People with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Cognitive functioning and dementia can dramatically affect the conditions for oral health
There is good documentation that oral hygiene in hospitalized and nursing home patients is often overlooked, deficient and sometimes ignored.
Adults who have lost teeth due to nontraumatic reasons may have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
"Healthcare stories tell us the deepest things about our human journey," Otto said. But stories about oral health—despite the suffering, economic impact, and threat to overall well-being that dental disease can cause—tend to get short shrift.
Oral health is a critical component to overall health for all ages, but according to dental and medical experts from UConn Health, vigilance is especially critical for the elderly.
False teeth need to be taken out before a general anaesthetic, doctors warn in the journal BMJ Case Reports after a 72 year old's dentures got stuck in his throat during surgery to remove a harmless lump in his abdominal wall,
Poor oral health is associated with decreased quality of life, depression, hypertension, and cognitive decline.
In a significant scientific breakthrough, researchers recently discovered a way to regrow human tooth enamel.
Dry socket is a condition that can occur after tooth removal. It usually happens 3–5 days after surgery. Dry socket causes intense pain because it exposes the nerves and bones in the gum.