A clinical guide to periodontology: Pathology of periodontal disease

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An appreciation of dental plaque and the host response provides an essential basis from which to understand the disease process and treatment rationale. This information will help the reader to understand not only the way that plaque may have an impact on oral tissues but also why regular effective cleaning may improve periodontal health and why some individuals appear to have a greater susceptibility to periodontitis than others, either intrinsically or in relation to various systemic factors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-461
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Dental Journal
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2014


  • Periodontal disease


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