Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) and Treponema denticola (Td) are the main etiology of alveolar bone loss. The elimination of these bacteria with scaling and root planing can promote bone healing and initiate an increase in radiographic bone density. The aim of this research to analyze radiographic bone density and the amount of Pg and Td before and after scaling and root planing. A total of 40 subjects gave informed consent, and underwent clinical examination, radiographic examination for bone density, and laboratory examination for the load of Pg and Td using RT-PCR. The results showed there is differences between radiographic bone density and the amount of Pg and Td before and after scaling and root planing, indicating an inverse association between the amount of Pg and Td and the bone radiographic density. In conclusions, Scaling and root planing decrease the amount of Pg and Td and increase the radiographic bone density.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Sep 2018|
|Event||2nd Physics and Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry Symposium, PTMDS 2018 - Depok, West Java, Indonesia|
Duration: 18 Jul 2018 → 18 Jul 2018