The investigation of Helicobacter pylori in the dental biofilm and saliva samples of children with dyspeptic complaints

Bicak D. A. , Akyuz S. , Kiratli B., Usta M., Urganci N., Alev B., ...More

BMC ORAL HEALTH, vol.17, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12903-017-0361-x
  • Title of Journal : BMC ORAL HEALTH


Background: The oral cavity can be an extra-gastric reservoir for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). This can play a role in the pathogenesis of halitosis, glossitis, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, and dental caries. The present study was conducted to detect the presence of H. pylori within the dental biofilm and in saliva samples collected from children suffering from dyspepsia and children without any gastrointestinal complaints. Associations with gastric infection, halitosis, and some oral parameters were also evaluated.