Effect of Treatment of Periodontitis on C-reactive Protein, Tissue Plasminogen Activator and High-serum/Low Density Lipoprotein in Cholesterol: A Pilot Study
Dr. Balwant Rai, Village â€“ Bhangu Distt. Sirsa Post Office â€“ Sahuwala, India. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile No : 091-9812185855.
Background: Periodontitis is associated with elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), recently postulated as coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease risk factor.
Material and Methods: (CRP), (tPA) and (LDL-C) levels were measured in 12 patients (7M:5F) with periodontitis, before and after treatment (scaling and root planning).
Results: Periodontal treatment significantly decreased CRP, t-PA and LDL-C levels in these individuals, and it may thus decrease their CHD risk.