It is widely accepted that we cannot clean root surfaces completely by mechanical means alone. Additionally it is now known that it is not only dental plaque biofilm that causes periodontal disease, but the host response to that dental plaque. In other words some people’s immune systems tolerate dental plaque better than others.

Increasingly mechanical debridement is enhanced with pharmacological products and these are broadly divided into 2 groups:

1. Antimicrobials

It is widely accepted that the use of anti-microbial agents can significantly improve clinical and microbiological results when used in conjunction with mechanical biofilm removal.

Clinical studies have identified formulations combine chlorhexidine (CHX) with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) as providing optimal asepsis. These two chemicals appear to produce a synergistic effect, increasing the anti-bacterial activity thereby providing maximum efficacy in the control of the pathogens that contribute to periodontal and peri-implant disease.

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PerioAid Active Control

A low dose antiseptic formulated for non-complaint and patients considered at high risk from recurring periodontal disease.

Contains: 0.05% CHX + 0.05% CPC.

PerioAid Intensive Care

PerioAid Intensive Care is specially formulated to achieve superior results pre and post-surgical disinfection.

Contains: 0.12% CHX + 0.05% CPC.

2. Host modulators

Hyaluronan is the first completely natural topically applied wound healing and inflammation reducing product for use in the mouth. By calming the inflammatory process and promoting tissue healing, it is possible to expedite tissue repair and relieve pain.

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Gengigel soothes, heals and protects inflamed and traumatised oral tissue. The range reduces pain and discomfort, especially after surgical traumas, periodontal work, implants, tooth extractions as well as subgingival root planing and scaling.

VITIS Gingival

Some patients are genetically more susceptible to gum disease than others. For these patients we recommend VITIS Gingival, a daily care range specifically formulated to protect & revitalise gums. Continued use of the VITIS Gingival range helps prevent gingival disease, reduces bleeding and keeps gums healthy every day.