Gum disease is rampant in the United States, with nearly half of all adults having some form of it. Gum disease (also known as periodontitis) is caused by a bacterial infection that originates below the gumline. It can damage your gum tissues — and your overall health — long before you have the typical symptoms of gum sensitivity, pain, or bleeding. To help protect your teeth and your whole-body health, we recommend a simple, non-invasive saliva test to determine the amount and type of bacteria present in your mouth as well as your genetic predisposition toward inflammation
If you have periodontal disease, it is crucial to act quickly to preserve your teeth and oral health. While typical dental cleanings can remove the bacteria, they will re-populate almost immediately, continuing the cycle of infection. It’s important to keep brushing and flossing, but a rush, rinse, and floss just can’t reach deep enough to address infections that occur below your gums. That is why our team of periodontal professionals uses Perio Protect.
What is Perio Protect?
Perio Protect is a cutting-edge treatment for periodontal (gum) disease that is FDA-cleared. This innovative method controls gum disease at the source using non-invasive techniques without resorting to painful surgeries or repetitive invasive procedures. Perio Protect technology delivers the right amount of medicine directly to the infected area to halt bleeding and inflammation. Additionally, it can increase collagen in gum tissue, stop bone loss, and stimulate bone repair.
The Benefits of Perio Protect
Until now, the gold standard for the treatment of periodontal disease has been in-office scaling and root planing to remove tartar and plaque and reduce bacterial overgrowth. However, bacteria tend to reproduce quickly, regenerating pathogenic biofilms and making it difficult for periodontists to maintain control over the infection between office visits.
That is why our team has adopted the Perio Protect Method for quicker and longer-lasting results. Perio Protect can help you manage your gum disease with simple-to-use customized Perio Trays that you can use at home. Each tray has a special seal and extension system that brings medication directly to the infection site and correlates with the conditions found at individual teeth.
How Perio Protect Works
When you decide to use the Perio Protect method, our team will provide you with medicated trays that are custom-designed to fit perfectly into your mouth. These trays come with a patented seal that directs antimicrobial medication directly to the infection site and holds it there long enough to kill periodontal disease-causing bacteria. These trays are filled with 1.7 % Hydrogen Peroxide gel that can easily reach below the gum line to neutralize pathogenic bacteria and other harmful organisms.
As your gums recover and heal, your dentist will fine-tune the frequency and duration of usage based on progress. Along with daily brushing and flossing and the adoption of other good dental hygiene practices recommended by your dentist, the Perio Protect trays will change the biofilm in your gums to prevent the return of periodontal disease. Using Perio Protect reduces the buildup of bacteria and biofilm forming in the periodontal pockets between dental visits, contributing to a more successful outcome.
Is Perio Protect Right for Me?
Perio Protect’s goal is to conquer periodontal disease and gain lasting oral health in a comfortable, non-invasive way. While your dentist will determine the most appropriate care for your specific periodontal issues, Perio Protect helps to manage oral biofilm daily as bacteria are constantly introduced into the mouth.
Gum disease has been linked to numerous serious chronic health conditions, such as chronic kidney disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, adverse complications of pregnancy, rheumatoid arthritis, and more. Perio Protect offers you the opportunity to take control of your oral health using leading-edge technology that is safe, effective, comfortable, and easy to accomplish.
Contact our office to make an appointment to set up an appointment with our experienced periodontal team today!