Turmeric ingredient can spice up periodontitis treatment

Dr. Bicuspid

Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric that gives the spice its yellow color, may have a role in the treatment of periodontitis thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. A review article on the substance was published on June 26 in the Journal of Periodontal Research.

Where the science stands on periodontitis-obesity link

Dr. Bicuspid

Obesity is associated with worse periodontal conditions, according to a recent literature review on the relationship between obesity and periodontal disease. Conversely, periodontal treatment appears to significantly reduce several biochemical biomarkers associated with obesity.


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Periodontal disease cost U.S. $154B in 2018

Dr. Bicuspid

Periodontal disease comes with a high cost: The U.S. The loss was even worse in Europe, where periodontal disease cost the region nearly 158.6 lost $154.1 billion in 2018 due to the condition, according to an analysis published on May 30 in the Journal of Periodontology.

Residual periodontal pocket treatment with Er:YAG laser-assisted comprehensive periodontal pocket therapy: a retrospective study

Dental News and Technology

Original Article Published: 19 July 2021 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Cite this article details Abstract Objectives Recently, the application of erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser has been increasing in periodontal therapy.

Can MRI help detect early periodontitis?

Dr. Bicuspid

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may aid in the early detection of gum disease by showing periodontitis-linked changes in the jaw bones of patients prior to bone defects occurring, according to a study published on March 21 in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

Periodontitis poses heart risks for healthy patients

Dr. Bicuspid

Even patients with periodontitis who are otherwise healthy may be at an increased risk for hypertension, according to findings published on March 29 in Hypertension.

COVID-19 and Periodontitis: A Reality to Live with

Dental News and Technology

Further, we discussed in detail the management aspects of patients in periodontal perspective and the sanitization procedures required for the dental clinic. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2020 Dec 1;21(12):1398-1403.

Did you know there's a rare tumor that mimics periodontitis?

Dr. Bicuspid

An oral surgeon diagnosed and treated a teen with a rare vascular tumor in her mouth after a dentist and periodontist improperly treated her for periodontitis for two years. The link between 3rd molars and periodontal disease.

Periodontal therapy on the oral health-related quality of life of obese and non-obese individuals

Dental News and Technology

Published: 23 May 2021 Odontology ( 2021 ) Cite this article Abstract Oral diseases such as periodontitis can have a more negative influence on the quality of life of obese than in normal-weight patients. Periodontal parameters were associated with a worse quality of life in obese patients.

The Effects of LANAP on Periodontal Microbiota

Central Ohio Periodontics

Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is a minimally invasive periodontal surgical protocol using the Nd:YAG laser. Multiple reports have shown both favorable clinical and radiographic improvement in the advanced periodontal sites.

BDJ Paper – Periodontal care in general practice

Reena Wadia

Periodontal care in general practice. The post BDJ Paper – Periodontal care in general practice appeared first on Reena Wadia. For access to this article, click here. Periodontology

Use of air polishing for supra- and subgingival biofilm removal for treatment of residual periodontal pockets and supportive periodontal care: a systematic review

Dental News and Technology

Published: 19 January 2021 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Abstract Aim To systematically review the literature to compare the efficacy of air polishing to hand or ultrasonic instrumentation to reduce periodontal inflammation during treatment of residual pockets or supportive periodontal care.

Periodontitis, erectile dysfunction, reproductive hormones and semen quality: A systematic review

Dental News and Technology

First published: 15 December 2020 [link] Abstract Background There is increasing evidence that periodontitis may affect male sexual health (MSH) (erectile function, production of sex hormones and semen quality). Keywords related to periodontitis were combined with words describing MSH.

Study Suggests Causal Link Between Periodontitis and Kidney Disease

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A study led by the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry in the United Kingdom suggests a causal effect between periodontal inflammation and kidney function. Participants underwent full-mouth periodontal assessments. .

Longevity of Teeth and Dental Implants in Patients Treated for Chronic Periodontitis Following Periodontal Maintenance Therapy in a Private Specialist Practice: A Retrospective Study with a 10-Year Follow-up

Dental News and Technology

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. Fifty-eight patients (30 men, 28 women) who had received active periodontal therapy (APT) and regular periodontal maintenance (PM) ? teeth/patient/year for periodontal reasons), while the overall average implant loss was 0.4

Digital assessment of gingiva morphological changes and related factors after initial periodontal therapy

Dental News and Technology

Online Abstract Purpose: To establish a digital assessment method for changes in gingiva morphology following initial periodontal therapy. Methods: Ten periodontal-healthy participants were selected, and digital models obtained by intraoral scanning and digitizing conventional impressions.

