"Does Periodontal Therapy Reduce the Risk for Systemic Diseases?"

Frank A. Scannapieco, Ananda P. Dasanayake, Nok Chhun

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Abstract

Periodontal disease is treated by various approaches, including simple oral hygiene practices, professional mechanical debridement, antimicrobial therapy and periodontal surgery. There is evidence to associate periodontal disease with several systemic diseases and conditions, including myocardial infarction, adverse pregnancy outcomes, diabetes mellitus, and respiratory disease. This article reviews the published literature that describes the effects of periodontal treatment on cardiovascular diseases, adverse pregnancy outcomes, diabetes mellitus, and respiratory disease. While some progress has been made, further research is required to understand the value of periodontal interventions in the prevention of systemic diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-181
Number of pages19
JournalDental clinics of North America
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Periodontal disease
  • Periodontal therapy
  • Periodontitis
  • Systemic diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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