Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2013, vol. 19, book 4
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Pages: 313-316
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2013194.313
Published online: 07 July 2013

J of IMAB 2013; 19(4):313-316
Christina Popova1, Velichka Dosseva-Panova1Corresponding Autor, Vladimir E. Panov2.
1) Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Sofia, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Conservative dental treatment and Pediatric dental medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.

Periodontitis is an infectious disease concerning supporting tissues of the teeth. The primary etiological agent for disease development and progression is the subgingival biofilm, but recently it is known that host factors may modify the pathological process or may affect the severity and /or extent. The increasing levels of some specific pathogenic subgingival bacteria such as Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola, Tannerella forsythia, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Prevotella intermedia and others can result in periodontal destruction and possibly correlate with disease severity. Data from controlled studies show high prevalence of P. gingivalis, T. forsythia and Tr. denticola which represent the red complex (coexistence of these three species) in patients with moderate and severe chronic periodontitis. Parallel investigation of probing depth (PD) and clinical attachment level (CAL) with the microbiological testing may give a confirmation of relation between subgingival pathogenic bacteria and severity of periodontitis.

Key words: periodontal pathogens, chronic periodontitis, clinical periodontal examination.

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Popova Chr, Dosseva-Panova V, Panov VE. Clinical and microbiological data in patients with chronic periodontitis. J of IMAB. 2013; 19(4):313-316. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2013194.313.

Correspondence to: Velichka Dosseva-Panova; Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Sofia; 1, Georgi Sofiiski str., 1431 Sofia, Bulgaria;

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Received: 10 April 2013
Published online: 07 July 2013

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