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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

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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?

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The Role of Implant Position for Long-Term Success

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?

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Peri-Implant Health, Peri-Implant Disease Case Definitions and Diagnostic Considerations

Dental Implants have high rates of long term survival, defined as more than 10 years when supporting various dental prostheses. However, the success of dental implants is not as high as their survival as functional implants and the restorations may be subject to mechanical and biological complications. Biologic complications associated with dental implants are mostly inflammatory conditions of the soft tissues and surrounding bone. These are biofilm-induced inflammatory lesions

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What Is the Mouth-Body Connection and How Does It Affect the Entire Body?

The mouth is considered a gateway to the body. That being said, your oral health can have an effect on just about every system in your body. To figure out how the mouth affects the body, it’s necessary to know what may go wrong first. When overstaying their welcome, bacteria create sticky buildups on the teeth, thus making gums susceptible to infection. That’s how a dental problem starts developing.

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