Plausible Correlation Between Sars-Cov2 and Periodontal Disease and Vice-versa: A Review

  • Nishita Bhosale MDS
Keywords: OVID-19, Periodontal disease, ACE-2.


Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease which affects the surrounding periodontal tissues and the primary etiological factor is the pathogenic microorganism. Apart from periodontal microbiome, various studies have shown that virome may play a role in etiopathogenesis of periodontal disease.  Recently COVID-19 caused by the virus SARS COV-2, has raised a global emergency. This virus belongs to the family of Coronaviridae which is an RNA virus that created havoc worldwide. This virus has affected millions of people globally. Angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2) has been considered the main receptor for the virus entry into target cells. Oral cavity and periodontal structures are also found to have these receptors. This fact possesses a risk as SARS CoV2 can aggravate periodontal disease as well as may increase the risk of CoV2 spread or its severity. This review will give an insight about the possible correlation between COVID and periodontal disease.

KEY WORDS: COVID-19, Periodontal disease, ACE-2.



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How to Cite
Bhosale, N. (2021). Plausible Correlation Between Sars-Cov2 and Periodontal Disease and Vice-versa: A Review. UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, 7(2).