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The influence of diabetes on the periodontal tissues

Maria Emanuel Ryan, DDS, PhD; Oana Carnu, DMD; Angela Kamer, DMD, PhD The pathogenesis of periodontal disease is complex because it reflects a combination of the initiation and maintenance of the chronic inflammatory process by a diverse microbial flora and its numerous bacterial products. The subsequent host response to this infection mediates …

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Fish Oil Might Help Fight Gum Disease

Study found eating moderate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids was beneficial for patients with periodontal disease. Patients with diabetes have increased incidence and severity of periodontal disease not accounted for by differences in the subgingival microbial infection. Poor glycemic control has been consistently associated with periodontal disease severity….

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