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ISSN: 2161-1122


Volker von Baehr

  • Research Article
    Impact of Endodontically Treated Teeth on Systemic Diseases
    Author(s): Johann Lechner and Volker von BaehrJohann Lechner and Volker von Baehr

    Background: This study compares the radiographic distribution of apical periodontitis (AP) in rootfilled and endodontically treated teeth among healthy controls and patients with systemic diseases; the incidence of AP was almost twice as high in the latter group.Objective: The question arises as to whether the biogenic amines (mercaptan/thioether/hydrogen sulfide) originating from endodontically treated teeth have systemic, subtoxic and immunological effects. Method: In order to determine this, local hydrogen sulfide measurements of endodontically treated teeth were combined with the laboratory serum analyses of modified proteins to assess the relationship of these compounds with type IV immune reactions.Results: It was found that 42.5% of the group with systemic diseases showed immunological disturbance as a result of roo.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1122.1000476

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