One of the features that make Perio Protect stand out amongst other gum disease treatments is that it is noninvasive.
Gum disease is prevalent among adults in the U.S. Some sources claim that as many as 80% of adults have a mild form of it. To treat periodontal disease, there are several treatments that dentists offer. The Perio Protect Method is one treatment that provides a comfortable, non-invasive way to combat the bacteria that causes gum disease.
You may wonder if Perio Protect is right for you. At The Dental Anesthesia Center, we will help you understand what this treatment is and if you are a candidate for it.
How Perio Protect Works
There are areas deep beneath your gum line that your toothbrush and other oral hygiene tools cannot sufficiently clean. Over time, gum disease can develop, which can cause other oral health complications.
Perio Protect contains medicine that fights gum disease-causing bacteria. The method is simple. Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth, and this will be used to design your custom trays. Your Perio Protect trays will contain the medicine that will fight the bacteria deep beneath your gum line. You will take the trays home and will wear them each day for a specified length of time.
The Perio Protect trays have a unique, patented seal that keeps the medicine in place. The medicine contains a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide that combats the bacteria and can help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile.
Is It Right for You?
One of the features that make Perio Protect stand out amongst other gum disease treatments is that it is noninvasive. The traditional scaling and root planting methods for treating gum disease are effective, but many patients find it uncomfortable.
In most cases, Perio Protect can be used as a standalone treatment. You put the medication into your Perio tray, wear the tray as instructed by your dentist, and that’s it until you return to the dentist for your follow-up appointment.
As healing occurs and conditions improve, dentists will modify your frequency and duration of usage, gradually decreasing patient usage until the infection is under control, and the disease is well managed. You can then follow a home care maintenance schedule to keep the bacteria at bay.
Take Charge of Your Gum Health
If you suffer from gum disease, even a mild form of it, you must seek treatment. If you ignore oral treatment, your condition could worsen, and you could face chronic and serious oral health problems such as tooth loss and heart disease.
Schedule your consultation at The Dental Anesthesia Center. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate team.
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