Viruses : A forerunner in the periodontal diseases

  title={Viruses : A forerunner in the periodontal diseases},
  author={Prerna Kataria and Gaurav Malhotra and Pradeep R. Shukla and Ruhina Malgotra and Pawan Dangi and Vikas Gupta},
The oral cavity present itself as a home to a rich flora of bacteria; more than 500 distinct microbial species are found in dental plaque. Mycoplasma, yeast, protozoa and viruses are found in the plaque as the non-bacterial microorganism. Viruses are known to be immunosuppressive and facilitate establishment of subgingival pathogens and have been detected in the gingival crevicular fluid. Viruses infect the inflammatory cells of the periodontium; they are present more frequently in diseased… CONTINUE READING