PerioProtect: Fighting Gum Disease Without Surgery
Why Is PerioProtect Important?
PerioProtect makes it possible to fight gum disease without surgery. To understand the real significance of PerioProtect, you first have to appreciate the significant threats posed by gum disease.
Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It’s your mouth’s warning sign that you must make changes to protect your teeth and gums from serious damage in the future. Even though gingivitis doesn’t cause overt discomfort, it does present symptoms like red and swollen gums that bleed easily.
As the first stage in the progression of gum disease, gingivitis is very common. The CDC estimates that nearly 50% of all American adults have some form of gum disease. That’s 65 million people! However, just because it’s common doesn’t mean gingivitis is acceptable. If you fail to improve your brushing, flossing, and dental care habits to reverse gingivitis, it will develop into the more aggressive phase of gum disease known as periodontitis.
Common- but unpleasant- symptoms of gingivitis include:
- –Bad breath that doesn’t fade even after brushing or drinking water
- –Red, tender, bleeding gums
- –Pain when chewing food
- –Loose or wiggling teeth
- –Increased tooth sensitivity
Periodontitis isn’t nearly as reversible and easy to treat at gingivitis. It’s definitely not a problem to ignore or shrug off. The plaque that only caused inflamed gums during the gingivitis stage will start to grow below the gum line and produce toxins that stimulate a chronic inflammatory response within your body. This chronic inflammatory response essentially tells the body to attack itself and break down the tissues and bones that support the structure of your mouth.
As a result, untreated periodontitis causes the gums to separate from the teeth and form pockets that quickly become dangerously infected. Gum tissue and bone breakdown further as the teeth surrender to rapid decay. Over time, your teeth become loose and fall out.
How Does PerioProtect Work?
PerioProtect uses patented, non-invasive PerioTrays® that are proven to deliver gum disease treatment into periodontal pockets. Using this method, PerioProtect reaches deep into the most vulnerable areas of your mouth where floss and toothbrushes never touch.
Even better, PerioProtect trays are fully customized to the shape and size of your mouth. They fit over your teeth and gums to deliver prescription-strength medication deep below the gums. In this way, PerioProtect addresses gum disease like no other non-surgical treatment can.
Root scaling and planing are the most common gum disease treatment combination, but they require numbing and an unpleasant, invasive procedure to reach deep into periodontal pockets and treat advanced gum disease. Surgery is the other option, but that requires cutting the tissues and lifting a flat to clean the root surfaces. Most patients don’t look forward to such procedures!
PerioProtect sets itself apart because it’s easy and painless to apply from the comfort of your own home. The seals on each PerioProtect tray hold medication where it’s most effective and add a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide to gently and thoroughly cleanse the periodontal pockets.
Fighting Gum Disease Without Surgery
Here’s what you can expect when you use PerioProtect to combat gum disease without surgery.
Step 1: Your dentist takes impressions of your mouth to guarantee your PerioProtect trays fit your teeth and gums perfectly. All PerioProtect patented trays are designed to gently deliver medication below the gum line and keep it there to control infection.
Step 2: Work with your dentist to create a customized treatment plan. The condition of your mouth and degree of gum disease will influence the frequency and duration of each application.
Step 3: Place a small amount of medication in each tray and wear it for just a few minutes each day. Fight gum disease while you shower, watch TV, or walk the dog.
It’s really that easy!
4 Signs PerioProtect Is Right For You
Is PerioProtect the right gum disease treatment for you? If you’re not a fan of surgery or invasive dental procedures, then the answer is probably yes! Here are a few other indications that PerioProtect is the oral health solution you’ve been waiting for.
1.Your Mouth Shows Signs of Gum Disease
It’s not easy to admit that you have gum disease, but it’s an essential step in the right direction. If left untreated, gum disease can torpedo the rest of your health and ruin your smile.
Pay close attention to the following symptoms so that you can seek treatment for gum disease immediately:
- Bad breath that doesn’t fade even after brushing or drinking water
- Red, tender, bleeding gums
- Pain when chewing food
- Loose or wiggling teeth
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Receding gums and the appearance of longer teeth
- Unexpected tooth loss
- Multiple cavities and infections
If you believe you have the early or later stages of gum disease, visiting your dentist should be your first priority. Ask about PerioProtect as soon as you call.
2. You Want a Comfortable Gum Disease Treatment Plan
Nobody wants to sit in the dentist’s chair overcome with fear. PerioProtect makes it easier than ever before to treat gum disease painlessly and from the comfort of your own home. No scalpels or drills or long appointments necessary!
Even if your gum disease is advanced enough that surgery is unavoidable, PerioProtect enhances results after surgery and minimizes the risk of infection from returning.
3. You Value Your Overall Health and Wellness
Gum disease doesn’t just threaten your mouth. As a direct point of entry to the bloodstream, your gum issue plays a huge role in systemic health. Bacteria and pathogens that cause gum disease easily spread into the bloodstream and increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, respiratory disease, Alzheimer’s, and other inflammatory diseases.
PerioProtect makes it quick and easy to safeguard your overall health. This treatment reduces and eliminates the bacteria known to cause oral and systemic disease. It controls infection and gives the rest of your body a chance to cover.
4. You Want Brighter, Whiter Teeth
Gum disease causes outward signs just as much as it threatens your internal systems. If you want to enhance the appearance of your smile while it heals, PerioProtect won’t disappoint. Once bacteria is eliminated, you’ll notice fresher breath and whiter teeth. In fact, one of the ingredients used in PerioProtect is the same ingredient used in professional-grade teeth whitening products!
PerioProtect is only available through your dentist, so call Dr. Steven Pakiz and his team in Long Beach, CA to get started with PerioProtect from a certified expert. Dr. Pakiz is committed to helping you fight gum disease without surgery.