Ranjitha Krishna

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This report describes recent efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Oral Health, to understand more fully women's knowledge and attitudes regarding oral health and dental visits during pregnancy. Using data from the CDC Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), investigators are conducting both quantitative(More)
Diabetes and periodontitis are chronic inflammatory disorders that contribute to each others’ severity and worsen each others’ prognosis. Studies have shown that patients with diabetes are at increased risk of developing periodontitis, and that diabetics with untreated periodontitis have more difficulty controlling serum glucose. Periodontal treatment that(More)
Periodontal disease is the most common oral disease in adults. Traditional nonsurgical periodontal therapy involves subgingival removal of hard and soft deposits on the root surface, along with maintenance of good oral hygiene. Nonsurgical periodontal therapy can either be definitive or part of the initial phase before surgical therapy. Mechanical therapy,(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to reveal clinical and pathologic findings on idiopathic bone cavity lesions (IBC). STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of 20 IBC cases diagnosed from 2004 to 2014 from a university-based maxillofacial pathology service was performed and included all pertinent clinical, histologic, and radiographic findings. (More)
Periodontal maintenance therapy is an integral aspect of any general dental or specialist practice. Numerous studies have indicated that periodontal therapy in the absence of a carefully designed maintenance program invariably results in the relapse of the disease condition. Accordingly, dental practices that provide periodontal care without a maintenance(More)
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