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.
The Agency is urging manufacturers to stop marketing OTC oral drug products containing benzocaine for teething to this patient population.
Study authors explained that using antibacterial mouthwash can eradicate oral microbes needed for nitric oxide formation and place the user at risk for metabolic disorders.
The AAP also states that human milk or infant formula is sufficient for infants whereas low-fat/nonfat milk and water are sufficient for older children.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the laboratory analysis found inconsistent amounts of belladonna in some homeopathic teething tablets, with levels higher than what is claimed on the label.
Researchers evaluating evidence for tonsillectomy found that more children would receive significant short-term improvement in their daily life if the current guidelines were relaxed. The two reviews were published online January 17 in Pediatrics
Biodegradable collagen sponges that deliver tideglusib, an Alzheimer's disease treatment, were shown to stimulate renewal of stem cells in the tooth pulp, encouraging natural tooth repair.
Study authors concluded there was insufficient evidence to either support or refute the use of any interventions in managing burning mouth syndrome (BMS).
Few pediatric patients having a dental procedure combined with another surgical procedure require unplanned admission for perioperative concerns.
Treatments that seal a child's back teeth can prevent most cavities, but many children -particularly those living in poverty - don't get them, according to research published in the early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
After the FDA's safety alert regarding homeopathic teething tablets in 2010, the Agency has been evaluating reported adverse events related to use of these products such as seizures.
St. Renatus announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Kovanaze (tetracaine HCl and oxymetazoline HCl) Nasal Spray, the first dental anesthetic administered as a nasal spray.
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.
Although many pediatric patients undergo tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) in ambulatory settings, an inpatient setting may be safer for younger children who are at higher risk of complications, according to research published in online in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Gum irritation, irritability, and drooling, but not fever, are the most frequent signs of primary tooth eruption, according to a meta-analysis published online February 18 in Pediatrics.
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) has released an innovative app as part of its national oral health curriculum, Smiles for Life, according to a report published by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Soligenix announced positive results from the Phase 2 clinical trial of SGX942, for the treatment of oral mucositis in patients treated with chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for head and neck cancer.
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).