Osteoporosis and periodontal disease
Nils Jacobsen and Jon Einar Dahl | May 7th 2013
Primary osteoporosis signifies the loss of trabecular bone mass following menopause and is linked to decreased production of estrogen. The condition increases the risk of traumatic fractures of peripheral bones such as wrist or femur and compression fractures of the spine. The degree of osteoporosis is determined by assessing the mineral density of different skeletal bones. Jawbone, including the tooth supporting alveolar process, may also be affected by osteoporosis.