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Multiple Sclerosis and Dentistry: A Contemporary Evaluation [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2015; 21(1): 1-6 | DOI: 10.4274/tnd.29974  

Multiple Sclerosis and Dentistry: A Contemporary Evaluation

Hasan Hatipoğlu1, Sibel Canbaz Kabay2, Müjgan Güngör Hatipoğlu3
1Dumlupınar University Faculty Of Dentistry, Department Of Periodontology, Kütahya, Turkey
2Dumlupınar University Faculty Of Medicine, Department Of Neurology, Kütahya, Turkey
3Dumlupınar University Faculty Of Dentistry, Department Of Oral Radiology, Kütahya, Turkey

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, demyelinating condition affecting the central nervous system. MS exhibits characteristics of an auto-immune disease. Etiology of this condition remains unknown but environmental and genetic factors are often thought to be responsible. A possible relationship between dentistry and MS has often been mentioned in the literature. Special attention and interdisciplinary cooperation are required in the diagnosis of MS and the application of dental treatments in order to optimize general and dental health status of patients with MS. In this review, MS-dental related studies and recommendations for dental treatment approaches for individuals with MS are discussed.

Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, dentistry, dental care, periodontal diseases


Hasan Hatipoğlu, Sibel Canbaz Kabay, Müjgan Güngör Hatipoğlu. Multiple Sclerosis and Dentistry: A Contemporary Evaluation. Turk J Neurol. 2015; 21(1): 1-6

Corresponding Author: Hasan Hatipoğlu, Türkiye


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