enhanced by FGF-2 treatment. Finally, osteoblastic differentiation and bone formation, at least in part due to BMP-2 production, were rapidly induced by FGF-2. Therefore, these multifaceted effects of FGF-2 promote new tissue formation at the early regeneration phase, leading to enhanced formation of new bone, cementum, and PDL. PMID:26120833

  6. Standardized in vivo model for studying novel regenerative approaches for multitissue bone-ligament interfaces.

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    Padial-Molina, Miguel; Rodriguez, Juan C; Volk, Sarah L; Rios, Hector F

    2015-07-01

    The regeneration of the original structure and function of bone-ligament interfaces remains a major challenge in biomedical research. A preclinical model that maintains physiologic mechanical loads and controls for other external factors, such as microbial influence, is of great value for testing novel regenerative materials, provided that studies are performed by highly trained researchers with proper regard for animal welfare. The tooth root fenestration preclinical model is an ideal tool for hard tissue evaluation by micro-computed tomography, histological techniques and RNA analyses. The procedure starts with an extraoral incision lateral to the mandible and reflection of the masseter muscle. Superficial lateral mandibular bone is removed with standardized dimensions to expose the roots of the teeth and to eliminate periodontal ligament and cementum to expose the tooth dentin. The testing material can subsequently be applied to the defect and the flap can be repositioned and secured back in place. At specific time points, samples are collected and processed according to the subsequent analyses to be performed, which can include descriptive histology, histomorphometry, immunostaining, 3D bone imaging, electron microscopy, gene expression analyses and safety assessments. PMID:26086406

  7. Gene expression in periodontal tissues following treatment

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    Eisenacher Martin

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In periodontitis, treatment aimed at controlling the periodontal biofilm infection results in a resolution of the clinical and histological signs of inflammation. Although the cell types found in periodontal tissues following treatment have been well described, information on gene expression is limited to few candidate genes. Therefore, the aim of the study was to determine the expression profiles of immune and inflammatory genes in periodontal tissues from sites with severe chronic periodontitis following periodontal therapy in order to identify genes involved in tissue homeostasis. Gingival biopsies from 12 patients with severe chronic periodontitis were taken six to eight weeks following non-surgical periodontal therapy, and from 11 healthy controls. As internal standard, RNA of an immortalized human keratinocyte line (HaCaT was used. Total RNA was subjected to gene expression profiling using a commercially available microarray system focusing on inflammation-related genes. Post-hoc confirmation of selected genes was done by Realtime-PCR. Results Out of the 136 genes analyzed, the 5% most strongly expressed genes compared to healthy controls were Interleukin-12A (IL-12A, Versican (CSPG-2, Matrixmetalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1, Down syndrome critical region protein-1 (DSCR-1, Macrophage inflammatory protein-2? (Cxcl-3, Inhibitor of apoptosis protein-1 (BIRC-1, Cluster of differentiation antigen 38 (CD38, Regulator of G-protein signalling-1 (RGS-1, and Finkel-Biskis-Jinkins murine osteosarcoma virus oncogene (C-FOS; the 5% least strongly expressed genes were Receptor-interacting Serine/Threonine Kinase-2 (RIP-2, Complement component 3 (C3, Prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase-2 (COX-2, Interleukin-8 (IL-8, Endothelin-1 (EDN-1, Plasminogen activator inhibitor type-2 (PAI-2, Matrix-metalloproteinase-14 (MMP-14, and Interferon regulating factor-7 (IRF-7. Conclusion Gene expression profiles found in periodontal tissues following therapy indicate activation of pathways that regulate tissue damage and repair.

  8. Validity of the Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs' (CPITN) for population periodontitis screening

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    Bassani Diego Garcia; Silva Carina Maciel da; Oppermann Rui Vicente

    2006-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to validate two versions of CPITN for periodontitis diagnosis. A sample of 400 individuals underwent full mouth periodontal examination including Clinical Attachment Loss, Periodontal Pocket Depth, and Sub-gingival Calculus. Full and partial CPITN versions were derived from this exam (gold standard). Contingency tables were constructed and operational characteristics obtained, as well as ROC curves. The results show 58% sensitivity for full CPITN and 80.6% spe...

  9. Tooth loss in aggressive periodontitis after active periodontal therapy. Patient and tooth related prognostic factors

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    Ba?umer, Amelie; Pretzl, Bernadette; Cosgarea, Raluca; Kim, Ti-sun; Reitmeir, Peter; Eickholz, Peter; Dannewitz, Bettina

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    Abstract Objectives: To assess prognostic factors for tooth loss after active periodontal therapy (APT) in patients with aggressive periodontitis (AgP) on tooth-level. Material and Methods: 84 patients with AgP were re-evaluated after a mean period of 10.5 years of Supportive Periodontal Therapy (SPT). 2154 teeth were entered into the model. The tooth-related factors: baseline bone loss, tooth location and type, furcation involvement (FI), regenerative therapy, and abutment sta...

  10. The failure of ductile plates containing thin ligaments

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    A series of tensile tests on mild steel plates containing partially penetrating defects is described. In the tests both the thickness of the ligament and the length of the crack were varied. The experiments determine the load and crack-opening-displacement (COD) at ligament failure, and the subsequent mode of plate failure. The loading was displacement controlled and three modes of failure were observed: 1. Ligament failure followed by plate failure at higher load. 2. Ligament failure followed by plate failure at lower load. 3. Simultaneous failure of ligament and plate. A relation is established between the COD at ligament failure and the ligament thickness. This relation is used in conjunction with a reference stress technique to predict the load at which ligament failure occurs. The mode of failure and the loads at failure predicted in this way are in good agreement with the experimental results. (orig.)

  11. Patellar tendon avulsion after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament

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    Sousa, A.; Matos, R; Veludo, V.; Pedroso, D.; Pinto, R; Cabral, T.

    2002-01-01

    We report a case of rupture of a reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) combined with avulsion of the inferior patellar ligament. The two lesions were repaired during one operation using the quadriceps tendon as a graft for the damaged ACL.

  12. Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury of the knee

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    ... M, Armstrong B. Rehabilitation of the knee following sports injury. Clin Sports Med . 2010; 29:81-106. Singhal M, Patel J, Johnson D. Medical ligament injuries: 1. Medical collateral ligament injuries in adults. In: ...

  13. Use of a collagen barrier to enhance healing in human periodontal furcation defects.

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    Paul, B F; Mellonig, J T; Towle, H J; Gray, J L

    1992-01-01

    Guided tissue regeneration procedures are intended to selectively favor healing by the periodontal ligament tissues. However, in most studies of the efficacy of guided tissue regeneration, nonresorbable barriers and membranes have been used, necessitating their surgical removal after a time. The present study employed a resorbable collagen barrier to treat Class II function invasions. The results of this treatment were compared with the results of conventional therapy. For most clinical parameters, there was no statistically significant difference in the results of treatment with or without collagen membranes. Sites treated with a collagen barrier did exhibit statistically significant improvement in probing depth and horizontal osseous support; however, these findings cannot be attributed entirely to the placement of the collagen membrane. PMID:1521994

  14. Smoking and periodontal tissues: a review

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    João Batista César Neto

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The impact of smoking on general health has been widely studied and is directly related to several important medical problems including cancer, low birth weight, and pulmonary and cardiovascular disease. In the past 25 years, there has also been an increasing awareness of the role of cigarette consumption in oral health problems such as periodontal disease. Smoking is considered the major risk factor in the prevalence, extent and severity of periodontal diseases. This article will discuss the available evidence and provide the reader with an overview of the impact of smoking and its cessation on the pathogenesis and treatment of periodontal diseases.

  15. Smoking and periodontal tissues: a review

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    João Batista, César Neto; Ecinele Francisca, Rosa; Cláudio Mendes, Pannuti; Giuseppe Alexandre, Romito.

    Full Text Available The impact of smoking on general health has been widely studied and is directly related to several important medical problems including cancer, low birth weight, and pulmonary and cardiovascular disease. In the past 25 years, there has also been an increasing awareness of the role of cigarette consu [...] mption in oral health problems such as periodontal disease. Smoking is considered the major risk factor in the prevalence, extent and severity of periodontal diseases. This article will discuss the available evidence and provide the reader with an overview of the impact of smoking and its cessation on the pathogenesis and treatment of periodontal diseases.

  16. Association between periodontal diseases and systemic diseases

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    Patrícia, Weidlich; Renata, Cimões; Claudio Mendes, Pannuti; Rui Vicente, Oppermann.

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Current evidence suggests that periodontal disease may be associated with systemic diseases. This paper reviewed the published data about the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular diseases, adverse pregnancy outcomes, diabetes and respiratory diseases, focusing on studies condu [...] cted in the Brazilian population. Only a few studies were found in the literature focusing on Brazilians (3 concerning cardiovascular disease, 7 about pregnancy outcomes, 9 about diabetes and one regarding pneumonia). Although the majority of them observed an association between periodontitis and systemic conditions, a causal relationship still needs to be demonstrated. Further studies, particularly interventional well-designed investigations, with larger sample sizes, need to be conducted in Brazilian populations.

  17. Association between periodontal diseases and systemic diseases

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    Patrícia Weidlich

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Current evidence suggests that periodontal disease may be associated with systemic diseases. This paper reviewed the published data about the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular diseases, adverse pregnancy outcomes, diabetes and respiratory diseases, focusing on studies conducted in the Brazilian population. Only a few studies were found in the literature focusing on Brazilians (3 concerning cardiovascular disease, 7 about pregnancy outcomes, 9 about diabetes and one regarding pneumonia. Although the majority of them observed an association between periodontitis and systemic conditions, a causal relationship still needs to be demonstrated. Further studies, particularly interventional well-designed investigations, with larger sample sizes, need to be conducted in Brazilian populations.

  18. [Periodontal diseases--a review on the association between maternal periodontitis and adverse pregnancy outcome].

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    Manegold-Brauer, G; Hoesli, I; Brauer, H U; Beikler, T

    2014-12-01

    Several prospective clinical trials have indicated an association between maternal periodontal status and adverse pregnancy outcome, e.g., low birth weight, pre-term birth and pre-eclampsia. However, the translation of these findings into clinical care and decision making is still a matter of debate. Gynecologists and obstetricians are usually not very familiar with periodontal diseases and do not always consider this pathology in routine preconception counselling. This article outlines the clinical pictures of the most common periodontal diseases and thus helps the gynecologists to identify patients with periodontal diseases. PMID:25518830

  19. Specialisation of extracellular matrix for function in tendons and ligaments

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    Birch, Helen L.; Thorpe, Chavaunne T.; Rumian, Adam P.

    2013-01-01

    Tendons and ligaments are similar structures in terms of their composition, organisation and mechanical properties. The distinction between them stems from their anatomical location; tendons form a link between muscle and bone while ligaments link bones to bones. A range of overlapping functions can be assigned to tendon and ligaments and each structure has specific mechanical properties which appear to be suited for particular in vivo function. The extracellular matrix in tendon and ligament...

  20. Deltoid ligament in acute ankle injury: MR imaging analysis

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    To identify the pattern of deltoid ligament injury after acute ankle injury and the relationship between ankle fracture and deltoid ligament tear by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Thirty-six patients (32 male, and 4 female; mean age, 29.8 years) with acute deltoid ligament injury who had undergone MRI participated in this study. The deltoid ligament was classified as having 3 superficial and 2 deep components. An image analysis included the integrity and tear site of the deltoid ligament, and other associated injuries. Association between ankle fracture and deltoid ligament tear was assessed using Fisher's exact test (P < 0.05). Of the 36 patients, 21 (58.3 %) had tears in the superficial and deep deltoid ligaments, 6 (16.7 %) in the superficial ligaments only, and 4 (11.1 %) in the deep ligaments only. The most common tear site of the three components of the superficial deltoid and deep anterior tibiotalar ligaments was their proximal attachments (94 % and 91.7 % respectively), and that of the deep posterior tibiotalar ligament (pTTL) was its distal attachment (82.6 %). The common associated injuries were ankle fracture (63.9 %), syndesmosis tear (55.6 %), and lateral collateral ligament complex tear (44.4 %). All the components of the deltoid ligament were frequently torn in patients with ankle fractures (tibionavicular ligament, P = 0.009). The observed injury pattern of the deltoid ligament was complex and frequently associated with concomitant ankle pathology. The most common tear site of the superficial deltoid ligament was the medial malleolar attachment, whereas that of the deep pTTL was near its medial talar insertion. (orig.)

