UNAIR Researcher Creates Formula to Prevent Gum Inflammation

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Dr. Ernie Maduratna, drg., M.Kes., Sp.Perio (K)., showing her innovation in UNAIR NEWS editorial room. (Photo: UNAIR NEWS)

UNAIR NEWS – Some academicians led by Dr. Ernie Maduratna, drg., M.Kes., Sp.Perio (K)., has successfully created a formula to prevent gum inflammation. The team also made some tools to perform the preventive treatment.

After being visited by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Ernie explained that one of the tools is a toothbrush which can be gum inflammation indicator as well as first therapy to bleeding gum problem. The toothbrush formulated by the team was with circular technique and toothpick technique.

“The toothbrush can perform special therapy, so the gum can be stronger,” she said during interview in Campus C, Wednesday, August 24.

Furthermore, with this method, bacteria and poison can be prevented to make its way to the body as if it enters the body, there is risk for organs disorder. To have an optimal effect, special mouthwash is also needed made of  Nigella Sativa. This fluid will strengthen the gum with different composition from mouthwash in the market as the material is special for gum cellular improvement.

What if the gum inflammation is already severe? The team has also made special formula. Gum inflammation usually implicates to dental bone which causes corroding teeth. They have made an innovation called tetracycline gel. This gel can be applied to the teeh and gum with problem. It is local anti-microbe, anti-inflammatory, and anti-collagenase. Beside applying gel, the patient should also take anti-collagenase drugs.

“But, for this treatment, must be performed by a dentist. It can’t be done alone. If mouthwashing and brushing can be done by themselves,” said Ernie. (*)

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