Oral Microbiology and Dental Research

Viral diseases/infections of the oral cavity, oral mucosa and perioral regions are generally encountered by dentists and have not received the required recognition until recently and viruses are both - ulcer genic and the tumorigenic agents of human oral cavity. The plethora of mammalian viruses in the lesions seen in periodontitis proposes that viruses play a significant role in oral diseases than earlier recognized. One of the most crucial target of oral microbiology in future would be to arbitrate the diversity, magnitude, frequency, pathogenicity, treatment and prognosis of oral viruses and the infections they cause.