Exercise as an Alternative to Heal Tooth Extractions

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UNAIR NEWS – There are many benefits of exercise for physical health. Not only that, sports also help athletes get their best performance by the right training methods.

It has been widely known that proper and regular exercise can significantly reduce the risk of periodontal disease and improve the composition of saliva against infection in the oral cavity. Therefore, Aqsa Sjuhada Oki, drg, Mkes., with Yuliati, drg, Mkes. and Nurul Farhana conducted research to strengthen the evidence that exercise can affect the speed of wound healing in the oral cavity.

“The field of sports has now expanded more broadly into the realm of dentistry, which is known as sports dentistry. This field examines and applies proper training methods to contribute to oral health. Therefore, we try to strengthen the evidence of the correlation of sports with the acceleration of wound healing due to tooth extraction, “said the lecturer at Faculty of Dental Medicine (FKG).

Moreover, the wound healing process is divided into three phases, namely the inflammatory phase, the proliferation phase, and the remodeling phase. Therefore, to find out more in detail the healing process, the research team from FKG conducted in-depth research from each phase.

Furthermore, research conducted using rat animals (Rattus novergicus) were divided into three groups. In each group, the number of fibroblast cells and neovascularization is seven days after tooth extraction.

“The results were rats with aerobic exercise heal faster through the proliferation phase in the process of healing their wounds. The indicator is the difference in the number of fibroblast cells and neovascularization compared to other groups,” he explained.

Aerobic exercise with the proper method is proven to produce wound healing process in the proliferation phase more quickly compared with heavy exercise. Thus, aerobic exercise is proven to increase the speed of the wound healing process after tooth extraction in the proliferation phase in the oral cavity.

“Hopefully, this research can be carried out continuously. In the future, we will try to prove a similar method in the remodeling phase, ” he hoped.

Author: Dian Putri Apriliani

Editor: Nuri Hermawan

Link related to the article above: https://www.actamedicaphilippina.org/article/10762-the-effect-of-aerobic-and-anaerobic-interval-exercise-on-the-proliferation-phase-of-wound-healing- in-tooth-extraction-of-rattus-novergicus

Aqsa Sjuhada Oki, drg, MKes, Nurul Farhana dan Yuliati, drg, MKes. 2019. The Effect of Aerobic and Anaerobic Interval Exercise on the Proliferation Phase of Wound Healing in Tooth Extraction of Rattus novergicus. Acta Medica Philippina University of Philippines at Manila, ISSN: 00016071.

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