General and Oral Health Center
The purpose of this research study is to determine the effects of common dental treatments on infection and inflammation in individuals with varying levels of oral health. This study will also investigate if common treatments of gum disease lead to improved markers of inflammation.
The visits will consist of: Obtaining consent, doing a health history, a dental questionnaire, measuring vital signs, doing dental exams of your teeth and gums, collecting samples of saliva, plaque and gum fluid; dental radiographs (X-rays), blood draws, teeth cleanings and possibly restorative dental treatments such as fillings and extractions.
You may be eligible to participate in this research study if you:
- are 18 years old or older
- are not currently wearing orthodontic braces
- do not require antibiotics prior to dental treatment
- have at least 6 teeth
- are not pregnant or nursing
- are willing to have blood draws
*You will be eligible to receive free comprehensive dental exams including dental radiographs (x-rays) and dental care at a discounted rate.
If you’re interested in more information about possibly participating in this study, please contact us at 919-537-3424 or email Sherrill_phillips@dentistry.unc.edu