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Patients with moderate to severe periodontitis need evaluation for heart disease risk

... called for and patients with moderate to severe periodontitis should receive evaluation and possible treatment ... tissue and bone that support the teeth. periodontitis is common, with mild to moderate forms affecting ... there is now strong evidence that people with periodontitis are at increased risk of atherosclerotic CVD the ...

Over half of people with rheumatoid arthritis have periodontitis

... people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) also have periodontitis (a chronic inflammatory disease of the gum and ... computer programme) p Moderate to Severe periodontitis may be a Risk Factor for Developing RA in ... non-smoking individuals with moderate to severe periodontitis may also be at a greater risk for the development ...

Gum Disease, Heart Disease Share Genetic Link

... by German scientists. The association between periodontitis and coronary heart disease (CHD) has been known ... genetic association in additional groups of 180 periodontitis patients and 1,100 CHD patients. The study was ... Vienna, Austria. Because of the link between periodontitis and CHD, "we think ...

Scientists find shared genetic link between the dental disease periodontitis and heart attack

... The relationship between the dental disease periodontitis and coronary heart disease (CHD) has been known ... in further groups of 1100 CHD patients and 180 periodontitis patients. "We found that the genetic risk ... cause of tooth loss in adults over 40 years. periodontitis is very common, and around 90% of people aged ...

Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications

... diabetes complications," he said. Intensive periodontitis intervention, for example, can significantly ... their degree of insulin resistance. "We think periodontitis may adversely affect glycemic control, because ... rate of type 2 diabetes. One found those with periodontitis were more than four times as likely to develop ...

HPV, periodontitis work in tandem to increase risk of tongue cancer

... BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Persons with periodontitis who also are infected with human papillomavirus ... at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has shown. periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys ... showing an association between long-standing periodontitis and risk of tongue cancer in the May 2007 issue ...

Journal of Periodontology and the American Journal of Cardiology develop joint clinical recommendations

... Specific clinical recommendations include: Patients with periodontitis who have 1 known major atherosclerotic CVD risk factor such as smoking, ... the bacterial accumulations and eliminating inflammation. When periodontitis is newly diagnosed in patients with atherosclerotic CVD, periodontists and ...

Closer to an effective treatment for gum disease in smokers

... could explain why smokers are more likely to be resistant to treatment for periodontitis and are more susceptible to oral disease caused by infection with P. ... Scott said: "It has long been known that smokers are more susceptible to periodontitis than are non-smokers. However, the reasons why are not so clear. Our study ...

Colgate-Palmolive Announces Collaboration With American Diabetes Association to Educate Americans About the Association Between Oral Health and Diabetes

... has been reported that the infectious and chronic inflammatory nature of periodontitis can potentially increase insulin resistance and lead to unbalanced blood ... lead to a more severe form, periodontitis. According to emerging research, periodontitis may be associated with systemic disease. Colgate Total is the only ...

PDA Stresses Link Between Oral Health and Overall Health

... Also, people who smoke or drink alcohol are at greater risk for developing periodontitis and other oral health diseases, such as oral cancer. GlaxoSmithKline ... the correlation between oral health and overall well-being, prevention of periodontitis may turn out to be an important step in maintaining overall health, and ...

Oral/body inflammatory connection explained

... disease, stroke, and heart failure. A recent study that will be cited during the presentation explored the existence of bacteria known to cause periodontitis and the growth of blood vessel walls, which is a symptom of CVD. After examining the subjects used, the investigators found a positive connection ...

Healthy Gums and a Healthy Heart: The Perio-Cardio Connection

... The AAP has 8,000 members world-wide. NOTE: A copy of "The American Journal of Cardiology and Journal of Periodontology Editors' Consensus: periodontitis and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease " can be viewed at http://www.joponline.org/toc/jop/0/0 . For more information, contact the AAP ...

Treating gum disease helps rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

... drugs. "I'm optimistic that someday the biologic agents that we use successfully in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis will lead to improvement of periodontitis and would be available for use and treatment of this perplexing problem," says Askari. "Again we are seeing another link where good oral health ...

A healthy color

... in detecting periodontal disease among 73 patients divided into three groups: healthy, those with gingivitis (bleeding of the gums) and those with periodontitis (bleeding of the gums and a receding gum line). Color reaction was scored based on a color chart, and those scores were compared with scores from ...

WomenHeart Celebrates American Heart Month With Heart Promises Campaign

... gingivitis and is the number one toothpaste recommended most by dentists and hygienists. It has not been approved for the prevention or treatment of periodontitis or other diseases. For more information about Colgate Total(R) toothpaste, visit www.ColgateTotal.com . About Colgate-Palmolive Company ...

Study Shows High Gum Disease Rates in Rural Appalachia, Sheds Light on Reasons for Tooth Loss

... ultimately causing tooth loss in many patients, but also, more important, the inflammation likely has traveled throughout the body. A person with periodontitis may be twice as likely to have a heart attack and almost three times more likely to have a stroke." He added, "If a woman is pregnant, she is four ...

Essential dental treatment safe for pregnant women, says ADA journal study

... (defined as treatment of moderate-to-severe cavities or fractured or abscessed teeth). The researchers randomly assigned 823 pregnant women with periodontitis to receive scaling and root planing, either at 13 to 21 weeks' gestation or up to three months after delivery. (Experts recommend that pregnant women ...

