Posts Tagged ‘Periodontitis’

With the use of recreational cannibis (marijuana) on the rise and legalization of marijuana, patients often wonder how it affects the oral cavity. A study has found that those who use marijuana on a regular basis tend to have more signs of periodontal disease (gum disease). This can include more bleeding and deeper pocket depths. More can be found at: Recreational Cannibis, used often, can increase risk of gum disease

This study was published by Columbia University Medical Center.


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Severe Periodontitis is the 6th most prevalent condition according to an article recently published in the Journal of Dental Research. Periodontitis is commonly referred to as gum disease. Periodontitis has been linked to several other diseases such as Diabetes. According to research, about 743 million people are affected by periodontitis. Make sure to see you dentist regularly for a check up.

Read more at: http://dentistrytoday.com/todays-dental-news/10692-many-people-deal-with-severe-periodontitis

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