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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 90-96

Osteoporosis: "A risk factor for periodontitis"


Department of Periodontics, Panineeya Mahavidhyalaya Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Kamala Nagar, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad - 500 060, India

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Chandana Gorthi
Department of Periodontics, Panineeya Mahavidhyalaya Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Kamala Nagar, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad - 500 060
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.55841

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Aging is one of the major health challenges today. Most of the diseases related to aging, lead to significantly increased morbidity and mortality and higher public expenditure of funds. The interconnection between socio- economic conditions and social vulnerability is reflected in precarious states of health with prominence of high rates of osteoporosis and periodontal disease.Both these diseases have been highlighted in public health because of the impact caused by bone fracture and tooth loss. Thus, the elderly could help live a healthier and more meaningful life with the prevention of these diseases.


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