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Perio Protect Therapy

Offering the Best 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®.

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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.

Benefits of Perio Protect

    • Better Overall Health
    • Comfortable & Convenient
    • Easy to Use Treatment
    • Fresher Breath
    • Reduced Risk for Many Diseases
    • Whiter Teeth

Between Visits to Your Family Dentist

Regular dental checkups are essential for maintaining excellent oral health and hygiene. It allows our team at CarolinasDentist to diagnose potential problems, but these visits are not a fix-all solution. Thorough oral homecare routines should be practiced daily to avoid potential dental problems.

Periodontal disease (also called gum disease and periodontitis) is the leading cause of tooth loss in the developed world and is completely preventable in the vast majority of cases. Professional cleanings twice a year combined with daily self-cleaning can remove a high percentage of disease-causing bacteria and plaque. In addition, teeth that are well cared for make for a sparkling white smile.

There are numerous types of oral hygiene aids on supermarket shelves, and it can be difficult to determine which will provide the best benefit to your teeth.

Google Reviews

  • I love coming to this dentist office. The staff is always fun, friendly and knowledgeable. They make your time there more of an experience rather than an appointment. Dr.Bodah is so personable and you can tell his staff love working for him. He explains everything in detail and you never... Read More

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    Brandi Dobo
    6/23/2021

    I can’t say enough about how excellent my recent experience was at Carolina’s Dentist. The reception staff was kind and helpful. The facilities were both clean and welcoming. Most importantly, my hygienist, Krista, was exceptional and I can’t wait to come back for my next appointment. I would recommend this... Read More

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    Alex Mostella
    10/16/2020

    Dr. Zukerman and his staff are kind, efficient, and professional. The office is newly renovated. We will definitely be back for our ongoing care!

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    Duncan Dorris
    6/07/2021
  • Making an appointment was extremely easy and my appointment wasn’t far out. They are very fast and efficient. No long wait times and my procedure went better than I ever could have imagined. Usually I’m nervous at the dentist but they made me feel comfortable. My doctor and the staff... Read More

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    Jennifer Meunier
    8/26/2021

    I went in to have my wisdom teeth removed. I explained to them that I need all four taken out but it depended on the out of cost price. I did not feel pressured to do anything I wasn’t comfortable doing, and they were very upfront about pricing. At the... Read More

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    Alexis Malena
    1/16/2021

    I Highly recommend Carolinas Dentist. I have LOTS of anxiety about going to the dentist and LOT of dental work I needed to get done. A previous office quoted me 60k and wanted to remove all of my teeth. I will never forget sitting down with Dr.Lauren for the... Read More

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    Katlin Casanova
    9/01/2021
  • I moved to NC from CT and my husband and I needed to find a dentist. I received a brochure from Carolina Dentistry and decided to give them a try. Well we made the right choice. The staff was amazing. They took there time with us. Very Thorough with their... Read More

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    victoria Crouse
    5/21/2021

    This the most professional dental office in the Fayetteville area. The staff was pleasant and answered my questions in a knowledgeable manner. Dr. Shelley Performed my surgery which consisted of five tooth extractions. He and his dental tech kept me apprised of what was happening. It took less than half... Read More

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    Joyce Blaine
    8/20/2021

    I haven’t been to the dentist in about 2 years and this was a great first visit back! Amazing new facility with a great and welcoming staff! Sarah did an awesome job with making me feel super comfortable. Loved my visit.

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    Ilyse Glenn
    7/06/2021
  • I have to say it has been a privilege being a patient there. I've had multiple procedures and during all of them Dr. Mullen and his team went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and that the issue I was dealing with was resolved. Scheduling and billing... Read More

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    Sean Rassouli
    9/16/2020

    I had a very pleasant experience! Dr. Zukerman provided effective treatment catered to my situation and answered all of my questions during the visit. The rest of the staff is also very friendly and worked with me even though I was more than a few minutes late to my appointment.

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    Trey Hayes
    7/02/2021

    Excellent dental staff. If you are the type of person that hates to go to the dentist then go to this one.It is relaxed and friendly

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    David Kauffman
    12/17/2020
  • Carolinas Dentist is amazing. From the first step inside the build I felt welcome. Most of my questions was answered before I even could ask and the question I did ask was answered in its entirety. I recommend Carolinas Dentist to anyone in the local area.