  1. Nonlinear stiffness characteristics of the annular ligament.

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    Lauxmann, M; Eiber, A; Haag, F; Ihrle, S

    2014-10-01

    The annular ligament provides a compliant connection of the stapes to the oval window. To estimate the stiffness characteristics of the annular ligament, human temporal bone measurements were conducted. A force was applied sequentially at several points on the stapes footplate leading to different patterns of displacement with different amounts of translational and rotational components. The spatial displacement of the stapes footplate was measured using a laser vibrometer. The experiments were performed on several stapes with dissected chain and the force was increased stepwise, resulting in load-deflection curves for each force application point. The annular ligament exhibited a progressive stiffening characteristic in combination with an inhomogeneous stiffness distribution. When a centric force, orientated in the lateral direction, was applied to the stapes footplate, the stapes head moved laterally and in the posterior-inferior direction. Based on the load-deflection curves, a mechanical model of the annular ligament was derived. The mathematical representation of the compliance of the annular ligament results in a stiffness matrix with a nonlinear dependence on stapes displacement. This description of the nonlinear stiffness allows simulations of the sound transfer behavior of the middle ear for different preloads. PMID:25324078

  2. Lateral ligamentous injury to the carpus of a racing Greyhound

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    The lateral collateral ligament of the ulna and the dorsolateral ligaments of the radiocarpal joint of a racing Greyhound were ruptured, resulting in instability of the carpus when the joint was flexed. This report describes a technique for making a ligament prosthesis, using the ulnaris lateralis tendon. Although the dog did not return to racing, the carpus was stable enough for general activity

  3. Will mineral trioxide aggregate replace calcium hydroxide in treating pulpal and periodontal healing complications subsequent to dental trauma? : A review

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    Bakland, Leif K; Andreasen, Jens O

    2012-01-01

    Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) has over the last two decades begun to take the place of calcium hydroxide (CH) in the treatment of a variety of pulpal and periodontal healing complications following dental trauma. These conditions include teeth with: (i) exposed pulps, (ii) immature roots and pulp necrosis, (iii) root fractures and pulp necrosis located in the coronal part of the pulps, and (iv) external infection-related (inflammatory) root resorption. The main reasons for replacing CH with MTA in these situations have generally been the delayed effect when using CH to induce hard tissues, the quality of such induced hard tissues, and finally the dentin weakening effect of CH, which in some instances lead to cervical root fractures in immature teeth. MTA appears, from a relatively few clinical studies, to overcome these shortcomings of CH. The lack of long-term clinical studies, however, may warrant a certain reservation in an unrestricted replacement of CH with MTA. A definite need for randomized clinicalstudies comparing CH and MTA in trauma healing situations is urgently needed.

  4. ENFERMEDAD PERIODONTAL EN LA TERCERA EDAD

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    Nelia Espeso N\\u00E1poles

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo desde marzo a septiembre de 2004 en tres instituciones para ancianos del Municipio Camagüey. La muestra estuvo constituida por 48 ancianos, se les aplicó una entrevista estructurada para determinar el nivel de información sobre salud bucodental y enfermedades periodontales. Fue utilizado el Índice periodontal de Russell. .Además se exploraron factores de riesgo de la enfermedad periodontal locales y generales. La enfermedad periodontal estuvo presente en el 95.8 % de los ancianos y dentro de ella la periodontitis resultó ser la más común .El nivel de información fue evaluado de mal en más de la mitad de los ancianos. Los factores de riesgo locales más frecuentes fueron: la placa dentobacteriana y el sarro y dentro de los generales la diabetes mellitus.

  5. MR imaging of posterior cruciate ligament injuries

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    Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries are less frequent than anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, but are presumably more common than once thought. Thirty-nine patients with PCL injuries identified on MR images were studied. The criteria for PCL injury were complete tear, partial tear, and avulsion fracture. The approximate site of a partial tear was categorized as proximal, midsubstance, distal, or combination. Fourteen patients (35.9%) had complete tears of the PCL, 21 patients (53.8%) had partial tears, and four patients (10.3%) had avulsion fractures. A total of 12 patients (30.7%) had isolated PCL injuries, while the remaining 27 patients demonstrated evidence of other coexistent knee injuries, such as meniscal tears and ligamentous injuries. Of coexistent knee injuries, meniscal tears (18 patients, 46.2%) were most often seen. (author)

  6. Carpal ligamentous disruptions and negative ulnar variance

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    Negative ulnar variance is a condition in which the ulna is relatively shorter than the radius at the carpus. It was found in 21% of 203 normal wrists. We have observed an increased incidence (49%) of this anomaly in patients with carpal ligamentous instabilities (dorsiflexion instability, palmar flexion instability, scapholunate dissociation with rotary luxation of the scaphoid, and lunate and perilunate dislocations). While the reasons for this association have yet to be adequately delineated, the presence of a negative ulnar variant may serve as an impartial clue to the presence of ligamentous instability. Many carpal instabilities present with subtle radiographic findings requiring careful evaluation of radiographs. Patients with negative ulnar variance and histories suggestive of ligamentous instability should undergo careful radiologic evaluation to assure early diagnosis of carpal disruption. (orig.)

  7. Smoking and periodontal tissues: a review

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    João Batista César Neto; Ecinele Francisca Rosa; Cláudio Mendes Pannuti; Giuseppe Alexandre Romito

    2012-01-01

    The impact of smoking on general health has been widely studied and is directly related to several important medical problems including cancer, low birth weight, and pulmonary and cardiovascular disease. In the past 25 years, there has also been an increasing awareness of the role of cigarette consumption in oral health problems such as periodontal disease. Smoking is considered the major risk factor in the prevalence, extent and severity of periodontal diseases. This article will discuss the...

  8. Periodontitis in patients with focal tuberculosis

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    Alexandrova ?.?.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The research goal is to investigate the mechanisms of formation and peculiarities of periodontitis in patients with focal tuberculosis. Patients with periodontitis and focal tuberculosis are proved to develop local inflammatory reaction with increased infection and activation of proinflammatory cytokines in parodontal pockets fluid. The main risk factor of frequent and durable recurrence of parodontal pathology in case of focal tuberculosis was the development of pathologic process as a cause of disbalance of lipid peroxidation and antioxidant system, endotoxicosis syndrome

  9. Effect of Periodontal Disease on Preeclampsia

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    Sayar, F.; Sadat Hoseini, M.; Abbaspour, S.

    2011-01-01

    Background: A lot of studies have shown periodontal diseases as a risk factor for adverse pregnancy out­comes. The as­sociation between periodontitis and preeclampsia has been studied recently with contro­versy. Considering the importance of preventing preeclampsia as a dangerous and life-threatening disease in pregnant women, the pre­sent study was carried out. Methods: Two hundred and ten pregnant women participated in this case-c...

  10. The effects of irradiation on the periodontal tissues of rats with the low calcium diet

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    The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes of periodontal tissues in the irradiated mandibular bone in rats which were fed normal diet and low calcium diet. In order to carry out this experiment, 64 seven-week old Sprague-Dawley strain rats weighing about 150 gms were selected and equally divided into one experimental group of 32 rats and one control group with the remainder. The experimental group and the control group were then subdivided into two groups when the rats reached the age of 10 weeks, 16 rats were allotted for each subdivided group was composed of 16 rats and exposed to irradiation. The two groups were irradiated a single dose of 20 Gy on the only jaw area and irradiated with a cobalt-60 teletherapy unit. The rats in the control and experimental groups were warily dissected by fours on the 3rd, 7th, the 14th, and the 21st day after irradiation. After each dissection, both sides of the dead rat mandibular bodies were removed and fixed with 10% neutral formalin. The specimens sectioned and observed in histopathological, histochemical, and immunocellular chemical methods. The obtained results were as follows: 1. In the mandibles of rats with low calcium diet the increased number of fibroblasts of periodontal ligaments, many small capillaries and irregular arrangement of loose collagen fibers were detected and the partial resorption of dentin and cementum could be found by the microscopic studies. 2. In the group of irradiated rats, deaerated p the group of irradiated rats, deaerated periodontal tissues led to the condition of irregular arrangement of collagen fibers and the decreased number of fibroblasts. But this condition was somewhat restored after 21 days of experiment. 3. Periodontal tissues of the irradiated rat group with low calcium diet were destroyed earlier than those of the irradiated rat group with normal diet. Soon this condition was restored and then high cellularity and dense collagen fibers were observed. 4. Many periodontal cells bearing tumor necrosis factor could be clearly observed in the nonirradiated group of rats with normal diet, whereas could not be observed on the 7th day and reappeared on 14th day in the irradiated group of rats with normal diet. A few of them could be observed in the group of rats with low calcium diet, but they could be clearly observed in the both groups after 21 days of experiment.

  11. Periodontal Microsurgery A Changing Perspective

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    Satyanarayana D

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Periodontal microsurgery is a refinement in existing basic surgical techniques that uses surgical microscopes and loupes and subsequent improvement in vision. Apothekar and Jako first introduced surgical microscopes to dentistry in 1978. Magnification systems in surgery have revolutionized surgical treatment in recent era. Delivering treatment care through magnification requires understanding of optical principles of various magnification instruments. Microscopes provide magnification above 10X, Dental optical loupes provide economic and mobile options to Periodontists. These loupes follow Keplerian optical principles. The advantages include better diagnosis and assessment of root surface, less tissue trauma and improved cosmetic result. On the contrary disadvantages include further training and high cost of instrumentation, which can translate into higher treatment costs. Although clinical studies and evidence is lacking further research is needed, so that better care is delivered through magnification with less morbidity and improved cosmetic result.

  12. Occlusion and periodontics: a critical literature review

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    Flávia Aparecida Chaves FURLANETO

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Occlusal trauma is defined as an injury resulting intissues changes within the attachment apparatus as result of occlusalforce(s. Since 1901, when Karolyi reported a possible interactionbetween occlusal disharmony and periodontal alterations, severalstudies have tried to find scientific evidence that corroborates or not this interrelationship. Objective and literature review: In this paper,the authors review the studies that have analyzed traumatic occlusion as a presumed aggravating factor in periodontal disease, as well as those suggesting possible advantages with the concomitant use of occlusal and periodontal therapies. Even though there are still many doubts to be clarified in order to completely understand the effects of occlusal forces on the periodontium, it is well known that a functional occlusion is fundamental for the equilibrium of the diverse components of the stomatognathic system, including the periodontal tissues.Conclusion: An occlusal adjustment should be done, whenever it is indicated, as a routine procedure during periodontal treatment.Furthermore, it is evident that additional studies, with more precise and reproducible methodology, are needed in order to clarify the interaction between the occlusion with the periodontal tissues.

  13. Periodontal innate immune mechanisms relevant to atherosclerosis.

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    Amar, S; Engelke, M

    2015-06-01

    Atherosclerosis is a common cardiovascular disease in the USA where it is a leading cause of illness and death. Atherosclerosis is the most common cause for heart attack and stroke. Most commonly, people develop atherosclerosis as a result of diabetes, genetic risk factors, high blood pressure, a high-fat diet, obesity, high blood cholesterol levels, and smoking. However, a sizable number of patients suffering from atherosclerosis do not harbor the classical risk factors. Ongoing infections have been suggested to play a role in this process. Periodontal disease is perhaps the most common chronic infection in adults with a wide range of clinical variability and severity. Research in the past decade has shed substantial light on both the initiating infectious agents and host immunological responses in periodontal disease. Up to 46% of the general population harbors the microorganism(s) associated with periodontal disease, although many are able to limit the progression of periodontal disease or even clear the organism(s) if infected. In the last decade, several epidemiological studies have found an association between periodontal infection and atherosclerosis. This review focuses on exploring the molecular consequences of infection by pathogens that exacerbate atherosclerosis, with the focus on infections by the periodontal bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis as a running example. PMID:25388989

  14. Implant survival in periodontally compromised patients

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    Baelum, Vibeke; Ellegaard, Birgit

    2004-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Relatively little is known on the long-term prognosis of implants inserted in partially edentulous, periodontally compromised patients. METHODS: A total of 258 conventional implants, 57 two-stage and 201 one-stage implants, which were inserted in 32 and 108 patients, respectively, between June 1988 and June 2002 were followed with respect to their survival, as well as the periodontal parameters bone loss, probing depth, and bleeding on probing. All patients were periodontally compromised who had undergone periodontal surgery and were considered able to maintain a high standard of oral hygiene. RESULTS: The 5-year survival rates were 97% and 94%, respectively, for the two- and the one-stage implants. The 10-year survival rate remained high at 97% for the two-stage implants, but had dropped to 78% for the one-stage implants. Smoking, short implant length, and insertion during the later period (1995-2002) were found to be associated with an increased failure rate. CONCLUSIONS: Implants placed in patients with a history of periodontitis have a 5-year survival similar to that observed for implants installed in non-diseased persons. Although the 10-year survival of the one-stage implants was somewhat lower than has been observed for non-diseased patients, implant placement remains a good treatment alternative also for periodontally compromised patients.

