Products that treat periodontitis.
And eventually, help prevent it.
Better oral health leads to better overall health.
Periodontitis is a major global health issue. If left untreated, it can lead to more serious health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and early cognitive impairment.
of Americans aged 30 and above have periodontal disease Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
of the global population has severe periodontal disease Global Burden of Disease study, 2010
From pre-gingivitis to post-periodontal treatment.
And everything in between.
Our approach starts with treatment solutions, but we think bigger. We look at the entire patient journey from prevention to treatment to maintenance. Then we search for emerging technologies that fit every step of the process.
A CLOSER LOOK AT PATIENT CARE
1 in 4 Americans suffer from dry mouth. It can be caused by many medicines, both prescription and over-the-counter, such as antihistamines, decongestants, and medicines for conditions including high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, pain, heart disease, asthma, or other respiratory conditions, epilepsy, or the result of radiation therapy. Left untreated, it can lead to increased plaque, tooth decay, gum disease, mouth sores and yeast infection in your mouth (thrush).
ORAL PAIN & INFLAMMATION
The CDC's analysis showed that 47.2 percent of Americans, totaling 64.7 million people, have gum disease that could be characterized as mild, moderate or severe. In adults who are 65 or older, the rate of gum disease rises to 70.1 percent. Chronic inflammation of the gums and the presence of bacteria can cause systemic inflammation. Untreated gum disease can also increase the risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease, pregnancy complications, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Mucositis occurs when cancer treatments break down the rapidly divided epithelial cells lining the gastro-intestinal tract leaving the mucosal tissue open to ulceration and infection. It can be severely debilitating characterized by erythema, edema and ulcerations of the oral mucosa. Left untreated it can lead to oral infections and bleeding.