Comparison between a curative and a preventive effect of an immunological therapy on an experimental gingivitis

  • A. Daniel
  • M. Dupont
Part of the Inflammation: Mechanisms and Treatment book series (FTIN, volume 4)


In a previous work1 it was shown that subjects with clinically healthy gingivae develop gingivitis after 14 days without oral hygiene (Figure 84.1). It was noted that the composition of the gingival connective tissue underwent marked alteration. The most important modifications were the increased size of the infiltrated connective tissue and the plasma cells’ population increase. These results were in agreement with the results obtained by James and Counsell2, Zachrisson3 and Schroeder et al. 4,5.


Periodontal Disease Oral Hygiene Gingival Tissue Plaque Index Volumetric Density 
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  • A. Daniel
    • 1
  • M. Dupont
    • 1
  1. 1.France

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