Periodontitis and diabetes: a two-way relationship

@inproceedings{Preshaw2011PeriodontitisAD,
  title={Periodontitis and diabetes: a two-way relationship},
  author={Philip M. Preshaw and Augusta Alba and David Herrera and Soeren Jepsen and Antonios Konstantinidis and Konstantinos Makrilakis and Roy Taylor},
  booktitle={Diabetologia},
  year={2011}
}
Periodontitis is a common chronic inflammatory disease characterised by destruction of the supporting structures of the teeth (the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone). It is highly prevalent (severe periodontitis affects 10–15% of adults) and has multiple negative impacts on quality of life. Epidemiological data confirm that diabetes is a major risk factor for periodontitis; susceptibility to periodontitis is increased by approximately threefold in people with diabetes. There is a clear… CONTINUE READING
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