Dental Solutions of Stoney Creek
515 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064
Did you know that periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults? In addition to causing tooth loss, gum disease can also lead to many other health problems. People who have periodontal disease experience tenderness, infections and inflammation that lead to severe oral and overall health problems.
The main cause of periodontal disease is bacteria that colonize on the teeth and move into the spaces between your teeth and gums. These spaces are called the periodontal pockets. Invasive surgery has been the traditional means of treating gum disease. However, Perio Protect® is a newer treatment that helps patients avoid surgery. To learn more about how you can save your teeth with the help of one of our Perio Protect dentists, book a consultation today.
Perio Protect is a comprehensive treatment method for periodontal disease. Dentists who utilize this treatment method fully customize a treatment plan for each patient, ensuring that their unique needs are met. Perio treatment allows you and your dentist to manage the bacteria that build up on the teeth and in the gum pockets.
Before Perio Protect treatments were available, dentists would typically use surgery to get rid of the bacteria. This procedure was not only invasive, but it also removed gum tissue, making the teeth highly sensitive. The surgery also provided the chance for bacteria to grow in the wounds created by the surgery.
The method utilizes trays to deliver medication—made of a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide—into the periodontal pockets. The peroxide kills the bacteria. Since the trays are customized to fit your mouth, they will deliver the medication in precisely the areas where you need it most. In addition to killing bacteria, the medication also cleans the gums and keeps your breath fresh. Having Perio Protect treatment can help you avoid having surgery, and can also improve the results of traditional periodontal disease treatment methods.
Perio Protect manages the buildup of bacteria and prevents them from recolonizing. Since you do the treatments yourself at home, it is a highly effective method of managing gum disease. If you would like to learn more about how utilizing these trays can help you control your periodontal disease, call our office to book a consultation as soon as possible.
Treatment times for Perio Protect will vary depending on the severity of your periodontal disease. When you first begin treatment, your dentist will make a mold of your teeth that will be sent off to a lab so that your customized trays can be made. After placing the medication in the trays, you insert them into your mouth just as you would a mouth guard.
Your dentist will educate you on how often you need to wear your trays to reach your desired Perio Protect results. Daily use can provide you with dramatic results. No matter how frequently you need to wear the trays, you will only need to keep them in your mouth for approximately 10 to 15 minutes each time.
Perio Protect reviews that have been given to us by our patients show that this is an excellent way of managing gum disease. Our patients love how convenient, easy to use and comfortable it is, and they also appreciate that it is a noninvasive treatment method that can be done at home.
One of the main benefits of using Perio Protect treatments is that it can prevent approximately 90 percent of damaging bacteria from colonizing inside of your mouth. Preventing those bacteria from forming is an important way to maintain your oral and overall health.
Another benefit that has been mentioned in patients’ Perio Protect reviews is that their mouths felt and looked healthier after the treatments. To learn more about how using Perio Protect in Springfield can give you fresher breath and whiter teeth, call our office today.
Dentists must undergo specialized training and become certified before they can offer Perio Protect. Luckily, you can book an appointment with one of our certified Perio Protect dentists by contacting our practice.
Since this is a fully customized, comprehensive treatment method that uses several different products, there is no standard Perio Protect cost. For example, you will incur separate costs for your medication and your trays. Your cost will also be based on how frequently you need treatment. Call our friendly staff today to learn more about how you can afford Perio Protect.
The best way of determining whether your dental insurance plan covers the Perio Protect cost is to call your provider and ask them if your plan includes benefits under insurance code D5994. If you are finding it difficult to determine what kind of coverage you have, speak with our staff. We have experience with many different dental plans.
If you have periodontal disease and a desire to avoid surgery—or have had unsuccessful surgery—you may be a good candidate for Perio Protect treatments. However, if your case is too severe, you will not be able to rely solely on this treatment method and may have to undergo a combination of Perio Protect and traditional treatments.
Give our staff a call as soon as possible to learn more about how you can treat your periodontal disease with Perio Protect in Springfield.