Periodontitis and systemic diseases: from science to clinical practice

R Z Thomas, B G Loos, W Teeuw, A Kunnen, A J van Winkelhoff, F Abbas

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Abstract

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 contributionPeriodontitis and systemic diseases: from science to clinical practice
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)542-548
Number of pages7
JournalNederlands tijdschrift voor tandheelkunde
Volume122
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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