Oral Bone Loss Due to Periodontitis and Systemic Osteoporosis

  • Reiner Bartl
  • Christoph Bartl


Bone loss in the oral cavity occurs due to many conditions which may be grouped into diseases of bacterial aetiology and oral bone loss associated with systemic disease (e.g. osteoporosis). Periodontitis (parodontitis, paradontosis) is an inflammation of the tissues (the gums) surrounding the teeth, which leads to resorption of the alveolar bone and can progress to abscess formation with loosening and shedding of teeth. Inflammation of the gums with loosening of the teeth is a clear indication of an immediate DXA, dental investigation and appropriate treatment.


Bone loss Alveolar bone Alveolar bone loss Bacterial aetiology Oral alendronate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reiner Bartl
    • 1
  • Christoph Bartl
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Osteoporosis and Bone CenterMunichGermany
  2. 2.Center of Orthopaedics and Sports MedicineMunichGermany

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