Genetic signature reveals new way to classify gum disease

A new system for classifying periodontal disease has been devised based on the genetic signature of affected tissue, rather than on clinical signs and symptoms. The new classification system, the first of its kind, may allow for earlier detection and more individualized treatment of severe periodontitis, before loss of teeth and supportive bone occurs.

Source: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/dentistry/~3/B9jPzJHKfy8/140321164603.htm

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