Denotes that which causes pathologic states in the peridontium. It typically describes bacteria that cause periodontal disease.

periodontopathic (per″ēōdonto´ path´ik),

n a substance capable of starting diseases in the surrounding tissue and supporting structures of the teeth.
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Biological activity of the slime and endotoxin of the periodontopathic organism Eikenella corrodens.
Distribution of periodontopathic bacterial species in dogs and their owners.
The results," the researchers concluded, "suggest that several periodontopathic species could be transmitted between humans and their companion.
gingivalis was found in both primary and permanent teeth, comprising the highest proportion of the periodontopathic microbiota, followed by A.
3) Multiple lines of research have also implicated tobacco and Porphyromonas gingivalis (a periodontopathic bacterium) in the activation of B cells and the consequential production of anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies (ACPAs) by plasma cells in RA.
Green tea extract, he said in a 2002 interview in Dentistry IQ, is known to "stop carcinogenic bacteria from forming glucan and for its ability to reduce the pathogenecity of periodontopathic bacteria.
Effects of cytokines and periodontopathic bacteria on the leukocyte function-associated antigen1/ intercellular adhesion molecule 1 pathway in gingival fibroblasts in adult periodontitis , Infect Immun, 62: 5205-12.
Several reports have demonstrated a possible association of periodontal infections with coronary heart disease (CHD) by elevated antibody titre to periodontopathic bacteria in CHD patients compared with non-diseased controls.
Blandino (2002) "Antibacterial activity of medicinal plant extracts against periodontopathic bacteria".
Secretion of IL-1 beta, TNF-alpha, IL-8 and IL-lra by human polymorphonuclear leukocytes in response to lipopolysaccharides from periodontopathic bacteria.
2]) activation by the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of a periodontopathic Porphyromonas gingivalis, and assess the role of leptin in the process.
2003) demonstrated the effects of alcohol extracts on periodontopathic bacteria.