About this Research Topic
This Research Topic hosts original research papers as well as reviews focusing on local mechanisms of the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases, including novel aspects of microbial pathogenesis and host immunomodulation. Aspects of microbial ecology and dysbiosis in periodontal diseases are also covered. Translational work that embraces microbiological or immunological factors that mediate the link between systemic health and periodontal diseases is welcome.
Keywords: Oral infections, oral microbes, periodontics, oral mucosa immunity, microbial ecology, host immunomodulation
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