Pilot Project SensiStop! Regarding effect on Periodontitis

 

 

Background:

 It is known that approximately every other person over 45 years of age has periodontitis.

Dr. Steenberg Skov: I first got acquainted with SensiStop! in 2015, when one day in my clinic, I had a new patient come in. He was a 70 year old man, with these rather long teeth, typical of a patients suffering from periodontitis, so I expected to start treating “just another perio patient”, when he sat down and opened his mouth. But to my astonishment, he did NOT suffer from periodontitis.

This of course caught my attention, and made me curious, because I could clearly see that he was a smoker or rather had been a smoker, and had clear evidence of having suffered from periodontitis.

I asked him what he had done, since his disease had gone away. He became a little embarrassed, and then told me that his wife had found some drops on the internet called SensiStop! and that they had ordered these drops. I went and looked at the homepage that he had told me about, and saw that it was a remedy that had actually existed on the DK-market for the past 35 years, having been used with good effect not only on humans but also on animals, which in itself ruled out the possibility of a placebo-effect.

I found this to be most interesting, so I contacted the manufacturer of the remedy, and was lucky to arrange a pilot-project testing the effect of SensiStop! on periodontitis on 14 randomly picked patients of mine, that had been diagnosed with periodontitis.

Dentists and oral hygienists can, by applying different prophylactic measures decelerate the development of symptoms, and if the patient is very compliant and extremely thorough with their oral hygiene, it is possible to keep the disease in check for years. Despite these different actions, quite a few patients do develop problems anyway… problems that are the cause of sometimes rather expensive treatments.

Periodontitis is defined as a chronic disease.

 

Not an isolated problem:

 Periodontitis is also a problem related to a social imbalance in the way that some patients omit the frequent visits at their dentists, visits that are absolutely crucial to controlling the disease. This causes the condition to get progressively worse and more and more difficult, not to mention, costly to treat.

Teeth, that after some time start to loosen and eventually fall out on their own or be extracted. Bad breath, pain when chewing, a smile where teeth are missing, “long teeth” with exposed roots can detain many afflicted patients from their social life, and often makes it impossible for them to maintain a representative, extrovert job.

Patients with severe periodontitis have a more than 650% larger risk of developing cardiovascular disease than others. Progressed periodontitis can cause and worsen diabetes, arthritis and psoriasis and increase risk of blood clots and pancreatic/kidney/blood cancer.

This disease is not only stress-full to the patient, but also has a severe impact on the general economy.

 

SensiStop!:

SensiStop! is a homeopathic remedy, approved for sale in Denmark by the Danish Medicines Agency. In the USA SensiStop! is produced according to the HPUS – Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States.

The remedy has been sold in the DK since 1981 and in the US since 2011, and has an apparent positive effect on the immune- defense of the body regarding its ability to combat the effect of the bacteria involved with periodontal disease. There are no restrictions to the use of SensiStop!, except that you should not eat or drink 10 minutes before and after consuming the drops.

As seen with homeopathic remedies in general, there are no side-effects associated with the use of the remedy.

 

Examinators:

Dr. Helle Steenberg Skov, at the dental Clinic “DetGladeSmil 🙂 “ in Vejle, Denmark.

 

Number of participants:

14 patients diagnosed with periodontitis, randomly selected among the patient material of the clinic.
5 of the patients is between 63 and 76 years old.

 

Purpose:

We wish to examine if the use of SensiStop! over a period of 4 months, 10 drops (7 US drops) 3 times a day, can influence the following parameters favorably:

  • Inflamed/swollen/red gingival
  • Flow of pus from the pockets
  • Bleeding on probing
  • Gingival pockets ≥ 4mm and there over
  • Loosened teeth

 

Success-criteria:

Parameter 1, 2, 3: Cessation or significant reduction (by 50% or more).

Parameter 4, 5: Reduction of 20% and there over.

 

Total tooth pocket depth in mm

 

Number of tooth pockets ≥ 4 mm

 

 

Conclusion:

We have tested 14, randomly chosen, patients with periodontitis, all with gingival pockets of 4mm. and above.

Measurements are made of the gingival pockets on 4 points around every tooth: 3 facial measurements: mesiofacially, facially and distofacially and 1 measurement lingually.

In addition to this, every patient has been examined for tooth mobility, bleeding on probing, pus-flow, gingival retraction and furkature involvement.

All patients have been examined 4 times during the 4 months duration of the Pilot Project.

All patients have been examined clinically in the same practice by the same dentist, to ensure that the same procedure and probing pressure is used every time.

OTP-x-rays have been taken of each patient before onset and after completion of the Pilot Project, and we will, as a follow up, take OTP-x-rays a year after the project was completed.

The patients will hereafter be examined and followed as usually.

The patients have for the duration of the Pilot project, not made any alterations to their oral hygiene, or other related habits.

1 patient left the project before completion.

 

Objective findings during the Pilot Project:

  • It is noted, with all the participants in The Pilot Project, that the gingiva under the course of the project changes its appearance from red, swollen and inflamed, to being light pink, tight and healthy. This is also true for the pockets that were deepened because of bone-loss.
  • Flow of pus from the pockets ceases
  • Bleeding on probing ceases
  • Gingival pockets of 4mm and there over disappears, and those that remain, are reduced in depth
  • Loosened teeth become less loose

 

At the start of the Pilot Project a count of the total number of gingival pockets of 4 mm and there over for the 13 patients was 455, and at the end of the project, the total count  was 260.

At the same time the count of the total number of mm pocket depth was 2149 mm (84,6 inches) at the start of the project, whereas at the end of the project, the count  was 1064 mm (41,9 inches), in other words, more than 1meter pocket (1085 mm / 42,7 inches) had disappeared during the Pilot Project from all 13 patients put together.

To maintain this positive result, the patients will still need the help from their dentist or hygienist to keep the remaining pockets clean.

In conclusion to the project, you can state that there most certainly is a convincing effect of SensiStop! on patients with periodontitis. Periodontitis is by definition a chronic disease, where the cause is combined of several factors such as a badly functioning immune-defense over the mucosal-membrane in the mouth, the patient’s oral hygiene and the composition of bacteria in the oral cavity.

As the two latter components are not changed for the duration of the project, we can conclude, that SensiStop! has a very favorable effect on the immune defense over the mucosal-membrane.

SensiStop! consists of components in such a high dilution, that they can hardly be measured. As such the remedy is composed by 80% distilled water and 20% alcohol, and the dosage is 10 drops (7 US drops), 3 times a day.

There is in other words not any likely possibility that patients can experience side effects, caused by the chemical reactions you typically see when using ordinary medicine/drugs.

There have been no observations of side effects since the remedy was introduced to the market in 1981.

Finally, it is important to notice when contemplating the resent years of research, that have shown a close connection between the bacteria of periodontitis and heart- and blood vessel diseases, heart/valve patients, diabetes 2 and arthritis, not to mention the colossal advantage socially, if it were possible to intercept these patients at an early stage, treat them with SensiStop! and thereby avoid the development and manifestation of the disease in the oral cavity and other places in the body.

You can only begin to speculate about the financial and not least the human costs that could be saved.

I hereby wish to give my warmest recommendations to enclose the use of SensiStop! in the treatment of periodontitis.

 

Dr. Helle Steenberg Skov