Occlusal considerations in periodontics

S J Davies, R J Gray, G J Linden, J A James

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Periodontal disease does not directly affect the occluding surfaces of teeth, consequently some may find a section on periodontics a surprising inclusion. Trauma from the occlusion, however, has been linked with periodontal disease for many years. Karolyi published his pioneering paper, in 1901 'Beobachtungen uber Pyorrhoea alveolaris' (occlusal stress and 'alveolar pyorrhoea'). (1) However, despite extensive research over many decades, the role of occlusion in the aetiology and pathogenesis of inflammatory periodontitis is still not completely understood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-604
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Dental Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 08 Dec 2001


  • Animals
  • Dental Occlusion, Traumatic
  • Humans
  • Occlusal Adjustment
  • Periodontal Diseases
  • Periodontal Splints
  • Periodontitis
  • Tooth Mobility


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