Archive for December, 2014
Elevated blood sugars and its impact on the survivability of Dental Implants
The cover story in the most recent edition of the Journal of American Dental Association (JADA) cited an article that added more evidence as to the detrimental effects of diabetes and elevated blood sugars toward dental surgery, more specifically dental implants. In this prospective cohort study it was determined that poor glycemic control […]
Commonly Used Anti-depressionMedications and Dental Implant Failures!
In the September 2014 issue of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) a group of researchers found that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) the most common form of anti-depression medication, were associated with higher rates of dental implant failure! This was attributed to a reported decrease in bone formation and an increase in bone […]