Microbiologic and pathologic aspects of endodontics.

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Abstract

Oral microorganisms, either directly or indirectly, produce the majority of cases of pulpal and periapical disease. Because microorganisms play such an important role in the pathogenesis of pulpal and periapical disease, a fundamental understanding of the disease process is important. Culture studies have identified infections of endodontic origin as being polymicrobial and predominantly anaerobic. Although several species of bacteria have been associated with infections of endodontic origin, there is no absolute correlation with signs and symptoms. The use of immunologic studies in addition to traditional microbiologic studies provides a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of pulpal and periapical disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-743
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent opinion in dentistry
Volume1
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1991

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Microbiologic and pathologic aspects of endodontics. / Baumgartner, John (Craig).

In: Current opinion in dentistry, Vol. 1, No. 6, 12.1991, p. 737-743.

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