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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2

Common dental diseases - Dispelling the prevailing myth

1 Institute of Forensic Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
2 Dental and Orthodontic Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Selwin Gabriel Samuel
Institute of Forensic Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijcd.ijcd_9_17

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Dental caries is generally considered to be the most common oral disease. According to the studies that have recorded the prevalence of oral diseases, periodontal diseases do not have records about its prevalence as much as dental caries. The periodontal diseases, both gingivitis and periodontitis occur due to various reasons, as they are multifactorial. Based on the correlation of the knowledge of the pathophysiology of diseases affecting periodontium and available data, it can be derived that gingivitis is also as common as dental caries. The authors speculate that sacking of gingivitis into a broader term of periodontal diseases may be the reason that hinders this fact. Hence, there is an obvious need to replace the tradition with actuality by making a deeper investigation.

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