Category: Periodontics

Periodontics is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gum diseases. Periodontists may perform a root canal or carry out other periodontal, or perio, treatments if your gum health begins to fail. Learn more about this branch of dentistry in the following articles.

The Importance of Oral Health in Cancer Prevention

July 11th, 2018 by

Finnish researchers have found that the bacteria that cause periodontitis also play a role in the development of oral and other types of cancer. The findings highlight the importance of oral health in cancer prevention. Much evidence has been found […]

Oral Health and Pot Use Concerns

July 19th, 2017 by
oral health and pot use

The effect of pot or marijuana on oral health is unclear due in large part to its status as a controlled substance. That alone has stalled much research on the plant’s uses for years. Science has shown that cigarettes cause […]

The Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease to Your Health

May 18th, 2012 by
Early gum disease detection may help avoid more serious problems.

Gum disease can become a serious problem for one’s oral health. Bacterially-infected gums and soft tissues, if left untreated, can deteriorate to the point of tooth loss. But studies point to even larger dangers. Let’s start with a definition. In […]

The Relationship Between Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

January 13th, 2012 by
Diabetes and periodontal disease can be prevented.

For those affected by diabetes – almost 8% of the American population by some estimates – related health problems can complicate your life.  Potential circulatory, vision, kidney, and nerve issues require diabetics to carefully monitor their blood glucose levels and […]