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Gum disease starts when bacteria on the teeth get in between the teeth and gums, in the spaces known as periodontal pockets. Healthy individuals can have pockets up to three millimeters deep; however, if they’re any deeper, your dentist will diagnose periodontal disease. Left unchecked, the bacteria can spread to other areas of the body and cause severe consequences. Periodontal disease can increase your risk of other health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke and hypertension when the bacteria enter your bloodstream. Traditionally, dentists have recommended surgery for advanced gum disease; however, surgical intervention may not be necessary with Perio Protect.
Perio Protect® is an innovative method for treating gingivitis and periodontal disease. It’s a non-surgical approach which our Perio Protect dentists customize for each patient. If you want to know more about treatment with Perio Protect in Deptford, call us to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you have.
What Is the Perio Protect Treatment?
Perio treatment uses custom upper and lower clear plastic trays that seal so they can deliver anti-bacterial medication under the gum line to the site of the infection. The medication will reach both shallow and deep pockets. You’ll wear the trays several times a day for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time. Following your dentist’s directions exactly will ensure the best Perio Protect results possible.
If you have advanced periodontal disease, your dentist may use Perio Protect with other in-office treatments, such as scaling and root planing treatments, also called deep cleanings. Patients see a greater reduction in pocket depth with Perio Protect than they do with deep cleanings alone. We’re proud to offer Perio Protect as an easy way for patients to treat their infection at home in only a few minutes a day.
How Long Do Perio Protect Treatments Take?
Your dentist will base your treatment on the extent of your gum disease. You’ll wear the Perio Protect trays for about 10 to 15 minutes a day. As you heal, your dentist will re-evaluate the number of times you’ll need to wear the tray each day. Perio Protect is a long-term treatment solution—periodontal disease can’t be cured, but it can be managed.
What Benefits Can I Get From a Perio Protect Treatment?
In many Perio Protect reviews, you’ll hear from patients who are happy to take charge of their oral health with easy at-home treatment. Not only does Perio Protect kill bacteria in as little as three weeks, but the medicine may stimulate bone repair. As patients see results, such as gums that have stopped bleeding, they are motivated to continue treatment.
Additionally, Perio Protect reviews often mention that patients have fresher breath; bad breath is common among people with gum disease. The peroxide solution not only kills 99 percent of the bacteria in your periodontal pockets, it also whitens teeth. Most patients are thrilled about these unexpected pleasant side effects.
Do Perio Protect Dentists Have Special Training?
Our dentists are certified Perio Protect providers, having been thoroughly trained in the use of the gum treatment. If you’re looking for a dentist who can show you how to treat your gum disease at home, please call our office and request an appointment to learn more about Perio Protect in Deptford. We’re pleased to offer our patients a conservative, highly effective treatment that is painless. Our goal is to offer the most effective and least invasive treatment option for periodontal disease.
What’s the Typical Perio Protect Cost?
Your total Perio Protect cost will depend on the price of the trays and your monthly prescription medication. We base the Perio Protect cost on patients’ individual needs, so there is no standard cost. During your consultation, your dentist will discuss affordable Perio Protect fees after assessing your needs. Please ask about the payment options we offer to help you get the treatment you need.
Does Dental Insurance Pay for Perio Protect?
Some dental insurance providers offer Perio Protect coverage. To find out if your plan does, contact the insurance provider directly and ask about coverage for dental procedure code D5994. You can also call your plan administrator for information. Our knowledgeable staff can also help you determine your coverage. Please call us for more information.
Who Is the Best Candidate for Perio Protect?
Perio Protect is for people with periodontal disease who want to avoid surgery or find that they need additional treatment after surgery. Only qualified Perio Protect dentists can determine who is a good candidate; ideally, it is someone who will follow the prescribed schedule at home. Your dentist will review your medical history to ensure that there is nothing to prevent you from receiving trays and medication to use at home. Call our office to schedule a consultation to learn if Perio Protect can help you.