Distribution of cariogenic bacteria in carious lesions around tooth-colored restorations

Carlos González-Cabezas, Yiming Li, Richard L. Gregory, George K. Stookey

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Abstract

Purpose: To compare the distribution of the three most suspected cariogenic groups of bacteria, mutans streptococci, Actinomyces naeslundii genospecies 2, and lactobacilli, in carious lesions around tooth-colored restorations. Materials and Methods: Samples from extracted teeth with clinical secondary caries around tooth-colored restorations were immuno-labeled with antibodies to the referred groups of bacteria and subsequently analyzed three dimensionally using confocal microscopy. Results: The three different bacterial groups were usually present in secondary caries around tooth-colored restorations suggesting that they are involved in its formation and development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-251
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of dentistry
Volume15
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2002

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  • Dentistry(all)

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