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Monthly Archives: | September, 2010

Successful Periodontal Therapy May Reduce the Risk of Preterm Birth, 0

Successful Periodontal Therapy May Reduce the Risk of Preterm Birth, According to Dental Study http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100915080444.htm ScienceDaily (Sep. 15, 2010) – A collaboration led by a periodontal researcher from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has found a possible link between the success of gum-disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely, according to a study published in the journal BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. While a number of factors are associated with an increased rate of preterm birth, such as low body-mass index, alcohol consumption and smoking, the study adds to the body of research that suggests oral infection may also be associated with such an increase. The study looked at 322 pregnant women, all with gum disease. Half the group was given oral-hygiene instruction and treated with scaling and root planning, which consists of cleaning above and below the gum line. The second half received only oral-hygiene instruction. The incidence of preterm birth was high in both the treatment group and the untreated group: 52.4 percent of the women in the untreated control group had a preterm baby compared with 45.6 percent in the treatment group. These differences were not statistically significant. However,

I want Lumineers but I have gum disease? 0

Patient came in requesting Lumineers.  Only problem is that she had Advanced gum disease.  She had 8+mm pockets.  Some Dental Authors have suggested when a patient has 7mm pockets one should consider removing the teeth and placing implants.  FortunatelyLanap can reverse gum disease and patients do not need to be screwed with titanium any more. From Desktop

Aggressive Periodontitis Periodontal Disease Before and After Pictures and Video LANAP 0

This is a case of a patient that has Aggressive Periodontal Disease (formally Juvenile) pictures show X-Rays, before and after Periodontal readings and before and after pictures of periodontal charting.   http://picasaweb.google.com/JohnDDScom/Movies?authkey=Gv1sRgCLzhy4LOg_2s8AE&feat=directlink

Laser Gum Treatment LANAP Video 0

Here is a well done video that explainsLANAP .

Whooppie Goldberg and Gum disease “Gum Disease can kill you” 0

Whoopie Goldberg talks about her personal experience with Gum Disease and the health effects that are associated with gum disease. “Gum Disease Can Kill You”

CDC Gum Disease Found to be Significant Public Health Concern 0

Gum Disease Found to be Significant Public Health Concern http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gum-disease-found-to-be-significant-public-health-concern-103475209.html Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) suggest more American adults may have gum disease; previous estimates underestimate periodontal disease in the US population CHICAGO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The prevalence of periodontal disease  in the United States may be significantly higher than originally estimated. Research published in the Journal of Dental Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) suggests that the prevalence of periodontal disease  may have been underestimated by as much as 50 percent. The implication is that more American adults may suffer from moderate to severe gum disease gum disease than previously thought. In a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) pilot study, funded by the CDC’s Division of Oral Health, a full-mouth, comprehensive periodontal examination was conducted on over 450 adults over the age of 35. Periodontal disease was classified according to definitions determined by the CDC in collaboration with the AAP. The prevalence rates were then compared against the results of previous NHANES studies which used a partial-mouth periodontal examination. Historically, NHANES has served as the main source for determining prevalence of periodontal disease in