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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109-112

The possible link between periodontitis and orodigestive cancer: An overview


Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Himani Sharma
Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida - 201 306, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJDS.IJDS_115_19

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Increasing evidences are found in the literature lately regarding the association between periodontitis and orodigestive tract cancers. Periodontopathic bacteria resulting in periodontal disease, acts as a risk factor for the initiation and development of carcinoma. They have been shown to act through various mechanisms including inhibition of apoptosis, activation of cellular proliferation, and others. This review is an attempt to find the possible connecting mechanism between the aforesaid.


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