The Concept of Infection Control in Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Disease
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Per Ramberg and Jan Wennstrom
Periodontal disease is an infectious disease affecting more than 50% of the adult
population, and epidemiological studies reveal an increased risk for cardiovascular disease
and stroke among individuals with periodontal disease. Hence, prevention and treatment of
periodontal diseases through the control of periodontal infections are import issues not only
for the oral health but also the general health of the individual. In this chapter current
concepts regarding treatment approaches for establishing and maintaining periodontal
infection control are discussed.
Department of Periodontology, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.