Perio Protect Therapy
Offering High-Quality Hygiene/Periodontal Prevention and Treatment Services in NC
What is Periodontal (gum disease) and how is it treated? Periodontal disease is a progressive disease that if left untreated, may cause tooth loss. Some patients may notice inflammation and irritation of the gingival tissues which surround and support the teeth. The bacterial infection, or the root problem of the inflammation, is the build-up of toxins found in plaque, which can create an ongoing bacterial infection.
Prompt treatment by a periodontist can help reverse the inflammation (known as gingivitis). Without proper treatment by a periodontist, the infection may continue to progress, leading to possible tooth loss. It’s important to note that in some cases, bacterial infection can travel to other areas of the body via the bloodstream.
Although genetic and environmental factors may be involved in the onset of gum disease, the risk of developing periodontitis can be reduced by taking important preventive measures.
At CarolinasDentist, we offer a highly effective, minimally invasive treatment for gum disease called Perio Protect®.
Treating Your Gums with Perio Protect®
A healthy mouth is more than just a fantastic smile. Your gums need care, too. Gum disease has been linked to a variety of other health issues, including heart disease and diabetes. If you have red, swollen, bleeding, or receding gums (or if you have bad breath or loose teeth), then you may have gum disease.
Perio Protect® Gum Disease Treatment
Are you battling gingivitis or full-blown periodontal disease? At CarolinasDentist, we offer Perio Protect, a revolutionary way to treat gum disease that doesn’t always require surgery. Ready to get your oral health back on track? Contact our office to set up your gum consultation!
The Truth About Gum Disease
80% of Americans have gum disease. While this dental issue may fall by the wayside for some people, if left untreated, it can have negative effects on your smile and your overall health. Gums are an entry point directly to your bloodstream. The same pathogens that cause gum disease are also linked to a variety of other illnesses. That’s why it’s crucial to treat gum disease as soon as possible to prevent more serious health issues, such as tooth loss, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, respiratory disease, and more.
What is Perio Protect?
Perio Protect uses custom-fitted, retainer-like Perio Trays® to deliver prescribed gum disease medication below the gum line. Perio Protect will combat your gum disease while you’re in the comfort of your own home! During your consultation, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to send to an off-site lab where they’ll fabricate your custom trays. When they’re complete, we’ll also send you home with a prescription for your medication and a detailed set of instructions to help you get the most out of each treatment. Perio Protect can reduce the need for repetitive scaling and root planing treatments, as well as help you avoid surgery altogether. However, for patients with more advanced gum disease, surgery may not be avoidable. When this happens, Perio Protect is a great product to use in conjunction with periodontal surgery to keep infection and bacteria at bay.