Comparative evaluation of serum antioxidant levels in periodontally diseased patients: An interventional study

@inproceedings{Thomas2014ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative evaluation of serum antioxidant levels in periodontally diseased patients: An interventional study},
  author={Biju Thomas and Shabeer Mohamed Madani and Ballamajalu Rajendra Prasad and Suchetha Kumari},
  booktitle={Contemporary clinical dentistry},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Periodontal disease is an immune-inflammatory disease characterized by connective tissue breakdown, loss of attachment and alveolar bone resorption. In normal physiology, there is a dynamic equilibrium between reactive oxygen species activity and antioxidant defense capacity and when that equilibrium shifts in favor of reactive oxygen species, oxidative stress results. Oxidative stress is thought to play a causative role in the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases. Catalase (CAT… CONTINUE READING

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