The relationship between osteoporosis, osteopenia and periodontitis

Y. Tayeb, J. Goultschin, M. Fogel, Z. Schwartz

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A review of the literature on the reciprocal influence of osteoporosis and periodontitis. The imbalance in coupling of bone remodeling causes skeletal osteopenia and osteoporosis. Does the remodeling imbalance influence the oral bone? Both diseases are chronic, multifactorial and result at bone loss. In addition, the diseases share common risk factors such genetics, dietary, environmental and systemic factors. Different studies indicate that the skeletal bone loss in osteoporosis accelerate the decrease in bone density in oral bone. Although the differences in etiology between the two diseases some studies showed that treatment of osteoporosis improved the periodontal health. Further investigation of the mechanisms behind the relationship between osteoporosis and periodontitis may lead to common treatment strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-22, 78
JournalRefuat ha-peh eha-shinayim (1993)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2003

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  • Medicine(all)


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