We’re excited about Perio-Protect Gum Treatment because many of our patients have some form of gum disease. In fact, the CDC says about half of all Americans are affected. The numbers get higher for folks 65 years or older, as their chances of having gum disease increase to 70%.
So, it’s not unusual for our practice to see four to six patients per day experiencing some form of gum disease.
The earliest hint of gum disease is gingivitis which is an inflammation along the gum line caused by an infection. Other indications of gum disease are receding gums and sensitivity to cold and air. When we see the beginning of gum disease we want to prevent it from becoming periodontitis. Periodontitis can’t be reversed. It weakens bone and tissue and can lead to tooth loss. It also may lead to health complications for people with weak immune systems.
Root planing and scaling is the traditional treatment. The goal is to encourage a tight seal between the teeth and gums. The plaque and tartar on the enamel of your teeth, and up and under your gums is removed. We also reach under the roots to prevent plaque from forming in any uneven spaces. It’s a long process requiring a local anesthetic and can be expensive.
Unfortunately, periodontitis can only be managed. Brushing, flossing and rinses can only do so much before bad bacteria eventually insinuates itself under your gums. This starts the whole inflammation/infection cycle over again and you’ll have to book another root planing and scaling session.
We love the Perio-Protect Gum Disease Treatments because patients with chronic gum infections have had such a high rate of success. It’s comfortable and delivers the medication deep below the gum line.
This home care treatment is easy to use too! Just add medication to the tray and pop it into your mouth for ten minutes or so. We’ve seen dramatic improvement in the health of our patients’ gums after regular use of Perio-Protect. We’re delighted because what were once red and inflamed gums are now firm and a healthy pink.
Perio-Protect Gum Treatment is a real value! Over time it reduces the number of root planing and scaling sessions. And it’s certainly more comfortable. It also can replace other surgical treatments.
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So, if you want to stop the bleeding and have healthier gums our recommendation is the Perio-Protect Gum Treatment.
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