Chulalongkorn University Dental Journal

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It was well known that the major etiological agent of periodontal diseases is microbial plaque. However, convincing evidence for hereditary nature of some forms of periodontal diseases, such as juvenile periodontitis, has been well accumulated. A familial pattern of alveolar bone loss has been shown to occur in several families with certain forms of periodontal diseases. It was suggested that heredity and genetic factors may play a role as one of the causes involved in the development of juvenile periodontitis. Different modes of inheritance have been postulated including an autosomal recessive trait and X-linked dominant trait. Moreover, it was suggested that localized juvenile periodontitis is a genetic disease resulting in neutrophil defect, which in turn decrease the individual's ability to resist infection from plaque bacteria.



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