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DENTAID sponsors the scientific Perio & Cardio Workshop

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Representatives of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the World Heart Federation (WHF) met in Madrid on February 18th and 19th at the 2019 Perio & Cardio Workshop, to discuss the relationship between oral and cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the meeting, sponsored by DENTAID, was to draw conclusions and recommendations for both oral and heart healthcare professionals and for patients.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, while severe periodontitis is the sixth most common chronic condition. Professor Mariano Sanz, Chairman of the EFP meeting assures us that “These two diseases affect many people across the globe, and one of the goals of this Workshop is to describe how periodontal health can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease”.

Four major areas were discussed in the Workshop:

  • Epidemiological evidence that links periodontitis and cardiovascular disease.
  • Biological mechanisms that show the increased risk of atherosclerosis in patients with periodontitis.
  • The effect of periodontal treatment on the risk of atherosclerosis.
  • The possible cardiovascular risks of oral interventions.

There is a large amount of scientific evidence linking periodontitis and cardiovascular disease. Patients with severe periodontitis are at greater risk of undergoing a heart attack or stroke, especially if they have previously suffered from cardiovascular disease. For example, bacteria in the mouth promote the development of atherosclerotic plaques; severe periodontitis can worsen inflammation in the entire body, which increases the severity of atherosclerotic plaques, and this can block or reduce arterial blood flow both in the heart and in other parts of the body.

“There is ample evidence that periodontal treatment reduces systemic inflammation and other factors indirectly associated with the development of atherosclerosis,” according to Professor Sanz, who added, “we hope to reach a consensus on the value of periodontal health in the reduction of cardiovascular risk, especially in patients who have already suffered a cardiovascular event”.

Professor Pablo Perel, Scientific Advisor of the WHF, assures us that, “The prevention of cardiovascular disease is one of the main objectives of the WHF. We hope to participate in this important workshop and contribute with evidence-based recommendations in relation to cardiovascular health and periodontology. Prevention is a neglected area in the field of cardiovascular disease, and we will communicate the recommendations from the Workshop to our members around the world”.

Meanwhile, Dr Xavier Calvo, periodontist and Medical Advisor of DENTAID, has indicated that, “Most importantly, periodontal disease can be prevented mostly through good daily oral hygiene habits and regular periodontal examinations in the dental clinic. Eliminating this risk factor could bring about a substantial improvement in the management of patients, both at risk of cardiovascular disease, and those who have already been affected by it”.

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DENTAID launches in Spain PERIO·AID® Bioadhesive Gel: maximum postoperative protection

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Following oral surgery, it is essential to minimise the consequences resulting from the intervention and to repair the damaged tissues as soon as possible, while preventing the accumulation of bacteria that could increase the risk of infection of the treated area.

It is also necessary to adequately protect the wound to promote faster healing and reduced inflammation.

With these goals in mind, DENTAID developed Perio·Aid® Bioadhesive Gel with antiseptic, regenerative and healing properties, thanks to its unique formulation containing chlorhexidine, hyaluronic acid and panthenol.


EXCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY AND FORMULATION

Perio·Aid Bioadhesive Gel incorporates DENTAID technology hyaluronrepair, a clinically-backed and innovative technology containing hyaluronic acid, a component naturally present in the oral mucosa. Its inclusion in the formula allows for the formation of a protective coat that favours rapid regeneration and repair of damaged tissues.

Its formula includes:

  • 0.20% CHLORHEXIDINE: It is the most effective antiseptic, considered the Gold Standard, for its bactericidal and bacteriostatic actions against a wide spectrum of bacteria and other microorganisms in the oral cavity. Its main action is to prevent the development and accumulation of oral biofilm.
  • 20% HYALURONIC ACID: A component that is naturally present in the oral tissues. It promotes the proliferation and migration of fibroblasts and epithelial cells and forms a protective layer, which helps to regenerate damaged tissues and accelerates the repair process thereof.
  • 5% PANTHENOL: It promotes a reduction of gingival inflammation in the affected area and also stimulates the regeneration of tissues, aiding in their recovery.


ACTIONS

  • Antiseptic action: inhibits up to 92.4% of oral biofilm growth in an experimental model in vitro.
  • Regenerative action:promotes the regeneration of damaged gums and oral mucosa.
  • Repairing/healing action: supports rapid restoration and healing of surgically treated tissues.
  • Anti-inflammatory action:helps to reduce inflammation and the need for taking analgesics.
  • Long-acting bioadhesive effect:protects oral mucosa thanks to the bioadhesive properties of the formula.

 

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Perio·Aid® Bioadhesive Gel is recommended to minimise the consequences arising from surgery, and to obtain post-operative benefits, as well as antiseptic protection in post-periodontal and/or peri-implant surgery,  following dental extractions or after the placement of dental implants.

After in-office surgical procedures, it is recommended to apply the gel locally on the treated gum or oral mucosa to avoid or reduce bacterial colonisation to the extent possible.

It can also be used after the placement of dental implants or in cases of peri-implant mucositis or peri-implantitis, by applying the gel locally to the neck of the implant or to prosthetic abutments.

It can be used about 3 times a day or after meals. It is recommended not to ingest any food or drink for a half hour after its application.

 

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1,300 dental hygienists partake in Aula DENTAID courses on diabetes and periodontal disease

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The last cycle of Aula DENTAID courses, addressed to dental hygienists, takes place during the months of April, May, June and September in a total of 17 cities in Spain under the title “Diabetes and periodontal health: a two-way relationship.” More than 1,300 industry professionals have already attended these training sessions, which began in Seville last April and will finalise in Zaragoza this coming September 17th.

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