Cardiovascular Diseases and Periodontal diseases: Exploring the Connection: A Review

Sumit Bhateja, Geetika Arora


Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a leading cause of death and disability across the developed world and impose a vast burden on healthcare resources. Periodontitis, although not a cause of mortality, is also a major public health concern because of its high prevalence in the population and its negative impact on oral health, ability to chew, appearance, quality of life, dental care costs and tooth loss. In addition, as a progressive, chronic inflammatory disease, untreated periodontitis has the potential to undermine overall health and even exacerbate other inflammatory conditions, such as CVDs. This review discusses about association between cardiovascular diseases & periodontal diseases.


Cardiovascular disease (CVD); Periodontal disease; Periodontitis; Inflammaton; Coronary heart disease (CHD)

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