Periodontal disease has been associated as a co-contributor for cardiovascular disease. Inflammatory markers such as lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) demonstrate an increased risk of heart attack and ischemic stroke. It is not known to what extent treating periodontal disease may affect changes in Lp-PLA2 levels. This case report discussed treating patients periodontal conditions with the Perio Protect Method (PPM) and evaluating systemic Lp-PLA2 levels, before, during and after periodontal treatment. This pilot study demonstrates that treating the patient’s periodontal conditions resulted in decreasing the periodontal markers and lowering the Lp-PLA2 levels and these findings may be important as an adjunct of cardiovascular treatment.
Keywords: Periodontal disease, Lp-PLA2, cardiovascular disease, perio tray, perio protect method