Current Issues of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Tooth loss and bone mineral density among postmenopausal women

Current Issues in Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Vol. 26, No. 3, Pages 347-350

DOMINIKA PIĄTEK, TERESA BACHANEK, JOANNA ZUBRZYCKA-WRÓBEL

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Medical University, Lublin, Poland

DOI: 1012923/j.2084-980X/26.3/a.24

 

Abstract

Loss of teeth by pa tients has been cur rently a big prob lem, not only aes thetic one but also health- related. There are many re ports describ ing the re la tion ship of perio don tal dis ease, al veo lar bone re sorp tion and loss of teeth with re duced bone min eral den sity. The aim of this study was to ex am ine the re la tion ship be tween the loss of bone min eral den sity of the spine and the number of teeth present in the oral cav ity of pa tients dur ing the study. Our re sults are con firmed by world lit era ture re ports, that the number of teeth pres ent in the oral cav ity in post meno pausal women cor re lates with bone den si tome try meas urements.

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Keywords

tooth loss, osteoporosis, bone mineral density, women

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