The researchers found that for the 14 patients with a tongue piercing, compared with teeth not affected by the piercing, the percentages of sites with bleeding on probing, attachment loss ≥6mm, probing depths ≥6mm, and gingival recessions were more often increased in teeth with close proximity to the piercings.
Periodontitis is associated with increased incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.
There is an inconsistent correlation between oral health and cognitive status in older individuals, according to a review published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients have a greater prevalence and severity of periodontitis than the non-arthritis population, according to a new study published in the Korean Journal of Internal Medicine.
In patients with type 1 diabetes, but not those without diabetes, periodontal disease duration is an independent predictor of long-term progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC).
According to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, most dentists have asked their patient about illicit drug use but questions remain about the feasibility of offering preventive screening and testing alongside dental care.
For patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic periodontitis, non-surgical treatment is not associated with improved glycemic control.
Adult patients with recurrent pharyngitis who underwent tonsillectomy had fewer symptoms of pharyngitis, thus reducing the number of medical visits and missed days from work or school.
Periodontal disease (PD) is significantly more likely among nonsmoking, treatment-naive patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than among healthy controls.
Dexcel Pharma Technologies has announced that PerioChip (chlorhexidine gluconate) is now available for the adjunctive treatment of adult periodontitis with a pocket depth (PD) ≥5mm, when used with scaling and root planning.
Patients with chronic periodontitis (CP) are 1.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with psoriasis, and this risk is lessened but not nullified by CP treatment using gingivectomy or periodontal flap operation.
For patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) there is an increased risk of human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive tumors among those with a history of periodontitis.