Genetic Disorders and Oral Health

Until recently, the relationship between genetic disorders and periodontal diseases was unclear. As our understanding of the underlying mechanisms and systemic pathophysiology of numerous genetic disorders broadens, new research has uncovered a possible association between these types of disorders and periodontal diseases. Of interest to clinicians who provide periodontal care, this paper reviews several genetic disorders that have periodontal manifestations, including Marfan syndrome, Papillon Lefèvre syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VIII, neurofibromatosis type I, and Alzheimer disease.

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