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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 11
First page : ( 2017) Last page : ( 2019)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00411.X

Periodontitis as a risk factor of atherosclerosis

Mounika S.1, Dr.  Gopinath2

1BDS Student, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai-600 077

2Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai-600 077

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Online published on 2 March, 2017.

Abstract

Aim and objective

To do a review on periodontitis which is a risk factor of atherosclerosis.

Background

periodontitis is the loss of gum attachment with the alveolar bone and resulting in the tooth loss. Pathogenesis of periodontal diseases is thought to be due to he accumulation of dental plaque along with the mucosal infection and inflammation. Atherosclerosis is a vascular diseases in which the artery thickens due to the accumulation of white blood cells and proliferation of intimal smooth muscle cells creating a fibro fatty plaque.

Reason

to know about the several mechanisms by which the dental plaque associated periodontitis initiate or worsen the atherosclerosis.

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