International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part A
Fundamentals of Immunology and Periodontal Disease – Revisited
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Probal Soud, Dr. Neha Yadav and Dr. Pradeep Kumar
ABSTRACT:Periodontal disease is recognized as a major public health problem throughout the world and is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. Although periodontal disease is of microbial etiology, the determination that periodontal tissue destruction is primarily due to the host response, has created areas of research directed at altering an individual’s reaction to the bacterial challenge. This article is focused in discussing, in brief, the basics and application of the concept of immunology in periodontology. This article is aimed at reviewing the basics of Immunology which is an extremely important aspect of medical science and related to every individual’s Health and Disease. Important aspects such as immunity itself, cells of the immune system, MHC and HLA systems, leukocyte functions, molecular biology, inflammatory mediators of the immune system and immunological aspects of periodontal diseases have been reviewed. A glance through this article may potentially revitalize and refresh the foundations of immunology in the reader’s mind quickly.
Pages: 30-35 | 636 Views 28 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Probal Soud, Dr. Neha Yadav, Dr. Pradeep Kumar. Fundamentals of Immunology and Periodontal Disease – Revisited. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(4):30-35.