Periodontal Disease and Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease

Updated:Jun 24,2015
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Periodontal Disease and Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: Does the Evidence Support an Independent Association?

  • There is an association between periodontal disease and atherosclerotic vascular disease.
  • It has not been demonstrated that periodontal disease is a cause of atherosclerotic vascular disease.
  • It is not confirmed that heart disease or stroke can be prevented, or the clinical course of atherosclerotic vascular disease modified, by therapeutic periodontal interventions.
 
Read the full article in Circulation
Circulation. 2012: published online before print April 18, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31825719f3.

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