GREENVILLE, PA, —Carolwood Corporation today announced the preliminary results of a 42-person human study, showing that those patients receiving a series of treatments with an all-natural system containing Lignisul MSM, along with conventional periodontal treatment, had a 66.8% reduction in gum problem areas compared to those patients who only received the conventional treatment consisting of periodontal root planings.
“The study showed that the number of periodontal pockets (the space between the gums and the tooth) of 4 mm or more decreased by 66.8% with Perio-Tek, an all natural approach to periodontal disease,” said Marvin Frager, DMD, who conducted the research. “Periodontal pockets in the control group decreased 11.5%.”
“Pockets from periodontal disease can be a result of harmful oral bacterial, poor oral hygiene and lowered immunity,” said Dr. Frager. “Based on these results, we believe the Perio-Tek system may prevent periodontal disease, in most cases, and reverse it in those patients who already have the disease.”
In addition, there was an average decrease in all pocket size measurements of 15.5% in the patients receiving the natural supplements and treatments, compared to only 0.2% decrease for the control group; and the bleeding index (a measure of gum bleeding caused by periodontal disease) decreased 59.6%, compared to 20.06% in the control. “Up to this point, the standard treatment has consisted of deep root planings plus application of antibiotic gels in the pocket areas, as well as oral antibiotics,” said Dr. Frager. “However, this only temporarily kills the bacteria causing the periodontal disease.”
The Perio-Tek system includes perriodontal root planings and treatment with an all-natural gel—in a tray and under the gums with a syringe. The gel consists of Lignisul MSM plus other proprietary natural ingredients. In addition, the natural supplement system includes a home care kit consisting of: 1) Chewable mints that adhere to the gums and teeth for up to four hours, killing the harmful bacteria, and improving breath; 2) A systemic immune boosting product, containing Lignisul MSM, to replace the healthy bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract; and 3) A method of replacing healthy bacteria in the gums and mouth. “The natural supplement system is designed to keep harmful bacteria and periodontal disease from returning, so the patient will only require periodic maintenance care,” added Dr. Frager. “With conventional care, periodontal disease often returns, and is progressive, requiring expensive repeat treatments with harsh chemicals that can cause side effects. The natural supplement system is less costly than conventional treatment with antibiotics and produces no negative side effects.”
Carolwood Corporation, Greenville, PA, is the exclusive supplier of Lignisul MSM, a nutritional supplement that provides biologically active sulfur for a variety of ailments, including arthritis, muscle and joint pain. For information, call (724) 589-0300, or visit www.msm.com.