TY - CHAP A1 - Whasun Oh Chung A2 - Jonathan Y. An ED1 - Jane Manakil Y1 - 2012-02-03 PY - 2012 T1 - Periodontal Disease and Gingival Innate Immunity – Who Has the Upper Hand? N2 - "Periodontal diseases" is a web-based resource intended to reach the contemporary practitioners as well as educators and students in the field of periodontology. It is fully searchable and designed to enhance the learning experience. Within the book a description is presented of the current concepts presenting the complex interactions of microbial fingerprint, multiple genotypes, and host modulations. In addition, an overview is given of the clinical outcome of the disease's progression, as influenced by the epigenetic factors. Emerging concepts on periodontitis as a risk factor for various systemic diseases and as a bilateral modulating factor have been elucidated in detail as well. BT - Periodontal Diseases SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/27157 DO - 10.5772/27157 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-24 ER -