Periodontal diseases have been considered as" infections" in which microorganisms initiate and maintain the destructive inflammatory response. However, the nature of the periodontal disease resulting from dental plaque appears to depend to a large extent on the interaction among the bacterial agent, the environment, and the response of the host's defence mechanisms to the bacterial assault. A thorough understanding of the etiopathogenesis of periodontal disease has provided the clinicians and researchers with a number of diagnostic tools and technique that has widened the treatment options. Periodontitis, a disease involving supportive structures of the teeth prevails in all groups, ethnicities, races and both genders and dental plaque is considered as primary etiologic agent. A complete knowledge of the microbial factors, their pathogenicity as well as host factors are of the essential importance for pathogenesis of periodontal disease. In this way, it could be possible to treat the periodontal patients adequately.
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