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Type: Journal article
Title: Relationship between periodontal disease and osteoporosis
Author: Megson, E.
Kapellas, K.
Bartold, P.
Citation: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 2010; 8(3):129-139
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Asia
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1744-1595
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Emma Megson, Kostas Kapellas and P. Mark Bartold
Abstract: Background: For many years an association between the low bone density of osteoporosis and increased risk of periodontal bone loss has been suspected. In this review the relationship between osteoporosis and periodontal disease is considered. Methods: For this narrative review a very broad search strategy of the literature was developed using both PubMed and Scopus databases using the search words “perio” and “osteoporosis”. The reference lists from the selected papers were also scanned and this provided an additional source of papers for inclusion. The inclusion/exclusion criteria, were also quite liberal with only those papers dealing with bisphosphonates and osteonecrosis of the jaws, osteoporosis in edentulous individuals, as well as those not written in English being excluded. Results: The data available suggest that reduced bone mineral density is a shared risk factor for periodontitis rather than a causal factor. However, more prospective studies are required to fully determine what, if any, relationship truly exists between periodontitis and reduced bone mineral density. Conclusions: More prospective studies are required to determine what, if any, relationships exist between periodontal disease and reduced bone mineral density.
Keywords: bone density; osteoporosis; periodontal disease; tooth loss.
Rights: © 2010 The Authors. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
RMID: 0020103616
DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-1609.2010.00171.x
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