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Stress and Periodontium: A Review of Concepts

Manish Bathla, Shalu Chandna

Citation Information : Bathla M, Chandna S. Stress and Periodontium: A Review of Concepts. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2010; 4 (Spl):17-22.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-4-Spl-17

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Stress is nevertheless a confirmed and important factor in the etiology and maintenance of many inflammatory diseases, including periodontal disease. Stress results in delayed healing of the connective tissues and bone, apical migration of the junctional epithelium and formation of periodontal pocket. This paper describes general overview of stress, the relationship between stress & periodontium, the current models for understanding how stress mechanisms interact to regulate the onset and course of the disease and the evidence in favor of stress and against the stress being the etiological factor. Thus, it is important to recognize patient who are in stress and to be able to advise patients about the possible effects of stress on periodontal disease if the level of stress cannot be lowered.

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