Are statins associated with decreased tooth loss in chronic periodontitis?

Academic Article


  • Aim: To evaluate whether statin use was associated with decreased tooth loss among patients with chronic periodontitis. Material and Methods: We evaluated administrative health plan data from 1996 to 2002 covering dental and periodontal treatment utilization, dental extractions, and prescription medication fills of 12,631 adults aged 48-64 in 2002. With tooth loss as the outcome, we evaluated a number of different patterns of statin prescription across time in multivariate generalized linear models. Results: Unadjusted, statin use was associated with increased tooth loss. After adjustment for potential confounders, there was no suggestion of either increased or decreased tooth loss associated with statin use. Conclusions: Statin use was not associated with either a decreased or an increased risk of tooth loss. ¬© 2007 Blackwell Munksgaard.
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  • Saver BG; Hujoel PP; Cunha-Cruz J; Maupom√© G
  • Start Page

  • 214
  • End Page

  • 219
  • Volume

  • 34
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  • 3