The effects of periodontal therapy on vascular endothelial function: a pilot trial.

@article{Elter2006TheEO,
  title={The effects of periodontal therapy on vascular endothelial function: a pilot trial.},
  author={John R Elter and Alan L. Hinderliter and Steven Offenbacher and James D. Beck and Melissa Caughey and Nadine Brodala and Phoebus N Madianos},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={151 1},
  pages={47}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic periodontal infection is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease. Although the mechanism responsible for the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular events is not fully understood, it is hypothesized that the chronic inflammatory burden of periodontal disease may lead to impaired functioning of the vascular endothelium. METHODS Twenty-two otherwise healthy adults with moderate to severe periodontitis who underwent complete mouth… CONTINUE READING
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