If you have periodontal disease, you likely are wondering how you can treat your condition. At Valley Dental Group, our team uses Perio Protect® as a way of improving your oral health. Our prosthodontist, Dr. George Eifler, has had success using this treatment in combination with other procedures to keep periodontal disease from spreading. If you are interested in trying Perio Protect in Phoenix, Arizona, schedule your appointment at 602-956-2260. We would love to help you improve your smile’s health.
Perio Protect is a method of treating gum disease that involves using custom-fitted trays to deliver medication below the gumline. This approach allows the medication to directly target the bacteria that causes periodontal disease, which can help to reduce inflammation and improve gum health. Perio Protect has been shown to be an effective treatment in preventing the recurrence of the condition.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum tissue that can lead to tooth loss. It is caused when plaque and tartar are not removed, which can lead to gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums. Gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, a more serious form of periodontal disease. Periodontitis damages the gum tissue and bone that support the teeth. As the disease progresses, symptoms may include:
- Gums that bleed easily
- Swollen or tender gums
- Gums that are red or purple in color
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- A change in the fit of partial dentures
Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent periodontal disease. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Floss daily and see our prosthodontist or dental hygienist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups. Talk to our prosthodontist about our gum disease treatment with Perio Protect to see if it is a service that could benefit your oral health.