The Effects of Menopause on Periodontal Tissue

  • Tuba Talo Yıldırım Dicle University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, Diyarbakır, TURKEY
  • Filiz Acun Kaya Dicle University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, Diyarbakır, TURKEY
Keywords: Menopause, periodontal tissue, periodontal disease, sex steroid hormones

Abstract

Periodontitis and gingivitis, a prevalent oral diseases, have been connected to several systemic health changes. The aim of this investigation was to review the effects of menopause on periodontal tissue. Epidemiologic studies have identified a number of risk factors and risk indicators for periodontal attachment loss, including demographic, socioeconomic, behavioral, genetic, and systemic factors. Menopause has also been associated with destructive periodontal disease in older women. The homeostasis of the periodontium involves complex multifactorial relationships. Oestrogen and progesterone are responsible for physiological changes in women at specific phases of their life. Menopause is associated with significant adverse changes in the orofacial complex. 

How to cite this article: Talo Yıldırım T, Acun Kaya F. The Effects of Menopause on Periodontal Tissue. Int Dent Res 2011;3:81-86.

Linguistic Revision: The English in this manuscript has been checked by at least two professional editors, both native speakers of English.

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Published
2011-12-15
How to Cite
Talo Yıldırım, T., & Acun Kaya, F. (2011). The Effects of Menopause on Periodontal Tissue. International Dental Research, 1(3), 81-86. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2011.vol1.no3.2
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Review Article