Abstract

The use of oxygen for wound healing management have been described extensively in the medical field. In the dental field it is not common to use oxygen products as a supplement to enhance the wound healing process after dental (surgical) treatment. In this article the author describes a case in which a novel product with active oxygen is used as a supplement to existing therapies in periodontitis.

Periodontitis

The treatment of periodontal disease is more complex than gingivitis, so these cases do take a longer healing period. A new patient (female 37, healthy and non-smoker) came in to the office for a general checkup. Her husband suffered from severe chronic periodontitis and had to have full extraction and dentures.

Although the patient had no cavities nor radiolucencies on her x-rays, the color of the gums in the lower incisors seemed off, little greyish and marginally swollen (Fig. 1 & 2). The intra-oral radiograph showed up to 50% boneloss interdental of the two lower central incisors (Fig. 3) and clinically PPD of the lower incisors was up to 7 mm (Fig. 4 & 5).

 

 

The treatment was standard initial periodontal therapy which meant the following: root debridement using curettes under local anesthesia (Fig. 6), oral hygiene reinforcement and instruction of the use of interdental brushes (Fig. 7), injecting the oral gel in het sulcus (Fig. 8 & 9). The patient was instructed to brush twice daily with the Blue M® toothpaste, rinse with the mouthwash and the use of the oral gel on the interdental brush twice a day.

The treatment was standard initial periodontal therapy which meant the following: root debridement using curettes under local anesthesia (Fig. 6), oral hygiene reinforcement and instruction of the use of interdental brushes (Fig. 7), injecting the oral gel in het sulcus (Fig. 8 & 9). The patient was instructed to brush twice daily with the Blue M® toothpaste, rinse with the mouthwash and the use of the oral gel on the interdental brush twice a day.

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BlueM case report Abas chronic periodontitis - oral gel 2018 ...