Opportunities for advancing dental hygiene research; Periodontitis and premature death: a longitudinal, prospective clinical trial.(Clinical report)

  • Birgitta Soder
  • Published 2010

Abstract

Periodontal disease is initiated by a biofilm of bacteria on the teeth that trigger an immuneinflammatory response in the adjacent host tissues. It is estimated that 15% to 35% of the adult population in industrialized countries suffers from this multi-factorial illness. In individuals with constitutional proinflammatory traits, the reaction to bacteria may lead to an excessive host response, resulting in general inflammatory reaction. To investigate the relation between periodontitis and general diseases, longitudinal studies spanning several years are recommended to ensure that the time period in which periodontitis develops is taken into account. (1)

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@inproceedings{Soder2010OpportunitiesFA, title={Opportunities for advancing dental hygiene research; Periodontitis and premature death: a longitudinal, prospective clinical trial.(Clinical report)}, author={Birgitta Soder}, year={2010} }