Periodontal diseases

  title={Periodontal diseases},
  author={Denis F. Kinane and Panagiota Giorgios Stathopoulou and Panos N. Papapanou},
  journal={Nature Reviews Disease Primers},
Periodontal diseases comprise a wide range of inflammatory conditions that affect the supporting structures of the teeth (the gingiva, bone and periodontal ligament), which could lead to tooth loss and contribute to systemic inflammation. Chronic periodontitis predominantly affects adults, but aggressive periodontitis may occasionally occur in children. Periodontal disease initiation and propagation is through a dysbiosis of the commensal oral microbiota (dental plaque), which then interacts… CONTINUE READING
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