  15. Diagnosis of Periodontal Diseases by Biomarkers

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    Kido, Jun-Ichi; Hino, Mami; Bando, Mika; Hiroshima, Yuka

    Many middle aged and old persons take periodontal diseases that mainly cause teeth loss and result in some systemic diseases. The prevention of periodontal diseases is very important for oral and systemic health, but the present diagnostic examination is not fully objective and suitable. To diagnose periodontal diseases exactly, some biomarkers shown inflammation, tissue degradation and bone resorption, in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and saliva are known. We demonstrated that GCF levels of calprotectin, inflammation-related protein, and carboxy-terminal propeptide of type I procollagen, bone metabolism-related protein, were associated with clinical condition of periodontal diseases, and suggested that these proteins may be useful biomarkers for periodontal diseases. Recently, determinations of genes and proteins by using microdevices are studied for diagnosis of some diseases. We detected calprotectin protein by chemiluminescent immunoassay on a microchip and showed the possibility of specific and quantitative detection of calprotectin in a very small amount of GCF. To determine plural markers in GCF by using microdevices contributes to develop accurate, objective diagnostic system of periodontal diseases.

  16. Quantitative assessment of periodontal bone defects

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    Radiographs are a well-accepted tool in diagnosing periodontal bone lesions and making an accurate evaluation of the treatment. However, the assessment of bone is hampered by the complicated and as it were unpredictable pattern of bone structure. Therefore, and to compensate for the bias always present in human observations, a computer aided procedure was developed to detect and describe periodontal bone lesions. This paper describes a comparison of the performance by human observers and of the computer program. Two series of artificial periodontal bone lesions served as material for the assessments. This study shows that the automated lesion detection program enables an assessment of periodontal bone lesions, which is at least comparable with the results of a group of experienced observers and probably better. It is considerably better than the results of observers individually, and decreases the time-dependent variability appearing in repeated assessments of a single observer. The computer aided detection of periodontal lesions can be considered as a useful and reliable tool in periodontal diagnosis. 9 ref.; 2 figs

  17. Association between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease

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    Studies have supported the notion that subjects with periodontitis and patients with multiple tooth extractions as a result of chronic advanced periodontal disease (PDD) have a greater risk of developing Cardiovascular disease (CVD) than those who had little or no periodontal infection. Periodontitis may predispose affected patients to CVD by elevating systemic C-reactive protein level and pro-inflammatory activity in atherosclerotic lesions and accelerate development of cardiovascular diseases, Oral health variables including loss of teeth, positive plaque Benzoyl-D-L-Arginine- Naphthyl Amide test (BANA) scores, and compliant of xerostomia may by considered as risk indicators for CVD. Exact mechanism which links PDD and CVD has not been firmly established. The link between PDD and CVD may be attributed to bacteria entering blood stream and attaching to the fatty plaque in coronary artery and contributing to clot formation which can lead to heart attack. Inflammation caused by PDD increases the plaque build up. The association between the two disease entities is cause for concern. However, dental and medical practitioners should be aware of these findings to move intelligently to interact with inquiring patients with periodontitis. They should be urged to maintain medical surveillance of their cardiovascular status, and work on controlling or reducing all known risk factors associated with CVD, including periodontal infection. (author) (author)

  18. Maternal Periodontitis, Preeclampsia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Preeclampsia is a considerable problem of pregnancy. Endothelial dysfunction and placental hypoxia are the current hypothesis of preeclampsia. Chronic inflammation, including periodontitis may provoke systemic maternal and placental pro-inflammatory endothelial dysfunction, which represent a significant risk factor for diseases of vascular origin. So this study was carried out to evaluate the possible relationship between periodontitis and preeclampsia. Methods: A total of 360 pregnant women were included, corresponding to 180 pregnant women with mild or sever periodotitis in one group and 180 pregnant women with periodontal health in the other group. Periodontitis was determined by the sum of all pockets with pocket probing depth (PPD ?4mm and bleeding on probing. periodontal health was defined as the absence of PPD? 4mm. Then two groups evaluated to determine the presence of preeclampsia. After delivery, Child weight at birth and gestational age was also evaluated. Chi square and t test analysis were used to analyze the data. Results: There was statistically significant difference between two groups in presence of preeclampsia (p=0.003. Women who had a worse periodontal condition were at higher risk for preeclampsia. In addition, birth weight and gestational age was statistically lower in the case group than the control group (p < 0.001. Conclusion: The results indicate that the presence and severity of peridontitis increase the risk for occurrence of preeclampsia and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

  19. Intrusive luxation of 60 permanent incisors : a retrospective study of treatment and outcome

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    Tsilingaridis, Georgios; Malmgren, Barbro

    2012-01-01

    ? Intrusive luxation in the permanent dentition is an uncommon injury but it is considered one of the most severe types of dental trauma because of the risk for damage to the periodontal ligament, pulp and alveolar bone. Management of intrusive luxation in the permanent dentition is controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate pulp survival and periodontal healing in intrusive luxated permanent teeth in relation to treatment alternatives, degree of intrusion and root development.

  20. Measurement accuracy and perceived quality of imaging systems for the evaluation of periodontal structures.

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    Baksi, B Güniz

    2008-07-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the subjective diagnostic quality of F-speed film images and original and enhanced storage phosphor plate (SPP) digital images for the visualization of periodontal ligament space (PLS) and periapical (PB) and alveolar crestal bone (CB) and to assess the accuracy of these image modalities for the measurement of alveolar bone levels. Standardized images of six dried mandibles were obtained with film and Digora SPPs. Six evaluators rated the visibility of anatomical structures using a three-point scale. Alveolar bone levels were measured from the coronal-most tip of the marginal bone to a reference point. Results were compared by using Friedman and Wilcoxon signed-ranks tests. The kappa (kappa) statistic was used to measure agreement among observers. The measurements were compared using repeated measures analysis of variance and Bonferroni tests (P = 0.05). A paired t test was used for comparison with true bone levels (P = 0.05). Enhanced SPP images were rated superior, followed by film and then the original SPP images, for the evaluation of anatomical structures. The value of kappa rose from fair to substantial after the enhancement of the SPP images. Film and enhanced SPP images provided alveolar bone lengths close to the true bone lengths. Enhancement of digital images provided better visibility and resulted in comparable accuracy to film images for the evaluation of periodontal structures. PMID:18661206

  1. Effects of alcohol intake in periodontitis progression in female rats: a histometric study

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    Daniela Martins de, Souza; Lucilene Hernandes, Ricardo; Rosilene Fernandes da, Rocha.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To evaluate histometrically the effect of low and high caloric value of ethanol on ligature-induced bone loss in female rats. METHODS: Sixty female rats were divided into five groups of 12 animals each: Normal Control (water), Test A (low ethanol), Control A (low iso), Test B (high ethano [...] l) and Control B (high iso). Control Groups A and B received diets with the same amount of calories consumed by Test Groups A and B, respectively, with ethanol replaced by isocaloric amounts of carbohydrate. Four weeks prior to the end of the experimental period, half of the rats in each group were randomly assigned to receive a ligature on mandibular molar, whereas the other half of group was left unligated. At 8 weeks, the animals were sacrificed, and the specimens were processed to obtain decalcified sections. The area of periodontal ligament and/or bone loss in the furcation region of the first molars was histometrically measured in five sections per specimen (mm²). RESULTS: Ethanol intake did not have effect on the alveolar bone loss in unligated teeth (p>0.05). However, in ligature-induced periodontitis, high value of calories associated with ethanol feeding enhanced the area of bone loss (p

  2. Enzymes improve ECF bleaching of pulp

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    Lachenal, D.; Bajpai, P. K.; S. P. Mishra; SHARMA, N.; Anand, A.; Bajpai, P.

    2006-01-01

    The delignification efficiency of different laccase enzymes was examined on the eucalyptus Kraft pulp. The laccase enzyme from Trametes versicolor showing the highest delignification efficiency was selected and used in the elemental chlorine-free bleaching sequence for improving the pulp bleachability. An appreciable reduction in chlorine dioxide consumption was also obtained. Further reduction in chlorine dioxide consumption was obtained when the same laccase treated pulp was subjected to an...

  3. 21 CFR 872.1730 - Electrode gel for pulp testers.

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    ... false Electrode gel for pulp testers. 872.1730 Section...CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES DENTAL DEVICES Diagnostic Devices § 872.1730 Electrode gel for pulp testers. (a) Identification. An electrode gel for pulp testers is a device...

  4. Effect of Periodontal Dressing on Wound Healing and Patient Satisfaction Following Periodontal Flap Surgery

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    Soheilifar, Sara; Bidgoli, Mohsen; Faradmal, Javad; Soheilifar, Sanaz

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: It has been claimed that periodontal dressing reduces the risk of wound infection, bleeding and granulation tissue formation and improves tissue healing. This study sought to assess the effect of periodontal dressing on wound healing and patient satisfaction following periodontal flap surgery. Materials and Methods: This clinical trial was conducted on 33 patients presenting to Hamadan University, School of Dentistry in 2012 whose treatment plan included two periodontal surgical procedures on both quadrants of the maxilla or mandible. The variables evaluated were severity of pain, bleeding, facial swelling and ease of nutrition experienced by patient during the first 3 days after surgery and inflammation, granulation tissue formation and gingival color at 7 and 14 days. Obtained data were analyzed using SPSS version 16.0 and R software and chi-square and t-tests. Results: The mean (±SD) pain score was 1.73±1.153 and 2.79±1.933 in surgical sites with and without periodontal dressing, respectively and this difference was statistically significant (P=0.005). No significant difference was noted between sites with and without periodontal dressing in terms of swelling, bleeding, gingival consistency, granulation tissue formation, gingival color and ease of nutrition (P>0.05). Conclusion: According to the results of the present study, patients did not experience more bleeding, facial swelling or nutritional problems without periodontal dressing; however, the level of pain experienced was lower after surgeries with the use of periodontal dressing.

  5. Acetosolv pulping of Eucalyptus globulus wood. Pt. 1. The effect of operational variables on pulp yield, pulp lignin content and pulp potential glucose content

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    Vazquez, G. [Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Antorrena, G. [Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Gonzalez, J. [Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

    1995-07-01

    The HCl-catalysed delignification of Eucalyptus globulus wood by aqueous acetic acid was optimized in accordance with an incomplete 3x3x3 factorial design with HCl concentration (0-0.05%), temperature (120-160 C) and reaction time (1-4 h) as independent variables and pulp yield, pulp lignin content and pulp potential glucose content as dependent variables. Empirical equations derived from the results satisfactorily predict the influence of the independent variables on these characteristics of the delignification process and the delignified pulps. (orig.)

  6. Eucalyptus kraft pulp production: Thermogravimetry monitoring

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    Highlights: ? Thermogravimetric analysis can be used to monitor the pulping process in a pulp mill. ? ECF bleaching process affects the crystalline cellulose volatilization. ? The fibre size has an influence on composition and thermal behavior of pulp. - Abstract: Under oxidative environment the thermal degradation of lignocellulosic materials like wood or pulp is sensitive to slight composition changes. For this, in order to complement the chemical and X-ray diffraction results, thermogravimetric analyses (TGA) were used to monitor pulp production in a modern pulp mill. Runs were carried out on crude, oxygen delignified and bleached pulps from three eucalyptus woods from different species and geographical origins. Moreover, with the modeling of thermogravimetric data, it was possible to obtain an approximate composition of samples which includes crystalline and amorphous cellulose. TGA results show that pulping has an intensive effect on bulk lignin and hemicellulose, but it has limited influence on the removal of these substances when they are linked to cellulose microfibril. The stages of oxygen delignification and bleaching, based in chlorine dioxide and hydrogen peroxide, increase the crystalline cellulose volatilization rate. These changes are compatible with a more crystalline microfibril. The influence of the fibre size on pulp composition, crystallinity and thermal degradation behavior was observed.

