Tanta Dental Journal

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 51--55

Role of periodontopathogenic virus in periodontal disease: a review


Chandni Gupta, Deepa Dhruvakumar 
 Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepa Dhruvakumar
Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Meerut - 250 005, Uttar Pradesh
India

Periodontal diseases are infectious diseases, but the specific mechanism by which the tooth-supportive tissue is destroyed is not clearly understood. Viral infection impairs periodontal defenses, thereby permitting subgingival overgrowth of periodontopathic bacteria. The role of viruses is significant, as they may induce abnormalities in the adhesion, chemotaxis, phagocytosis, and bactericidal activities of polymorphonuclear leukocytes. When associated with one another, viruses and bacteria have stronger periodontopathogenic potential than individually. Therefore, it is significant to know all etiologic factors and such an insight would lead to the better treatment of the disease.


How to cite this article:
Gupta C, Dhruvakumar D. Role of periodontopathogenic virus in periodontal disease: a review.Tanta Dent J 2017;14:51-55


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Gupta C, Dhruvakumar D. Role of periodontopathogenic virus in periodontal disease: a review. Tanta Dent J [serial online] 2017 [cited 2017 Jun 27 ];14:51-55
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