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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2022, vol. 28, issue3
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022283.4501
Published online: 23 August 2022

Original article
J of IMAB. 2022 Jul-Sep;28(3):4501-4505
Hristina TankovaORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Nadezhda MitovaORCID logo, Zornitsa LazarovaORCID logo,
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, MedicalUniversity -Sofia, Bulgaria.

Aim: Clinical assessment of periodontal status and subgingival microflora in children aged 10-14 years with plaque-induced gingivitis.
Materials and methods: The subject of the study were 34 children. The real-time PCR method was used for the identification of  9 subgingival microorganisms.
Results: The studied children showed a probing depth averaging 1.26±0.24 mm and unsatisfactory oral hygiene (FMPS - 62.76±22.94). A generalized form of gingival inflammation was found with values of bleeding sites over 52% (BoP -52.76±17.57) and mild gingival inflammation (SBI - 1.17±0.73). C.gingivaliswas isolated in all children (100%), followed by P.intermediaand P.micros - in 70.6%. Microbial associations ranged from 2 to 8 microorganisms.
Conclusion: Children aged 10-14 years are at risk for gingival inflammation because of the pronounced pathogenic potential of the subgingival microflora.

Keywords: gingivitis in children, subgingival microflora, microbial complexes,

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Please cite this article as: Tankova H, Mitova N, Lazarova Z. Clinical and Microbiological Diagnosis of Plaque-induced Gingivitis in Children and Adolescents. J of IMAB. 2022 Jul-Sep;28(3):4501-4505.
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022283.4501

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Hristina Ivanova Tankova-Zlateva, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, MU – Sofia; 1, Georgi Sofiyski Str., Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail: la_svetichi@yahoo.com

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Received: 12 January 2022
Published online: 23 August 2022

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