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Heart disease risk increases by gum disease severity
Periodontitis is associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, and the risk increases for those with more severe gum disease, according to research being presented this week at the European Society of Cardiology virtual meeting.
August 24, 2021
Periodontitis poses heart risks for healthy patients
Even patients with periodontitis who are otherwise healthy may be at an increased risk for hypertension, according to findings published on March 29 in
. Patients with periodontitis but no other diseases were twice as likely to have elevated blood pressure as those with healthy gums.
March 28, 2021
Patients approve of medical screening at dental offices
Patients generally approve of getting general medical screening -- including blood pressure tests and lab tests -- at their dentists' offices, according to a new study. The results support a broader role for dentists in identifying conditions in high-risk patients.
February 4, 2021
Gum disease bacteria may up heart disease risk in RA patients
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients have elevated rates of periodontal and cardiovascular disease, suggesting that their immune responses to gum disease bacteria may be linked to higher heart disease risk, according to a study published on November 17 in
Arthritis & Rheumatology
November 29, 2020
Dental patients may misreport preexisting conditions
Up to a third of dental patients do not accurately report their preexisting medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, to clinicians, according to a new study. Treatment planning and patient outcomes may be affected without accurate information, the authors noted.
October 3, 2019
Study links missing teeth to cardiovascular disease
Americans with no teeth were significantly more likely to also have cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of mortality in the U.S., than individuals who did not have any missing teeth, according to research presented on October 2 at the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference 2019.
October 2, 2019
Review shows link between gum disease and hypertension
Having gum disease puts people at greater risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a review published on September 24 in the European Society of Cardiology's journal,
September 25, 2019
4 ways to promote heart health at your office
It's time for the dental office to be proactive about heart health, according to Karen Davis, RDH. Davis spoke about how dental teams can promote cardiovascular wellness at the 2019 California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.
May 19, 2019
Study reports epinephrine safe in heart failure patients
Should epinephrine be used with local anesthesia for dental procedures in adult patients who previously had heart failure? Researchers reported their answer to this question in a poster at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions on November 11.
November 12, 2018
Study links periodontitis to higher blood pressure
Patients with periodontal disease have higher blood pressure than those without periodontitis, according to the findings of a large, new study. Periodontal disease may also interfere with the effectiveness of blood pressure medication, the researchers reported.
October 31, 2018
Poor oral hygiene linked to increased heart disease risk
Poor oral health has been once again linked to cardiovascular disease (CVD). A recent study found that adults with periodontitis and poor oral hygiene habits may be at an increased risk for heart troubles.
July 9, 2018
Study: Oral hygiene can aid heart attack recovery
Can good oral hygiene help your patients recover from a heart attack? The same bacteria that cause periodontitis also inhibited blood vessel healing in a study presented at the recent Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology congress.
April 23, 2018
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