Periodontitis in systemic rheumatic diseases

  title={Periodontitis in systemic rheumatic diseases},
  author={P. D. Pablo and I. L. C. Chapple and C. D. Buckley and T. Dietrich},
  journal={Nature Reviews Rheumatology},
  • P. D. Pablo, I. L. C. Chapple, +1 author T. Dietrich
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Rheumatology
  • Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that is characterized by loss of the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone, and is a major cause of tooth loss. Results from clinical and epidemiologic studies have suggested that periodontitis and tooth loss are more prevalent in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the strength and temporality of the association are uncertain. Several biologically plausible causal and noncausal mechanisms might account for this association… CONTINUE READING
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