AAP's New Guidelines for Periodontal Disease Classification

The Big Brush

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has recently created a new set of guidelines for the classification of periodontal disease. These guidelines are valuable but they can also be confusing and complicated.

The clinical implications of platelet-rich fibrin on periodontal regeneration: A systematic review

Dental News and Technology

Abstract Objectives Platelet concentrates have been shown to enhance periodontal regeneration when used as a treatment on their own or in conjunction with bone grafting materials.

Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Imaging for the Assessment of Periodontal Disease

Dental News and Technology

This review highlighted some of the current evidence of the use of CBCT scans for imaging the most common conditions related to periodontal diseases.

Do Radiographic Assessments of Periodontal Bone Loss Improve with Deep Learning Methods for Enhanced Image Resolution?

Dental News and Technology

Does Periodontal Disease Increase the Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events?

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Patients presenting with periodontal disease may be at increased risk of future major cardiovascular events, according to research from Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Harvard University. Periodontal bone loss was not found to be associated with cardiovascular events.

Is ridge preservation effective in the extraction sockets of periodontally compromised teeth? A randomized controlled trial

Dental News and Technology

Abstract Objective: To verify whether ridge preservation is effective in the reduction of dimensional loss and in bone formation compared to spontaneous healing in extraction sockets of periodontally compromised teeth. J Clin Periodontol. 2020 Dec 14. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13412.

Effect of adjuvant bisphosphonates on treatment of periodontitis: Systematic review with meta-analyses

Dental News and Technology

Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research Available online 21 January 2021 Abstract Background Previous systematic reviews showed additional benefit of adjuvant bisphosphonates (BP) in the treatment of periodontitis.

Awareness of Diabetic Patients Regarding the Bidirectional Association between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes Mellitus: A Public Oral Health Concern

Dental News and Technology

Abstract Aim and objective: The literature regarding the perception of the two-way relationship between diabetes mellitus and periodontal disease representing diabetic patients living in Australia is scarce. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2020 Nov 1;21(11):1270-1274.

Addressing Periodontal Diseases With Water Flossing

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Chronic periodontitis is the most common variation of periodontal disease. Risk vs Benefit Water flossing—when used as an adjunctive self-care strategy—is effective in helping patients manage chronic periodontitis.

Periodontal Maintenance and Locally Delivered Antibiotics

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Periodontal maintenance does not preclude the ensuing use of locally delivered antibiotics (LDA), as needed. Given the expertise required to maneuver small-bladed instruments in the periodontal space, it’s a bit of a miracle we are able to reach favorable outcomes with any certainty.

Prevalence of Periodontal Disease in the United States

Central Ohio Periodontics

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHNES) reported the most recent statistics on the prevalence of adult periodontal disease in the United States from 2009-2014. Standard periodontal examinations were conducted using the American Academy of Periodontology format. The following findings are some of the highlights: Approximately 42% of the dentate American adults 30 years and over have periodontal disease. have severe periodontal disease.

No Benefit of an Adjunctive Phototherapy Protocol in Treatment of Periodontitis: a Split-Mouth Randomised Controlled Trial

Dental News and Technology

Abstract Aim: To assess the efficacy of a commercially-available adjunctive phototherapy protocol ('Perio-1') in treatment of periodontitis. J Clin Periodontol. 2021 Apr 4. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13465. Online ahead of print.

Effect of Aloe vera as a local drug delivery agent in the management of periodontal diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

Effect of Aloe vera as a local drug delivery agent in the management of periodontal diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis. vera in improving the periodontal parameters and hence may be considered as a safe alternative drug delivery agent for the management of periodontal diseases in future Jadhav AN, Rathod SR, Kolte AP, Bawankar PV.