  7. Study of survival time in pulp export

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    Luiz Moreira Coelho Junior

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This study analyzed the time for a country to survive exporting pulp, using a Cox regression model. Covariates being used included data about population, Gross Domestic Product, total exports of forest products as an aggregate, pulp production and balance of trade for pulp, economic markets and blocks, and geographic regions. To select and check the most significant covariates, a proposal formulated by Collet (1994 was used. It was concluded that survival analysis via the Cox regression model proved to be a powerful tool for predicting the survival of a country exporting pulp; around 80% of countries that have pulp in their list of exports continue to export the commodity; out of the fifteen covariates selected for fitting the Cox model, four explain the model and two were found significant in explaining the survival of a country exporting pulp; international trade agreements were more significant in the Cox regression model than classes of macroeconomic forest indicators and geographic location; covariates explaining the odds of a country exporting pulp to survive, according to the hazard ratio, were, in descending order, integration between ECLAC and European Union, be a member of the European Union (V07 and be a member of ECLAC (V6; Brazil has 3.5 times as much chance of survival exporting pulp through an integration between ECLAC and the European Union than a country that is not a part of such integration; the probability that Brazil will survive exporting pulp is greater than the probability that Asian countries will.

  8. PRODUCTION OF DISSOLVING GRADE PULP FROM ALFA

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    Baya Bouiri

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Alfa, also known as Stipa tenacissimaI or “halfa”, is grown in North Africa and south Spain. Due to its short fiber length, paper made from alfa pulp retains bulk and takes block letters well. In this study alfa was evaluated for bleached pulp production. Two cellulose pulps with different chemical compositions were pulped by a conventional kraft process. One sample was taken from the original alfa material and another from alfa that had been pretreated by diluted acid. The pulp produced from the pretreated alfa was bleached by the elemental-chlorine-free sequences DEPD and DEDP. The yield, Kappa number, brightness, and ?- cellulose content of bleached and unbleached pulps were evaluated. The results showed that during the chemical pulping process, treated alfa cooked more easily than the original alfa. The treated alfa pulp also showed very good bleaching, reaching a brightness level of 94.8% ISO with a yield of 93.6% at an ?-cellulose content 96.8(% with a DEDP bleaching sequence, compared to 83.2% ISO brightness level, 92.8% yield, and 95.1% ?-cellulose content for bleached pulp with a DEPD bleaching sequence. Therefore, this alfa material could be considered as a worthwhile choice for cellulosic fiber supply.

  9. Isolated calcaneofibular ligament injury: a report of two cases.

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    Rigby, Ryan; Cottom, James M; Rozin, Roman

    2015-01-01

    Injury to the lateral ankle ligaments is very common among both athletes and nonathletes alike. Although anterior talofibular ligament injuries and combination anterior talofibular ligament and calcaneofibular ligament injuries are considerably common, an isolated injury to the calcaneofibular ligament has rarely been reported. We present the case reports of 2 patients, both of whom had sustained an isolated calcaneofibular ligament injury. In both patients, the diagnosis was obtained from the clinical examination and magnetic resonance imaging. Also, in 1 patient, formal open surgical inspection was performed. We advocate conservative treatment initially using the same protocols used for common lateral ankle ligament injuries and, if necessary, surgical intervention to address this unique and rare pathologic entity. PMID:25441852

  10. La halitosis como un posible factor de riesgo de la enfermedad periodontal

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    Gredy, Lugo de Díaz; Xiomara, Giménez de Salazar.

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available La halitosis es una experiencia común que afecta una gran proporción de la población adulta y aunque muchas condiciones sistémicas pueden causarla se ha sugerido que un 85% de los casos se origina de la actividad microbiana dentro de la cavidad bucal. Los factores locales juegan un papel importante [...] en la mayoría de los casos y se atribuyen a bacterias y substancias que son capaces de producir Compuestos de Azufre Volátiles (CAV). Las dos fuentes anatómicas principales de CAV que se han identificado en la cavidad bucal son la lengua y el surco gingival. Muchas bacterias anaerobias gran negativas son capaces de producir CAV, principalmente el Sulfuro de Hidrógeno (H2S) y Metil Mercaptano (CH3SH). Estos compuestos se originan del colapso de aminoácidos tales como Cisteina, Cistina, Metionina o péptidos y se producen en la boca a través de la putrefacción de substratos protéicos exógenos y endógenos, que incluyen células exfoliadas, leucocitos, saliva, sangre y restos de comidas. Los CAV se han estudiado ampliamente por su implicación en la etiología de la degradación periodontal y por el hecho de jugar un papel importante en la patogénesis de enfermedad periodontal. Las evidencias demuestran que la exposición a estos compuestos puede alterar la integridad de la mucosa y aumentar su permeabilidad a iones y grandes moléculas, tales como endotoxins. Los estudios indican que en los el tejidos expuestos a bajas concentraciones de estos tioles se altera la síntesis de las proteínas en los fibroblastos gingivales, contribuyendo con la degradación del colágeno. Esta alteración puede afectar directamente cualquier célula, la matriz extracelular o ambas. La exposición in vitro a los CAV aumenta la producción de PGE2 y procolagenasa en los fibroblastos, causan una disminución del colágeno tipo I y III en células del ligamento periodontal y estimulan la producción de IL-1 en células del monocíticas. Éstos experimentos sugieren que la patogénesis de la enfermedad periodontal puede ser modulada por la exposición a los Compuestos de Azufre Volátiles. Abstract in english Halitosis is a common experience that it affects a great proportion of the adult population and although many systemic conditions can cause it has suggested a 85% of the cases is originated of the microbial activity within the buccal cavity. The local factors play an important role in most of the ca [...] ses and to bacteria and substances attribute themselves that are able to produce Compound of Azufre Volatiles (CAV). The two main anatomical sources of CAV that have been identified in the buccal cavity are the language and the gingival furrow. Many anaerobic bacteria great refusals are able to produce CAV, mainly the Hidrogeno Sulfide (H2S) and Metil Mercaptano (CH3SH). These compounds are originated of the collapse of amino acids such as Cisteina, Cistina, Metionina or peptides and take place in the mouth through the rotting of exogenous and endogenous protein substrata, that include exfoliadas cells, leukocytes, saliva, blood and rest of meals. The CAV have studied widely by their implication in the etiology of the periodontal degradation and by the fact to play an important role in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease. The evidences demonstrate that the exhibition to these compounds can alter the integrity of the mucosa and increase to its permeability to ions and great molecules, such as endotoxin. The studies indicate that in exposed weaves to low concentrations of these thiols alters the synthesis of proteins in the gingivales fibroblasts, contributing with the degradation of the collagen. This alteration can affect any cell, the extracellular matrix directly or both. The exhibition in vitro to the CAV increases the production of PGE2 and procollagenase in the fibroblasts, causes a diminution of collagen type I and III in cells of the periodontal ligament and stimulates the production of IL-1 in cells of the monocytics. These experiments suggest it pathogenesis of the periodontal disease can be mo

  11. Periodontal healing complications following concussion and subluxation injuries in the permanent dentition: a longitudinal cohort study

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    Hermann, Nuno Vibe; Lauridsen, Eva

    2012-01-01

    Purpose The purpose of the study was to analyze the risk of periodontal ligament (PDL) healing complications following concussion and subluxation injuries in the permanent dentition. Material and method A total 469 permanent teeth (358 patients) with concussion and 404 permanent teeth with subluxation were included in the study. All teeth were examined according to a standardized protocol including clinical, photographic, and radiographic registration. Statistics: The risk of repair-related resorption (surface resorption), infection-related resorption (inflammatory resorption), replacement-related resorption (ankylosis), marginal bone loss, and tooth loss were analyzed with the Kaplan–Meier method. Results Concussion: In teeth with immature root development, no healing complications were observed. For teeth with mature root development, the risk of repair related resorption after 3 years was 3.2% (95% CI: 0.3–6.0%) and occurred only in cases where several teeth were injured simultaneously (multiple-trauma cases). The risk of marginal bone loss in teeth with mature root development was 0.7% (95% CI: 0–1.6%). Infection-related resorption, replacement resorption, and tooth loss were not observed among teeth with concussion. Subluxation: In teeth with immature root development, the risk of infection-related resorption after 3 years was 1.7% [95% confidence interval (CI): 0–3.8%]. Infection-related resorption occurred significantly more often in teeth with concomitant crown fracture (P = 0.004). For teeth with mature root development, the risk of periodontal healing complications after 3 years was: repair-related resorption, 3.6% (95% CI: 0–7.6%); infection-related resorption, 0.6% (95% CI: 0–1.7%); replacement-related resorption, 0.6% (95% CI: 0–1.7%); and marginal bone loss, 0.6% (95% CI: 0–1.7%). No teeth were lost in the observation period. Conclusion The risk of periodontal healing complications after concussion as well as subluxation injuries in permanent teeth is very low.

  12. Surgical Treatment of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

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    Chih-Hwa Chen

    2007-01-01

    Successful posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstructionis challenging because of the complex structures and difficultreconstruction techniques that are required. The reportedresults have been inconsistent. Variables that affect the resultsof surgery to restore PCL function include combined associatedligaments injury, difficulty to duplicate PCL anatomy, widevariation in broad femoral insertion footprint, difficulty inaccurate placement of the transtibial tunnel, tunnel erosion,high intern...

  13. MR imaging of posterior cruciate ligament injury

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    There is increasing awareness of the clinical importance of early detection and treatment of posterior cruciate ligament(PCL) injury. We evaluate the usefulness of Magnetic resonance(MR) imaging in the diagnosis of PCL injury. We retrospectively analysed the MR images of 140 cases with clinically suspected knee injury. Arthroscopic or surgical correlation was available in 63 cases. We observed the finding and extent of PCL injury and other associated abnormalities. The frequency of anterior and posterior meniscofemoral ligament was evaluated. Eleven PCL injuries were observed, six midsubstance tears, two tibial attachment tears, two femoral attachment tear, one laxity. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of MR imaging diagnosis are 100%, 98.1%, 98.4%. MR findings of PCL injury are discontinuity and focal mass formation, irregular increased signal intensity, detachment or redundancy of the ligament with avulsed bony fragment. In all cases of injured PCL, other associated abnormalities of adjacent structures were observed. Accessory anterior and posterior meniscofemoral ligaments were observed in 67.4%(87/129). MR imaging is useful in evaluation of presence or absence of PCL injury, accurate extent of PCL injury and other important associated abnormalities of adjacent structures

  14. Injury of the ankle joint ligaments

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    The diagnosis of lateral collateral ankle ligament trauma is based on patient history, clinical examination and clinical stress tests. If the clinical stress test is positive, stress radiography can be performed. There is, however, no consensus about the usefulness of stress radiography in acute ankle sprain, and in particular about the cut-off talar tilt angle beyond which a two-ligament rupture would be certain, ranging from 5 to 30 . Today, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is not used in this area, although it does allow controlled positioning of the foot and defined section visualization of injured lateral collateral ankle ligaments. In acute and chronic sinus tarsi injuries, MRI forms the established basis for diagnostic imaging, and can provide a definitive answer in most cases. MRI is also the method of choice for chronic posttraumatic pain with anterolateral impingement after rupture of the anterior talofibular ligament. Generally, for the evaluation of acute ankle injuries, MRI has developed to be the most important second-step procedure when projection radiology is non-diagnostic. (orig.)

