Periodontal Disease and Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease

Published: April 18, 2012

  • There is an association between periodontal disease and atherosclerotic vascular disease.
  • It has not been demonstrated that periodontal disease is a cause of atherosclerotic vascular disease.
  • It is not confirmed that heart disease or stroke can be prevented, or the clinical course of atherosclerotic vascular disease modified, by therapeutic periodontal interventions.