Cardiovascular and oral disease interactions: what is the evidence?

@article{Ford2007CardiovascularAO,
  title={Cardiovascular and oral disease interactions: what is the evidence?},
  author={Pauline J Ford and Kazuhisa Yamazaki and Gregory John Seymour},
  journal={Primary dental care : journal of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={59-66}
}
This paper reviews the evidence for the interaction of oral disease (more specifically, periodontal infections) with cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death worldwide, with atherosclerosis as the underlying aetiology in the vast majority of cases. The importance of the role of infection and inflammation in atherosclerosis is now widely accepted, and there has been increasing awareness that immune responses are central to atherogenesis. Chronic inflammatory… CONTINUE READING
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