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Clostridium difficile

Wheaton family dental practice

Clostridium difficile or C. diff in dentistry Clostridium difficile or C. diff is spore-forming, anaerobic bacteria that cause irritation of colon and sever diarrhea.  CDC believes 15-25% of antibiotic-associated diarrhea due to the exotoxins of this bacteria. What are the most likely causes from dentistry? Overuse or bad luck with the wrong antibiotic at the […]

Dental Implant Risk Factors

Dental implant risk factors PEARL Network risk factors JADA 2014 July History severe periodontitis Preexisting inflammation in site (endo lesion or perio lesion) Type IV bone Immediate vs delayed Anterior vs posterior Risk Factors (highlight those linked to “cluster phenomenon”) poor bone quality or bone bone support untreated chronic periodontitis active infections systemic diseases (diabetes […]

Medical History

Dentist and orthodontist family

Medical History Update for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants Bleeding Issues Medication:  Coumadin   Plavix   Pradaxa Xarelto Eliquis  Aspirin  Antineoplastics     any blood thinners including garlic Diseases:    Liver diseases Conditions:  Clotting issues Healing Issues Smoker?          Dry Mouth?         Birth control? Diseases:     Diabetes      Renal Disease     COPD     Congestive heart failure     HIV Connective Tissue Diseases like     RA    Sjogren’s Syndrome History of:  […]