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Is periodontitis an independent risk factor for subclinical atherosclerosis?

Singapore Dent J 2016 Dec;37:9-13

Department of Pedodontics, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Indore. Electronic address:

Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the interrelationship between periodontitis and atherosclerosis by comparing the ultrasound and clinical markers of atherosclerosis in systemically healthy patients with and without periodontitis and whether periodontitis can be an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis.

Materials And Methods: Total 40 subjects, of same socioeconomic status, belonging to age group of 35-65 years, were recruited and divided into two groups - Group I (Chronic Generalised Periodontitis without any systemic disease: CP-SH), Group II (Normal healthy patients without periodontitis and any systemic disease - SH). Clinical measurements and ultrasound examinations were carried out. Read More

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December 2016
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