Cardiovascular Diseases

Both Periodontitis and Cardiovascular Diseases are widespread non-communicable diseases that are prevalent globally and increase with age. It is now known that there is 2-way relationship between these two diseases. It is imperative that healthcare professionals understand this relationship and physicians and the oral healthcare team work collaboratively to manage the treatment of patients.


This infographic discusses the association between Periodontitis and Cardiovascular Diseases. Learning points discussed are common signs and symptoms of Periodontitis, the effect of each disease on the other, and the detrimental effects of not addressing oral health concerns in people with Cardiovascular Diseases and easy take home messages for physicians and the oral health team on how to prevent, treat and manage patients.