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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 695-699

Genetics and periodontal diseases


1 PG Student, Departmet of Periodontics & Oral Implantology, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur, India
2 Professor, Departmet of Periodontics & Oral Implantology, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur, India
3 Private Practitioner, Khushi Dental Care, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Preeti Jayaraman
PG Student, Departmet of Periodontics & Oral Implantology, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur
India
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In today's genomic era, it is not genes alone but the interplay of genetic and environmental factors that determines the phenotype. While microbial and other environmental factors initiate and modulate periodontal disease, individuals are known to respond differently to common environmental challenges, and this differential response is influenced by the individual's genetic profile. This review aims to enlighten the genetic aspects of host susceptibility in terms of periodontal disease.


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