Loss of Teeth Impairs Quality of Life
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  • Release Date: 2022-07-14
  • dental extraction
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Besides healthy psycho-socio-economic measures, a major criterion for successful ageing is a well-maintained dietary habit and un-compromised nutritional status. This is achieved via a sustained ability to chew proper foods. Collectively, this becomes more significant in light of thriving life expectancy and rising longevity figures, globally. Whether due to caries, periodontal disease and/or trauma, dental extraction continues to be one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures, World-wide. Tooth extraction ensue physiologic wound healing and bone remodelling processes of the resultant socket (hole in jaw bone) usually resulting in deformities of the alveolar residual ridge, including reduced height and width. Such voluminous changes render the placement of a conventional bridge, denture or even an implant-supported crown, particularly challenging and complicated. Further, most extractions continue to be performed with no regard for preventing the on-set of alveolar osteitis, also known as dry socket (a painful and difficult-to-treat/-manage condition post-exodontia), especially in the elderly with comprised wound healing capacity. Hence, such serious bone-resorptive morphological changes result in significant facial deformities, functional/eating complications and negative impact on overall Quality of Life. Herein, SockPLUG is an all-natural, drug-free, viscous and sticky yet easily-injectable thermo-sensitive and -responsive hydrogel.

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