Journal of Dental Research and Review

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37--41

The roles of viruses in periodontal diseases


CC Azodo1, P Erhabor2 
1 Department of Periodontics, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
2 Department of Periodontics, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria

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Dr. C C Azodo
Department of Periodontics, University of Benin, Benin City
Nigeria

The roles of bacteria in the etiopathogenesis of periodontal disease are well-understand, but that of the virus found in the periodontal environment are poorly understood. The aim of this literature review was to report the roles of viruses in periodontal diseases. The roles of viruses in periodontal diseases were categorized into the role in disease etiology, role in the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases, role in diseases progression and role in response to treatment. Clearer understanding of roles of viruses in periodontal diseases will facilitate the provision of effective periodontal disease prevention and treatment.


How to cite this article:
Azodo C C, Erhabor P. The roles of viruses in periodontal diseases.J Dent Res Rev 2015;2:37-41


How to cite this URL:
Azodo C C, Erhabor P. The roles of viruses in periodontal diseases. J Dent Res Rev [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Jan 24 ];2:37-41
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