Home Subscription Services

Quintessence International
QI Home Page
About the Editor
Editorial Board
Accepted Manuscripts
Author Guidelines
Submission Form
Reprints / Articles
Quintessence Publishing: Journals: QI
Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

May 1992
Volume 23 , Issue 5

Share Abstract:

In vitro growth of periodontal fibroblasts on treated cementum


Pages: 335-340
PMID: 1502308

The aim of the present study was to assess the ability in vitro of phosphoric and citric acids, applied on human root cementum, to neutralize noxious plaque and calculu and to allow the growth of human gingival fibroblasts. Fibroblasts grown on cementum treated with phosphoric acid appeared typically elongated and aligned parallel to the root surface. Fibroblasts grown on cementum treated with citric acid, in both normal and periodontally diseased teeth, lost their elongated shape, acquiring polygonal borders with irregular cytoplasmic extrusions, and the cell density was significantly lower. These findings suggest that phosphoric acid cleaning of both normal and diseased root surfaces may result in an oriented, high rate of fibroblastic growth with more effective periodontal cellular proliferation than that observed after citric acid treatment.

Full Text PDF File | Order Article


Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  © 2015 Quintessence Publishing Co Inc

Home | Subscription Services | Books | Journals | Multimedia | Events | Blog
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About Us | Contact Us | Advertising | Help | Sitemap | Catalog