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PRACTITIONER SECTION
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 172-174

Metabolic syndrome and periodontal disease


1 Professor and Head, Department of Periodontology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, India
2 PG student, Department of Periodontology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Vipin Bharti
15, Dhaliwal Colony, Jagdish Ashram, Patiala, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.60234

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It is important for a dentist to be well informed and updated on the latest research on the association of oral and systemic health. Of late, the metabolic syndrome has gained importance in dental literature, and metabolic syndrome and periodontal disease have been linked. Metabolic syndrome (MeS) is a group of three or more (up to five) interrelated metabolic abnormalities, which increases the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Also, both MeS and periodontal disease may be linked through a common pathophysiological pathway. Some studies have been conducted to show such an association and additional studies are required to establish this association. A dental surgeon can play a major role in evaluating patients with MeS and thus prevent the development of overt cardiovascular disease.


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