Medical Tribune June 2011


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Recent evidence suggests that periodontal interventions aimed at controlling local inflammation may reduce the risk of systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD), which have been associated with periodontal diseases. According to Professor David Paquette, Dean for Education at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, USA, there is ample study and case-based evidence linking both CVD and DM with periodontal inflammation.