A Trip To The Dentist Could Cause Symptoms In Asthmatic Kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New research suggests a dental visit may trigger asthma symptoms in some children with the disorder.

Researchers found that nearly one out of three children with asthma developed some symptoms within 30 minutes after visiting their dentists. And about 15 percent of the kids had a clinically significant decrease in lung function.

“Dental treatment is not a benign experience for some children with asthma,” said Paul Casamassimo, co-author of the study and professor and chair of pediatric dentistry at Ohio State University.

Asthma -- the leading serious chronic illness of children in the United States -- is a condition that obstructs airflow into the lungs. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Potential causes for the illness include cigarette smoke, physical exercise, changes in weather, emotional stress and allergens such as pollen and house dust.

The study did not determine exactly what triggers an asthma
attack after a dental visit. But Casamassimo suggests that allergens may be a key culprit. Allergens may take the form of cotton swabbing placed in the mouth or small clouds of water vapor that normally occur during dental procedures.

The researchers did determine, however, that stress and anxiety over a dental visit did not play a role in causing an attack. They found that patient history, such as a recent asthma-related emergency room visit, did not predict a post-dental asthma attack.

The study appears in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. The lead researcher, Tanya Mathew, conducted this study for partial fulfillment of a master of science degree. She is now a clinical assistant professor of dentistry at Ohio State.

Casamassimo and his colleagues examined 57 6- to 18-year olds with histo

Contact: Paul Casamassimo
Ohio State University

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. NYU College of Dentistry study equates poor oral health with preterm birth risk
2. Dentists applaud new tobacco taxes
3. Dentists deliver preventive messages to finance committee
4. Could skin cells become brain cells?
5. Could autoantibodies predict future disease in healthy people?
6. Could this be the end for injections?
7. Could you suffer from psychosis? The nose knows
8. Could a mandated food additive aimed at better fetal development be a risk for seniors?
9. Could an aspirin a day help keep prostate cancer away? Possibly
10. Drug blocks opioid side effects: Could improve palliative care
11. Students Show Restraint Could Cut School Bus Injuries

Post Your Comments:

(Date:3/30/2021)... , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... the 21st Century , A Virtual Workshop Presented by WCG FDAnews and Cerulean ... 4:30 pm EDT, https://wcg.swoogo.com/modern-sop-and-quality-systems , Are one’s SOPs written for the ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... According to data released ... reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by ... Colorado’s 64 counties have lost some of their Title X resources. , The ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), a ... confusion due to low health literacy today announces a new partnership with the ... work with ACAP’s member Safety Net Health Plans, those that provide comprehensive health ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... ... Dr. Colin Campbell is proud to announce the 1 year anniversary in their new state ... internal medicine and is a primary care specialist who has been practicing for 23 years. ... keep South Jersey healthy one patient at a time. , “Over the past year, Dr. ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 30, 2021 , ... The COVID-19 ... and survivors; their families; and their caregivers. Crossroads4Hope is addressing the needs of ... emotional support system, MyGo2Support, which meets needs of people impacted by cancer, no ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... The University of Texas Health Science Center ... San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital, a destination center for research and treatment of ... In a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held virtually. , William ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Iora Health ... primary care, has partnered with Devoted Health , one of the fastest-growing ... across Maricopa County and provides seniors with the highest-quality care and experience possible, ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... CITY (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... has joined the Vaccine Credential Initiative (VCI), a group bringing together leading health ... record of vaccination status, based on open, interoperable standards. By joining the VCI ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: