J Dent Res 2021 Dec 2:220345211049984. Epub 2021 Dec 2.
Department of Periodontology, Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery, Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Sciences, Charité-University Medicine Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany.
Periodontitis is a common complex inflammatory disease of the oral cavity. It is characterized by inflammation of gingival tissues and alveolar bone loss. Recently, a genome-wide association study and 2 genome-wide association study meta-analyses found 2 associated regions (haplotype blocks) at the inhibitory immune receptor gene to increase the risk for periodontitis. Read More