Vitamin C, oral scurvy and periodontal disease.

  • L Z Touyz
  • Published 1984 in
    South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse…
Scurvy and periodontitis both manifest gingival bleeding but constitute separate entities. Defective collagen in scurvy reflects many symptoms emanating from deficient vitamin C physiology. The various periodontal diseases are caused by oral plaque micro-organisms, the body's reaction to which is strongly influenced by inadequate functioning of leucocytes… (More)