Mechanical cleaning and rinsing solutions do not adequately destroy the bacteria in the biofilm. Even strong antibiotics struggle to provide sustainable success and then there are the side effects, interactions with other medications and the risk of resistance to consider.
Why is HELBO an alternative to antibiotics?
Increasing resistance to antibiotics is in the news all the time. If you are in any doubt, have a look at the World Health Organisation fact sheet highlighting the seriousness of the situation. The highlight of the document is that even relatively routine procedures are becoming high risk:
“Antimicrobial resistance happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, antimalarials, and anthelmintics). Microorganisms that develop antimicrobial resistance are sometimes referred to as “superbugs”.
New resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases, resulting in prolonged illness, disability, and death.”
HELBO® treatment is designed to be used in place of antibiotics to control periodontal pathogenic bacteria on a local level, rather than be applied systemically, without side-effects.
By controlling the intraoral bacteria you can decrease your patients’ risk of:
- Periodontitis and periimplantitis
- Alveolar ostitis following tooth extraction
- Bone necrosis, for example following administration of bisphosphonates
- Inadequate healing following apicoectomy
- Residual ostitis (disturbed healing of an implant, in particular in the case of immediate implantation)
HELBO® treatment can quickly relieve your patients from these inflammations and infections and can also prevent disturbances to wound healing.
Every dentist has a patient with periodontal disease, as well as one or all of the list above, who they have tried to treat using conventional methods. Take advantage of our free HELBO® trial to test the results for yourself.