Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral
versión impresa ISSN 1699-6585
BARBIERI PETRELLI, G; MATEOS RAMIREZ, L y BASCONES MARTINEZ. The role of stress in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease. Avances en Periodoncia [online]. 2003, vol.15, n.2, pp.77-86. ISSN 1699-6585.
In the chronic character of periodontitis, conditions or risk factors are implicated on the progression of this disease. Some examples are diabetes, tobacco, genetic disorders, etc. Recently, different studies have tried to make a relationship between the psychological stress and the progression of periodontal disease. These papers have had different results depended on the studied population. Several studies have investigated the molecular and cellular bases in the relationship between the immune system and the central nerve system. The aim of this article is to make a literature review of the association between the psychological stress and periodontal disease, studding the scientific evidence available of this association.
Palabras clave : Stress; periodontal disease; aetiology; pathogenesis.