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Title Relationship Between Osteoporosis and Periodontal Disease Has Not Been Established
Clinical Question Do patients with osteoporosis have a higher incidence of periodontal disease than the general population?
Clinical Bottom Line The relationship between osteoporosis and periodontal disease cannot be established based on available data.
Best Evidence (you may view more info by clicking on the PubMed ID link)
PubMed ID Author / Year Patient Group Study type
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#1) 20690866Martinez-Maestre/201035 selected trialsSystematic review of clinical trials
Key resultsFew studies have been performed to demonstrate an association between systemic osteoporosis and fractures to dental loss. Most, from the few done, have found a positive correlation (five out of seven and three out of three).
#2) 21199381Megson/201016 studies Narrative Review
Key resultsReduced bone mineral density is a shared risk factor, not a causal factor, for periodontitis.
#3) 16122665Dervis/200597 studiesNarrative Review
Key resultsStudies support the contention that individuals with osteoporosis may be at increased risk for manifestations of oral osteoporosis, however, the risk is not definitely proven.
Evidence Search "Osteoporosis"[Mesh] AND "Periodontal Diseases"[Mesh] AND (Meta-Analysis[ptyp] OR Review[ptyp])
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The Evidence
The Martinex-Maestre 2010 Systematic review included controlled and randomized studies, with individual studies assessed for eligibility for inclusion in the review.The Megson 2010 Narrative review used exclusion/inclusion criteria for determining eligibility of studies to include in the review. The Dervis 2006 Database Med-Line search included studies reporting associations between osteoporosis and changes in dental and oral tissues.
Applicability The relationship between osteoporosis and periodontal disease has not been clearly identified, although some studies have shown osteoporosis may be a risk factor for periodontal disease.
Specialty/Discipline (General Dentistry) (Periodontics)
Keywords Osteoporosis, Periodontal Disease
ID# 2217
Date of submission: 04/06/2012spacer
E-mail Gutierrezsa@livemail.uthscsa.edu
Author Sherry Gutierrez
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Faculty mentor/Co-author Geza Terazhalmy, DDS
Faculty mentor/Co-author e-mail Terazhalmy@uthscsa.edu
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by Kelsey Reyes, Robert Edwards (San Antonio) on 11/28/2017
The PubMed database was searched for the above terms on 11/27/17. More recent research than that reported for this CAT was located; however, the findings are the same, and the level of this new evidence is significantly lower than the systematic review located earlier. Wang/2016 (PubMed ID: 27696284) is a narrative review and does not change the previously published answer but further supports the positive correlation between osteoporosis and periodontitis. However, a cross-sectional study done by Marjanovic in 2013 (PMID: 23340948) found that there was no association between osteoporosis and severe periodontal disease, citing a 39% prevalence of severe periodontal disease in the osteoporosis sample. Although several studies suggested a relationship between osteoporosis and periodontal disease, more evidence is needed. Future studies should be well-controlled.

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