publication . Article . 2012

gingival and periodontal diseases in children and adolescents

Vivek Singh Chauhan; Rashmi Singh Chauhan; Nihal Devkar; Akshay Vibhute; Shobha More;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Journal of Dental and Allied Sciences, volume 1, page 26 (issn: 2277-4696, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Periodontal diseases are among the most frequent diseases affecting children and adolescents. These include gingivitis, localized or generalized aggressive periodontitis (a.k.a., early onset periodontitis) and periodontal diseases associated with systemic disorders. The effects of periodontal diseases observed in adults have earlier inception in life period. Gingival diseases in a child may progress to jeopardize the periodontium in adulthood. Therefore, periodontal diseases must be prevented and diagnosed early in the life. This paper reviews the most common periodontal diseases affecting children: chronic gingivitis (or dental plaque-induced gingival diseases)...
free text keywords: Chronic gingivitis, Necrotizing periodontal diseases, medicine.disease, medicine, Gingivitis, medicine.symptom, Gingival disease, Dentistry, business.industry, business, Early-Onset Periodontitis, Aggressive periodontitis, Periodontium, Disease, Periodontal disease, Children, Pedodontics, RK1-715
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