Severe periodontitis is associated with systemic inflammation and a dysmetabolic status: a case-control study

bstract Background and Aim: A cluster of metabolic factors defines a syndrome that predisposes to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Chronic infections such as periodontitis might alter these individual metabolic factors and the systemic inflammatory burden. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between severe periodontitis and increase in inflammatory and metabolic risk […]

Aetna and Columbia Announce Results from Study Showing Relationship between Periodontal Treatment and a Reduction in the Overall Cost of Care for Three Chronic Conditions

Aetna (NYSE:AET) and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine conducted a study that¬†found a relationship between periodontal (gum) treatment and the overall cost of care for several chronic diseases.¬†The results of the study, which included approximately 145,000 Aetna members with continuous dental and medical coverage, indicate that periodontal care appears to have a positive effect […]

Mouth-Body Connection

Bacteria associated with periodontal disease have been linked to other serious health risks. Osteoporosis Heart Disease and Stroke Pregnancy Problems Diabetes Respiratory Diseases In July of 1998, the American Academy of Periodontology launched an effort to educate the public about new findings which support what dental professionals had long suspected: Infections in the mouth can […]

Systemic Release of Endotoxins Induced by Gentle Mastication: Association With Periodontitis

Background: Periodontitis has recently been identified as a potential risk factor for systemic pathologies such as cardiovascular disease, the hypothesis being that periodontal pockets could release pro-inflammatory bacterial components, for instance endotoxins, into the bloodstream. It is known that the oral cavity can be a source of circulating bacteria, but this has never been shown […]

Relationship between periodontal infections and systemic disease.

Seymour GJ, Ford PJ, Cullinan MP, Leishman S, Yamazaki K. Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. gregory.seymour@dent.otago.ac.nz Oral conditions such as gingivitis and chronic periodontitis are found worldwide and are among the most prevalent microbial diseases of mankind. The cause of these common inflammatory conditions is the complex microbiota found as dental […]