Periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease: epidemiology and possible mechanisms.

@article{Genco2002PeriodontalDA,
  title={Periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease: epidemiology and possible mechanisms.},
  author={Robert J. Genco and Steven Offenbacher and James D. Beck},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2002},
  volume={133 Suppl},
  pages={14S-22S}
}
BACKGROUND Many early epidemiologic studies reported an association between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. However, other studies found no association or nonsignificant trends. This report summarizes the evidence from epidemiologic studies and studies that focused on potential contributing mechanisms to provide a more complete picture of the association between periodontal and heart disease. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED The authors summarize the longitudinal studies reported to… CONTINUE READING