Gum disease is a serious bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the gum tissues. Poor oral hygiene leads to bacteria and plaque buildup, causing gum disease.
Signs you might have gum disease include:
Fortunately, you can treat gum disease and reverse it before it progresses to advanced stages. One of the best treatments to treat gum disease and prevent it from returning is Perio Protect.
Perio Protect is a gum treatment that uses Perio Trays therapy to deliver antimicrobial medication to the gums efficiently. Unlike other treatments, Perio Protect offers gum disease patients a continuous and non-invasive way to restore the health of their gums.
If you think that you can benefit from Perio Protect, please schedule an appointment with our dentist in Glastonbury, CT. The dentist assesses your condition and needs to determine whether you can benefit from Perio Protect treatment. If you’re eligible, the dentist will discuss more detail about the treatment and design a customized treatment plan to address your needs.
Perio Protect is a comfortable and less invasive treatment that delivers medication deep below the gums. The Perio Trays make it possible to deliver medicine inside the gum pockets between teeth and gums. While Perio Protect is highly effective for treating gum disease, you must use it alongside good oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing. The dentist takes impressions and records of your mouth and sends them to a dental lab to make the custom Perio Tray. Once the tray is ready, the dentist will show you how to use it. You will go home with the tray and medication. You you should put medication in the tray and wear it for several minutes each time.
Most patients must use the treatment about 2-3 times daily for 10 – 15 minutes. The actual frequency and duration often depend on your condition and your dentist’s recommendations. Once the disease has improved, the dentist can reduce the application frequency to one time daily.
The daily application effectively fights bacterial infections and prevents the bacteria from recolonizing, allowing your gums to heal better and faster. Since the treatment is non-invasive, there’s any recovery. After your treatment, you can go back to do whatever you want.
While Perio Protect treatment is for treating gum disease, it plays a crucial role in your overall health. Usually, gum disease is a risk factor for numerous serious health concerns. In addition to restoring your oral health, Perio Protect significantly reduce your risk of dementia, diabetes, oral cancer, respiratory problems, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses.
Unlike deep cleaning and gum surgery procedures, Perio Protect uses custom-made Perio Trays to deliver medication efficiently to the gums. It’s like wearing a sports mouthguard; easy, comfortable, and painless.
After the initial fitting appointment, the dentist will give you the tray and medicine. You only need to use the treatment for a couple of minutes daily. With alternative treatments like scaling and root planing or surgery, you would have to schedule multiple appointments, which can be time-consuming.
Since you use Perio Protect therapy, it provides continuous protection against bacteria that cause gum disease. This treatment is more consistent than alternative treatments like deep cleaning and surgeries.
Perio Protect therapy offers a more convenient, comfortable, efficient, and less invasive way to treat and manage gum or periodontal disease. For more information about Perio Protect in Glastonbury, CT, contact Steven F. Hinchey, DMD.