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Promising New Treatment Could Regenerate Gum Tissue and Prevent Tooth Loss

In the USA and UK, gum disease is one of the most common illnesses. If nothing is done, the effects can become permanent. Now, you could use a new method to solve the problem.

In an exciting new study, scientists have found a way to repair and grow backbone and gum tissue using biological and mechanical methods.

When gum disease goes on for a long time, it often turns into periodontal disease, which affects the tissues that hold the teeth in place.

As the disease worsens, the jaw bone that holds the teeth in place wears away, and the teeth fall out.

Researchers used surgery to put a thin, film-like membrane between the inflamed gum and tooth to treat the condition. This membrane keeps the infection from getting to the gums and sends antibiotics, medicine, and growth factors to the gum tissue.

Dr. Nigel Carter OBE, the Chief Executive Officer of the Oral Health Foundation, talks about how losing teeth affects people and why he thinks the research could be beneficial.

Dr. Carter says, “Periodontitis causes millions of people worldwide to lose teeth, which can have a big effect on daily life.” When you’re missing teeth, it can be hard to eat, smile, and talk. It can also affect our sense of self-worth and mental health and make us more likely to have health problems.

“Recent scientific advances in similar fields have already led to improvements in prosthetics and tissue regeneration, among other areas of healthcare. These things have made life better for millions of people, and this cutting-edge research might be able to do the same in the future. This study has great potential, and we look forward to testing it on people.”

Most adults will have gum disease at least once, and most will have it more than once.

Gum disease has recently been linked to diabetes, strokes, heart disease, bad pregnancy outcomes, and dementia.

As part of the study, researchers made a membrane covered with a particular material that has been shown to speed up bone regeneration. Then, they compared this to human stem cells from gums that they had worn away for eight weeks.

Alireza Moshaverinia, who wrote part of the study, says: “We found that our membranes could slow down the spread of periodontal infection and help bone and tissue grow back.

“We’ve also found a way to make the drug last longer, which is important for wounds to heal well. We think this could be used for more than just treating periodontitis. For example, it could help heal wounds faster and keep drugs in the body for longer.”

Last week, the study came out in ACS Nano, a magazine by the American Chemical Society.

Currently, there is no cure for periodontal disease, but you can control it with good home care and regular dentist visits. By doing these things, bone loss will happen much more slowly and may even stop.

“All gum disease is caused by plaque,” says Dr. Carter. Plaque is a thin layer of bacteria that forms on the surface of the teeth.

“It’s important to catch gum disease early before it worsens and becomes periodontitis. Make sure to clean all the plaque off your teeth daily to prevent gum disease and treat it if you already have it. To do this, brush your teeth and use “interdental” brushes or floss to clean in between the teeth.

“Blood on your toothbrush or in the toothpaste you spit out after brushing your teeth is the first sign that you have gum disease. Your gums may also bleed when you eat, leaving a bad taste in your mouth. Your breath might also smell bad.”