Management of periodontal disease in patients using calcium channel blockers – gingival overgrowth, prescribed medications, treatment responses and added treatment costs

submitted by: fardal
Abstract Objectives Gingival overgrowth (GO) is an adverse drug reaction in patients using calcium channel blockers (CCBs). Little is known about the effects of CCBs on the management of periodontal diseases. The aim of this study was to assess how the use of CCBs affects the long-term supportive treatment and outcomes in patients undergoing periodontal therapy. Methods All patients using CCBs during the initial treatment and/or the supportive periodontal therapy (SPT) were selected...
Authors: Øystein Fardal, Henning Lygre

Apical periodontitis and incident cardiovascular events in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Ageing

submitted by: endomax
Aim: To evaluate whether the presence of apical periodontitis (AP), root canal treatment (RCT) and endodontic burden (EB) – as the sum of AP and RCT sites – were associated with long-term risk of incident cardiovascular events (CVE), including cardiovascular-related mortality, using data on participants in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Ageing (BLSA). Methodology: This retrospective cohort included 278 dentate participants in the BLSA with complete medical and dental examinations....
Authors: Maximiliano Gomes, Fernando Hugo, Juliana Hilgert, Manoel Sant´Ana Filho, Dalva Padilha, Eleanor Simonsick, Luigi Ferrucci, Mark Reynolds

Standards for reporting chronic periodontitis prevalence and severity in epidemiologic studies: Proposed standards from the Joint EU/USA Periodontal Epidemiology Working Group.

submitted by: BirteHoltfreter
Periodontal diseases are common and their prevalence varies in different populations. However, prevalence estimates are influenced by the methodology used, including measurement techniques, case definitions, and periodontal examination protocols, as well as differences in oral health status. As a consequence, comparisons between populations are severely hampered and inferences regarding the global variation in prevalence can hardly be drawn. To overcome these limitations, the authors suggest...
Authors: Birte Holtfreter, Jasim M. Albandar, Thomas Dietrich, Bruce A. Dye, Kenneth A. Eaton, Paul I. Eke, Panos N. Papapanou, Thomas Kocher

Cost-effectiveness of non-surgical peri-implantitis treatments

submitted by: slistl
Aim: The purpose of the present study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of various alternatives of non-surgical peri-implantitis treatment. Materials and Methods: A decision analytical model was constructed and populated with parameter estimates from recent literature for reduction in pocket probing depth (PPD) in response to eight different treatment alternatives. A micro-costing approach combined with an online expert survey was applied to simulate a decision-making scenario taking...
Authors: Stefan Listl, Nadine Frühauf, Bettina Dannewitz, Christiane Weis, Yu-Kang Tu, Huei-Ju Chang, Clovis Faggion