The Centers for Disease Control states that half of American adults have periodontal disease.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is so common that many people think it is normal and inevitable. Gum disease and its symptoms are not normal and it can be avoided. It is not normal for your gums to bleed. It is not normal for your teeth to recede, hurt, get loose or fall out. Periodontitis, the more dangerous form of gum disease, is also preventable and treatable. Perio Protect exists because dentists saw the need to address this threat to public health, as periodontal disease has potential links to cardiovascular disorders, diabetes and complications during pregnancy. The dentists at the Placerville Dental Group have embraced the Perio Protect technology because they believe it can help you fight gum disease and save your teeth.
Your dentist is able to administer extremely helpful medications to your teeth and gums right at our Placerville dental office. The problem is, your mouth is extremely good at flushing things out of your gum pockets with fluid, including medicines. With all that flushing, the medication is unable to keep contact long enough to effectively fight your gum disease. Enter Perio Protect.
Perio Protect works much like a nightguard or a tooth whitening tray. Because it fits your mouth exactly with a special lip at the gum edge, it keeps the beneficial medication where it should be — on your gums. The result is reduced bacterial growth and a reduction in the size of your gum pockets. This means less treatment is necessary in the dental office and your dental health is considerably improved. Both are tremendous benefits!
Perio Protect — effective, simple and painless — is quickly becoming the favored treatment for gum disease across the United States. If you have stubborn gum problems that have resisted traditional dental treatment, please visit the Placerville Dental Group for a consultation today!