Effect of scaling and root planing on interleukin-1β, interleukin-8 and MMP-8 levels in gingival crevicular fluid from chronic periodontitis patients

Journal of Periodontal Research, 05/03/2012

The observations indicated that short–term nonsurgical therapy resulted in a significant improvement in periodontal indices and in a marked decrease of IL–1β, IL–8 and MMP–8 gingival crevicular fluid levels. Nevertheless, no significant correlations were found between clinical parameters and amounts of humoral factors after therapy.

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