The evidence for an association between systemic diseases and periodontitis is strongest with diabetes mellitus type 2 and cardiovascular disease. There is a moderate association of periodontitis with adverse pregnancy outcomes and rheumatoid arthritis. Periodontal treatment has, on average, a positive effect on reducing systemic infection and improving the condition of the vascular system. For diabetes patients, periodontal treatment can also have a positive effect on metabolic regulation. There is insufficient evidence that periodontal treatment prevents adverse pregnancy outcomes and rheumatoid arthritis.
|Translated title of the contribution||Periodontitis and systemic diseases: from science to clinical practice|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Nederlands tijdschrift voor tandheelkunde|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|