September 2003
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Sep2003, Vol. 134 Issue 9, p1176
Academic Journal
Discusses a research indicating that periodontal disease is a strong predictor of mortality resulting from cardiovascular disease and renal failure in American Indians who had type 2 diabetes. Effect of periodontal disease on overall and cause-specific mortality in 549 people with diabetes; Use of panoramic radiographs to determine percentage of interproximal crestal alveolar bone loss; Death rate of subjects with severe periodontal disease attributable to cardiovascular disease.


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