Author(s): Walker DM
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Abstract The primary function of the immune system of the mouth is to protect the teeth, jaws, gingivae and oral mucosa against infection. These host defences vary in the different oral microenvironments or domains represented by the oral mucosa, saliva and gingival crevice. This review aims to consider and contrast the main immune components in each domain and cites examples of oral diseases where the immune response is defective.
This article was published in Ann Acad Med Singapore
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy