Periodontal Disease

PERIOCHIP (chlorhexidine gluconate) 2.5mg chip for insertion by Dexcel Pharma Technologies

PerioChip Now Available for Periodontal Disease

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.

Review Shows Gum Disease Does Not Cause Heart Disease

Periodontal disease (PD) and atherosclerotic vascular disease (ASVD) share common risk factors, but there is no evidence for a causal relationship between the two, nor evidence that treating PD prevents or alters the outcomes of ASVD.