Periodontal Vaccine: A Therapeutic Modality on the Horizon

Thomas George, Annie KittyGeorge, Saumya John, Anupa Thomas


Periodontal disease which is poly microbial, is one of the leading causes for tooth loss in the adult population. Current treatment modalities have resulted only in arresting the disease progression but have not cured the disease completely, nor do they prevent the recurrence. Hence there is a need for more sophisticated therapeutic modalities which may include vaccines. Till now, however, no periodontal vaccine trial has been successful in satisfying all the requirements of an ideal periodontal vaccine. Periodontal vaccines not only target a single pathogen, but, since poly microbial, would be a useful adjunct to mechanical therapy.


response , periodontal vaccine, periodontitis

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