S. Mounika, Gopinath
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S. Mounika1, 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
Volume - 9,
Issue - 11,
Year - 2016
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 .
Cite this article:
S. Mounika, Gopinath. Periodontitis as a Risk Factor of Atherosclerosis. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 2016; 9(11):2017-2019.