Heartburn medication discovered with unexpected benefits in severe gum disease prevention

Published October 14, 2021


An article in The Science Times featured Lisa Yerke commenting on heartburn medication with unexpected benefits in severe gum disease prevention. Yerke said that some of the observed reactions when using the patient is treated with the proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are alterations in the bone metabolism and the composition of the gut microbiomes. Yerke said, “The proton pump inhibitors could be a medication that can be fused with other periodontal treatments,” according to the article. “Further research will be conducted to define how the PPIs work and the underlying functions it relays to handling gum disease such as ever periodontitis.”



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