Dental Solutions on 13th Street
201 South 13th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, occurs when bacteria colonize on the teeth and under the gumline. If not treated, periodontal disease can cause the gums to become inflamed and tender and even lead to tooth loss and other health problems.
Traditionally, invasive surgery has been the primary means of treating advanced periodontal disease. We are proud to offer a revolutionary new treatment called Perio Protect that can restore your gum health and save your teeth without the need for surgery. If you are suffering from periodontal disease, call today to schedule a consultation with one of our Perio Protect dentists.
Perio Protect uses patented trays that deliver the medication exactly where it is needed the most. The trays are customized to fit your teeth securely, and the medication contains hydrogen peroxide that eliminates the biofilm that is damaging your teeth and gums.
Traditional gum disease treatment involves removing gum tissue, which can make the teeth and gums sensitive and create wounds that can pave the way for additional infection. Perio Protect results show that the treatment can reduce or eliminate the need for invasive treatment and improve the outcome if surgery is needed. Since Perio Protect treatments can be repeated at home, it is ideal for protecting against future bacterial buildup and recolonization.
The length of treatment depends on the severity of your periodontal issues. You typically wear the trays for 10 to 15 minutes at a time, and the dentist will let you know often you need to wear them. When used as directed on a daily basis, you should start to see dramatic results quickly.
The treatment process is simple and painless. The first step in the process is for the dentist to make an impression of your teeth so that the lab can make your customized trays. The trays work similarly to mouth guards and are designed to hold the medication in place. We will make sure that you know how to use the treatment and answer any questions you may have before you leave our office.
Perio Protect reviews from patients are extremely positive. The treatment is convenient and easy to use, so you don’t have to worry about trying to schedule multiple dental appointments into your already busy schedule. Since the treatment is noninvasive, there is no downtime or lengthy recuperation. Perio Protect can eliminate up to 90% of damaging bacteria, which can give you fresher breath, whiter teeth, and protect your overall health by preventing the bacteria from entering your bloodstream and affecting vital organs. Since the treatment can be applied as needed at home, it can reduce the chance of recurrence and the need for future invasive treatments.
Many general dentists are not aware of the treatment and are not qualified to offer it. Our Perio Protect dentists have undergone specialized training and certification so that they can offer this service.
Perio Protect is an individualized treatment involving multiple products tailored to the patient’s needs. There are separate costs for the trays and the medications. Your final Perio Protect cost will be based on the amount of medication needed and the frequency of the treatments. We will go over your cost along with your payment options following your initial consultation.
How much of the cost of your treatment is covered under your insurance will depend on the terms of your specific policy and can vary from patient to patient. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider before scheduling your appointment to see if they cover Perio Protect. When speaking with your carrier, be sure to ask if your plan offers benefits for insurance code D5994. Our staff is always happy to answer any questions that you may have about insurance coverage and payment options.
If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease and are looking for a noninvasive treatment option, Perio Protect may be right for you. You might also benefit from Perio Protect if you still have gum disease issues following traditional treatment. If our dentist determines that your periodontal disease is too severe for Perio Protect alone, we can recommend a combination treatment to help you achieve the desired results. Make today the day that you begin your journey toward better oral health. Call our office to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable and compassionate dentists.