COVID-19 and Periodontitis: A Reality to Live with

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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.

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.


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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.

Periodontitis is associated with cardiovascular diseases: A 13-year study

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Abstract Aim: To prospectively evaluate the association between periodontitis and the incidence of cardiovascular diseases in Thai adults. Random half-mouth periodontal examination of each participant was performed by calibrated periodontists and periodontal status was defined.

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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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. .

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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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).

Photodisinfection Is Revolutionizing Gum Disease Treatment

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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?

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".

Those Pesky Perio Problems

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Periodontal disease, or as you may know it, gingivitis, is a symptom of a much bigger problem. When the bacteria from periodontal disease (or tooth decay) are present, they create an acidic environment and basically poop acid in the mouth. Mouth breathing can be responsible for much of our periodontal issues. Additional Periodontal Disease Treatment. Little did I realize until recently, gum disease and periodontal problems start with what we put into our guts.

Low bone mass, gum disease may be linked in middle age

Dr. Bicuspid

Low bone mass may be associated with periodontal disease in middle-aged adults, according to a study published on March 23 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Read more on Related Reading: Can MRI help detect early periodontitis?

Does a pretreatment with a dentine hypersensitivity mouth-rinse compensate the pain caused by professional mechanical plaque removal? A single-blind randomized controlled clinical trial

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Original Article Open Access Published: 23 October 2020 Clinical Oral Investigations volume 25 , pages 3151–3160( 2021 )Abstract Objectives Pain is affecting acceptance of supportive periodontal therapy and primary periodontitis prevention.

How Deep Is The Connection Between Gum Disease And COVID-19 Complications?

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This Is How They Conducted Their Study Here Is What They Found In Their Study And They Concluded… A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology came up with an interesting fact that there is a strong association between periodontitis and the complications of COVID-19.

Can a common artificial sweetener treat gum disease?

Dr. Bicuspid

Using an air-polishing powder containing a sugar alcohol commonly used as an artificial sweetener during nonsurgical periodontal treatment may result in positive outcomes for patients, according to a small study published on December 29 in BMC Oral Health.

Gum disease bacteria may up heart disease risk in RA patients

Dr. Bicuspid

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients have elevated rates of periodontal and cardiovascular disease, suggesting that their immune responses to gum disease bacteria may be linked to higher heart disease risk, according to a study published on November 17 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Gum germ imbalance linked to Alzheimer's biomarker

Dr. Bicuspid

Can MRI help detect early periodontitis? Brain infected with periodontal disease bacteria shows Alzheimer's signs

Routine dental care may reduce stroke risk

Dr. Bicuspid

Periodontal disease appears to be associated with atrial fibrillation, and an irregular heart rate may be the mediator between the serious gum infection and stroke, according to a study published on January 24 in the American Heart Journal. The link between 3rd molars and periodontal disease.

Dental x-rays fall short for caries in baby teeth

Dr. Bicuspid

Read more on Related Reading: Can MRI help detect early periodontitis? Approximately one-third of caries diagnosed in preschool children using dental x-rays conflicted with assessments using oral exams alone in a new study published on March 31 in BMC Oral Health.

CAD/CAM brings smile to patient with primordial dwarfism

Dr. Bicuspid

Can MRI help detect early periodontitis? A clever use of CAD/CAM technology brought a smile to a patient with primordial dwarfism.

5 hours vs. 25 seconds: Study shows promise of AI

Dr. Bicuspid

Can MRI help detect early periodontitis? Researchers created an algorithm that shows the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for dentistry.

1st known case of IJV thrombosis linked to oral germ G. adiacens

Dr. Bicuspid

The oral bacterium Granulicatella adiacens led to internal jugular vein (IJV) thrombosis in a man with poor oral hygiene and periodontitis, in a case published on January 20 in BMJ Case Reports.

Mechanism linking gum disease to heart disease, other inflammatory conditions discovered

Dental News and Technology

20, 2020 -- The link between periodontal (gum) disease and other inflammatory conditions such as heart disease and diabetes has long been established, but the mechanism behind that association has, until now, remained a mystery.

Let's talk mouthguards for National Facial Protection Month

Dr. Bicuspid

Read more on Related Reading: Mouthguard may detect early signs of caries, periodontitis.