Is there an association between occlusion and periodontal destruction?

Harrel, Stephen K.; Nunn, Martha E.; Hallmon, William W.
October 2006
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Oct2006, Vol. 137 Issue 10, p1380
Academic Journal
The article provides a brief review of the literature about the association between occlusion and the progression of periodontal destruction. Studies suggest that teeth undergoing occlusal stress suffer more periodontal destruction. Animal studies have been performed since the 1930s to prove or disprove the relationship between occlusion and periodontal disease. The possible physiological processes to excessive occlusal contact between teeth are enumerated.


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