Oral health and erectile dysfunction

Vijendra Singh, Sunil Nettemu, Sowmya Nettem, Rajesh Hosadurga, Sangeeta Nayak

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Abstract

Ample evidence strongly supports the fact that periodontal disease is a major risk factor for various systemic diseases namely cardio-vascular disease, diabetes mellitus, etc. Recently, investigators focussed on exploring the link between chronic periodontitis (CP) and erectile dysfunction (ED) by contributing to the endothelial dysfunction. Both the diseases share common risk factors. Various studies conducted in different parts of the world in recent years reported the evidence linking this relationship as well as improvement in ED with periodontal treatment. Systemic exposure to the periodontal pathogen and periodontal infection-induced systemic inflammation was thought to associate with these conditions. The objective of this review was to highlight the evidence of the link between CP and ED and the importance of oral health in preventing the systemic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-166
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Human Reproductive Sciences
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine

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