In recent years, numerous observational and interventional studies have focused on the possible association between periodontal disease and cardiovascular diseases.
During the chronic inflammatory process of periodontitis, large amounts of inflammatory mediators are released and spread through the bloodstream, potentially having systemic implications. At the cardiovascular level, these cause the atherosclerotic plaque to rupture, thereby triggering diverse cardiovascular disorders.
Therefore, it is important to consider that non-performance of proper periodontal maintenance may have consequences beyond the oral cavity.
The following article by Dr. Noguerol focuses on the relationship between these two diseases.