Some Systemic Expressions of Dental Infections

Weston A. Price, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.D., Cleveland, Ohio

With the rapidly accumulating data relating dental infections to systemic involvements, particularly as contributing factors to the degenerative diseases, there is developing a distinct change in emphasis from the importance of the specificity of the organism to the important of the specificity of the host. In the light of the newer knowledge, we are chiefly concerned with the soil. I have recently presented in much detail evidence tending to relate dental infections as important contributing factors to the degenerative diseases.

While the infection of periodontoclasia pockets, and of gingivial lesions will consist of mixed infections, usually with spirochetes predominating...

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