Periodontal Disease

Outpatient Opioid Prescriptions for Children Often Filled

July 27, 2018

Dental procedures, outpatient procedure and/or surgery, trauma, and infections were the most common opioid indications.

Periodontal Inflammation a Risk With Tongue Piercing

June 25, 2018

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 in Older Adults Tied to Higher Total Cancer Risk

January 24, 2018

During a median follow-up of 14.7 years, the researchers identified 1,648 incident cancers and 547 cancer deaths.

Periodontal Disease May Up Cancer Risk in Older Women

August 02, 2017

There was a correlation for periodontal disease history with increased total cancer risk.

Recreational Cannabis Use May Up Periodontitis Risk

June 02, 2017

People who use it frequently twice as likely to have periodontal disease, researchers say

New Study Finds Periodontitis an Independent Risk Factor for CVR

August 09, 2016

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.

Long-Term Cannabis Use May Lead to This Health Problem Later in Life

June 02, 2016

Besides gum health, researchers assessed lung function, risk factors for heart disease, diabetes

Role of Oral Health in Cognitive Status Examined in new Study

April 01, 2016

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.

Arthritis Patients May Be More Prone to Developing Periodontitis

By March 28, 2016

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.

Periodontal Disease Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

December 22, 2015

Increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, especially for smokers who quit within last 20 years

Periodontal Disease Could Predict CAC Progression in Type 1 Diabetes

August 31, 2015

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).

Dental Visits: Opportunities for Drug Screenings?

By August 13, 2015

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.

Treating Periodontitis May Help Ease Prostatitis Symptoms

May 26, 2015

Periodontal problems linked to inflammation throughout the body, researcher says

High Fracture Risk in Women Could Also Indicate Gum Disease

February 23, 2015

Women with high fracture risk scores showed the strongest signs of gum disease

CDC: Oral Health in Young Women Needs Improvement

September 22, 2014

Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely.

Melanocortin Receptor Agonist Can Treat RA, Periodontal Disease

July 11, 2014

Melanocortin receptor type 3 (MC3) has protective properties for joint and periodontal tissues, according to a new study.

Periodontitis Independently Tied to RA

June 06, 2014

Periodontitis (PD) is independently associated with established seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Personality Measures in Young Patients Predict Later Health

March 18, 2014

Personality measurements can be useful tools in predicting which young adult patients will have poor health in middle age.

Periodontal Treatment Doesn't Up Glycemic Control in T2DM

December 18, 2013

For patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic periodontitis, non-surgical treatment is not associated with improved glycemic control.

Oral Disease May Be Linked to Lower Cognitive Function

December 03, 2013

For all cognitive tests, edentulous participants had lower scores than dentate participants.

High Dose Statins Reduce Gum Inflammation

October 03, 2013

High doses of statins reduce gum inflammation in heart disease patients.

Tonsillectomy Benefits Adults With Recurrent Pharyngitis

April 03, 2013

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, Erectile Dysfunction Linked

December 05, 2012

For males aged 30-40 years, there is an association between chronic periodontitis (CP) and erectile dysfunction (ED).

Periodontal Disease More Likely in Rheumatoid Arthritis

August 13, 2012

Periodontal disease (PD) is significantly more likely among nonsmoking, treatment-naive patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than among healthy controls.

PerioChip Now Available for Periodontal Disease

August 07, 2012

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.

Chronic Periodontitis Increases Risk of Psoriasis

July 19, 2012

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.

Periodontitis Linked to HPV-Positive Head, Neck Tumors

June 20, 2012

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.