Results: 340

For: periodontal disease

Peri-implantitis – surgical treatment methods

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This review comparing the effectiveness of different surgical methods for peri-implantitis included 13 parallel group RCTs. However, a wide variety of interventions were tested and the studies were generally small providing very low certainty evidence. Consequently additional high quality well reported studies are needed.

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Bioactive glass for periodontal defects

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This review aimed to assess the effect of bioactive glass on bone and periodontal regeneration and included 20 RCTs. The included studies were small, involved numerous comparisions with only two being at low risk of bias. The findings showed a statistically signiciant benefit for probing depth with bioglass but this may not be clinically significant and the limited quality of thei included studies mean the findings should be interpreted cautiously.

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Mouthwashes and gingival healing after surgical procedures

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This review of the effect of different mouthwashes on gingival healing used after oral surgery in adults included 13 RCTs. The trials assessed 12 different products and concentrations and only one RCTs was considered to be at low risk of bias so the findings should be interpreted cautiously.

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Adjunctive chlorhexidine for gingival health in orthodontic patients

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This review of the efficacy of chlorhexidine (CHX) products in maintaining gingival health in orthodontic patients with fixed appliances included 20 RCTs only 1 of which was at low risk of bias. The findings showed a benefcial effect on gingival parameters with CHX mouthwash at 1-3 months but the findings should be interpreted cautiously.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and oral health

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This review of the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) exposure and oral health among adults included 4 cross-sectional studies with the findings indicating an association between ACEs and poor oral health.

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People with severe mental health difficulties are more likely to have poor dental health and dental disorders

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Masuma Pervin Mishu summarises an umbrella review on the prevalence of dental disorders among people with severe mental illness.

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Mouthwashes, microorganisms and gingivitis in orthodontic patients

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This review of the efficacy of mouthwashes on oral microorganisms and gingivitis in orthodontic patients included 32 RCTs. While the findings suggest short-term benefits with adjunctive mouthwash use the findings should be intertpreted cautiously as only one RCT was at low risk of bias and for almost all outccomes the certainty of evidence was rated as very low to low.

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Is a chewable toothbrush effective in children?

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This review comparing the effectiveness of a chewable toothbrush (CTB) with a manual toothbrush (MTB) in terms of plaque reduction included 7 RCTs. While no significant differences were found between CTB and MTB the availabel studies were small of short duration and of very low certainty.

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Clear aligners v fixed appliances for periodontal health

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This review of periodontal health maintenance and gingival recessions development in patients undergoing an orthodontic treatment with clear aligners (CA) or fixed appliances (FA) included 12 studies. The limited amount and quality of evidence was insufficient to assess whether CA were bettern than FA at maintaining periodontal health.

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Peri-implant mucositis – patient performed adjunctive measures

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This review of patient-performed or administered measures used adjunctively to submarginal instrumentation for the management of peri-implant mucositis included 14 studies. The findings indicated that adjunctive measures reduced probing depth, bleeding on probing and plaque level reductions at 3 months and were in favour of adjunctive measures, which were plaque.

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