Identification of periodontal pathogens in subgingival samples of chronic periodontitis patients with early atherosclerosis

      Background and Aims: Although evidence for the relationship between periodontal disease and the progression of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD) is emerging, the exact mechanism and the role of particular microorganisms in that process have not yet been sufficiently studied. The aim of our study was to assess the subgingival microbial profiles associated with chronic periodontal disease in a group of patients with early atherosclerosis.
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