Why is H42 different from others?
Because IT IS NOT ANTIBIOTIC.
Why is it a “plus” to be not antibiotic?
In particular in dentistry the situation is serious because the dentist, almost always, prescribes the antibiotic in an empirical way and that is without resorting to the laboratory of clinical microbiology that, in addition to isolating and identifying the pathogen responsible for the infection, also assesses its sensitivity “in vitro” to different antibiotics.
It follows that in dentistry almost nothing is known about the development of bacterial resistance and it is not excluded that antibiotics are prescribed against which the bacteria have become resistant and therefore ineffective.
Therefore, the possibility of treating periodontal lesions induced by bacteria with non-antibiotic, but equally effective remedies, is not only in line with the most current scientific needs but also more ethically appropriate and more acceptable and expendable with patients, including the increasing number of patients who are opposed to traditional pharmacological therapies and more oriented towards “natural” therapies.