Periodontal treatment may improve metabolic control in diabetic patients.

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There have been a number of studies including a recent Cochrane review which have looked at the impact of periodontal treatment on glycaemic control in diabetics. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of nonsurgical periodontal therapy on metabolic control in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) Forty patients with DM2 and chronic [read the full story…]

Some evidence to support adjunctive amoxicillin and metronidazole for treatment of chronic periodontitis


Chronic periodontitis affects between 5-20% of the population. Scaling and root planing (SRP) is one of the most effective methods of treatment. The aim of this review was to assess whether  the adjunct of amoxicillin and metronidazole (AMX/MET) to SRP increased its effectiveness compared to SRP alone. The authors searched eight databases and hand-searched a [read the full story…]