Tag Archives: periodontal disease

Need for Gingivitis Treatment Recognized with New CDT Code

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

Over the last few years, new research has broadened our understanding of the implications of gum disease. As the connection between oral bacteria and inflammation, and overall health has become clear, there has been an increased emphasis on treating gingivitis … Continue reading

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News from the 2015 American Academy for Oral Systemic Health Meeting: Part 3 – Inflammatory Burden

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

Controlling the Inflammatory Burden thru Oral Health Dr. Doug Thompson spoke about the how skeptical patients can be about the need for oral care, especially related to periodontal disease, despite the fact that periodontal disease is the most common chronic … Continue reading

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Think like a Patient, not like a Dentist

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Periodontal Management, Total Health

When you go to the doctor, do you want to get half a check-up, or a complete check-up? Do you want only the good news, or the whole picture of what’s going on in your body? It probably comes as … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Talk to Your Patients about Tobacco Use

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Periodontal Management, Total Health

Smokers, raise your hands. Wait, no one is willing to admit to smoking? According to the CDC, an estimated 45.3 million people, or 19.3% of all adults (aged 18 years or older), in the United States smoke cigarettes. And I’m … Continue reading

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Motivating Periodontal Patients to Accept Treatment

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category Periodontal Management

It can be frustrating when periodontal patients reject your treatment recommendations. Don’t let past rejections control your current patient conversations. Periodontal disease is dangerously undertreated and you can increase patient acceptance by communicating a few key facts. Key Fact: Delaying … Continue reading

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