Periodontics

Correlation between Heart Disease And Periodontitis

Recently, researchers examined 20 patients suffering from periodontal disease and atherosclerosis (clogging of the blood vessels to the heart that can eventually result in heart failure).  In 13 of the 20 patients, they found that periodontal bacteria was present in the atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary vessels. Of the 20 patients examined, those with the more highly progressed and …

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How Many Dentists Are Involved In A Dental Implant Procedure?

We often misunderstand Dental implant placement as a dental specialty. However, it usually takes different dental specialists, to complete the full treatment. From an oral surgeon to a prosthodontist to a periodontist and even a general dentist, all of these specialists may aid in the placement or restoration of the dental implants. The procedure also …

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