LIVFRESH Becomes the World’s First European Union CE Mark Certified Toothpaste for Prevention & Treatment of Periodontitis & Gingivitis as an Adjunct to Professional Care

Dental News and Technology

~ As Mounting Evidence Connects Gum Disease to Covid Complications, Silicon Valley Based LIVFRESH Dental Gel is approved in the European Union as the First Over the Counter Toothpaste for Consumers Suffering from Periodontitis or Gingivitis. The European prevalence of periodontitis is similar.

Study Shows Commensal Relationship Spurs Growth of Periodontal Pathogen

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Understanding this relationship will help researchers create targeted therapies for periodontal diseases, says Patricia Diaz, DDS, PhD, lead investigator and Professor of Empire Innovation in the School of Dental Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). “We

Mind Your Mouth

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Dental Health Dental Hygiene #sleep apnea Alzheimer's Disease brain hygienist dementia depression gingivitis nasal breathing periodontal disease sleep disordered breathingThe health of your mouth and brain are so completely intertwined as to be inseparable.

Short-term results of the combined application of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser and erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser in the treatment of periodontal disease: a randomized controlled trial

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Cite this article Abstract Objectives Nd:YAG and Er:YAG lasers have been previously used as an adjunct in periodontal therapy. The Nd:YAG laser was used for periodontal pocket deepithelialization and to stabilize the resulting blood clot.

Gum Recession

Ask The Dentist

Conditions Periodontitis PodcastGum recession is something that affects many people of all ages. Today, Dr. B explores this common issue, what the symptoms are, and gives insights into the most common causes of the condition.

How to Stop Clenching to Prevent Gum Recession

Ask The Dentist

Conditions Periodontitis PodcastFor today’s episode, we are focusing on clenching, looking at some of the root causes, risk factors, and links to gum recession.

Periodontal Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease

Central Ohio Periodontics

The association between periodontal disease and dementia conditions have long been known. gingivalis is one of the main pathogens in the cause and development of chronic periodontal disease. Further research is being done to establish the possible causal relationship between periodontal disease and Alzheimer’s disease. The post Periodontal Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease appeared first on Central Ohio Periodontics.

Causes of Gum Bleeding: Gingivitis and Periodontitis Explained

Modern Family Dental

Read more » The post Causes of Gum Bleeding: Gingivitis and Periodontitis Explained appeared first on Modern Family Dental Care. When you think it’s just normal to have some blood traces on your spit after brushing your teeth, well, think again.

Photodisinfection Is Revolutionizing Gum Disease Treatment

Ask The Dentist

Today, a specific light-based therapy known as photodisinfection therapy offers new hope for patients with advancing gum disease (periodontitis). This technology is used along with periodontal debridement ( scaling and root planing , or SRP). Conditions PeriodontitisWhat is it?

Combination of Non-Surgical Endodontic and Vital Pulp Therapy for Management of Mature Permanent Mandibular Molar Teeth with Symptomatic Irreversible Pulpitis and Apical Periodontitis

Dental News and Technology

Journal of Endodontics Published: October 19, 2020 DOI: [link] Abstract Introduction This prospective study evaluated the outcome of a combination of non-surgical endodontic (NSET) and vital pulp therapy (VPT) for the management of mature permanent mandibular molar tooth with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis (SIP) and apical periodontitis (AP).

Which Type of Periodontal (Gum) Therapy is Right for You?

ADK Perio

However, when gum disease does develop, especially the more advanced forms, now is the time to start thinking about periodontal therapy. What is Periodontal Therapy? Periodontal refers to the gum tissue responsible for holding your teeth in place.

Bleeding Gums Aren’t Normal (Get the Truth!)

Brookside Dental

Generally speaking, the reason your gums bleed is periodontal disease, AKA gum disease. What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is an infection of your teeth’s support tissues. What’s the leading cause of periodontal disease?

Which is Better For Periodontal Health During Orthodontic Treatment

Central Ohio Periodontics

Past studies have shown that clear aligners allowed easier plaque control with less risk of periodontal and gingival inflammation. A recent systematic review* of 57 articles revealed that clear aligners may have an advantage over fixed appliances for oral hygiene and periodontal health. Clear aligners might be recommended for patients at risk of developing caries and periodontal breakdown.

Researchers May Have Discovered Mechanism Connecting Periodontal Disease, Other Inflammatory Conditions


When the body is fighting periodontal disease, it releases a large number of neutrophils to help kill the assaulting bacteria return the infected tissue back to a "normal state".