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Association of ED with chronic periodontal disease


To examine the relationship between chronic periodontal disease (CPD) and ED, the interview sheet including the CPD self-checklist (CPD score) and the five-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) was distributed to 300 adult men who received a comprehensive dental examination. Statistical analyses were performed by the Spearman's rank correlation coefficient and other methods. Statistical significance was accepted at the level of P<0.05. The interview sheets were collected from 88 men (response rate 29.3%, 50.9±16.6 years old). There was a statistically significant correlation between the CPD score and the presence of ED (P=0.0415). The results in the present study suggest that ED is related to the damage caused by endothelial dysfunction and the systematic inflammatory changes associated with CPD. The present study also suggests that dental health is important as a preventive medicine for ED.

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We would like to thank following dentists for their cooperation in the study: Tomofumi Mito, Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Mito Dental Clinic (Suehiro, Asahikawa 071-8133); Hiroshi Nakamura, DMD, Nakamura Dental Clinic (Suehiro, Asahikawa 071-8134), Makoto Shinpo, DMD, Shinpo Dental Clinic (4 Jyo-Dori, Asahikawa 070-0034); Hirofumi Harada, DMD, Harada Dental Clinic (4 Jyo-Dori, Asahikawa 078-8214); Toshiya Shibata, DMD, Shibata Dental Clinic (Syunko, Asahikawa 070-0873); Yuichi Yoshida, DMD, Yoshida Dental Clinic (Toyooka, Asahikawa 078-8237).

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CPD self-check sheet13

Judgment standard

  • 09 point: There is little possibility of periodontitis.

  • 1030 point: There is a possibility of periodontitis.

  • 3170 point: It is necessary to check it in the dentist's office.

  • 71 points or more: The symptom has advanced considerably. Treatment necessary.

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Matsumoto, S., Matsuda, M., Takekawa, M. et al. Association of ED with chronic periodontal disease. Int J Impot Res 26, 13–15 (2014).

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  • chronic periodontal disease
  • endothelial dysfunction
  • ED
  • interview
  • systematic inflammatory change

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