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Periodontal disease. Etiology and pathogenesis.

Abstract

Periodontal disease is the number-one cause of the early loss of teeth in dogs and cats. Some of the factors in the adult animal that play a major role in the development of periodontal diseases are discussed in this article, including overcrowding, malocclusions, diet, developmental defects, and metabolic and systemic disease.

PMID:
3490036
DOI:
10.1016/s0195-5616(86)50303-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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