Serum IgG reactive with oral anaerobic microorganisms associated with infections of endodontic origin

J. C. Baumgartner, W. A. Falkler, R. S. Bernie, J. B. Suzuki

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Abstract

Numerous species of bacteria have been implicated with infections of endodontic origin. The purpose of this study was to compare the levels of serum IgG antibodies reactive with a panel of 10 oral anaerobic microorganisms implicated in infections of endodontic origin. Serum samples were collected from 4 patient groups that included healthy patients without endodontic or periodontal disease, patients with chronic adult periodontal disease, patients with endodontic disease and patients with combined endodontic‐periodontal disease. When Prevotella intermedia was allowed to react with sera from the 4 patient groups, significant pairwise differences were shown between the healthy group and each of the other 3 groups. In addition, there was a significant difference between the periodontal disease group and the combined endodontic‐periodontal disease group. When Porphyromonas gingivalis was allowed to react with sera from the 4 patient groups, significant pairwise differences were shown between the healthy group and the periodontal disease group, the healthy group and the combined endodontic‐periodontal disease group, the endodontic disease group and the periodontal disease group and the endodontic disease group and the combined endodontic‐periodontal disease group. The results of this investigation support other studies that associate P. intermedia with both endodontic disease and chronic adult periodontal disease. The results also support studies that implicate P. gingivalis as a periodontopathogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-110
Number of pages5
JournalOral microbiology and immunology
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1992

Keywords

  • IgG antibody
  • endodontics
  • oral anaerobe
  • root canal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)

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