Salivary detection of periodontopathic bacteria in periodontally healthy children

Kulekci G. , Leblebicioglu B., Keskin F. , Ciftci S. , Badur S.

ANAEROBE, vol.14, no.1, pp.49-54, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2007.08.001
  • Title of Journal : ANAEROBE
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-54


Background: Salivary occurrence of periodontopathic bacteria is of interest especially in children as a risk indicator for the transmission, development and control of periodontal disease. We assessed the prevalence of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythia, Prevotella intermedia, Prevotella nigrescens and Treponema denticola as microbial complexes in the saliva of children with mixed dentition and healthy gingiva.