Periodontitis: a potential risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

T L Cerajewska, Maria Davies, N X West

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Abstract

The role of periodontitis as a risk factor for multiple systemic diseases is widely accepted and there is growing evidence of an association between periodontitis and sporadic late onset Alzheimer's disease (SLOAD). Recent epidemiologic, microbiologic and inflammatory findings strengthen this association, indicating that periodontal pathogens are possible contributors to neural inflammation and SLOAD. The aim of this article is to present contemporary evidence of this association.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Dental Journal
Volume218
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

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