Periodontitis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

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Chapter 2 Periodontitis and ­atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease Nagore Ambrosio and Bruno G. Loos 2.1 Introduction This chapter describes the relationship of peri­odontal disease and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ACVD). Periodontal disease…

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Periodontitis and neurodegenerative diseases

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Chapter 9 Periodontitis and neurodegenerative diseases Tanya Cerajewska, Shelley Allen-Birt and Nicola West 9.1 Introduction Many neurodegenerative diseases cause progressive deterioration in specific areas of the nervous system. This affects…

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Periodontitis, pregnancy and fertility

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Chapter 7 Periodontitis, pregnancy and fertility Yiorgos A. Bobetsis and Phoebus N. Madianos 7.1 Introduction Pregnancy is a unique period during a woman’s life. Throughout this period many changes take…

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Periodontitis and malignancy

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Chapter 8 Periodontitis and malignancy Jon H. Higham and Frank Scannapieco 8.1 Introduction Epidemiological studies have established an association between malignancy and exposure to chronic infection and aberrant immune response…

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Periodontitis and inflammatory bowel disease

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Chapter 4 Periodontitis and inflammatory bowel disease Hélène Rangé and Philippe Bouchard 4.1 Introduction The term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is used to describe two major types of disease: Crohn…

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Periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis

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Chapter 5 Periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis Isabel Lopez-Oliva and Mark Bartold 5.1 Introduction Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontitis are both chronic inflammatory diseases characterised by an exacerbated immune-inflammatory reaction that…

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Periodontitis and autoimmunity

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Chapter 11 Periodontitis and autoimmunity Josefine Hirschfeld and Iain L.C. Chapple 11.1 Introduction The immune system consists of an innate and an adaptive arm and comprises different cell types as…

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Periodontitis and chronic kidney disease

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Chapter 3 Periodontitis and chronic kidney disease Praveen Sharma and Francesco D’Aiuto 3.1 Introduction Chronic kidney disease (CKD) arises from abnormalities in the structure and/or function of the kidneys, present…

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Periodontitis, stress and depression

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Chapter 10 Periodontitis, stress and depression Alkisti Zekeridou and Catherine Giannopoulou 10.1 Introduction Periodontitis is a multifactorial inflammatory disease that destroys the supporting tissues of the teeth. The disease is…

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Periodontitis, obesity and diabetes mellitus

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Chapter 1 Periodontitis, obesity and diabetes mellitus Bruno S. Herrera and Filippo Graziani 1.1 Introduction In the last two decades, researchers have looked more deeply into the association of periodontitis…

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Periodontitis and respiratory diseases

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Chapter 6 Periodontitis and respiratory diseases Lewis Winning and Gerard J. Linden 6.1 Introduction ‘Respiratory disease’ describes a broad range of pathological conditions that affect the respiratory system including chronic…

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