Helicobacter Pylori and Periodontal diseases: An update and proposal of a multidisciplinary clinical protocol

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Abstract

Helicobacter Pylori has been closely linked to chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers and increased risk of gastric carcinoma. Oral cavity, in particular dental plaque in periodontal pockets, may be a possible reservoir harboring H. Pylori, and may therefore be involved in the gastric reinfection by the bacterium, even after triple therapy regimen. This report is an update of scientific data showing the potential localization of H. Pylori in the oral cavity of periodontitis patients. A multidisciplinary clinical protocol combining full-mouth disinfection and triple therapy is also suggested. This protocol could permit to enhance oral H. Pylori eradication.

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Marbaix, S. , Soueidan, A. , Romani, M. , Campard, G. , Amador, G. and Badran, Z. (2013) Helicobacter Pylori and Periodontal diseases: An update and proposal of a multidisciplinary clinical protocol. Open Journal of Stomatology, 3, 318-322. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2013.36053.

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