JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.33, no.6, pp.385-392, 2006 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Article
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PERIODONTOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
antioxidants, chronic periodontitis, gingival crevicular fluid, menopause, superoxide dismutase, HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY, OXIDATIVE STRESS, FREE-RADICALS, POLYMORPHONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES, ADULT PERIODONTITIS, OSTEOPOROTIC WOMEN, RISK-FACTOR, DISEASE, BONE, MECHANISMS
Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated:
Objectives: Menopause has been linked with oxidative stress and decreased antioxidant (AO) defence. A connection has been established between menopause and certain periodontal conditions. The objective of this study is to compare serum and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) total antioxidant capacity (TAOC) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) concentrations in post-menopausal patients with chronic periodontitis (PMCP) with those of pre-menopausal chronic periodontitis patients (CP).