Perio protect for at-home treatment of gum disease in Clearwater, FL
Managing advanced periodontal disease cases can be very time-consuming, but it can damage gums, bone infections, and tooth loss without treatment. Dr. Beata A. Carlson and Associates at Natural Dentistry in Clearwater, FL, offer the Perio Protect system to help patients manage gum disease with convenient, portable applicator trays custom-fitted to their teeth. Our commitment to holistic, biological methods helps patients restore their oral health using proven methods with reduced risk and side effects.
Periodontal disease: symptoms and risk factors
Gum disease is caused by pathogenic bacteria that occur naturally in your mouth. These bacteria create toxins in your mouth that cause inflammation in the gums and create tiny pockets around your gum line where bacteria can hide. Over time, they form tartar, a hard, sticky substance that protects bacteria from your natural defenses.
Patients with gum disease may have swollen or tender gums, bleeding during flossing or brushing, persistent bad breath or tastes in the mouth, or discoloration on the bottoms of their teeth. Individuals who smoke or drink alcohol are at a higher risk of developing gum infections because these habits dry out your mouth. Other risk factors include age, diabetes, certain medications, or a weakened immune system.
Traditional methods of treating periodontal disease include scaling and root planing, fluoride washes, and surgery on your gums. Many of these approaches are time-consuming, painful, and harm your body. Our team utilizes alternative methods to reduce pain and discomfort and speed up patient recovery by stimulating your body’s natural healing processes.
Benefits of Perio Protect
Your regular hygiene routine can clear bacteria from the surface of your teeth and gums, but they can’t reach into the periodontal pockets below your gum line. Perio Protect trays allow you to deliver antimicrobial gel directly to target areas under your gum line from the comfort of your home. The medication kills bacteria and modifies the biofilm that causes plaque and tartar buildup to make it easier to remove. You can wear your trays whenever it’s convenient, whether in the car on the way to work, in the shower, or while you relax on the couch. The treatment is a minimally invasive, comfortable approach that can reduce your need for lengthy scaling and root planing procedures.
Perio Protect trays can clear discoloration associated with gum disease and help them maintain fresh breath and bright smiles for longer. It can also reduce inflammation in your body associated with oral infections. Treating periodontal disease can also lower your risk for heart disease and other chronic conditions associated with periodontal disease and reduce complications such as snoring, sleep apnea, and TMJ disorders caused by shifting or missing teeth in your jaw.
What to expect from treatment?
Dr. Beata A. Carlson and her associates will evaluate your condition and determine the best treatment course for you. If they recommend Perio Protect, they will need to create molds of your teeth’ top and bottom arch using dental molding. The molds will be sent to the dental lab, where they will make your trays for a snug fit to deliver medication below the gum line. After about two weeks, you can return to the office to collect your tray and the medication.
Gum disease and the Perio Protect System - Natural Dentistry
What causes gum disease?
Gum disease, also known as Periodontitis, is an infection in the mouth that causes damage to the gums’ soft tissues.
A variety of factors can cause gum disease. Overgrowth of bacteria in the mouth can be considered as the leading cause.
Why treating gum disease is essential?
Half of the American adults have gum disease known as “”Gingivitis”” and “”periodontitis.”” Treating gum disease is essential for both your oral health and the overall wellbeing of your body.
Apart from the most common symptoms such as loose teeth, receding gum lines, bleeding gums, studies have linked periodontal disease with heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and other deadly systemic issues.
What is the Perio Protect System?
The Perio Protect system is a genuinely groundbreaking gum disease treatment. Perio Protect Trays™ are clear, custom-fitted gum trays that you can use to treat your gum disease.
These Perio Protect Trays™ can be used in the comfort of your home, during your work commute, or even in the shower. They are convenient, comfortable, minimally invasive, and helps restore your gums.
These patented trays deliver antibacterial medication deep beneath the gum line, where it stays for long enough to fight the bacterial infection causing your gum disease.
Call us today if you have any signs of gum disease to get an evaluation and treatment from a qualified dentist.
Dr. Beata A. Carlson and her associates will walk you through the proper dosage to add to your tray. Typically, if you can taste the medication, you’ve used too much gel and should adjust accordingly for the next treatment. Depending on how far your disease has advanced, you may need to wear the trays 2-4 times a day, for about 10-15 minutes each application. Dr. Beata A. Carlson and her associates will continue to monitor your progress and recommend cleanings to remove the softened tartar buildup in your periodontal pockets. As the infection clears, our team of holistic dentists may adjust your treatment frequency and duration for maintenance.
Dr. Beata A. Carlson and Associates will suggest additional measures for patients with advanced periodontal disease, such as ozone therapy or laser treatments to clear damaged tissue and strengthen your bone, gums, and teeth. To learn more about how we can help you restore your oral health, get in touch with our office in Clearwater, FL, today at 727-888-6929 to schedule an appointment.