The current issue of Odontology has a report on the role of non-surgical periodontal scaling in controlling inflammatory chemicals (anti-cardiolipin antibodies) in the blood. After 1 to 3 sessions of scaling (as adjusted to the patient’s needs), not only did parameters of periodontal health improve, but there was a significant reduction in inflammatory markers associated with cardiovascular disease.
The study involved 20 patients with a mean age of 40.6 years, all of which had generalized chronic periodontal disease.
So what do your patients think of this study? More than 9% of Facebook viewers on Partners in Prevention “engaged” with this report — they liked it, shared it, or played the video.
This is as expected. Your patients want to know more about their oral health and their overall health.