Oral fluid-based biomarkers of alveolar bone loss in periodontitis.

  title={Oral fluid-based biomarkers of alveolar bone loss in periodontitis.},
  author={Janet S. Kinney and Christoph A Ramseier and William V Giannobile},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Periodontal disease is a bacteria-induced chronic inflammatory disease affecting the soft and hard supporting structures encompassing the teeth. When left untreated, the ultimate outcome is alveolar bone loss and exfoliation of the involved teeth. Traditional periodontal diagnostic methods include assessment of clinical parameters and radiographs. Though efficient, these conventional techniques are inherently limited in that only a historical perspective, not current appraisal, of disease… CONTINUE READING