• Medicine
  • Published in Journal of periodontology 2003

Position paper: periodontal diseases of children and adolescents.

@article{Califano2003PositionPP,
  title={Position paper: periodontal diseases of children and adolescents.},
  author={Joseph V. Califano},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2003},
  volume={74 11},
  pages={
          1696-704
        }
}
Children and adolescents are subject to several periodontal diseases. Although there is a much lower prevalence of destructive periodontal diseases in children than in adults, children can develop severe forms of periodontitis. In some cases, this destructive disease is a manifestation of a known underlying systemic disease. In other young patients, the underlying cause for increased susceptibility and early onset of disease is unknown. These diseases are often familial, suggesting a genetic… CONTINUE READING

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