GCF MMP-8 levels in smokers and non-smokers with chronic periodontitis following scaling and root planing accompanied by systemic use of flurbiprofen

Kurtis B. , Tueter G., SERDAR M. A. , Pinar S., Demirel I., Toyman U.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, cilt.78, sa.10, ss.1954-1961, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 78 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1902/jop.2007.070149
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1954-1961


Background: Cigarette smoking has been identified as an important risk factor for the initiation and progression of chronic periodontitis (CP). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of phase I periodontal therapy and adjunctive flurbiprofen administration on matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-8 levels in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) samples from smoking and non-smoking patients with CP.