Periodontal management of patients with cardiovascular diseases

J Periodontol. 2002 Aug;73(8):954-68. doi: 10.1902/jop.2002.73.8.954.


Periodontists are often called upon to provide periodontal therapy for patients with a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Safe and effective periodontal treatment requires a general understanding of the underlying cardiovascular diseases, their medical management, and necessary modifications to dental/periodontal therapy that may be required. In this informational paper more common cardiovascular disorders will be discussed and dental management considerations briefly described. This paper is intended for the use of periodontists and members of the dental profession.

MeSH terms

  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac / complications
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / complications
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / complications*
  • Coronary Disease / complications
  • Dental Care for Chronically Ill
  • Heart Failure / complications
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Diseases / complications
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / complications
  • Periodontal Diseases / therapy*
  • Stents


  • Anticoagulants