Accession Number : ADD016418

Title :   Method for Evaluating Periodontal Disease.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, filed 21 Apr 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Milius, Angela M ; Simonson, LLoyd G

Report Date : 21 Apr 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The presence and activity of periodontal diseases can be detected by quantitating the presence of microbial antigens from Eikenella corrodens, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola, and Campylobacter rectus in subgingival plaque. The efficacy of periodontal treatment can be evaluated by monitoring the amount of these microorganisms in plaque before and after treatment. An avidin-thiolyte reagent is particularly useful in detecting and quantifying antigens from the microorganisms.

Descriptors :   *MICROORGANISMS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *DENTISTRY, ANTIGENS, MONITORING, TREPONEMA, MICROBIOLOGY, BONE MARROW, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ANTIBODIES, BACTERIA, BACTEROIDES, TREPONEMA, DENTAL PLAQUE, ORAL DISEASES, LOSSES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE