COVID-19 patients are at least three times more likely to experience complications if they also have gum disease, according to research published today in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology,1 the official publication of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP).
A destructive and painful condition that is marked by inflammation and subsequent loss of the gums and the supporting structures of the teeth, periodontitis is caused by bacteria that trigger inflammation of the gums that surround teeth.
Even if children grow up to overcome childhood adversity, the trauma they experience in early life causes them to be at greater risk for tooth loss,
Inhaling dangerous particulates is a hazard of coal mining, mold remediation, sandblasting … and dentistry.
A team of researchers at the University of Utah School of Dentistry explored the effect of comprehensive oral care for a more holistic approach to substance use disorder treatment.