February 28, 2014
by Kahaliah Richards
The current issue of Odontology has a report on the role of non-surgical periodontal scaling in controlling inflammatory chemicals (anti-cardiolipin antibodies) in the blood. After 1 to 3 sessions of scaling (as adjusted to the patient’s needs), not only did parameters of periodontal health improve, but there was a significant reduction in inflammatory markers associated with cardiovascular disease.
The study involved 20 patients with a mean age of 40.6 years, all of which had generalized chronic periodontal disease.
So what do your patients think of this study? More than 9% of Facebook viewers on Partners in Prevention “engaged” with this report — they liked it, shared it, or played the video.
This is as expected. Your patients want to know more about their oral health and their overall health.
For more on this visit: http://partnersinprevention.ca
By Ross Perry
Sourced: Partners In Prevention – http://partnersinprevention.ca/explaining-the-importance-of-scaling-to-your-patients/
[…] bleed when you brush or floss. At this stage, you will most likely need to see your dentist about scaling, or removing the buildup of plaque and tartar, and perhaps fixing teeth that are contributing to the inflammation. For example, you might have a […]
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