Periodontal disease is characterized by the destruction of connective tissue and dental bone support following an inflammatory host response secondary to infection by periodontal bacteria. It is dependent on many factors, such as the microbial challenge, genetic risk factors, environmental and acquired risk factors. The provision of Removable Partial Denture (RPD) for partially edentulous patients helps to restore form, function and aesthetic; more so it also help to maintain the health of the remaining dentition and surrounding oral tissue. They are also more economical, esthetic and easier to clean. The use of RPD has been implicated in the development of periodontal diseases acting as a risk factor. It increases plaque accumulation in the mouth and this result in pathogenesis of periodontal diseases which can result in tooth loss.
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