Perio Protect

Gum disease is a silent epidemic.  According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly half of Americans 30 or older have periodontitis.  The World Health Organization included gingivitis in their statistics and estimates that more than 80% of adults in the US have some form of gum disease.  Many people don’t take it seriously enough.
 
Treatment is important.  Not only is gum disease the number one cause of tooth loss, but research has also linked oral bacterial infections to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other chronic health conditions.

THE SYMPTOMS OF GUM DISEASE INCLUDE:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Swollen, red or tender gums
  • Spaces developing between your teeth
  • Receding gums (teeth appear longer)
  • Loose or mobile teeth
Gum disease stars when a community of bacteria called biofilm develops in the space or pocket between the teeth and gum tissue, causing an infection.  The symptoms are part of the body’s response to the bacterial infection.  Many people ignore the symptoms because they are hidden from view, but the disease is serious.  If you had an open, bleeding wound in your hand, you would treat it.  Infected wounds in your mouth should be treated with the same urgency. 
 

TREATMENT OPTIONS

 
Gum disease is commonly treated with professional dental treatments that physically remove the biofilms.  Unfortunately, bacterial growth is hard to control between office visits.  Biofilms regenerate very easily and are difficult to reach under the gums with toothbrush, rinse and floss.
 
The Perio Protect Method combines in-office treatments with daily Perio Tray delivery of medication.  The Perio Tray is available only with a prescription from your dentist.  It has a unique sealing system customized specifically for your mouth.  The seals keep medication at the site of the infections.
 
Perio Trays are easy to use.  It takes just a few seconds to prepare your trays, and most people wear them only minutes each day.  You can complete the treatment while readying, exercising, showering, watching TV; whenever it is convenient for you.
 
Patients report a noticeable difference within days.  Research shows that when the Perio Protect Method is followed as prescribed, the Method delivers better results than professional cleanings alone. 
 
Gum disease can cause persistent bad breath and may affect the appearance of your smile.  The medication most commonly used with Perio Tray contains a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide that helps freshen breath and gradually whitens teeth.
 
Whether treating the disease in early stage or hoping to avoid surgery, Perio Tray delivery gives you more controlled over your oral health.  It helps with long-term bacterial management and gives you a whiter, brighter smile.
 
Ask your dentist or hygienist about the Perio Protect Method.
 
For more details and patient testimonials, visit perioprotect.com.