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What Are Bruxism & Occlusion?

Bruxism is commonly considered to be causally related to deviations in dental occlusion and articulation. Therefore its treatment was focused on reshaping the bite to achieve an occlusion and articulation free of deviations and interferences. Because bruxism management efforts are not always effective, the current evidence supporting a link between bruxism and the bite was reviewed. A search of PubMed identified 93 English-language articles, of which 46 were deemed acceptable for the current study. These papers tended to fall into […]

The New Classification of Periodontal Disease and Peri-implant Disease

A committee representing both the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) met in November 2017 with the charge of updating the 1999 classification of periodontal disease and conditions. The Proceedings of the World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions consists of 19 review papers and four consensus reports. This post provides a simple summary of the new classification of periodontal disease and peri-implant disease, as well as discusses the […]

Is Peri-Implantitis “The New Gum Disease?”

Dental implants have become part of the mainstream in dental treatment and the replacement for lost teeth. As with any new treatments, the complications come to light as the treatment modality develops and more and more studies are done on the patients treated over a longer period of time. An important question to answer here is with patients with dental implants, what is the incidence or prevalence of peri-implantitis? The answer stems from the results from 18 studies which indicate […]