  15. Causes of anterior cruciate ligament injuries

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    Risti? Vladimir

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to prevent anterior cruciate ligament injuries it is necessary to define risk factors and to analyze the most frequent causes of injuries - that being the aim of this study. The study sample consisted of 451 surgically treated patients, including 400 sportsmen (65% of them being active and 35% recreational sportsmen, 29% female and 71% male; of whom 90% were younger than 35. Sports injuries, as the most frequent cause of anterior cruciate ligament injuries, were recorded in 88% of patients (non-contact ones in 78% and contact ones in 22%, injuries occurring in everyday activities in 11% and in traffic in 1%. Among sportsmen, reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament was most frequently performed in football players (48%, then in handball players (22%, basketball players (13%, volleyball players (8%, martial arts fighters (4%. However, the injury incidence was the highest among the active basketball players (1 injured among 91 active players. Type of footwear, warming up before the activity, genetic predisposition and everyday therapy did not have a significant influence on getting injured. Anterior cruciate ligament injuries happened three times more often during matches, in the middle and at the end of a match and training session (79%, at landing after the jump or when changing direction of movement (75% without a contact with other competitors, on dry surfaces (79%, among not so well prepared sportsmen.

  16. Statistical analysis of knee ligament lengths.

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    Clément, B; Drouin, G; Shorrock, G; Gely, P

    1989-01-01

    Absolute locations of the main knee ligamentous structures' insertion sites on the femur, the tibia and the patella have been obtained for 30 knees originating from 18 fresh human cadavers. For each knee, the length of ten selected structures was deduced. These length data form the input of the statistical analysis presented in the paper. The correlations between the ligament lengths are presented. A comparison of the lengths from the left and right (laterality) knees of the same specimen is also done and shows no significant difference. The sex difference is also studied and does not seem to be a determinant parameter for the sample investigated. Prediction equations are proposed to estimate the ligament lengths for the knee in extension with respect to the three external parameters: height, weight and femoral condyle width. The menisco-femoral length, the patellar tendon length and the patellar length are not related to the external parameters and predictions are based on mean values. For the other six ligament lengths, the square multiple correlation coefficient with the external parameters ranges between 0.22 and 0.43. The condylar width is the most often used external parameter in these equations while the weight parameter is never present. PMID:2613711

  17. REPLACEMENT OF SOFTWOOD KRAFT PULP WITH ECF-BLEACHED BAMBOO KRAFT PULP IN FINE PAPER

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    Guanglei Zhao; Ronald Lai; Xiaofeng Li; Beihai He; Thomas Greschik

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    Non-wood fibers such as bamboo and wheat straw have been playing important roles in the pulp and paper industry in China. In this study an ECF-bleached bamboo kraft pulp was compared with a bleached softwood kraft pulp (NBSK) as the reinforcement pulp in fine paper production. Areas that were examined include the refining of pure fibers, influence of bamboo on dewatering, retention, and sizing. The influence of bamboo kraft pulp as a part of a furnish replacing NBSK was compared as well. Resu...

  18. Periodontal condition in diabetics in Belgrade

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    An?elski-Radi?evi? Biljana

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aim. Diabetes mellitus (DM as a complex metabolic disease influences functioning of numerous organs. Therefore, frequent diabetic complication is chronic periodontitis. The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of various risk factors, like age, sex, duration of DM, oral hygiene, on oral manifestations of diabetes. Methods. The group of diabetics included 52 adult patients, 18-79-year of age, both sexes (33 females, 19 males out of which 35 patients were with diabetes mellitus type I and 17 with type II. Mean age of the patients was 54.6 years and the mean duration of diabetes was 11.1 years. The controls consited of 67 volunteers from the city of Belgrade, 19-24-year of age, both sexes (47 females, 20 males with no paradonthopathy and non-systemic diseases. Estimation of periodontal status of the patients was performed by measuring dental plaque index, gingival index and periodontal pockets' depth. Results. The results suggest an increased incidence and severity of periodontitis in diabetic patients. It was established that duration of diabetes, patients' age and bad oral hygiene had a negative influence on status of remained teeth in diabetics, while the sex had no influence on parameters monitored. Conclusion. Indices of oral hygiene level and periodontal status (dental plaque index, gingival index and periodontal pockets' depth were significantly worsened in patients with diabetes. Negative influence on remained teeth had patients' age (>50 years, duration of diabetes (> 20 years and bad oral hygiene. About half of the patients had a total or partial bridge suggesting that periodontitis is significant complication of diabetes mellitus.

  19. Factores de riesgo de la enfermedad periodontal: factores genéticos / Risks factors in periodontal diseases: genetic factors

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    M., Rioboo Crespo; A., Bascones.

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Hoy en día y tras numerosos estudios epidemiológicos, se acepta el concepto de la existencia de determinados factores de riesgo que van a modular la susceptibilidad o resistencia del hospedador a padecer enfermedad periodontal, por lo tanto, en el desarrollo van a intervenir varias causas considerán [...] dose dicha patología de etiología multifactorial. De este modo, las enfermedades periodontales son producidas por una interacción de un agente microbiano único o múltiple considerado como el factor etiológico primario necesario pero no suficiente, un huésped más o menos susceptible y unos factores ambientales que influyen sobre ambos. La importancia de la herencia y la genética para el conocimiento de la etiopatogenia de la enfermedad periodontal y para la práctica clínica en general fueron destacadas desde muy temprano, pero las complejas interacciones que ocurren entre los mecanismos de respuesta del hospedador y la acción de los microorganismos patógenos han hecho que las aclaraciones sobre el papel de los factores genéticos en la enfermedad periodontal sean más difíciles. Aun así, la influencia de los factores genéticos en la periodontitis parece ser diferente para los distintos tipos de enfermedad periodontal y ha sido estudiada en cada una de las periodontitis definidas. En general, se considera que hay suficiente base científica a favor de la presencia de factores genéticos en la aparición de periodontitis agresivas. En las periodontitis crónicas, en cambio, la evidencia de la participación genética es menos manifiesta. Numerosos estudios ponen en evidencia que existe una asociación entre las periodontitis y una variación genética de determinados genes (polimorfismos) que codifican diferentes citoquinas proinflamatorias y mediadores involucrados en la etiopatogénia de la enfermedad periodontal como la IL-1,IL- 4, IL-10,TNF, PGE2. El fenotipo HLA (Human Leukocite Antigen), también ha sido investigado como posible factor de resistencia y susceptibilidad de la enfermedad periodontal así como los polimorfismos del gen de la vitamina D, del receptor fMLP , del receptor FcIIIb de los neutrófilos, del receptor FcgRII y de la N-acetyltransferasa (NAT2). Abstract in english Periodontitis is nowadays accepted as a multi-factorial disease with microbial agent as the initiator ,necessary but not enough , and a wide variety of determinants and factors that influence the manifestation and progression of the disease. The potencial importance of genetics and heredity to the k [...] nowledge about the pathogenesis and the clinic dental practice of periodontal diseases has been recognized since the earliest days of dentistry and medicine, but the relative complexity resulting from the interaction among the exposure to oral bacteria and the host response promote the dificulty of the genetics factors role clarification. Even so, genetic factors influence in periodontal diseases are suggest for several forms of periodontitis. In general, it’s considered the existence of sufficient scientific basis in favour of the genetic factors presence in Aggressive Periodontitis, whereas, the evidence of the genetic participation in Chronic Periodontitis isn’t so manifest. A multitude of host factors are involved in responses to microbial challenge and in the subsequent immune responses of the periodontal diseases, so, genetics polymorphisms probably exist in many of if not most of the inflammatory and immune mediators such as demonstrated by the IL-1,IL-4, IL-10,TNF, PGE2, specific HLA antigens (Human Leukocite Antigen), Vitamine D receptor, fMLP receptor, IgG Fc receptors (FcIIIb and FcgRII) and the N-acetyltransferase (NAT2) receptor. Correlation of these genetic polymorphisms with phenotypic characteristics of periodontitis patients groups may provide the frame work for identification of individual risk profiles.

  20. A periodontal health assessment of hospitalized patients with myocardial infarction

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    Amoian, Babak; Maboudi, Avideh; Abbasi, Vahid

    2011-01-01

    Background: Recent researches have known long term infections such as periodontal disease to be related with the process of atherosclerosis. Periodontitis causes peripheral inflammation and immune cell stimulation which leads to an increase in C - reactive protein (CRP) and IgA Ab and there is a definite relation between cardiovascular disease, CRP increase and Periodontitis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the periodontal health status of patients with myocardial infarction who were ho...

  1. Risk Factors of Periodontal Disease: Review of the Literature

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    Yousef A. AlJehani

    2014-01-01

    Objectives. This paper aims to review the evidence on the potential roles of modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors associated with periodontal disease. Data. Original articles that reported on the risk factors for periodontal disease were included. Sources. MEDLINE (1980 to Jan 2014), PubMed (using medical subject headings), and Google Scholar were searched using the following terms in different combinations: “periodontal disease,” “periodontitis,” “risk factors,” and “causa...

  2. Prospective Associations Between Measures of Adiposity and Periodontal Disease

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    Jimenez, Monik; Hu, Frank B.; Marino, Miguel; Li, Yi; Joshipura, Kaumudi J

    2011-01-01

    Obesity induced inflammation may promote periodontal tissue destruction and bone resorption inducing tooth loss. We examined the association between measures of adiposity and self-reported periodontal disease, using data from 36,910 healthy male participants of the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (HPFS) who were free of periodontal disease at baseline and followed for ? 20 years (1986–2006). Self-reported height, weight, and periodontal disease data were collected at baseline, weight...

  3. The ligament augmentation device: an historical perspective.

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    Kumar, K; Maffulli, N

    1999-05-01

    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is the most common ligament injury in the knee, and a significant number of patients may develop progressive instability and disability despite aggressive rehabilitation. Various materials have been used for its reconstruction. These include autografts, allografts, prosthetic ligaments, and synthetic augmentation of the biological tissue. The concept of ligament augmentation device (LAD) arose from the observation that biological grafts undergo a phase of degeneration and loss of strength before being incorporated. The LAD is meant to protect the biological graft during this vulnerable phase. However, it provokes an inflammatory reaction in the knee, and has been found to delay maturation of autogenous graft in humans. In experimental situations, the LAD has been found to share loads in a composite graft. It has also been found to be substantially stronger than the biological graft. However, in clinical situations no significant advantages have been observed with the use of LAD to augment patellar tendon or hamstring reconstruction of the chronic ACL-deficient knee or in the acute setting to augment repair of the torn ACL. There are very few reports of the use of LAD in reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament, and again these do not suggest any advantage in its use. Insertion of the LAD implies the introduction of a foreign material into the knee, has been associated with complications such as reactive synovitis and effusions, and may also be associated with an increased risk of infection. At present, there is no evidence that its routine use should be advocated in uncomplicated reconstructions of the ACL using biological grafts. PMID:10355719

  4. Isolation and Assessment of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Derived From Bone Marrow: Histologic and Histomorphometric Study in a Canine Periodontal Defect.

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    Paknejad, Mojgan; Eslaminejad, Mohamadreza Baghaban; Ghaedi, Baharak; Rokn, Amir-Reza; Khorsand, Afshin; Etemad-Moghadam, Shahroo; Alaeddini, Mojgan; Dehghan, Mohammad Mehdi; Moslemi, Neda; Nowzari, Hessam

    2015-06-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate an isolation procedure to culture mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow and evaluate their potential in periodontal regeneration. Potential stem cells from bone marrow, aspirated from the iliac crest of nine mongrel canines 1 to 2 years of age, were cultivated. After the examination of surface epitopes of the isolated cells, the total RNA from osteogenic, adipogenic, and chondrogenic cell cultures were analyzed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) to confirm stem cell gene expressions. 2 × 10(7) mL of the stem cells were loaded on 0.2 mL of anorganic bovine bone mineral (ABBM) granules. In each animal, bilateral acute/chronic intrabony periodontal defects were created surgically and by placement of ligatures around the cervical aspect of the teeth. At week 5, after flap debridement, the bilateral defects were randomly assigned to 2 treatment groups: the control group received ABBM, and the test group received BMSCs-loaded ABBM. Eight weeks after transplantation, regenerative parameters were analyzed histologically and histometrically. The RNA expressions confirmed the cultivation of mesenchymal stem cell. More new cementum and periodontal ligament (PDL) were measured in the test group (cementum: 3.33 ± 0.94 vs 2.03 ± 1.30, P = 0.027; PDL: 2.69 ± 0.73 vs 1.53 ± 1.21, P = 0.026). New bone formation was similar in both groups (2.70 ± 0.86 vs 1.99 ± 1.31; P = 0.193). Mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow should be considered a promising technique for use in patients with periodontal attachment loss and merits further investigations. PMID:24383495

  5. Periodontal disease associated to systemic genetic disorders

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    Zacy Carola, Nualart Grollmus; Mariana Carolina, Morales Chávez; Francisco Javier, Silvestre Donat.

