Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 162--166

Oral health and erectile dysfunction


Vijendra P Singh1, Sunil K Nettemu1, Sowmya Nettem1, Rajesh Hosadurga1, Sangeeta U Nayak2 
1 Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Melaka, Malaysia
2 Department of Periodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Vijendra P Singh
Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Jalan Batu Hampar, Bukit Baru, Melaka 75150
Malaysia

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.


How to cite this article:
Singh VP, Nettemu SK, Nettem S, Hosadurga R, Nayak SU. Oral health and erectile dysfunction.J Hum Reprod Sci 2017;10:162-166


How to cite this URL:
Singh VP, Nettemu SK, Nettem S, Hosadurga R, Nayak SU. Oral health and erectile dysfunction. J Hum Reprod Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Mar 29 ];10:162-166
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