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      Association between Periodontal Disease and Comorbidities in Saudi's Eastern Province

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          The incidence of periodontal diseases is associated with multiple comorbidities that influence a patient's treatment planning. This study evaluates the relation between periodontal disease and multiple comorbidities reported in the Saudi population from the Eastern province. This study was conducted on 190 patients, who visited the periodontology clinics at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. Demographic data, smoking habits, past medical and dental histories, blood pressure, random blood glucose, and recent haemoglobin A1c were recorded. A comprehensive periodontal examination included the number of missing teeth, pocket depth (PD), clinical attachment level (CAL), bleeding on probing (BOP), and mobility of all teeth except third molars. Radiographic bone loss was measured on standardized full-mouth periapical radiographs. Multivariable regression models were calculated aiming to see the association between different comorbidities and alveolar bone loss with confounders controlled. Out of 190 periodontitis patients, 56 (29.5%) were males and 134 (70.5%) were females. More than half of the patients (60%) were between 26 and 50 years, 30% of them had diabetes, and 18% were smokers. The risk of alveolar bone loss was higher in persons who had diabetes and those who had both diabetes and coronary heart disease than those who did not, although the association was not statistically significant ( B = 1.26, 95%CI = −0.30, 2.82, and B = 2.86, 95%CI = −1.25, 6.96, respectively). The risk of alveolar bone loss was significantly higher among persons with diabetes and hypertension ( B = 2.82 and 95%CI = 0.89, 4.75). Collectively, the risk of alveolar bone loss in periodontitis patients increases with diabetes in the presence of other comorbidities regardless of smoking or gender.

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                Biomed Res Int
                Biomed Res Int
                BioMed Research International
                16 April 2021
                : 2021
                1Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam 31411, P.O. Box 1982, Saudi Arabia
                2Department of Biomedical Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam 31411, P.O. Box 1982, Saudi Arabia
                3Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21527, Egypt
                4College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam 31411, P.O. Box 1982, Saudi Arabia
                5Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, Institute of Dentistry, Banja Luka 78000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
                6Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, Medical Faculty University of Banja Luka, Banja Luka 78000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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                Academic Editor: Iole Vozza

                Copyright © 2021 Marwa Madi et al.

                This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

                Funded by: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
                Funded by: Ministry of Education – Kingdom of Saudi Arabi
                Award ID: IF-2020-006-Dent
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