Periodontal Disease Natural Adjuvant Therapy
Around 50% of the adult population in the US is struggling with some form of periodontal disease.
Around 50% of the adult population in the US is struggling with some form of periodontal disease. When the tissue surrounding the teeth gets a very bad inflammation, the patient is exposed to a high risk of heart complications and stroke.
The bacteria from the mouth travel right into the bloodstream through the open pockets, and then the major organs in the human body can be easily attacked.
Recently, studies have been run by the researchers from the School of Dentistry at the University of Adelaide, Australia, in order to see whether fish oil could be a benefic adjuvant therapy in the treatment of the periodontal disease.
Researchers have reviewed in depth evidence coming from as many as 8 different studies that involved patients with periodontal disease. The patients who have been taking a combination of aspirin and fish oil as an adjuvant therapy, got much better health results.
Experts say that the evidence is yet inconclusive whether fish oil alone indeed helps reversing periodontal disease and its symptoms, but they strongly recommend consuming it not only for oral health benefits, but for protecting general health as well.
Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely important, and in Australia, these fatty acids are considered essential for overall health.
It is recommended that people consume about 500mg of fatty acids (at least 2 servings of fatty fish per week). Researchers wish to evaluate the efficiency of fish oil in combination with aspirin as well as taken alone in the fight against periodontal disease.
Periodontitis is unfortunately an oral health complication that is upsetting the life of a huge number of people worldwide, and this is why it is extremely important to prove whether fish oil is indeed working well as an adjuvant therapy against periodontitis.
The main results of this study have been brought to light at this year’s meeting of Experimental Biology in the city of San Diego, California.
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