|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
March, 2008, Vol. 10, No. 1
Maxillary complete denture outcome with two-implant supported mandibular overdentures. A systematic review
Papilla Preservation Technique combined with Emdogain® in the treatment of intrabony defects: a novel treatment regimen for chronic periodontitis
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Microorganisms in root canal infections: a review
Vytaute Peciuliene, Rasmute Maneliene, Estera Balcikonyte, Saulius Drukteinis, Vygandas Rutkunas
A traditional concept is that apical periodontitis is the result of pathogenic effects of the microorganisms colonizing the root canal system and the response of the host defence system. The composition of the microflora of root canals differs in primary endodontic treatment and retreatment cases. Persistent disease in the periapical region after root canal treatment presents a more complex situation as it was thought earlier. Scientific evidence indicates that unsatisfactory outcome of cases in which treatment has followed the highest technical standards mainly is associated with microbial factors, comprising extraradicular and/or intraradicular infections.
Key words: apical periodontitis, biofilm, persistent disease, bacterial taxonomy.
Received: 27 01 2008
Accepted for publishing: 26 03 2008
*Institute of Odontology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Vytaute Peciuliene* D.D.S, PhD, assoc. prof. and Head of Centre of Clinical odontology, Director of Institute of Odontology Faculty of Medicine Vilnius university
Rasmute Maneliene* D.D.S, PhD, assoc. prof.
Address correspondence to assoc. prof. Vytaute Peciuliene, Director of Institute of Odontology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius university, Žalgirio 117, 08217, Vilnius.