The relationship between estrogen levels and periodontal status in postmenopausal women

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Abstract

Postmenopause is a stage after menopause which is characterised by permanent cessation of menstruation. A decrease in estrogen levels occurs in postmenopausal women. Reduced estrogen levels cause various changes in the body, including in the periodontal tissue. This study aimed to analyse the relationship between estrogen levels and periodontal status in postmenopausal women. Material and Methods used in the study was fifty-nine women, 46-67 years old, who were participating in osteoporotic exercise at East Bekasi, were recruited for a cross-sectional study. The women were interviewed and underwent a periodontal examination for gingival bleeding, loss of attachment and periodontal pockets. A blood sample was taken to assess estradiol blood levels by ELISA. As the results: Based on the Pearson correlation test, there was no significant correlation (p>.05) between estrogen levels and the gingival bleeding index (p=.78). The ANOVA test showed that there was no significant correlation between estrogen levels and the loss of attachment (p=.22), periodontal pockets (p=.43) or duration oft he postmenopausal period (p=.40). Conclusion: There was no significant correlation between estrogen levels and periodontal status also estrogen levels and the duration of the postmenopausal period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-662
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume10
Issue numberSpecialissue
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Estrogen level
  • Periodontal status
  • Postmenopausal woman

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