Mapping biological to clinical phenotypes during the development (21 days) and resolution (21 days) of experimental gingivitis

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  • AE Scott
  • GJ Linden
  • JB Matthews
  • MJ Carlile
  • FT Lundy
  • MA Naeeni
  • S Lorraine Martin
  • B Walker
  • D Kinane
  • GR Brock

Colleges, School and Institutes


AIM To characterize and map temporal changes in the biological and clinical phenotype during a 21-day experimental gingivitis study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Experimental gingivitis was induced over 21 days in healthy human volunteers (n = 56), after which normal brushing was resumed (resolution phase). Gingival and plaque indices were assessed. Gingival crevicular fluid was collected from four paired test and contra-lateral control sites in each volunteer during induction (Days 0, 7, 14 and 21) and resolution (Days 28 and 42) of experimental gingivitis. Fluid volumes were measured and a single analyte was quantified from each site-specific, 30s sample. Data were evaluated by analysis of repeated measurements and paired sample tests. RESULTS Clinical indices and gingival crevicular fluid volumes at test sites increased from Day 0, peaking at Day 21 (test/control differences all p 


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-131
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Periodontology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012

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