Program Track: Periodontal-Systemic Reationships
Moderator: Ray C. Williams
Speaker: Francesco D’Aiuto
Human microbial ecosystem plays an important role in both maintenance of homeostasis and the development of inflammation. Gingival inflammation may originate to both innate (epithelial and non-epithelial) and adaptive immune sensing of the supra and subgingival microbiota. Periodontitis is associated with low-grade systemic inflammation, which may be reversed by effective treatment/management. Periodontal treatment, however, is in itself an inflammatory trigger.