Gum Disease, HPV a Double Whammy

... did not have periodontitis. "Evidence of periodontitis-HPV synergy has important practical implications, because there is a safe treatment for periodontitis but no treatment for HPV infection," Mine Tezal, an assistant professor in the dental school's Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, said in a ...

Veterinary Pet Insurance Data Reveals Pet Dental Health a Low Priority for Many Pet Owners

... the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, received claims totaling $3.8 million for tooth abscesses, root canals and advanced periodontitis (severe gum disease) in 2007, up from $2.3 million just two years earlier. Despite this, the percentage of policyholders who have their pet's ...

Owners Reminded That Pets Need Dental Care, Too

... health maintenance should also be applied to their canine and feline companions, and effective plaque control can prevent a large percentage of pet periodontitis cases. Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc., maker of Prescription Diet(R) and Science Diet(R) brand pet foods, is cosponsoring the Pets Need Dental Care, ...

A healthy smile may promote a healthy heart

... American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), suggests that periodontal patients whose bodies show evidence of a reaction to the bacteria associated with periodontitis may have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Although there have been many studies associating gum disease with heart ...

Poor more prone to severe Periodontal Disease

... and neighborhood level is linked to severe periodontitis among African-Americans and Whites in the U.S.// ... indicators and the prevalence of severe periodontitis among African Americans and Whites. Low income was associated with the prevalence of severe periodontitis among Whites, and both low education and income ...

Severe Gum Disease Triples Heart Disease Risk

... of plasma lipoprotein in patients with advanced periodontitis may be responsible for increasing the risk of ... lipoprotein profile in patients with severe periodontitis might be life-saving as appropriate therapy can ... the atherogenic effects of LDL. In severe periodontitis this association between LDL-associated PAF-AH ...

Dental Health Can Affect Pregnancy

... and periodontal infection, together with periodontitis with atherosclerosis to preeclampsia. Such an ... preeclampsia are three times higher in women with periodontitis than the control group. Preeclampsia is often ... might be checking for oral health and removing periodontitis as a preventive measure to reduce the occurrence ...

Good Oral Health Equals Good Health for Your Heart

... nations. The work of these scientists has shown that gum disease or periodontitis has a direct effect on arteries. It was long known that inflammation of ... has been was no solid proof. A group of 120 patients with severe periodontitis were given either a standard or especially intensive course of treatment, ...

Men With Chronic Gum Disease at Higher Risk of Tongue Cancer

... contribute to cancer through inflammation. "We have presented preliminary data suggesting an independent association between history of periodontitis and the risk of tongue cancer. This association needs to be confirmed by larger studies that include other oral cancer sites, women and subjects of ...

Link Found Between Periodontal Disease and Pancreatic Cancer

... bone that supports the teeth; tooth loss is a consequence of severe periodontal disease. Two previous studies had found a link between tooth loss or periodontitis and pancreatic cancer, but one consisted of all smokers and the other did not control for smoking in the analysis, and therefore no firm conclusions ...

Breastfeeding Mothers Need Calcium to Guard Against Periodontal Diseases

... their diet, or may risk bone loss around their teeth and gums, reports a recent study. // The study was conducted in rat models of experimental periodontitis by researchers from Tohoku University in Japan to find out whether lactation affects alveolar bone loss, the bone surrounding the roots of teeth. ...

Gums Disease May Lead to Pancreatic Cancer

... Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Meeting. Two previous studies have already reported positive associations between gum disease or periodontitis (inflammation of the gums around the teeth) and other chronic diseases. Dr. Michaud's team is investigating the relationship between lifestyles ...

Study Establishes Link Between Heart Disease And Periodontal Bacteria

... greater among those with ACS than in the non-ACS group. Seventy-seven percent of the study participants in the ACS group showed signs of periodontitis while only 42 percent in the control group demonstrated evidence of the disease. The results have been published in the latest issue of Journal ...

Link between Periodontal Bacteria and Heart Disease Established

... denticola. Specifically, the findings suggest that T. denticola, T. forsythia and streptococci spp are bacteria in a shared infectious etiology for periodontitis and ACS. "This might be one of several explanations as to why elevated bacteria and the combination of specific pathogens in periodontal ...

Unhealthy Gums Increase Risk Of Premature Delivery

... diseases. Gingivitis is the more common and milder form of the disease and is associated with inflammation of tissue surrounding the teeth. periodontitis is a more severe form, characterized by inflammation of connective tissue that supports the underlying bone and teeth. The bacteria that infect ...

Gum Disease Associated With Increased Risk of Preeclampsia

... also indicate that preeclamptic mothers have low birth weight babies as compared to women who do not have preeclampsia. "We found that chronic periodontitis was more prevalent in the preeclamptic group by almost 64 percent than the non-preeclamptic group at 36 percent," said Dr. Adolfo Contreras from the ...

Light can help fight gum bacteria

... The dental samples obtained from patients suffering from chronic periodontitis were exposed to broadband light (380 to 520nm). The light had selectively ... to kill bacteria may become better good way to treat people with chronic periodontitis The results of the study were published in the new issue of Journal of ...

Dental Procedure Reduces Preterm Births

... to a new study. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham school of dentistry studied more than 350 pregnant women who had periodontitis -- a gum infection that destroys the fibers and supporting bone that hold teeth in the mouth. Study participants were between 21 and 25 weeks into ...

Periodontitis a common problem in patients with arthritis

... Arthritis and periodontitis often go hand in hand, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontology. In the Australian study of 154 people, the 77 people who had// ...
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