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Gene Removal Leads to Additional Teeth

Gene Removal Leads to Additional Teeth

26 June 2017

The FAM20B gene is necessary for cartilage development. But when it’s selectively removed in mouse...

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Drug Could be Utilized to Treat Periodontitis, Chronic Diseases

A drug used to treat intestinal worms may have a new purpose.

Recent studies have shown that Oxantel could protect people from periodontitis. The information appears in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

The current treatment for periodontitis can be costly and it isn’t necessarily full proof. Oxantel was shown to prevent growth by blocking an enzyme that bacteria need to create the biofilm associated with periodontitis.

The researchers of this study wanted to discover something that would inhibit periodontitis unlike any treatment on the market. Their research determined that the periodontal biofilm depended on iron and heme and that limiting these would lower the level of the enzyme fumarate reductase. The test managed to thwart the enzyme in Porphyromonas gingivalis, something heavily involved with the biofilm.

Oxantel was also proven to be effective against various combinations of bacteria.

Periodontitis impacts roughly 30 to 47 percent of the adult population and about 5 to 10 percent experience extremely severe cases of periodontitis. This disease makes people more susceptible to arthritis, dementia, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and numerous other ailments. Periodontitis may also lead to a higher risk of cancer in the head and mouth, in addition to the neck and esophagus.

The Wednesday Watch

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

21 June 2017

Patients are becoming more educated, as a world of information is readily available at our...

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e-Prescribing with XLDent

e-Prescribing with XLDent

29 March 2017

Drs. David Andersen and Lora Nelson explain how easy e-Prescribing...

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Show Me the Way

Show Me the Way

02 May 2017

This year’s International Dental Show did not disappoint: 155,000 participants from 157 countries attended,...

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Narrow-Body  Dental Implants

Narrow-Body Dental Implants

02 May 2017

As the multibillion-dollar market for dental implants grows, many new companies are entering the...

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