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Periodontal disease pathogenesis: genetic risk factors and paradigm shift.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Practical procedures & aesthetic dentistry : PPAD
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
2
Identifiers
PMID: 15918302
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Periodontitis is a widespread disease caused by oral bacteria and their interaction with lifestyle and genetic risk factors. The focus of periodontal research has expanded over the past few years to include significant progress in the understanding of genetic processes provided by the Human Genome Project. This presentation summarizes recent views on periodontal pathogenesis and the genetic risk factors involved in the disease. Additionally, it describes the paradigm shift in periodontal care, which is evolving from a repair-based to a wellness-based model.

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