Gum disease is a serious issue that needs to be looked after. Research today shows that there may be a new effective way to treat gum disease. Silicon nitride is a ceramic material that is normally used when performing spinal implants, but researchers state that it can also be a viable treatment for gum disease as well.
Gum diseases such as Periodontitis is a highly contagious and dangerous gum disease that eats away the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth. Statistics show that 15-20% of middle-aged adults (35-44 years) are usually affected by this disease.
Poor oral hygiene and chronic smoking are two of many factors that contribute to gum disease. Treatments such as oral deep cleaning and root planing exist right now, but the foreign concept of using silicon nitride seems to be a promising way of curing gum disease.
The implementation of silicon nitride caused degraded the nucleic cells within the bacterial cells from producing essential proteins and fats.