Iatrogenic Factors Affecting the Periodontium: An Overview
Ravi Varma Prasad 1, *, Siddharth Chincholi 2, Deepika V 1, Syed Sirajuddin 3, Shriparna Biswas 3, Sandeep S Prabhu 3, Rakesh MP 3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
Issue: Suppl 1: M8
First Page: 208
Last Page: 209
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-9-208
Article History:Received Date: 22/12/2014
Revision Received Date: 4/3/2015
Acceptance Date: 10/3/2015
Electronic publication date: 26/6/2015
Collection year: 2015
open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
The principal reason of gingival inflammation is bacterial plaque, along with other predisposing factors. These predisposing factors are calculus, malocclusion, faulty restorations, complications associated with orthodontic therapy, self- inflicted injuries, use of tobacco & radiation therapy. The contributing factors to gingival inflammation & periodontal destruction are deficient dental restorations and prosthesis. Inadequate dental procedures that add to the weakening of the periodontal tissues are referred to as iatrogenic factors.