Association of Systemic Diseases on Tooth Loss and Oral Health explores the increased risk of tooth loss in patients suffering from various systemic illnesses such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disorders (with and without diabetes mellitus), respiratory disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, hepatic disorders, renal disorders, bone/joint disorders and hypertension. Patients with heart diseases were found to be at the maximum risk of tooth loss in the study. Heart disease when coupled with diabetes further complicated the oral hygiene.

The study was originally published in Journal of Biomedical Sciences in 2015. Please click the picture below to access the full article.

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