Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral
versión impresa ISSN 1699-6585
Hormonal changes in menopausal women frecquently develops many systemic alterations such as osteoporosis. In the present paper, menopause and its role in the development of periodontal disease and periodontal attachment loss is reviewed. Looking at the particular role of osteoporosis and calcium, hormonal, and interleukines levels in menopausal women, the relationship between periodontal disease and these factors seems to be stablished, but to improve the knowledge about this important situation, more studies should be developed in the future.
Palabras clave : Menopause; osteoporosis; estrogens; periodontitis; citokines.