Scope of Periodontium in Forensic Science

Authors

  • Gayathri S1, Gomathi M2, Nandhini V3, Sumathi H R4, Geetha T5, Dona Samm2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i2.2705

Keywords:

Forensic odontology, Periodontitium, Age estimation, Dental records

Abstract

Forensic odontology is the application of dental knowledge in forensic science in identification of victims during criminal justice. This article highlights the important role of gingiva and the surrounding periodontal structures in forensic field. Evidence can be collected only with proper documentation of the dental records. The importance of dental records plays a key role not only in identification but also in terms of dental malpractice or in insurance claim. Recent studies have established ante mortem and postmortem changes in gingival and periodontal tissues. Thus periodontitics has a scope in forensic odontology.

Author Biography

Gayathri S1, Gomathi M2, Nandhini V3, Sumathi H R4, Geetha T5, Dona Samm2

1Reader, 2Crri, 3Reader, 4Professor, 5Tutor, Sathyabama Dental College and Hospital

Published

2020-04-29

How to Cite

Gayathri S1, Gomathi M2, Nandhini V3, Sumathi H R4, Geetha T5, Dona Samm2. (2020). Scope of Periodontium in Forensic Science. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(2), 54-57. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i2.2705