According to Sino LifeScience, previous research has uncovered that hyaluronic acid’s tissue-healing properties can support the mechanical therapy of periodontitis, making it more effective and speeding the recovery process.
Using hyaluronic acid in the treatment of inflammatory situations is a known practice in several medical branches such as orthopaedics, dermatology and ophthalmology. When it comes to dentistry, according to the company, hyaluronans have shown anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties in the context of gingivitis and periodontitis therapies.
Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a severe gingival infection that affects the soft tissue and if left untreated, may destroy the bone that supports the tooth. It is reportedly the most common cause of tooth loosening and tooth extraction episodes, and it may concern all age ranges.
Sino LifeScience explained that the usual treatment of such a condition always begins with the correct and rigorous implementation of oral hygiene best practices. However, in the complicated cases, periodontal surgery and consequent chemical treatment are necessary to remove the pathological tissue and reconstruct bone, enamel, ligament and gingiva.
Hyaluronic acid is a key component of the periodontal ligament matrix, the company reports, covering several functions essential to keep such ligament in good health during this delicate phase. To begin, hyaluronans impart post-inflammatory wound-healing properties, supporting and accelerating cell migration and differentiation during the formation of new tissues.
In addition, the hygroscopic capacity of hyaluronic acid is said to enable the gingiva tissue to absorb water and use it to expand the extracellular space, exerting a cushioning action to the bite force on the interested periodontal ligament. Finally, high-MW hyaluronans such as SinoHyal FG-XH can also exert a bacteriostatic effect, reducing bacterial adhesion capacity and thus biofilm formation.
While the final success rate of the whole treatment and overall mouth health is always upon long-term maintenance of good oral hygiene, the company notes that hyaluronic acid emerges as a component to help fight one of most common dentistry conditions.