Catalina Elgueta Oyarzun; Kissie Perotti Zambrano; Blanca Klahn Acuña & Héctor Fuentes-Barría


Eating disorders have important effects on oral health, anorexia and bulimia standing out among them due to their high prevalence. To evaluate the effects of anorexia and bulimia on periodontitis. An electronic search was carried out between 2017 and 2021 in the Medline databases through Pubmed, Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source, Scopus, Springer and Virtual Health Library, where with the search strategy "Anorexia OR Bulimia AND periodontal disease". 101 potentially eligible records were retrieved from which, after applying the eligibility criteria, three observational design studies were selected, whose results showed an association of bulimia and anorexia with the incidence of oral complications in outpatients, where periodontal condition appears to be significantly worse compared to healthy patients matched for sex and age, these results being of high methodological quality or low risk of bias. Anorexia and bulimia have a high impact on health-related quality of life oral specifically on the development of periodontitis.However, it is required They want new studies that fully explain this possible relationship.

KEY WORDS: eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, periodontitis, periodontal diseases.

How to cite this article

ELGUETA, O. E.; PEROTTI, Z. K.; KLAHN, A. B. & FUENTES-BARRÍA, H. The role of the eating behavior disorders on the periodontitis: Brief systematic review of observational studies. Int. J. Odontostomat., 17(1):83-87, 2023.