Potential application of low-dose doxycycline to treat periodontitis in post-menopausal women.

The purpose of this paper is two-fold: (1) to review the evidence that osteoporosis and post-menopausal estrogen deficiency are associated with progressive alveolar bone loss and an elevated risk of tooth loss; and (2) to propose the use of tetracyclines, specifically low-dose doxycycline (LDD) (and, perhaps in the future, the chemically modified… (More)