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Periodontal lesions are considered a major problem in the global burden of oral diseases due to their high frequency and negative impact on quality of life. Periodontal inflammation is accomplished by a breakdown of microcirculatory function. Early detection of gingival microvessel dysfunction helps diagnose and prevent the progression of initial(More)
There is growing evidence that suggests a relationship among periodontitis and the risk factors for cardiovascu-lar disease, including obesity, dyslipidemia, diabetes and hypertension; their association is known as metabolic syndrome (MetS). Periodontal disease was proposed as a part of MetS (1). It was found that women with more components of MetS had a(More)
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