JICDRO is a UGC approved journal (Journal no. 63927)
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 137-141

Congenital heart disease and its journey from dental plaque to arterial plaque

1 Department of Periodontology, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Periodontology, C. K. S. Teja Institute of Dental Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Vinathi Reddy Kankara
Plot No. 60, Srinagar Colony, Hyderabad, Telangana - 73
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2231-0754.186424

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Congenital heart disease is mostly found in children, approximately around 7–10% from overall heart diseases. The etiology is multifactorial but reported associations include untreated maternal diabetes, phenylketonuria, intake of retinoic acid last but not least is oral pathogens present in periodontopathic bacteria. The main objective of this article is to explain about different mechanisms by which it is associated with dental, periodontal manifestations. It also explains about two patients who reported to our hospital with congenital heart disease and their dental and periodontal management.

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