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Risk Factors for Periodontitis and Caries in a Patient with Down's Syndrome

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

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Description:

A patient with Down's syndrome (Trisomy 21) may be at increased risk for periodontitis and caries. Identification of a patient at risk means that preventive measures can be taken before serious problems arise. Good oral health can improve the quality of life for the patient with Down's syndrome.

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