Detecting inflammation after dental implants: could chewing gum be the answer?

08 Sep Detecting inflammation after dental implants: could chewing gum be the answer?

teeth smile dentist healthAbout 6-15% of patients who receive dental implants to replace their teeth subsequently develop bacterial inflammation. In future, these patients may be able to use a diagnostic chewing gum to detect early signs of inflammation.

Key takeaways:

– The diagnostic chewing gum detects bacterial inflammation, releasing a bitter taste and prompting patients to visit their dentist for treatment

– It is important to detect post-implant inflammation as early as possible to avoid serious complications

– If successful, this diagnostic method could be applied to other conditions

“It will take two to three years until the gum is commercially available.”

Read the full story here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/318975.php

Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.