Accession Number:

ADA026764

Title:

The Incidence of Transient Bacteremia during Periodontal Dressing Change.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Oct 74-25 Jun 76,

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1976-06-25

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Incidence of transient bacteremia during the dressing change and suture removal one week after periodontal surgery was determined on twenty patients undergoing treatment for periodontal disease. Bacteria were demonstrated in five out of twenty post-operative cultures 25. This incidence approached statistical significance at the 0.05 level. All species were identified as belonging to the genus Streptococcus. None of the blood specimens obtained prior to dressing change exhibited bacterial growth.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE