Inflammatory mechanisms and redox status in periodontal and cardiometabolic diseases: effects of adjunctive nutritional antioxidants and statins.

  • Mena Soory
  • Published 2012 in Infectious disorders drug targets

Abstract

Periodontal pathogens in plaque biofilm initiate periodontitis, which is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. The resultant pro-oxidant status imposed on the periodontium, exacerbated by episodic hyperinflammatory damage contributes to progression of periodontitis and tooth loss in susceptible subjects. Increasing documentation of bi-directional… (More)

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