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Nutritional Treatment Studied for Gum Disease

In October, a team from the Medical University of Vienna will conclude a study on the effects of dietary supplement Nutrident Paro Pro on later-stage periodontitis. 

According to the study summary, “periodontitis, also called gum disease, is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and, without treatment, can destroy the bone that supports the teeth. A healthy periodontium is the basis for oral health and for any further dental treatment. 

“If there is an inflammation of the entire periodontium, it is called periodontitis. The inflammation continues from the gums into the depths and finally dissolves the bone around the roots. [As a result,] periodontal pockets form—the gums are no longer firmly attached to the root, but a gap of several millimeters is formed between the gums and the gum tissue. In order to stop the inflammation and the decomposition of the tissue, these periodontal pockets are mechanically cleaned out under local anesthetic. 

“In addition to mechanical cleaning, various measures are discussed to further improve the treatment results. Here, the intake of food supplements, which have a positive effect on wound healing and have an anti-inflammatory effect, could be beneficial. Such a dietary supplement (Nutrident Paro Pro) is already commercially available and would be compared with a placebo preparation in this study. A placebo preparation looks visually the same as the dietary supplement, but contains no active ingredients, only cellulose in this case.” 

To find out more about the study, contact [email protected].

Information sourced by Jonathan Richter, DDS, FAGD, of Cariodontal, 310 E. Shore Rd., Ste. 101, Great Neck, NY. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 516-282-0310 or visit See ad, back cover. 

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