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Existen condiciones sistémicas que generan una mayor susceptibilidad a la enfermedad periodontal, la cual evoluciona de forma más rápida y agresiva. Los factores involucrados tienen relación, principalmente con alteraciones a nivel inmunológico, a nivel hormonal y del tejido conectivo. Estas alterac [...] iones se asocian a diversas patologías y síndromes, generando la enfermedad periodontal como una manifestación primaria o agravando una condición ya establecida por factores locales. Aquí es donde el papel de la placa bacteriana es discutido. Cuando existe alteración inmunológica celular cualitativa o cuantitativa, la enfermedad periodontal se puede presentar tempranamente de forma severa localizada o generalizada, existiendo en algunos casos relación a la presencia de placa y/o a bacterias específicas (neutropenia severa congénita o agranulocitosis infantil genética, síndrome de Chediak-Higashi, síndrome de Down y síndrome Papillon-Lefévre). En la alteración inmune humoral el daño periodontal, puede ser generado de forma indirecta por alteración de otros sistemas. En los desordenes del tejido conectivo, la placa bacteriana y las alteraciones en los tejidos periodontales, aumentan la susceptibilidad a la inflamación gingival y resorción alveolar (síndrome de Marfan y síndrome de Ehler-Danlos) El manejo y tratamiento de la enfermedad periodontal esta enfocado al control de la infección y de la placa bacteriana, mediante métodos mecánicos y a métodos químicos. También se sugiere la cirugía periodontal e inclusive la exodoncia de los dientes mas afectados. Existen variantes de acuerdo a la alteración sistémica de base, como el caso del síndrome de Chediak-Higashi donde no responde a tratamientos antibióticos, en la neutropenia severa congénita o agranulocitosis infantil genética que sugiere profilaxis antibiótica y en el caso del síndrome de Papillon-Lefévre con un protocolo establecido para el tratamiento. Abstract in english A number of systemic disorders increase patient susceptibility to periodontal disease, which moreover evolves more rapidly and more aggressively. The underlying factors are mainly related to alterations in immune, endocrine and connective tissue status. These alterations are associated with differen [...] t pathologies and syndromes that generate periodontal disease either as a primary manifestation or by aggravating a pre-existing condition attributable to local factors. This is where the role of bacterial plaque is subject to debate. In the presence of qualitative or quantitative cellular immune alterations, periodontal disease may manifest early on a severe localized or generalized basis - in some cases related to the presence of plaque and/or specific bacteria (severe congenital neutropenia or infantile genetic agranulocytosis, Chediak-Higiashi syndrome, Down syndrome and Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome). In the presence of humoral immune alterations, periodontal damage may result indirectly as a consequence of alterations in other systems. In connective tissue disorders, bacterial plaque and alterations of the periodontal tissues increase patient susceptibility to gingival inflammation and alveolar resorption (Marfan syndrome and Ehler-Danlos syndrome). The management of periodontal disease focuses on the control of infection and bacterial plaque by means of mechanical and chemical methods. Periodontal surgery and even extraction of the most seriously affected teeth have also been suggested. There are variable degrees of consensus regarding the background systemic disorder, as in the case of Chediak-Higiashi syndrome, where antibiotic treatment proves ineffective; in severe congenital neutropenia or infantile genetic agranulocytosis, where antibiotic prophylaxis is suggested; and in Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome, where an established treatment protocol is available.

  6. Tobacco smoking and vertical periodontal bone loss.

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    Baljoon, Mostafa

    2005-01-01

    Cigarette smoking is associated with increased prevalence and severity of destructive periodontal disease in terms of periodontal pocketing, periodontal bone loss, and tooth loss. The smoking destructive effect on periodontal bone may be of even "horizontal" and vertical "angular" pattern. The vertical bone loss or the "vertical defect" is a sign of progressive periodontal breakdown that involves the periodontal bone. Water pipe smoking has a sharp rise by the popularity in the recent years by men and women in Middle East countries. The general objective of this thesis was to investigate the relationship between tobacco smoking and vertical periodontal bone loss cross-sectionally and longitudinally. This thesis is based on two study populations, Swedish musicians and a Saudi Arabian population. All participants had a full set of intra-oral radiographs including 16 periapical and 4 bitewing projections that were assessed with regard to presence or absence of vertical defects. In Study I, the number of defects per person increased with age. Vertical defects were more common in the posterior as compared to the anterior region of the dentition and the distribution of defects within the maxilla as well as the mandible typically revealed a right-left hand side symmetry. Cigarette smoking was significantly associated with the prevalence and severity of vertical bone defects (Studies II and III). The relative risk associated with cigarette smoking was 2 to 3-fold increased. The impact of water pipe smoking was of the same magnitude as that of cigarette smoking and the relative risk associated with water pipe smoking was 6-fold increased compared to non-smoking. In addition, the risk of vertical defects increased with increased exposure in cigarette smokers as well as water pipe smokers (Study III). In Study IV, the proportion of vertical defects increased over a 10-year period and the increase over time was significantly associated with smoking. Moreover, the 10-year vertical bone loss was significantly greater in heavy exposure smokers than in light exposure smokers suggesting an exposure-response effect of smoking. Compared to non-smokers the 10-year relative risk was 2.4-fold increased in light exposure smokers and 5.8-fold increased in heavy exposure smokers. In conclusion, the present observations indicate that there is a significant relationship between tobacco smoking and vertical periodontal bone loss. Tobacco smoking should be considered a risk factor for periodontal vertical bone loss. PMID:15973969

  7. PULP DEMAND IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET

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    Edmilson Santos Cruz

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed at analyzing the international pulp market, taking into account themain exporting countries and importing regions, with the objective of estimating, for each market, theown-price and cross-price elasticity in relation to the demand of the pulp, differentiated for country oforigin. The model considers that imports are differentiated by origin; therefore they are not perfect substitutes. The demand from Europe, North America and the Rest of the World for the pulp from theUnited States,Canada, Sweden, Finland, Portugal and Brazil was inelastic. The Asian demand for thissome pulp was elastic. Europe and the Rest of the World showed negative cross-price elasticity, i. e.,and the imported pulp from other countries are complementary products. North America and Asiashowed positive crow-price elasticity, i. e., they consider the pulp produced in other countries assubstitute products. The net effect of the variation on the price of pulp in a country h, over the amountof pulp that goes to the region i depends on the matching of values related to the elasticity ofsubstitution and the price elasticity of the total demand.

  8. Enzymes improve ECF bleaching of pulp

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    Lachenal, D.

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available The delignification efficiency of different laccase enzymes was examined on the eucalyptus Kraft pulp. The laccase enzyme from Trametes versicolor showing the highest delignification efficiency was selected and used in the elemental chlorine-free bleaching sequence for improving the pulp bleachability. An appreciable reduction in chlorine dioxide consumption was also obtained. Further reduction in chlorine dioxide consumption was obtained when the same laccase treated pulp was subjected to an acid treatment after the extraction stage followed by the DEPD sequence. Elemental-chlorine free bleaching was also performed using the xylanase-laccase treated pulp. Xylanase treatment was incorporated to the laccase mediator system in the elemental-chlorine free bleaching both sequentially and simultaneously. The bleaching sequence DEPD followed and in both the cases, the reduction in chlorine dioxide consumption was greater in comparison to the control. The chlorine dioxide consumption was reduced further when xylanase-laccase treated pulp was given an additional acid treatment. The final pulp properties of the treated pulps were comparable to the control pulp.

  9. Periodontitis and Metabolic Control: A Preliminary Study / Periodontitis y Control Metabólico: Estudio Preliminar

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    Gisele Maria Campos, Fabri; Paulo Sérgio Rangel, D' Alleva; Simão Augusto, Lottemberg; Cynthia, Savioli; Mariana Yumi Takahashi, Puerta; José Tadeu Tesseroli de, Siqueira.

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    Full Text Available El objetivo fue evaluar la condición periodontal y el control metabólico de pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2. En los pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 se evaluaron previo y posterior (30 días) al tratamiento de la periodontitis los siguientes exámenes: glucemia, hemoglobina glicosilada, í [...] ndice de placa bacteriana, índice de sangrado gingival e índice de profundidad de la bolsa periodontal. El tratamiento periodontal consistió en: curetage, alisado radicular y control de placa, asociado a la terapia sistémica antibiótica con amoxicilina. Se evaluaron 17 pacientes (12 mujeres y 5 hombres, con una edad media de 55,94 años). Las principales complicaciones fueron: sangrado gingival (n= 13), dolor gingival (n= 8), movilidad dental (n= 3), edema gingival (n= 2) y halitosis (n= 2). El tiempo medio de estas complicaciones varió entre 2 meses y 20 años. Ninguno de ellos reconoció haber recibido orientación sobre higiene oral o evaluación dental. Hubo una reducción (30 días después del tratamiento periodontal) en los siguientes índices: placa, de 41,79±24% a 12,26±13%) (p0,0005); sangrado gingival, de 51,58±25%) a 15,77±15% (p0,0005), profundidad de la bolsa periodontal, de 0,98±0,91 mm a 1,76±0,63 mm) (p0,0005). En 15 pacientes se observó una reducción en la hemoglobina glucosilada (10,85±3,03% a 8,72±1,68%) (p0,0005). Observamos que los pacientes de esta muestra tenían enfermedad periodontal crónica y severa; que hubo una reducción en los niveles de hemoglobina glucosilada, pero no de la glucemia, 30 días después del tratamiento periodontal. Estudios longitudinales son necesarias, sin embargo los pacientes con diabetes mellitus requieren control de las infecciones crónicas, como la enfermedad periodontal. Abstract in english The aim of this study was to evaluate the periodontal condition and the metabolic control of patients with diabetes mellitus type 2. Patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 were evaluated pre- and post (30 days) treatment of the periodontitis through the following exams: glycemia, glycosylated hemogl [...] obin, plaque index, gingival bleeding index and periodontal pocket depth index. Periodontal treatment consisted of: Scaling, root planning and plaque control, associated with systemic antibiotic therapy with amoxicillin. Seventeen patients (12 women and 5 men; mean age = 55.94 years) were included. The chief complaints were: gingival bleeding (n=13); gingival pain (n=8), tooth mobility (n=3), gingival swelling (n=2) and halitosis (n=2). The mean time of these complaints ranged from 2 months to 20 years. None of them had ever received guidance on oral hygiene or dental assessment. There was a reduction in the following indexes (30 days after the periodontal treatment): plaque, from 41.79±24% to 12.26±13%) (p0.0005), gingival bleeding from 51.58±25%) to 15.77±15% (p0.0005), periodontal pocket depth from 0.98±0.91 mm to 1.76±0.63 mm) (p0.0005). In 15 patients there was a reduction in the glycosylated hemoglobin (10.85±3.03% to 8.72±1.68%) (p0.0005). This preliminary study shows that patients of this sample had chronic and severe periodontal disease; there was a reduction in the glycosylated hemoglobin levels, but not of glycemia, 30 days after periodontal treatment. Long-standing studies are necessary; however patients with diabetes mellitus need control of chronic infections, including periodontal disease.

  10. Histologic and Immunohistochemical Findings of a Human Immature Permanent Tooth with Apical Periodontitis after Regenerative Endodontic Treatment.

