Bacterial biofilm growth on various dental stabilization systems for avulsed and luxated teeth

Mahmoud Mona, Clay Walker, Luciana M. Shaddox, Roberta Pileggi

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With the increased incidence of traumatic injuries and the advanced understanding of the periodontal and alveolar healing process, teeth splinting has become a common practice for stabilizing traumatized teeth. Consequently, several splinting materials and techniques have been introduced in the past few years. Despite the detrimental role of bacterial biofilm on healing, the level of biofilm development on these material surfaces has not been well investigated. Bacterial biofilms are severely detrimental for periodontal healing of avulsed and luxated teeth. Thus, biofilm growth becomes a critical factor in selecting the material of choice for dental splints.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8982
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 1 2021

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  • Avulsion
  • Bacterial biofilm
  • Dental
  • Dental splint
  • Luxation
  • Titanium Trauma Splint
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Instrumentation
  • General Engineering
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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