1 Department of Surgery and Integrated Clinic, Araçatuba School of Dentistry, São Paulo State University - UNESP, Araçatuba, SP, Brazil
2 Department of Dental Materials and Prosthodontics, Araçatuba School of Dentistry, São Paulo State University - UNESP, Araçatuba, SP, Brazil
3 DDS, Private Practice, Araçatuba, SP, Brazil
4 Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Public Health, Araçatuba School of Dentistry, São Paulo State University - UNESP, Araçatuba, SP, Brazil
Non-Inflammatory Destructive Periodontal
Disease (NIDPD), is a severe destructive periodontal disease, that is
characterized by the attachment loss and alveolar bone loss, without signs of
the gingival inflammation, and the periodontal pocket development.
the fact that various cases of NIDPD have been reported; their etiology and
disease evolution is still indefinite, and therefore, are open for discussion.
An NIDPD case was studied in order to demonstrate features of the
disease, and discuss the possible etiology and treatment.
this clinical case, the etiology of NIDPD seems to be an association of
endogenous opportunist bacteria with anatomical aspects, occlusion pattern,
emotional stress and mouth breathing condition.
In spite of
all cases described in the literature are comparable and may have similar
etiology as related in this clinical case, additional research is needed to
identify and clarify the role of the etiologic factors which determine the
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