Osmotic pressure and vasculature of gingiva in periodontal disease: An experimental study in rats

Sakallioglu E. E., Ayas B., Sakallioglu U., Acikgoz G., Caglayan F.

ARCHIVES OF ORAL BIOLOGY, vol.51, no.6, pp.505-511, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2005.11.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.505-511
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Alterations in vascularisation, vasodilatation and tissue osmotic pressure (OP) are inevitable aspects of the inflammatory process that have an adverse effect on the fluid dynamics of the tissue involved. The aim of this study was to investigate tissue OP and its relationship with the vasculature in inflammed gingival. tissues, in order to reveal the possible effects of vascular changes on OP in the fluid dynamics of periodontal soft tissues during periodontal disease.