Oral Infections and Cardiovascular Disease

The Concept of Infection Control in Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Author(s): Per Ramberg and Jan Wennstrom

Pp: 82-90 (9)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805232511101010082

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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.

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