Periowave’s Photodisinfection Technology Offers a Revolutionary Approach in the Battle for Healthy Gums and Healthy Heart

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One of the hottest topics of discussion at the PDC was the increasingly strong link between unhealthy gums and cardiac disease. The mouths of periodontally-compromised patients harbor a plethora of harmful bacteria. When these pathogens penetrate the space between teeth and gums, deep infections can occur that are impossible to clean at home. This leads to inflamed gums which tend to bleed, creating an entry point for harmful bacteria to migrate into the bloodstream. This condition, known as bacteremia, is linked to the development of atherosclerotic heart disease. The Periowave™ photodisinfection system was designed to combat these infections by removing harmful bacteria from unhealthy gums. This system helps patients take an important step towards a healthy mouth, and healthy heart.

Dr. George Freedman founder & past president of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Periowave photodisinfection is a rapid, painless approach to removal of the harmful bacteria left behind in gums after standard subgingival cleaning and debridement is performed.
~ Dr. George Freedman

The newest innovations in Canadian dentistry were brought to the table this past weekend at the Pacific Dental Conference (PDC). Dental professionals from across Canada and around the world flocked to Vancouver on March 10 and 11th to learn about the latest in dental science, technologies and solutions to bring home to their patients.

One of the hottest topics of discussion at the PDC was the increasingly strong link between unhealthy gums and cardiac disease. The mouths of periodontally-compromised patients harbor a plethora of harmful bacteria. When these pathogens penetrate the space between teeth and gums, deep infections can occur that are impossible to clean at home. This leads to inflamed gums which tend to bleed, creating an entry point for harmful bacteria to migrate into the bloodstream. This condition, known as bacteremia, is linked to the development of atherosclerotic heart disease. The Periowave™ photodisinfection system was designed to combat these infections by removing harmful bacteria from unhealthy gums. This system helps patients take an important step towards a healthy mouth, and healthy heart.

Dr. George Freedman, practicing clinician, author and leading dental educator, stated in his lecture at the Conference that dentists have an obligation to do all they can to protect the heart health of their patients. Dr. Freedman also addressed the ways in which Periowave can help accomplish this goal. Periowave is a rapid, painless approach to removal of the harmful bacteria left behind in gums after standard subgingival cleaning and debridement is performed. Periowave photodisinfection involves the application of a photosensitive liquid to the gums, targeting primarily these pathogenic bacteria. Light is then applied which creates a powerful germ killing reaction. The process is instant, non-antibiotic, and pain free.

“Periowave photodisinfection therapy has the potential to revolutionize treatment of gum disease and thereby to impact heart health, “ stated Dr. Freedman. “The combination of thorough professional debridement beneath the gum line and this safe and effective antimicrobial therapy has been clinically proven to generate better patient outcomes – ultimately the most important goal of any clinician”.

Dr. Fay Goldstep, (a practicing clinician, and an Editorial Board Member of Oral Health Magazine and Dental Tribune US Edition) stated in her Conference lecture “that photodisinfection fits within my paradigm of acceptable therapies. It protects and heals patients, is affordable, and it is easy for dentists and hygienists to implement in their practices”.

Dr. Freedman and Dr. Goldstep reviewed all aspects of the science behind the Periowave photodisinfection system as well as the numerous applications of the system for the treatment of chronic periodontitis, gingivitis, endodontics, and infections around dental implants. Infections around dental implants are becoming increasingly common, and involve the same type of pathogens that are found in periodontal disease. Besides compromising the stability and longevity of the implant, such infections can also contribute to the bacteremias associated with atherosclerotic heart disease.

About Periowave
Periowave Dental Technologies, Inc., is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For additional information and to learn more about Periowave and photodisinfection technology, please contact info(at)periowave(dot)com or visit the Company's website at: http://www.periowave.com or our blog http://www.periowaveblog.com

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