United Concordia's new study involved more than 338,891 individuals over a 5-year period (2005-2009) with both Highmark medical insurance and
"We are pleased to report, significant savings in medical costs when patients with gum disease received treatment," said lead researcher
Periodontal treatment was associated with statistically significant decreases in annual medical costs of 40.2%, or
"These new findings were presented today to the
"The numbers demonstrated the importance of treating gum disease for people with chronic conditions or who are pregnant," said Dr. Bramson. "These findings continue to show that when individuals with gum disease are treated and maintained, significant medical savings are possible even when you look at individuals with multiple chronic diseases at the same time."
Dr. Jeffcoat presented the new study's findings today to more than 2,500 attendees at the
To learn more about the studies and the connection between oral and overall health, visit www.UnitedConcordia.com.
Source: United Concordia Dental