Endothelial dysfunction in patients with chronic perlodontitis and its improvement after initial periodontal therapy


MERCANOGLU F. , OFLAZ H. , OZ O., GOKBUGET A. Y. , GENCHELLAC H., SEZER M. , ...More

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.75, no.12, pp.1694-1700, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2004.75.12.1694
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1694-1700

Abstract

Background: Recent epidemiological data suggested that there is a relationship between periodontal health and atherosclerotic coronary heart disease. Although hypothetical models were proposed, the exact mechanism of this association has not been clarified. The aim of this study is to investigate whether there is an endothelial dysfunction in patients with chronic periodontitis and, if present, whether recovery is possible with therapy.