Chronic Periodontitis and Systemic Health


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The term periodontitis is used to describe a group of multifactorial diseases that result in the progressive destruction of the structures that support the teeth within the jaws, the so-called attachment apparatus, which includes the periodontal ligament, cementum and alveolar bone.  Periodontitis resulting from a predominantly gramnegative microbial infection within the sub-gingival dental plaque biofilm is highly prevalent in adult populations around the world and much more than a localized oral infection. Recent data indicate that periodontitis may cause changes in systemic physiology [3,4]. In vitro and animal studies suggested that systemic inflammation due to pathogens associated with periodontal disease may play a role in the initiation and progression of some systemic diseases. Periodontal infections should therefore be considered as a risk factor for various systemic diseases.

Periodontal pathogens and their products, as well as inflammatory mediators produced in periodontal tissues, might enter the bloodstream, causing systemic effects and/or contributing to systemic diseases. Chronic periodontitis has been suggested as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases associated with atherosclerosis, bacterial endocarditis, diabetes mellitus, respiratory disease, preterm delivery, rheumatoid arthritis, and, recently, osteoporosis, pancreatic cancer, metabolic syndrome, renal diseases and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease Periodontitis-induced bacteremia/endotoxemia has been shown to cause elevations of serum proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-1, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha, which have been demonstrated to produce alterations in lipid metabolism leading to hyperlipidemia, associated with measures of atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction. The endothelial dysfunction, with blood pressure elevation and increased mortality risk in hypertensive patients.

The Journal is successfully running in the 8th Volume which covers a wide variety of Researchers of Oral Hygiene and Dental Health discipline are encouraged to publish innovative ideas in the international platform and peer reviewed journal of oral care and hygiene with good Impact factor. Oral hygiene, oral cancer, and oral surgery are some of the most evolving sectors of dental sciences, which still need more findings and communication. Hoping to contribute your work in our journal of Oral hygiene and health. We accept Original articles, rewiew articles, short commentaries etc.,

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