The relationship between periodontal disease and systemic disease: A retrospective study in rural and regional New South Wales

Erica Yates, Nur Hassan, Rahena Akhter, Daryl Concepcion

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Abstract

Periodontitis is defined as a chronic multifactorial inflammatory disease associated with dysbiotic plaque biofilms and characterized by progressive destruction
of the tooth-supporting apparatus (Papapanou et al. 2018). Previously, periodontitis was thought to have been considered as a separate risk factor for systemic
diseases (Arigbede et al. 2012). More recent findings support an association between periodontal disease and systemic conditions (Kim and Amar, 2006).
Residents from rural and remote Australia have higher disease prevalence and higher rates of health risk factors than those living in urban and metropolitan
Australia due to several disadvantages, resulting in a greater incidence of dental decay and gum disease (AIHW, 2019).
Currently, there is little published evidence linking systemic diseases and periodontitis in Australia. Thus, the main aim of this pilot study was to determine
whether systemic health is related to periodontal disease in patients living in rural and regional NSW. The null hypothesis to be tested was whether patients
with good periodontal health have fewer systemic diseases. The importance of this study is the tendency for dental practitioners to see patient management
from a regional perspective rather than a systemic point of view.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
EventIADR-ANZ conference Brisbane - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 28 Nov 201930 Nov 2019

Conference

ConferenceIADR-ANZ conference Brisbane
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period28/11/1930/11/19

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