Richard H. Nagelberg, DDS, says using anti-inflammatory meds as part of the treatment plan for patients with periodontitis appears to have merit, but the primary objective should be knocking down the cause—namely the bacteria. But how do we know how effective our bacterial reduction efforts are? Read more in Dr. Nagelberg’s DentistryIQ blog, “Making the Oral-Systemic Connection,” as he discusses the role of salivary testing in treating periodontal disease.

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