Micro-immunotherapy & Odontology

Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the periodontium (supporting apparatus) of teeth that leads to gum loss and degeneration of the jaw bone. It is one of the most common infectious diseases of the oral cavity and its main symptoms are bad breath, bleeding and swollen gums. In an integrated approach to dentistry, periodontitis is not regarded as an isolated disease, but rather as a symptom of a general regulatory disorder of the body as a whole. Its occurrence is closely related to an imbalance of immune defences and can point towards intestinal disease2.

In this area, micro-immunotherapy can be applied to reduce inflammation, as well as to restore the balance between bone resorption and growth.

  1. Cekici A, Kantarci A, Hasturk H, Van Dyke TE. Inflammatory and immune pathways in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease. Periodontol 2000. 2014; 64(1):57-80.
  2. Lira-Junior R, Figueredo CM. Periodontal and inflammatory bowel diseases: Is there evidence of complex pathogenic interactions?. World J Gastroenterol. 2016;22(35):7963-72.

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