Study of aggressive periodontitis could have major impact on treatment and prevention among Chinese patients
Aggressive periodontitis (AgP) is a rare form of inflammatory periodontal disease characterised by rapid attachment loss and alveolar bone destruction from an early age. It presents within families, which points to genetic and environmental factors, along with intra-familial transmission of infectious periodontal microorganisms.
Study shows that short dental implants produce similar results to long implants with sinus grafting
The use of short (6mm) dental implants results in similar clinical and radiographic outcomes to the use of long (11-15mm) implants combined with sinus grafting, according to a study published in the EFP’s research summary JCP Digest.
JCP Digest 09 considers influence of systemic antibiotics and progression of periodontitis
The question of whether the progression of periodontitis is relevantly influenced by systemic antibiotics is tackled in research published in JCP Digest 09 (2015:42).
Full-mouth periodontal therapy triggers increase in inflammatory biomarkers, so may not be suitable for patients with uncontrolled co-morbidities
The potential risk from the use of intensive approaches to periodontal therapy in patients with uncontrolled comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease is analysed in research published in JCP Digest 08 (2015:42).
EFP welcomes ‘overwhelming’ response to Perio Focus green paper
The EFP has been impressed by the positive reaction from perio societies and individuals across the world to the “Perio Focus green paper”, issued in January by an international group of leading experts in periodontology.
How to manage periodontal disease and gingival overgrowth in patients who use calcium channel blockers
The problem of gingival overgrowth in heart-disease patients who use calcium channel blocking drugs is tackled in research published in JCP Digest 07 (2015:42).
Thorkild Karring talks about breakthrough in tissue regeneration in latest instalment of ‘EFP Interviews’
A video interview with one of the pioneers of tissue regeneration is the latest instalment in the ‘EFP Interviews’ series which focuses on the work of the “parents” of European periodontology.