Nutritional Requirements of the Periodontal Patient

Rosaiah, K.; Aruna, K.; Nandini, T. N.
September 2011
Indian Journal of Stomatology;2011, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p175
Academic Journal
The course and severity of most infections are exaggerated in malnutrition. Tissues with a rapid rate of cell renewal such as the periodontium depend on the ready availability of essential nutrients for the maintenance of their activities. They are therefore susceptible to the effects of malnutrition. The objectives of this discussion are two fold: 1. To update the clinician about the effects of specific nutritional deficiencies on the periodontal tissues. 2. To provide a practical method for implementing this information by using an orderly, easily understood nutritional counselling service that will appeal to the patient.


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