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    Lei, Lishan; Chen, Yuemin; Zhou, Ronghui; Huang, Xiaojing; Cai, Zhiyu

    2015-07-01

    Specimens of human immature permanent teeth after regenerative endodontic treatment (RET) are sparse. This case report describes the histologic and immunohistochemical findings of tissue formed in the canal space of a human immature permanent tooth with apical periodontitis after RET. A patient presenting with immature human permanent tooth #29 with apical periodontitis underwent RET. At the 10-month follow-up visit, radiographic examination revealed complete resolution of the periapical lesion, marked narrowing of the apical foramen, increased thickness of the canal walls, and minimal lengthening of the root. Notably, the tooth regained pulp sensibility. Tooth #29 was extracted for orthodontic reasons and processed for histologic and immunohistochemical examination. The canal space was filled with newly formed cementumlike tissue, bonelike tissue, and fibrous connective tissue. The apical closure, thickness, and length increment of the root were caused by the deposition of cementumlike tissue without dentin. Furthermore, neurons and nerve fibers were observed in the canal space; this observation was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. Based on the findings in the present case, after RET, the newly formed tissues in the canal space of the human immature permanent tooth with apical periodontitis were primarily fibrous connective tissue, cementumlike tissue, and bonelike tissue. Nerve regeneration was identified. PMID:25931029

  11. Anti-scaling agents in kraft pulping

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    Felissia, F. E.

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Scale formation in the digester during kraft pulping represents a great problem in pulp mills. Scaling reduces pulping control and efficiency, increasing energy costs and leading to cleaning breakdowns, with subsequent losses in productivity. The kraft process promotes CaCO3 scaling due to high calcium ion and carbonate concentrations, as well as high alkalinity and temperature levels, which increase the speed with which liquors reach a state of supersaturation. This work examines the action of diethylene triamine penta(methylene phosphonic acid (DTPMPA, either alone or combined with commercial anti-scaling agents, as an inhibitor of calcium carbonate precipitation in the kraft pulping of Pinus taeda. The theoretical amount of calcium deposited in the digester was obtained by mass balance. Soluble calcium was stable throughout cooking when using the phosphonates alone or combined with anti-scaling agents. When adding only DTPMPA, calcium stays in the pulp, rather than forming deposits.

  12. Evaluation of a model for induction of periodontal disease in dogs / Avaliação de um modelo para indução de doença periodontal em cães

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    Rodrigo V., Sepúlveda; Emily C.C., Reis; Fabrício L., Valente; Daniel G., Brezinski; Andréa P.B., Borges.

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    Full Text Available Existem vários métodos para indução de doença periodontal em modelos animais, sendo o do defeito ósseo um dos mais descritos. Este estudo objetiva avaliar esse modelo em cães, por análises clínica, radiográfica, tomográfica e histológica, fornecendo assim dados padronizados para trabalhos futuros. D [...] oze cães foram submetidos ao protocolo de indução. Em um primeiro procedimento cirúrgico, um retalho mucoperiosteal foi produzido na face vestibular do terceiro e do quarto dentes pré-molares direitos e foi criado um defeito, expondo a furca e parte das raízes mesial e distal, com as dimensões: 5 mm corono-apical, 5 mm mesio-distal e 3 mm vestíbulo-lingual. O ligamento periodontal e o cemento foram curetados e o defeito foi então preenchido com poliéster de moldagem, que foi removido após 21 dias em um novo procedimento cirúrgico. Exames clínicos e radiográficos foram realizados após as duas cirurgias e antes da coleta dos dentes e tecidos associados para análise tomográfica e histológica. Todos os animais apresentaram exposição de furca grau II em ambos os dentes. O nível clínico de inserção aumentou após a indução. O tamanho do defeito não apresentou alteração nas medidas corono-apical e vestíbulo-lingual, enquanto o tamanho mesio-distal foi significativamente maior que o produzido. Análise radiográfica mostrou diminuição da radiopacidade e descontinuidade da lamina dura na região da furca dos dois dentes. A progressão horizontal da doença foi evidente na microtomografia e pelo conteúdo do defeito nas análises histológicas. Assim, conclui-se que este modelo promove a indução de doença periodontal em cães de forma padronizada, sendo um bom modelo para trabalhos futuros. Abstract in english There are several methods for inducing periodontal disease in animal models, being the bone defect one of the most reported. This study aimed to evaluate this model, through clinical, radiographic, tomographic and histological analyzes, thus providing standardized data for future regenerative works. [...] Twelve dogs were subjected to the induction protocol. In a first surgical procedure, a mucoperiosteal flap was made on the buccal aspect of the right third and fourth premolars and a defect was produced exposing the furcation and mesial and distal roots, with dimensions: 5mm coronoapical, 5mm mesiodistal, and 3mm buccolingual. Periodontal ligament and cementum were curetted and the defect was filled with molding polyester, which was removed after 21 days on new surgical procedure. Clinical and radiographic examinations were performed after the two surgeries and before the collection of parts for dental tomography and histological analysis. All animals showed grade II furcation exposure in both teeth. Clinical attachment level increased after induction. Defect size did not change for coronoapical and buccolingual measurements, while mesiodistal size was significantly higher than at the time of defect production. Radiographic analysis showed decreased radiopacity and discontinuity of lamina dura in every tooth in the furcation area. The horizontal progression of the disease was evident in micro-computed tomography and defect content in the histological analysis. Therefore, it is concluded that this method promotes the induction of periodontal disease in dogs in a standardized way, thus being a good model for future work.

  13. Tip II diyabetli periodontitis hastalar?nda periodontal tedavinin a??z kokusuna etkisi

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    Hafize Sezer

    2011-11-01

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Phase 1 periodontal therapy on oral malodour levels in Type 2 DM patients with chronic periodontitis. Out of fifty patients, 24 females and 26 males, were included in the study. Thirty of them were in test group (TG and the rest were in control group (CG. Test group received Phase 1 periodontal therapy, however, control group received neither periodontal therapy nor oral hygiene instructions. Clinical evaluation of the patients consisted of; Plaque index (PI, Gingival index (GI, probing depth (PD and oral malodour (HMV evaluations. At the end of the study, clinical parameters of the test group, decreased PI, GI, PD, and HLM values(P<0.05. However, in the

    control group, changes on PI, GI and HDM values were statistically insignificant (p>0.05, but the increase on PD value were statistically significant. Also, however none of the values changed statistically in control group. Within the limits of this study, conclude that periodontal therapy in Type II DM patients with chronic periodontitis has favourable effects on halitozis .

     

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    Bu ara?t?rmada, Tip II diyabetli kronik periodontitis hastalar?nda ba?lang?ç periodontal tedavisinin halitozis(a??z kokusu de?erine etkisi amaçland?. Çal??maya 24’ü kad?n, 26’s? erkek toplam 50 birey kat?ld?. Bu hastalar?n 30’u tedavi, 20’si kontrol grubuna dahil edildi. Tedavi grubuna ba?lang?ç periodontal tedavisi, di?er kontrol grubuna ise çal??ma süresince hiçbir tedavi ya da oral hijyen e?itiminde bulunulmad?. Hastalar?n klinik olarak de?erlendirilmesinde plak indeksi (P?, gingival indeks (G?, sondalama cep derinli?i (SCD ve a??z kokusu (HMD ölçümleri yap?ld?. Bu i?lemler ba?lang?ç ve tedavi sonras? 3.ayda tekrarland?. Çal??ma sonucunda tedavi grubunda klinik parametrelerden P?, G?, SCD ve HMD ortalama de?erlerinde azalma istatistiksel olarak anlaml? bulundu (p<0.05. Kontrol grubunda ise P?, G?, HMD ortalama de?erlerinde anlaml? bir de?i?iklik olmazken (p>0.05, SCD de?erinde istatistiksel olarak anlaml? bir art?? bulundu (p<0.05. Bu ara?t?rman?n s?n?rlar? içerisinde; Tip II diyabetli kronik periodontitis hastalar?nda ba?lang?ç periodontal tedavinin, halitozis (a??z kokusu üzerine olumlu etkileri oldu?u dü?ünülmektedir.

    Anahtar Kelime: Periodontitis, Diyabet, A??z kokusu

  14. Value of 13-MHz high-frequency ultrasound of the lateral ankle ligaments and the anterior tibiofibular ligament

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    Purpose: Determination of the value of 13-MHz high-frequency ultrasound in the diagnosis of acute injuries of the lateral ankle ligaments and the anterior tibiofibular ligament by comparison with MRI. Method: Sonography was performed prospectively in 64 acutely injured patients using a mechanical 13-MHz sector probe; for diagnosis of the anterior tibiofibular ligament a 15-MHz sector probe was employed during the course of this trial. Using a 0.2-T unit for MRI examination, T1-weighted (TR 580 ms, TE 24 ms) and T2-weighted (TR 3000 ms, TE 80 ms) spin-echo sequences were obtained in various oblique axial imaging planes. Results: In the differentiation of intact and injured ligaments, ultrasound and MRI agreed in 95.3/% of cases for the anterior fibulotalar ligament, in 88.3% for the fibulocalcanear ligament and in 85.0% for the anterior tibiofibular ligament. Conclusion: Lesions of the anterior talofibular and fibulocalcanear ligament can be accurately demonstrated by ultrasound if a 13-MHz sector scanner is used. The detection of lesions in the anterior tibiofibular ligament is more difficult. With increasing experience and by using a 15-MHz sector scanner, better results can be expected for this ligament. (orig.)

  15. Neck ligament strength is decreased following whiplash trauma

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    Rubin Wolfgang

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Previous clinical studies have documented successful neck pain relief in whiplash patients using nerve block and radiofrequency ablation of facet joint afferents, including capsular ligament nerves. No previous study has documented injuries to the neck ligaments as determined by altered dynamic mechanical properties due to whiplash. The goal of the present study was to determine the dynamic mechanical properties of whiplash-exposed human cervical spine ligaments. Additionally, the present data were compared to previously reported control data. The ligaments included the anterior and posterior longitudinal, capsular, and interspinous and supraspinous ligaments, middle-third disc, and ligamentum flavum. Methods A total of 98 bone-ligament-bone specimens (C2–C3 to C7-T1 were prepared from six cervical spines following 3.5, 5, 6.5, and 8 g rear impacts and pre- and post-impact flexibility testing. The specimens were elongated to failure at a peak rate of 725 (SD 95 mm/s. Failure force, elongation, and energy absorbed, as well as stiffness were determined. The mechanical properties were statistically compared among ligaments, and to the control data (significance level: P Results For all whiplash-exposed ligaments, the average failure elongation exceeded the average physiological elongation. The highest average failure force of 204.6 N was observed in the ligamentum flavum, significantly greater than in middle-third disc and interspinous and supraspinous ligaments. The highest average failure elongation of 4.9 mm was observed in the interspinous and supraspinous ligaments, significantly greater than in the anterior longitudinal ligament, middle-third disc, and ligamentum flavum. The average energy absorbed ranged from 0.04 J by the middle-third disc to 0.44 J by the capsular ligament. The ligamentum flavum was the stiffest ligament, while the interspinous and supraspinous ligaments were most flexible. The whiplash-exposed ligaments had significantly lower (P = 0.036 failure force, 149.4 vs. 186.0 N, and a trend (P = 0.078 towards less energy absorption capacity, 308.6 vs. 397.0 J, as compared to the control data. Conclusion The present decreases in neck ligament strength due to whiplash provide support for the ligament-injury hypothesis of whiplash syndrome.

  16. THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PERIODONTITIS

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    Katiyar Aviral

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth caused by groups of specific microorganisms. Aggressive forms of periodontitis can be localized or generalized. The concept that localized problem sites may be treated by local drug delivery appears attractive as the antimicrobial agent is delivered within periodontal pockets and the therapy is targeted on specific pathogenic microorganisms. This review highlights the use of mucoadhesive polymers in buccal drug delivery. Advantages associated with buccal drug delivery have rendered this route of administration useful for a variety of drugs. Characterization of critical properties such as the mucoadhesive strength, drug content uniformity, and permeation rate represent the major research areas in the design of buccal films. The present review describe approaches for local prevention of bacterial infections based on antibiotic-eluting medical devices.

  17. A CASE REPORT ON AGGRESSIVE PERIODONTITIS

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    Gaurav Solanki

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Aggressive periodontitis which is an uncommon condition is characterized by severe loss of attachment and destruction of alveolar bone around one or more permanent teeth during the period of pubescence. Aggressive periodontitis have localized and generalized forms. It is currently believed that combination of bacteriologic, immunologic and hereditary factors are of major importance in the etiology of this disease. The case was of a 12 - year old male and his clinical and radiographic findings were typical for generalized aggressive periodontitis. Treatment consisted of thorough training in techniques of plaque control, scaling and root planning and administration of tetracycline 250 mg every six hours for three weeks, as well as combined surgery and antibiotic therapy. But both failed to cure or control the disease mostly because of the non-cooperation with the oral hygiene instructions.

