The origin of periodontal infections.

@article{Genco1988TheOO,
  title={The origin of periodontal infections.},
  author={Robert J. Genco and Joseph J. Zambon and L A Christersson},
  journal={Advances in dental research},
  year={1988},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={245-59}
}
P diseases are recognized as bacterial infections, and some forms are associated with specific organisms, such as Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans in juvenile periodontitis, and Bacteroides gingivalis and others in adult periodontitis. The source of the periodontal organisms, whether they are part of the indigenous or resident flora and overgrow to become opportunistic oral pathogens, or whether they are exogenous oral pathogens, is important to determine. The chain of periodontal infection… CONTINUE READING
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