Indian Journal of Oral Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74--78

Association between periodontitis and Alzheimer俟Q製 disease: Does the link exist?


Ravi Prakash Popat1, Neeta V Bhavsar2, Parita Ravi Popat1 
1 Private Practitioner, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Government Dental College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravi Prakash Popat
30-Basera Park, Near Rani Tower, Kalawad Road, Rajkot - 360 005, Gujarat
India

The relationship between oral and systemic health has remained a matter of debate since the early 1900s. In recent years, concept of 非Q蜻ocal infection,非Q systemic effect from oral microorganism, gained much attention. Based on the theory of 非Q蜻ocal infection,非Q periodontitis is linked with various systemic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, preterm birth/low-birth-weight infants, and aspiration pneumonia. In this review, we discuss the association between periodontitis and Alzheimer俟Q製 disease.


How to cite this article:
Popat RP, Bhavsar NV, Popat PR. Association between periodontitis and Alzheimer's disease: Does the link exist?.Indian J Oral Sci 2016;7:74-78


How to cite this URL:
Popat RP, Bhavsar NV, Popat PR. Association between periodontitis and Alzheimer's disease: Does the link exist?. Indian J Oral Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Mar 29 ];7:74-78
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