Vitamin C is a micronutrient that is a molecule required by the body only in small quantities but it is essential for our well-being.
Unfortunately, being a water-soluble vitamin, it is easily eliminated through urine.
In order to always have enough of it available, since our body is not able to synthesize it, it is necessary to take it regularly with food.
Vitamin C has a particularly labile structure, very sensitive to heat, which is broken down not only by cooking but also simply by exposure to air and light.
It is mainly known for its immunostimulant, its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effect and for its powerful antioxidant action that protects us from the aggression of free radicals and prevents aging.
Vitamin C facilitates the absorption of iron contributing to the synthesis of hemoglobin and the production of red blood cells and, at the level of the cardiovascular system, is able to lower cholesterol and keep the arteries clean preventing the risk of heart disease.
It is also essential for the efficiency of the nervous system and is necessary for the synthesis of some neurotransmitters and hormones, including norepinephrine and serotonin, useful to maintain a good mood.
Vitamin C also contributes to the production of collagen which is the structure of all body tissues (muscles, epidermis, blood vessels, bones, cartilage, teeth) and is necessary for their normal functions.
It is precisely the presence and good concentration of collagen, a structural protein synthesized thanks to vitamin C, that can keep connective tissues healthy, repair tissues by stimulating wound healing and prevent bleeding of blood capillaries, as well as to repair bones in case of fracture.
Collagen is the primary structure of teeth; in particular groups of collagen fibers make up the acellular component of the periodontium.
When the periodontal ligament is damaged, periodontal disease is established, a group of inflammatory diseases that affect the supporting tissue of the teeth causing gingivitis or even periodontitis.
Collagen promotes wound stabilization and acts as a chemotactic agent for different types of cells involved in the wound healing process, including gingival and periodontal ligament fibroblasts (Postlethwaite et al. 1978).
H42 is the ideal medical device for filling, strengthening and repairing periodontal/perimplant pockets.
In particular, it is used as an adjuvant gel in the non-surgical treatment of periodontitis and parimplantitis, following mechanical plaque removal, biofilm removal and root smoothing in periodontal and peri-implant pockets.
H42 creates the best conditions to promote the tissue healing process around the tooth/implant, favouring a reduction of the gingival pocket and the restoration of their functional attack.