Perio-Systemic Direct Link

In consideration of the considerable information about a direct link between periodontal inflammation and CV disease, are periodontists now doing more to inform patients of this risk, and are their efforts to bring referral sources up to speed on this knowledge? I have attached a research paper from 2009 from Italy regarding perio and atherosclerosis.

Treatment of periodontal disease results in improvements in endothelial dysfunction and reduction of the carotid intima media thickness.pdf

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