Betel Nut Chewing Associated With Severe Periodontitis

Authors

  • Dhirendra K Giri Department of Periodontology, College Of Dental Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • P Kundapur Department of Periodontology, Manipal College Of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka
  • K M Bhat Department of Periodontology, Manipal College Of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka
  • I K Maharjan Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College Of Dental Surgery, B.P.Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/hren.v12i1.11990

Keywords:

Areca, Betel nut, Periodontitis

Abstract

Betel quid chewing has been in practice among people in many Asian countries since ages. It is the most widely used psychoactive substance and an important environmental risk factor for development of oral premalignant lesions and cancer. Arecoline, the major alkaloid of areca nut, has been known to cause cytotoxicity and genotoxicity in mammalian cells in vivo and in vitro and even contributes to carcinogenicity. It also increases the risk and severity of periodontal disease. This paper presents a case of betel nut chewing associated with severe periodontitis in a 32 year old male patient.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/hren.v12i1.11990

Health Renaissance 2014;12(1):57-60

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Author Biographies

Dhirendra K Giri, Department of Periodontology, College Of Dental Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan

Assistant Professor

I K Maharjan, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College Of Dental Surgery, B.P.Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

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Published

2015-01-28

How to Cite

Giri, D. K., Kundapur, P., Bhat, K. M., & Maharjan, I. K. (2015). Betel Nut Chewing Associated With Severe Periodontitis. Health Renaissance, 12(1), 57–60. https://doi.org/10.3126/hren.v12i1.11990

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Case Reports