Use of EMD in treatment of peri-implantitis may improve implant survival time
The adjunctive use of enamel matrix derivative (EMD) in combination with peri-implant surgery may improve the survival time of implants in patients with peri-implantitis, according to a trial conducted by Swedish researchers.
Perio Insight focuses on links between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s disease
The relationship between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s Disease is the main subject of the latest edition of Perio Insight, the EFP magazine devoted to periodontal science and clinical practice.
‘Non-submerged implant healing has higher rate of earlier failure than submerged healing’
The two-stage approach to implant placement, based on a period of submerged healing, is considered the “gold-standard” procedure in implant dentistry. However, the alternative approach of one-stage surgery and non-submerged healing is gaining popularity.
Perio Workshop 2018 reviewed evidence on bone regeneration
Perio Workshop 2018, organised by the EFP in partnership with the Osteology Foundation, involved 75 experts who explored in depth the topic of bone regeneration and regenerative technologies.
JCP Digest: Study compares donor sites for autogenous subepithelial connective-tissue grafting
After tooth extraction, subepithelial connective-tissue grafting (SCTG) can improve the prognosis of the aesthetic outcomes at implants by compensating for bone-volume deficiencies.
EFP starts work on toolkit about new classification
Work is under way on creating a toolkit for periodontists and other dental professionals to help them implement the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
Periodontal therapy appears to improve glycaemic control in chronic-periodontitis patients with type-2 diabetes
The association between periodontitis and diabetes mellitus is widely recognised and patients with well‐controlled glycated haemoglobin have a low risk of periodontitis, while risk increases exponentially as glycaemic control worsens. At the same time, periodontal treatment seems to improve glycaemic control.