Periodontitis and risk for atherosclerosis: an update on intervention trials.

@article{Tonetti2009PeriodontitisAR,
  title={Periodontitis and risk for atherosclerosis: an update on intervention trials.},
  author={Maurizio S Tonetti},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 Suppl 10},
  pages={15-9}
}
AIMS Periodontitis has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events. The nature of the association is unclear because both periodontitis and cardiovascular disease (CVD) share a host of risk factors. Intervention trials are critical to explore the relationship. If the association were causal, successful periodontal therapy will lead to an attenuation of the effect - CVD. MATERIAL AND METHODS The paper reviewed the design and the results of intervention trials aimed at… CONTINUE READING