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Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral

On-line version ISSN 2340-3209Print version ISSN 1699-6585


RODRIGUEZ, S; FRUTOS, R  and  MACHUCA, G. Manifestaciones periodontales en la menopausia. Avances en Periodoncia [online]. 2001, vol.13, n.3, pp.17-22. ISSN 2340-3209.

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.

Keywords : Menopause; osteoporosis; estrogens; periodontitis; citokines.

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