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    jay lax
    7/16/2021

    Beth was fantastic. An absolute joy of a hygienist. She made me feel very comfortable and relaxed in an otherwise unrelaxing environment (who likes going to the dentist?). Only downside is that the safety glasses did not come in a variety of colors to match my aesthetic.

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    Tanner Oquin
    6/15/2021

    Excellent first experience here. Both Brooke and Dr. Bodah were laid back, and great conversationalists. When it came down to business, however, they were clearly proficient. No doubt they were honest as well, which isn't something you can say about every medical professional these days.

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    Cameron Smith
    9/13/2021
  • The entire staff is very curtious and professional. They make you feel comfortable and get you in & out in a timely manner. Yes my trip to the dentist very enjoyable

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    steven norfleet
    6/08/2021

    I have to say everyone at Carolina Dentist is extremely nice and so pleasant. I’m not one for dentists just like most people and because of unforeseen medical issues I had to put that part of taking care of my teeth on hold. We are relatively new to the area... Read More

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    Maria Opinski
    7/20/2021

    It was the best experience I've ever had at a dentist office. The staff was Great and I Love Dr. Bryan. They were very thoughtful and answer every concerns that I had and actually listened to me. I highly recommend them! You won't be disappointed.

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    Donald Godwin
    8/19/2021
  • The staff welcomed me to their facility with open arms. Very friendly staff. Continues to have great customer service. Great facility

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    Letechia Young
    7/12/2021

    I have A Lot of anxiety about the dentist and every time I come here the ladies are always so friendly and inviting. From the moment you walk-in the modern, clean beautiful waiting room to the friendly faces behind the counter to the amazing ladies in the back.. it is... Read More

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    Jessica Melton
    8/10/2021

    What an amazing staff! To the front desk/coordinators, hygienists, and Dr. Lauren Steddum I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for my 2 daughters and myself. So thorough, kind and willing to spend time with you answering all questions and concerns. It’s so great to feel like a person... Read More

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    Brooke Ronsley
    9/21/2021
  • Dr. Bodah is a fantastic dentist. He explains everything and his work is superior to most dentists. He has many areas of expertise and it clearly shows! He inspires confidence in his patients. I knew that I could completely trust him after a brief conversation. His staff is excellent and... Read More

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    craig headlee
    3/25/2021

    Dr Johnson and Brandy are the best. They are always smiling and very professional. They make you feel relaxed and confident in thier abilities. I've been there a few times and have always walked away pleased with the service provided.The ladies out front do a great job as well!5 star... Read More

    Ralston Feanny Avatar
    Ralston Feanny
    1/11/2021

    Everyone was so friendly. The office is nice and clean and my appointment was very thorough. All of my needs and concerns were addressed and questions answered. I would definitely recommend.

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    shauna D
    3/30/2021
  • Victoria did an excellent job in my in-depth cleaning today. She was very caring of my needs and was super fun to talk with. The best part was she gave me a blanket to cuddle in until my cleaning was done 🙂 Dr. Zukerman is very knowledgeable and explain procedures... Read More

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    Ankush Vij
    9/22/2021

    Awesome experience...Bailey was terrific. I have not been to the dentist in almost a decade, but they did a terrific job of making it as expeditious and painless. Very thorough and friendly. Great all-around experience.

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    Bryan Davis
    6/15/2021

    The staff is very knowledgeable and professional and work together to address all of my dental concerns. The facility is clean and uses up to date equipment .Had my cleaning done today and everyone was so nice and professional. I always feel very comfortable here.

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    carmen taylor
    9/09/2021
  • Today was my first visit to Carolina’s Dentist in Cary. Dr. Lauren Steddum and her staff were absolutely fantastic. They took great care of me! Highly recommend.

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    Joseph Franklin
    9/01/2021

    This dentist office was amazing. I recommend this place to anyone looking for an excellent professional dentist office new to the area or looking for a new experience. I was a new patient that recently moved to the area and was very pleased. Thank you again for the great staff ????

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    mona3075
    9/02/2021

    The whole experience was so fun and like nothing I have ever experienced at a dentist’s office. So happy with the service. Great hygienist (Brooke) and the doctor is great too! 10/10

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    Alejandra Paola
    6/09/2021

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