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Periodontal Health and Systemic Conditions

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Department of Periodontology, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
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Department of Periodontology, Case Western University, School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
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Dent. J. 2020, 8(4), 130; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj8040130
Received: 12 October 2020 / Revised: 11 November 2020 / Accepted: 17 November 2020 / Published: 19 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Study of Relationship between Oral Health and Systemic Health)
According to the new classification proposed by the recent 2017 World Workshop on Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions, periodontitis, necrotizing periodontal diseases, periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic diseases, and systemic diseases or conditions affecting the periodontal supporting tissues, are considered as separate entities. Scientific evidence has demonstrated that periodontal diseases are not just simple bacterial infections but rather complex diseases of multifactorial complexity that interplay with the subgingival microbes, the host immune, and inflammatory responses. Despite dental plaque biofilm being considered the primary risk factor for periodontitis in the vast majority of patients that dentists encounter on a daily basis, there are other factors that can also contribute and/or accelerate pathologic progressive attachment loss. In this article, the authors aim to briefly review and discuss the present evidence regarding the association between periodontal diseases and systemic diseases and conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: periodontitis; systemic diseases; general health periodontitis; systemic diseases; general health
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Lim, G.; Janu, U.; Chiou, L.-L.; Gandhi, K.K.; Palomo, L.; John, V. Periodontal Health and Systemic Conditions. Dent. J. 2020, 8, 130. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj8040130

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Lim, Glendale, Upasna Janu, Lan-Lin Chiou, Kaveri K. Gandhi, Leena Palomo, and Vanchit John. 2020. "Periodontal Health and Systemic Conditions" Dentistry Journal 8, no. 4: 130. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj8040130

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