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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 121-125

Periodontal disease – Historical and contemporary hypothesis: A review


1 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS University, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS University, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Periodontology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysuru, Karnataka, India

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Department of Periodontology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, Room No. 9, SS Nagar, Bannimantap, Mysuru - 570 015, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/srmjrds.srmjrds_15_17

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Dental plaque is a biofilm which is the prime etiological factor in the causation of oral diseases such as dental caries and periodontal disease. The various hypothesis has been developed explaining the pathogenesis of periodontal disease. Although a classical model to support this polymicrobial disease is yet to be proposed, all the stated hypothesis gives us a better idea in understanding the pathophysiology of the periodontal disease process.


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