periodontal disease

Why it’s important to include periodontal probing in a hygiene appointment
Why it’s important to include periodontal probing in a hygiene appointmentHygienists are often pressed for time, but periodontal exams shouldn’t be overlooked.
Can dentists use squid ink to check for gum disease?
Can dentists use squid ink to check for gum disease?A team led by engineers has developed a more comprehensive way to detect gum disease.
A gentler way to treat gum disease using laser surgery
A gentler way to treat gum disease using laser surgeryHow the LANAP protocol aids in treating gum disease and reducing patients’ risk for developing other harmful diseases.
Study finds postmenopausal women with gum disease may have increased cancer risk
Study finds postmenopausal women with gum disease may have increased cancer riskResearchers found that older women with a history of periodontal disease may be more at risk for site-specific cancers, including esophageal and gallbladder cancer.
Study shows why diabetics are more susceptible to periodontitis
Study shows why diabetics are more susceptible to periodontitisResearchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that diabetes causes changes in the oral microbiome that lead to inflammation and risk of bone loss.
Is periodontitis causing infertility in young women?
Is periodontitis causing infertility in young women?A new study has discovered a link between the presence of a common periodontal pathogen and difficulty conceiving.
Study finds cannabis increases risk of gum disease
Study finds cannabis increases risk of gum diseaseResearchers at Columbia University have discovered a link between periodontal disease and habitual marijuana use.
Study finds link between severe gum disease and higher mortality rate in cirrhosis patients
Study finds link between severe gum disease and higher mortality rate in cirrhosis patientsThe results of the study were presented at The International Liver Congress in Amsterdam.
What you need to know about gum disease
What you need to know about gum diseasePreventing infection in your mouth is key to maintaining your overall health.
Why dentists need to engage in discussions about periodontal disease
Why dentists need to engage in discussions about periodontal diseaseLeaving periodontal care solely to hygienists can be a major problem.