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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: June | Volume: 7 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 121-124

Periodontitis Effects on Cardiovascular Occlusion: A Risk not to be Underestimated

Dr. Romil Sharma1, Dr. Devaraj C.G2

1MDS 2nd year, 2Head of Department,
Department of Periodontology & Implantology, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College, Jaipur.

Corresponding Author: Romil Sharma


This paper evaluates the current information on the relationship between oral disease (specifically, Periodontitis) and coronary artery disease (CAD) to determine whether the information is sufficient to conclude that Periodontitis is a risk factor for CAD. Oral infection models have emerged as useful tools to study the hypothesis that periodontal infection is a cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor. Periodontal infections are a leading culprit, with studies reporting associations between periodontal disease and CVD. The results however have varied and it often is unclear what conclusions can be drawn from these data. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between Coronary artery disease incidence and prevalence of periodontal disease in such patients.

Key words: Periodontitis, Cardiovascular occlusion, coronary artery disease (CAD), CVD.

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