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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 607-610

Post Menopausal Osteoporosis and Periodontal Disease


1 Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S- Centre for Dental Studies & Research, Delhi-Meerut Road, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad 201206 (U.P.), India
2 Department of Periodontics, I.T.S- Centre for Dental Studies & Research, Delhi-Meerut Road, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad 201206 (U.P.), India
3 Dept. of Periodontics I.T.S- Centre for Dental Studies & Research, Delhi-Meerut Road, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad 201206 (U.P.), India

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Osteoporosis is a disorder of the skeletal system characterized by weakened bone strength, which results in an increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis integrates two main features: bone density(usually expressed as grams of mineral per area or volume) and bone quality (architecture, damage accumulation and mineralization of the bone). Although osteoporosis is more prevalent in postmenopausal women, it can strike at any age and affects both men and women. Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease caused by bacterial plaque which destroys the bone supporting the teeth. Currently, there seems to be a positive correlation between osteoporosis and thinning of the jaw bone. However, further investigation is warranted to better understand the exact nature of the link between osteoporosis and oral health.


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