Association of Periodontal Diseases with Elevation of Serum C-reactive Protein and Body Mass Index

Mohammad Taghi Chitsazi, Reza Pourabbas, Adileh Shirmohammadi, Gazaleh Ahmadi Zenouz & Amir Hossein Vatankhah
Background and aims. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a well-known acute-phase reactant produced by the liver in response to inflammation caused by various stimuli. Periodontal disease is a chronic infection of tooth-supporting structures characterized by attachment loss and alveolar bone loss. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between serum C-reactive protein levels and periodontal diseases. Materials and methods. The study was conducted on 166 patients referring to Tabriz Faculty of Dentistry. The...