Does smoking affect gingival crevicular fluid LL-37 levels following non-surgical periodontal treatment in chronic periodontitis?


TÜRKOĞLU O. , Eren G. , EMİNGİL G. , AZARSIZ E. , KÜTÜKÇÜLER N. , Atilla G.

ARCHIVES OF ORAL BIOLOGY, cilt.61, ss.98-105, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

Özet

Objective: LL-37 contributes to maintaining the balance between health and disease. Smoking is a risk factor for periodontitis that impairs neutrophil functions. The aim of the present study was to comparatively evaluate gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) LL-37 levels in smoker and non-smoker chronic periodontitis (CP) patients and controls, as well as the effect of non-surgical periodontal treatment on GCF LL-37 levels.