Monica Giovanna Ravera*
Dental Hygienist, Free Lance, Turin, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Monica Giovanna Ravera, Dental Hygienist, Free Lance, Turin, Italy.
Received: February 13, 2020; Published: February 27, 2020
The growing scientific interest in the correlation between systemic pathologies and periodontal pathologies, shows how chronic infectious-inflammatory diseases, such as periodontitis, have implications with neurodegenerative pathologies, cause of cognitive decline and deprivation of self-sufficiency in the affected subjects.
Numerous studies in literature show that pathogenic microorganisms implicated in periodontal disease play an important role in the onset or more likely in the progression of neuro-degenerative diseases.
The increase in the average age of the population requires increasing commitment in the management of the needs of the "Aging Society".
The appropriateness of clinical management in preventing and removing universally known periodontal pathogens is fully part of the prevention of systemic diseases that impact on social and public health.
The minimally invasive "flapless" techniques performed with new-generation instruments represent the preferred approach also for patients presenting polytherapy, guaranteeing them an adequate reduction of the microbial load, a factor which is decisive for oral and systemic health.
Keywords: Oral Microbiota; Alzheimer Disease; Porphyromonas Gingivalis; Gingipain Inhibitor
Citation: Monica Giovanna Ravera. “Cognitive Decline and Oral Microbiota. Pro-Inflammatory Conditions Become Risk Factors in Neurodegenerative Disease”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.3 (2020): 01-05.
Copyright: © 2020 Monica Giovanna Ravera. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.