Periodontitis, tooth loss and cognitive functions among older adults

@article{Nilsson2017PeriodontitisTL,
  title={Periodontitis, tooth loss and cognitive functions among older adults},
  author={Helena Nilsson and Johan Sanmartin Berglund and Stefan Renvert},
  journal={Clinical Oral Investigations},
  year={2017},
  volume={22},
  pages={2103-2109}
}
ObjectiveThis study aims to evaluate the potential association between periodontitis, the number of teeth and cognitive functions in a cohort of older adults in Sweden.Material and methodsIn total, 775 individuals from 60 to 99 years of age were selected for the study. A clinical and radiographic examination was performed. The number of teeth and prevalence of periodontal pockets and bone loss was calculated and categorised. Cognitive functions were assessed using the Mini-Mental State… CONTINUE READING

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