Better Aging - with your own teeth and stable collagen
As a PerioPrevention® Center, we place great emphasis on tooth preservation and your overall health. We attach particular importance to the early detection of hidden oral inflammatory processes responsible for the breakdown of oral collagen. Oral collagen plays a crucial role in firmly anchoring the teeth in the bone, as well as for healthy gums. If these degradation processes remain unrecognized, they may develop into periodontitis in the late phase and thus lead to visible bone loss, receding gums and tooth loss. In addition, silent inflammations can worsen existing chronic illnesses or reduce physical performance in healthy people and competitive athletes. The aMMP-8 scoring of your oral immune system allows us to detect hidden (subclinical) “Active Periodontal Degeneration (APD)” by detecting an increase in your enzyme value (aMMP-8).
This means that, by activating the enzyme aMMP-8, your immune system has begun to break down the collagenous tissue of your periodontium (Sorsa et al). This process, also called “collagenolysis”, is normally a protective response by the body to ward off pathogenic (illness-causing) dental germs. The cause of this is usually subclinical plaque in which these germs have embedded themselves. If these are not regularly and professionally removed, your immune system will shed the entire tooth by breaking down the periodontal apparatus. This process is known as periodontitis and leads to the loss of teeth. In addition, the germs can enter the bloodstream and stress organs, prostheses or even the entire body.
If detected in time, the appropriate secondary prevention can halt collagen destruction and inflammation at an early stage. The tissue can then regenerate and the immune system is alleviated.
Analysis of your aMMP-8 status Stable values for your oral and body health
PERIOSAFE® PRO DR
THE EARLY DETECTION TEST FOR ACTIVE PERIODONTAL DEGENERATION
DIGITAL QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION – ASSESSED IN 5 MINUTES
YOUR PERSONAL PREVENTION PLAN
PerioSafe – Quantitative analysis with the ORALyzer
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