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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2010; 1(3):161-162
    Letter To The Editor | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.70925

    Periodontal disease linked to cardiovascular disease

    Authors:

    Rajiv Saini, Santosh Saini 1 , Sugandha Sharma 2

    Departments of Periodontology and Oral Implantology,

    1 Department of Microbiology, Rural Medical College, Loni, Maharashtra, India.

    2 Prosthodontics, Rural Dental College

    Abstract:

    Periodontitis is a destructive inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth and is caused either by specifi c microorganisms or by a group of specific microorganisms , resulting in progressive destruction of periodontal ligament and alveolar bone with periodontal pocket formation, gingival recession, or both.[1] Periodontitis has been proposed as having an etiological or modulating role in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and adverse pregnancy outcome, and several mechanisms have been proposed to explain or support such theories and oral lesions are indicators of disease progression and oral cavity can be a window to overall health and body systems.read more..,