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Periodontal disease (commonly known as gum disease) is caused by bacteria that form colonies on your teeth. These colonies then move into the spaces between your gums and teeth, which are known as periodontal pockets. People who have periodontal disease suffer from tenderness, inflammation and infections that can lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease can also cause an array of medical issues if left untreated.
The traditional way of treating gum disease has been to perform invasive surgery on the gums. However, Perio Protect® is a newer type of treatment that allows the teeth to be saved without a patient having to go through surgery. If you’re interested in finding out more about how one of our Perio Protect dentists can assist you in getting your oral health back on track, contact us today.
Can You Tell Me About Perio Protect?
Perio Protect treatment is a comprehensive periodontal disease treatment plan that is customized for each patient. This method of treating gum disease helps patients to manage the damaging biofilms that form on the teeth and within the gum pockets. While surgery typically was used to treat this disease, it is an invasive procedure that involves removing gum tissue from the mouth, leading to tooth sensitivity. Surgery also creates wounds in the mouth that can collect more bacteria as gums heal.
The Perio Protect treatment uses patented trays that the patient fills with peroxide that is delivered inside of the periodontal pockets. These trays are custom designed to fit your teeth so that they deliver medication to the areas that need it most. The trays hold a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide (1.7 percent) that both cleans your gums and freshens your breath. Perio treatment can help to reduce the need for surgery, as well as improve the results of more traditional gum disease treatments.
It is important to note that there is no cure for periodontal disease, but Perio Protect treatments are an excellent solution for eliminating the buildup of bacteria that can accumulate on the teeth and gums. It can also help to prevent more bacteria from forming. One of the main reasons Perio Protect is such an effective method of treatment is because it can be done at home every day. To learn more about how to use Perio Protect trays and medication at home, contact our Perio Protect dentists today.
How Long Does Perio Protect Take?
The severity of your gum disease will determine how long you will need to undergo Perio Protect treatment. At the beginning stages of the process, an impression of your teeth will be taken of your teeth. The dentist will send the mold of your teeth to a lab, where your customized trays will be made. The trays are just like mouth guards, only you will need to place your medication in them.
Your dentist will tell you how often you will need to wear the trays to achieve the Perio Protect results you desire. Most patients only need to wear the trays for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. Many patients who have given Perio Protect reviews have seen a dramatic difference in their oral health when they use the trays every day.
What Kinds of Benefits Do Perio Protect Treatments Offer?
Perio Protect reviews from our patients show that this type of gum disease treatment is highly effective for both your oral and your overall health. This is a convenient, comfortable and easy-to-use option that can be done at home, so it is incredibly easy to fit Perio Protect treatments into your daily routine.
Keeping periodontal disease under control is imperative to ensuring that your mouth and the rest of your body remain healthy. The gums are connected to the bloodstream and other organs. This method of gum disease treatment can prevent up to 90 percent of bacteria from taking hold.
Many of our patients also report that their mouths feel much healthier after they have received Perio Protect treatments. The treatments give you fresh breath and also whiten teeth. To learn more about what Perio Protect in Media can do for you, give us a call.
What Kind of Dentist Can Do Perio Protect Treatments?
While you might think that all dentists are Perio Protect dentists, many of them may not yet have heard about this innovative method of treatment. Before dentists can prescribe Perio treatment, they must undergo training and certification. Our dentists have been fully trained and are certified to provide Perio Protect in Media.
Will My Bill for Perio Protect Cost a Lot?
Perio Protect treatments are a comprehensive system that utilizes an array of products. You will incur separate costs for your trays and for the prescription medication that is placed in the trays. Your Perio Protect cost will be based on your unique needs, so the amount you pay may be different from what someone else pays. If you would like to know whether Perio Protect is an affordable option for you, schedule a consultation at our office.
Will My Insurance Cover Perio Protect?
The specific policy you have will determine whether or not you will be able to cover the Perio Protect cost with your insurance. Before you visit us, you can contact your dental insurance provider and learn if the treatment is covered. To determine this, ask whether your dental insurance plan includes benefits for the insurance code D5994. If you are having any problems finding out if you have this coverage, talk to our friendly and compassionate staff.
Can Anyone Get Perio Protect?
The best candidates for Perio Protect are patients suffering from periodontal disease who do not want to go through surgery. Our dentists will be able to determine whether or not your gum disease is too severe for Perio Protect treatments. Some patients need a combination of traditional treatment and Perio Protect methods. To educate yourself on how to treat gum disease, schedule an appointment with our dentists right away.