Root canal infection linked to heart disease

Posted on

Root canal infection is a polymicrobial endodontic infection resulting in the destruction of tissue around the root of teeth. The current concept is that oral inflammation has an exacerbating effect on cardiovascular disease, said John Liljestrand, a doctoral candidate at the university of Helsinki. He chose a patient with hypertension, dyalipidemia and diabetes for his study. According to his study, the more inflammation the patient has around the root of their teeth, the more…

The following page is only for use by dental professionals.
Please click OK if you are a dental professionals.