Treponema denticola


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Related to Treponema denticola: Borrelia burgdorferi, Tannerella forsythia

Trep·o·ne·ma den·ti·co·la

cultivatable bacterial species that does not ferment carbohydrates and can be isolated from the oral cavity of humans.

Treponema denticola

A species that is the causative agent of periodontal disease. Its presence in the oral cavity has been linked to an increased incidence of coronary artery disease.
See also: Treponema
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35) These putative microbial pathogens include Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythia, and Treponema denticola.
57-59) In addition to the surface biofilm, at least one recent study has identified the presence of several viable periodontal pathogens within the mass of dental calculus, ie, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Treponema denticola and Porphyromonas gingivalis.
Gram-negative organisms, such as Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythia, Treponema denticola and Aggregatibacter (formally Actinobacillus) actinomycetemcomitans, predominate in the subgingival space and organize as a biofilm.
Results of one study demonstrated that four organisms associated with periodontal infection were detected at higher levels in preterm labor and LBW mothers, including Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Tannerella forsythia, Porphyromonas gingivals and Treponema denticola, while another study found that preterm labor and LBW mothers had greater numbers of Tannerella forsythia and Campylobacter rectus and higher counts of all other organisms than mothers who delivered at term.
Interestingly, bacteria of the orange complex may also be associated with red complex microorganisms including Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythensis, and Treponema denticola, organisms found in greater numbers in diseased sites and in more advanced periodontal disease.