Periodontal disease is a multi-factorial disease. Microorganisms and microbial products in oral cavity frame the main etiological factors through host and environmental factors also. They play a role in disease, microbial factors from the main etiopathological cause for the disease. DNA probe is the recent advancement in diagnosing periodontal disease. It is based on nucleic acid detection. It helps the simultaneous determination of the presence of a multitude of bacterial species in single or multiple clinical samples. In this method bacterial viability and epidemiologic research is not required. Various studies using this molecular method have considerably enhanced the understanding of the microbiology of periodontal disease.
Key words: DNA probe, Periodontal disease, Gingivitis, Nucleic acid, Diagnosis.
Received: 11January, 2019 Revised: 28 January, 2019 Accepted: 10 February, 2019
Corresponding Author: Dr. Vivek Singh, PG Student Department of Public Health Dentistry, Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
This article may be cited as: Singh V, P Anuradha, S Sahana, Narayan M, Agarwal S, Singh S. DNA Probes: Newer Diagnostic Aid in Periodontal Disease. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(2):49-51.