Defend Against Oral Bacteria
Use Perio Protect For a Healthy Mouth
The bacterium that promotes oral decay eventually destroys teeth and causes gums to recede. Our Placerville dentist unfortunately sees this bacteria at work every single day. How can you take extra steps to stop the decay cycle and protect your teeth and gums against severe gum disease?
At Placerville Dentistry, we encourage the use of Perio Protect, a non-surgical gum disease treatment that stops periodontitis! This treatment uses customized trays filled with medication that’s targeted for your gums — the very place that bacteria typically hides. Patients wear the tray for only 10-15 minutes a day, as prescribed. Many people pop them in before doing a daily chore and then remove them afterwards, without taking any extra time out of their day!
How Does Perio Protect Work?
Medication placed against the gums is typically washed away by oral fluids before it can even do anything therapeutic. Perio Protect works by delivering medication to the gums and keeping it there, so that it can reach and impact the bacteria that causes gingivitis and periodontitis. By using Perio Protect trays, some patients no longer need root scaling and other forms of gum disease treatment. A consultation with our Placerville dentist will help you determine if Perio Protect really is the best course of periodontal management and care for your situation.
When Should I Use Perio Protect?
You know you’re a good candidate for customized periodontal treatment at Placerville Dentistry if:
- Your gums bleed when you brush and floss.
- You have swollen, red, or tender gums.
- Your gums are receding.
- You have loose teeth.
- Plaque and tartar always build-up between dental visits.
- Your breath is always bad smelling.
Untreated gum infections lead to far costlier treatments. Yet, gum disease is not only preventable, but curable! To take care of your dental health, start by brushing and flossing daily. If that just doesn’t seem to be enough, talk to our Placerville dentist about your treatment options, including Perio Protect trays that cure gum disease.