Oral Infections and Cardiovascular Disease

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of current knowledge about research in oral infections and their association with cardiovascular diseases. Several epidemiological, clinical and other ...
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The Concept of Infection Control in Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Pp. 82-90 (9)

Per Ramberg and Jan Wennstrom

Abstract

Periodontal disease is an infectious disease affecting more than 50% of the adult population, and epidemiological studies reveal an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke among individuals with periodontal disease. Hence, prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases through the control of periodontal infections are import issues not only for the oral health but also the general health of the individual. In this chapter current concepts regarding treatment approaches for establishing and maintaining periodontal infection control are discussed.

Affiliation:

Department of Periodontology, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.