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Periodontal pockets are the spaces between your teeth and gums that become the repository for bacteria that remain on the teeth after eating and drinking. When the bacteria isn’t removed by brushing and flossing, periodontal disease can be the result and your gums can become inflamed, tender, and infected. In extreme cases, you can lose your teeth to periodontal disease, and you can experience other health problems, as well.
Until recently, periodontal disease has been treated through surgical intervention. This procedure was invasive, and it left open incisions that could become infected. However, an innovative technique called Perio Protect® can now remove periodontal build-up without invasive surgery. Call our Philadelphia office for more information on getting Perio Protect.
Is the Perio Protect Procedure New?
The Perio Protect procedure is relatively new and many dentists are unaware of it. A Perio treatment is a great alternative to an invasive surgical technique and it doesn’t require removal of gum tissue. The Perio procedure uses trays that are similar to whitening trays to deliver a 1.7 percent solution of hydrogen peroxide to eliminate the plaque build-up on teeth and eliminate the inflammation and discomfort of periodontal disease.
Many Perio Protect reviews have indicated that the breath is fresher, the mouth feels cleaner, and the teeth are whiter. Since there is currently no cure for periodontal disease, the Perio Protect procedure provides the best method for eliminating plaque build-up and the other adverse side effects of periodontal disease. One reason for the excellent Perio Protect results that patients report is the ease of use for the treatment. The trays enable patients to use the system in the comfort of their own home and on their schedule. Treatment time is usually not more than15 minutes per session, so it’s easy to integrate a treatment session into a busy schedule.
If you’re interested in Perio Protect in Philadelphia, call our office and we’ll be glad to answer your questions. During your consultation, your dentist will explain how to use the system at home and will answer any additional questions you may have. Call us today to schedule an appointment at our Philadelphia office.
How Much Time Does It Take to Get the Perio Protect Treatment?
Your treatment time will be unique to you and will depend on the severity of your periodontal issues. During your first appointment, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and it will be sent to our lab to fabricate the trays. Your trays will be custom-fitted to your mouth and the length of your treatment regimen will be specific to your needs. Treatment trays are similar to mouth guards and the peroxide solution is placed in them.
Your treatment frequency will depend on the severity of your periodontal issues, so you may need to wear your trays daily or less frequently. Your dentist will provide you with a treatment schedule, but each treatment will last for 10 to 15 minutes. You may begin to notice improvement quickly, and you should notice an improvement after each treatment session.
Have the Benefits of Perio Protect Been Proven?
Perio Protect dentists have received numerous reviews about the product and its effectiveness. Some of the reported benefits include convenience, comfort, ease of use, and noninvasive properties. It’s also adaptable to your schedule, so there’s no worry about a missed treatment.
Other Perio Protect reviews state that the users’ mouths feel much cleaner, their breath is fresher, and their teeth are whiter. Many state that their overall health has improved. Since your gums are a vital interface with your blood supply, it’s important to keep them healthy and disease free. Research has proven that the Perio procedure prevents as many as 90 percent of pathogens that cause periodontal disease.
Can I Get Perio Protect from My Regular Dentist?
All Perio Protect providers are dentists, but not all dentists are Perio Protect dentists. Those who offer the Perio Protect treatment must be trained in the procedure before they can offer it to their patients. Fortunately, all the Perio Protect dentists in our office can provide this treatment to our patients, so call us today if you’re interested in Perio Protect in Philadelphia.
How Much Will the Treatment for Perio Protect Cost?
As with any dental procedure, your Perio Protect cost will be unique to you. Both the complexity of your periodontal disease and your insurance coverage will affect your Perio Protect cost. Call our Philadelphia office today for more information.
Is Perio Protect Covered by My Insurance?
Each insurance plan is unique to the individual, so your insurance may or may not cover the treatment. The best method for determining your coverage is contacting your insurance provider and asking them if your plan provides benefits for insurance code D5994. If you have difficulty with this, then call our Philadelphia office and one of our knowledgeable staff members can help you.
Is Perio Protect Appropriate for Everyone?
Although everyone is a candidate for the Perio procedure, they may need additional types of treatment. Sometimes, the Perio procedure is used in combination with other treatment protocols—it all depends on the individual patient. During your consultation, your dentist will provide you with the best treatment regimen for your unique situation and that may be Perio alone or in combination with other traditional treatments. Call our offices today and schedule a consultation so you can regain your good oral health. We look forward to working with you!