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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 96-100

Periodontal Vaccines - An Overview

Department of Periodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital Chennai - 600 095, India

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Major efforts have been dedicated to the development of vaccines against serious, highly prevalent diseases and diseases without effective treabnents. With regard to periodontitis, there are well established treatment modalities of chronic periodontitis. Whether there is a merit in developing periodontal vaccines for the prevention of periodontitis in general, and for special risk populations, must be considered. Recent findings of association between periodontitits and other systemic diseases may provide a rationale for the development of a vaccine against periodontitis. This article is an overview of the various efforts made in the field of Periodontics for the preparation of vaccines against periodontal diseases.

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