The influence of type I diabetes mellitus in periodontal disease induced changes of the gingival epithelium and connective tissue.

Abstract

Periodontal disease constitutes the most frequent chronic diseases in human dentition. Bacterial plaque is the main etiologic agent, although it is the host immune response that causes periodontal tissue destruction. Diabetes is considered an important risk factor, not only for the onset but also for progression of the disease. The aim of this study was to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tice.2008.02.002

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