Halitosis de origen periodontalrevisión

  1. Menéndez Colla, M.
  2. Noguerol Rodríguez, B.
  3. Cuesta Frechoso, S.
  4. Gallego Pérez, M.
  5. Tejerina Lobo, J. Mª.
  6. Sicilia Felechosa, A.
Avances en periodoncia e implantología oral

ISSN: 1699-6585

Year of publication: 2004

Volume: 16

Issue: 1

Pages: 19-33

Type: Article

DOI: 10.4321/S1699-65852004000100003 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Bad breath, oral malodour and halitosis they are terms used describe unpleasant odour out from the oral cavity, independently from the source where the odorous can be oral no oral. The majority of bad breath originates within the mouth. They have been attributed mainly attributed to volatile sulfur compounds (VSC) such as hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan and dimethyl sulfide. The primary cause are bacteria gram-negative bacteria that are similar to the causing periodontal diseases. These bacterias produce the VSC by metabolizing epithelial cells, leukocytes, etc., mainly located in saliva, dental plaque. Tongue surface is composed of desquamated epithelial cells and bacterias, suggestig that it has the proteolytic and putrefactive capacity to produce VSC. The aim of this review article: (1) to analyze the evidence the importance of the bad breath in the current context, (2) to study the data your etiology and (3) to value the association between the periodontal diseases and the halitosis of oral origin.