  18. Aggressive Periodontitis – A Case Report

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    Gaurav Solanki

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Aggressive periodontitis which is an uncommon condition is characterized by severe loss of attachment and destruction of alveolar bone around one or more permanent teeth during the period of pubescence. Aggressive periodontitis have localized and generalized forms. It is currently believed that combination of bacteriologic, immunologic and hereditary factors are of major importance in the etiology of this disease. The case was of a 14 - year old female and his clinical and radiographic findings were typical for generalized aggressive periodontitis. Treatment consisted of thorough training in techniques of plaque control, scaling and root planning and administration of tetracycline 250 mg every six hours for three weeks, as well as combined surgery and antibiotic therapy. But both failed to cure or control the disease mostly because of the non-cooperation with the oral hygiene instructions. 

  19. Periodontal condition in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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    Eduardo de Paula, Ishi; Manoel Barros, Bertolo; Carlos, Rossa Jr.; Keith Lough, Kirkwood; Mirian Aparecida, Onofre.

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this clinical study was to investigate if periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are associated. The study included 39 RA patients (test group) and 22 age- and gender-matched healthy individuals (control group). Questionnaires on general and oral health were applied and a c [...] omplete periodontal exam, including visible plaque, marginal bleeding, attachment loss (AL) and number of teeth present, was also performed by a single calibrated examiner. Diabetes mellitus patients and smokers were excluded. RA patients had fewer teeth, higher prevalence of sites presenting dental plaque and a higher frequency of sites with advanced attachment loss. Although the prevalence of dental plaque was higher in the test group (Chi-square test, p = 0.0006), the percentage of sites showing gingival bleeding was not different (Fisher’s exact test, p > 0.05). Based on our results, we suggest that there is an association between periodontal disease and RA.

  20. Diabetes, periodontitis, and the subgingival microbiota

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    Edward J. Ohlrich

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes have been associated with increased severity of periodontal disease for many years. More recently, the impact of periodontal disease on glycaemic control has been investigated. The role of the oral microbiota in this two-way relationship is at this stage unknown. Further studies, of a longitudinal nature and investigating a wider array of bacterial species, are required in order to conclusively determine if there is a difference in the oral microbiota of diabetics and non-diabetics and whether this difference accounts, on the one hand, for the increased severity of periodontal disease and on the other for the poorer glycaemic control seen in diabetics.

  1. Periodontal condition in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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    Eduardo de Paula Ishi

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this clinical study was to investigate if periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis (RA are associated. The study included 39 RA patients (test group and 22 age- and gender-matched healthy individuals (control group. Questionnaires on general and oral health were applied and a complete periodontal exam, including visible plaque, marginal bleeding, attachment loss (AL and number of teeth present, was also performed by a single calibrated examiner. Diabetes mellitus patients and smokers were excluded. RA patients had fewer teeth, higher prevalence of sites presenting dental plaque and a higher frequency of sites with advanced attachment loss. Although the prevalence of dental plaque was higher in the test group (Chi-square test, p = 0.0006, the percentage of sites showing gingival bleeding was not different (Fisher’s exact test, p > 0.05. Based on our results, we suggest that there is an association between periodontal disease and RA.

  2. Association between HLA antigens and early onset periodontitis.

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    Firatli, E; Kantarci, A; Cebeci, I; Tanyeri, H; Sönmez, G; Carin, M; Tuncer, O

    1996-06-01

    HLA-A, B, C and DR antigen frequencies were determined in a group of patients with juvenile periodontitis and rapidly progressive periodontitis. In juvenile periodontitis patients, HLA-A24 and DR4 were found at a significantly higher level than in the control group, and in rapidly progressive periodontitis patients, A9 and DR4 were found at a significantly higher level than the control group. The presence of these antigens gives evidence as to the susceptibility of various forms of early onset periodontitis. PMID:8811476

  3. Periodontal Disease and Diabetes - A Two Way Street Dual Highway?

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    J. Deshmukh,

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Periodontitis is considered to be the sixth most common complication of diabetes. There is a two way relationshipin which periodontal disease has adverse impact on glycemic control and in turn diabetes exaggerates periodontal infection,affecting the overall general health of an individual. In this article we have tried to review the recent research developmentsand mechanisms by which both diabetes and periodontal disease cause mutual destruction. Our aim of this article is tomake aware, both general dental and medical practioner about interrelationship between periodontal disease and diabeteswith special emphasis on importance of mutual consultation between the two fraternity, which in turn significantlycontributes to general well being of an individual.

  4. MRI of injuries of the lateral ankle ligaments

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    The most frequent sport injury of the ankle is located in the lateral ankle ligaments. The diagnosis of lateral collateral ankle ligament trauma is based on patient history, clinical examination, and stress radiography, allowing a fair diagnosis for the daily routine. For the direct visualization and precise diagnosis of the lateral ankle ligaments MRI provides the best answer. MRI is used with controlled positioning of the foot, correct angulation of sequenzes, and distinct analysis of MR findings. Sinus tarsi ligaments and ligaments of the distal syndesmosis should be included to the report. In selected patients MRI allows the best evaluation of the extent of the lateral ankle ligaments. MRI is the method of choice for combined osteochondral injuries and soft tissue lesions too. (orig.)

  5. Periodontal innate immune mechanisms relevant to obesity.

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    Amar, S; Leeman, S

    2013-10-01

    Obesity affects over 35% of the adult population of the USA, and obesity-related illnesses have emerged as the leading cause of preventable death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Obesity's secondary morbidities include increased risk of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, and cancer, in addition to increased occurrence and severity of infections. Sedentary lifestyle and weight gain caused by consumption of a high-fat diet contribute to the development of obesity, with individuals having a body mass index (BMI) score > 30 being considered obese. Genetic models of obesity (ob/ob mice, db/db mice, and fa/fa rats) have been insufficient to study human obesity because of the overall lack of genetic causes for obesity in human populations. To date, the diet-induced obese (DIO) mouse model best serves research studies relevant to human health. Periodontal disease presents with a wide range of clinical variability and severity. Research in the past decade has shed substantial light on both the initiating infectious agents and host immunological responses in periodontal disease. Up to 46% of the general population harbors the microorganism(s) associated with periodontal disease, although many are able to limit the progression of periodontal disease or even clear the organism(s) if infected. In the last decade, several epidemiological studies have found an association between obesity and increased incidence of periodontal disease. This review focuses on exploring the immunological consequences of obesity that exacerbate effects of infection by pathogens, with focus on infection by the periodontal bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis as a running example. PMID:23911141

  6. Periodontal health and global public health

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    Petersen, Poul E; Baehni, Pierre C

    2012-01-01

    Chronic diseases are a growing burden to people, to health-care systems and to societies across the world. The rapid increase in the burden of chronic diseases is particularly prevalent in the developing countries. Periodontal disease is one of the two most important oral diseases contributing to the global burden of chronic disease. In addition to social determinants, periodontal health status is related to several proximal factors. Modifiable risk factors, such as tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet and nutrition, obesity, psychological stress and insufficient personal/oral hygiene, are important and these principal risk factors for periodontal disease are shared by other chronic diseases. The present monograph is devoted to the existing evidence on the practice of public health related to periodontal health. Public health is defined as the process of mobilizing and engaging local, national and international resources to assure that people can be healthy. Social determinants of health, environmental hazards and unhealthy lifestyles are prioritized in modern public health-care. Disease prevention and health promotion are cornerstones in actions for public health. This volume of Periodontology 2000 is entitled 'Periodontal health and global public health'; the 12 articles of this volume discuss different aspects of this statement. It covers a range of subjects from public health issues to patient care. This monograph intends to stimulate community action research in the field of periodontology in order to help the development of appropriate public health intervention and relevant surveillance programs. It also expects to stimulate health authorities and professional organizations to initiate and support actions to promote periodontal health in their respective countries.

  7. Some aspects of periodontitis pathogenesis in children

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    Shcherbina I.N.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Inflammatory processes in the tissues surrounding tooth root are frequent enough and develop as the direct complication of caries. As acute periodontitis is manifested with grinding toothache and violation of ph¬y¬sio¬logical act of chewing, symptoms of general intoxication, the continuous sluggish chronic periodontitis is harmful and dangerous to the organism as well. It forms the state of chronic ?dontogenetic intoxication and chroneosepsis with wrong functioning of some internal organs and body systems. The like complications can cause significant disturbance to the function of kidneys, liver, heart, joints and their treatment without ablating focus of inflammation is often in- effective; this must be taken into account by doctors-interns. However, scanning of the oral cavity by conservative means has its difficulties mostly because of ignoring pathogenesis of such inflammation. That is why activity of ferments of blood dehydrogenases from the periapical tissues of the teeth affected with the chronic periodontitis was studied. The level of succinate dehydrogenase and alpha-glycerophosphate degydrogenase of lymphocytes of 110 schoolchildren aged 13-17 years old was studied. The main group of examined individuals included those of infected with tuber¬culousis – 50 individuals, and the control group (60 individuals – clinically healthy ones without tuberculousis desease. All schoolchildren had 1 or 2 teeth affected with chronic periodontitis of the apical localization. The researchers found that a significant inhibition of activity of succinate dehydrogenase and alpha-glycerophosphate degydrogenase ferments occurs in the inflammatory periodontal tissues, which indicates to local immunity decline, and as a consequence, pathogenic bacteria activation. In people infected with tuberculousis these violations were more developed. Such features of periodontitis pathogenesis must be taken into account when providing a combined treatment.

  8. Effect of Periodontal Disease on Preeclampsia

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    F Sayar

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: A lot of studies have shown periodontal diseases as a risk factor for adverse pregnancy out­comes. The as­sociation between periodontitis and preeclampsia has been studied recently with contro­versy. Considering the importance of preventing preeclampsia as a dangerous and life-threatening disease in pregnant women, the pre­sent study was carried out. Methods: Two hundred and ten pregnant women participated in this case-control study (105 controls & 105 cases during years 2007 and 2008. Preeclamptic cases were defined as blood pressure ?140/90mmHg and protein­uria +1. Control group were pregnant women with normal blood pressure with­out proteinuria. Both groups were examined during 48 hours after child delivery. Plaque Index (PLI, Pocket Depth (PD, Clinical Attachment Level (CAL, Bleeding On Probing (BOP, Gingival Recession (GR were measured on all teeth except for third molars and recorded as periodontal examination. Data was ana­lyzed using t-test, chi-square, and Mann-Whitney U statistical tests.Results: There was no significant difference between the two study groups for PD. CAL, GR, BOP signifi­cantly in­creased in the case group (P< 0.02. This study showed that preeclamptic cases were more likely to develop perio­dontal disease (P< 0.0001. Eighty three percent of the control group and 95% of the case group had perio­dontal disease (P< 0.005 which had shown that preeclamptic cases were 4.1 times more likely to have periodontal disease (OR= 4.1.Conclusion: Preeclamptic cases significantly had higher attachment loss and gingival recession than the con­trol group.

  9. [Decision to extract for periodontal reasons].

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    Bercy, P; Blase, D

    1995-01-01

    The decisions to extract that are discussed here mainly relate to severe periodontal bone losses and plain interradicular attacks. Extractions for periodontal reasons appear at several treatment stages: immediate extraction in terminal stages, e.g. for teeth without any strategic importance, or deferred extraction if one chooses to wait for treatment response. The elements of the decision are various: function and strategic importance of the tooth, extension of the lesion, level of the interradicular attack, any endoperiodontal lesions, fractures and luxations, radicular proximity, implication of wisdom teeth, evolution after treatment. All these factors are discussed. PMID:7480928

  10. Understanding acute ankle ligamentous sprain injury in sports

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    Tp, Fong Daniel; Chan Yue-Yan; Mok Kam-Ming; Sh, Yung Patrick; Chan Kai-Ming

    2009-01-01

    Abstract This paper summarizes the current understanding on acute ankle sprain injury, which is the most common acute sport trauma, accounting for about 14% of all sport-related injuries. Among, 80% are ligamentous sprains caused by explosive inversion or supination. The injury motion often happens at the subtalar joint and tears the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) which possesses the lowest ultimate load among the lateral ligaments at the ankle. For extrinsic risk factors to ankle sprai...

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