Chronically unhealthy gums can result in tooth loss and negative changes in your body. Learn how we can help improve your gum health!
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is one of the most prevalent oral health issues, affecting 80% of Americans. The severity of the disease can vary from minor and easily treatable to a more severe condition that could cause additional health issues and require surgery. Today, thanks to modern advancements in dentistry, there is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment to address gum disease. Read more to learn about Perio Protect Therapy, a highly effective treatment offered at CarolinasDentist!
What is Perio Protect?
Perio Protect is an innovative method of administering disease-fighting medication underneath the gumline. Using custom-fitted mouth trays, similar to a retainer or Invisalign tray, Perio Protect can be used in the comfort of your own home.
How Does It Work?
First, you’ll schedule a consultation to make sure that Perio Protect is right for you. Then, we’ll take impressions of your teeth and take measurements of the spaces between your teeth and gums. This allows us to create your customized Perio Protect trays. Once the trays have returned from the lab, you’ll take them home with prescription medication and directions for effectively administering treatment. You’ll wear the medicated trays for only 10–15 minutes, and then go on about your day!
Is This Treatment Effective in Treating Gum Disease?
When it comes to gum disease, early detection is the key to successful treatment. If we catch gum disease early enough, Perio Protect is a highly effective method to keep your smile as healthy as possible. In more advanced cases, Perio Protect is a great complement to other treatments. These may include scaling and root planing or surgery.
Perio Protect Therapy at CarolinasDentist
We at CarolinasDentist pride ourselves on providing the most current tools and technologies to address your dental needs. That’s why we are pleased to offer Perio Protect Therapy to help our patients with gum disease. Schedule your next appointment with CarolinasDentist today to find out more and learn if Perio Protect Therapy is right for you!
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