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AIMS The aims of the present study were to assess the prevalence of periodontal disease and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and their associations within a predefined Indian population. METHODS A community-based cross-sectional study of 500 selected individuals using a questionnaire, oral examination, rapid urease testing of dental plaque, and(More)
CONTEXT Bacterial pathogens in dental plaque are necessary for the development of periodontitis but this etiology alone does not explain all its clinicopathologic features. Researchers have proven the role of certain viruses like herpes virus in periodontal disease which implies that other viral agents like human papilloma virus may also be involved. AIMS(More)
Plasma cell gingivitis is a rare condition characterized by diffuse and massive infiltration of plasma cells into the sub-epithelial connective tissue. Clinically, it appears as a diffuse reddening and edematous swelling of the gingiva with a sharp demarcation along the mucogingival border. Though considered as a hypersensitive reaction to an allergen, the(More)
BACKGROUND Connective tissue attachment following periodontal regenerative surgery is directly related to the attachment of fibrin clot on to the root surface during early wound healing events. The adhesion of fibrin clot to the root surface affected by periodontal disease depends on the biologic acceptance of the root surface which can be accomplished by(More)
OBJECTIVE Pathogens and host mediators can activate transcription factors in periodontal cells to bring about gene level alterations, thereby accentuating the periodontal disease process. Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 (STAT3) are two pivotal transcription factors implicated in chronic inflammatory(More)
Background: Periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis are both chronic inflammatory diseases which affect the connective tissue including bone. The present study was carried out to find the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted in rheumatology and surgical outpatient department,(More)
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