Implant-Based Inflammation: Chewing Gum Can Detect Early Symptoms

health, smile dentist , teethDental implants are an excellent way to replace any lost teeth. Unfortunately, up to 15 per cent of patients will develop some form of inflammation after the procedure. A new type of chewing gum can detect the presence of potentially harmful bacteria – leading to early treatment and a better long-term prognosis.
How does this gum work?
– Enzymes within the gum release a bitter-tasting agent if bacteria are detected.
– Results normally occur within five minutes.
-This gum should soon be available to the general public.
“Patients can then visit their dentist who confirms the diagnosis and treats the disease.”
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