Gum disease can lead to bad breath, toothache, tooth loss, and degeneration of the jawbone. Patients suffering from periodontal or gum disease often have to contend with invasive treatment procedures such as root planing and scaling. For many, the thought of undergoing such treatments is discouraging and sometimes downright scary. Thankfully, in the recent past, advancements in the field of restorative dentistry have given rise to less invasive treatments for periodontal disease. Top on the list is Perio Protect®, a safe, gentle, and non-invasive way to combat gum disease.
Perio Protect is a convenient, self-administered treatment option that comes in the form of dental trays that you can use at home. At Ramona Main Street Dental, we recommend Perio Protect to patients who have mild gum disease, and those who may have already undergone surgery for gum disease and want the additional reassurance that the periodontal disease won’t recur.
The procedure of getting the Perio Protect from our dentist in Ramona, CA, is pretty straightforward. Once you come in for your appointment, our dentist will assess you to determine whether you’re a good match for Perio Protect. If you are a good fit, the dentist will take impressions of your mouth and send these to the Perio Protect laboratory. The lab will make custom trays onto which you’ll apply prescription medication to combat harmful bacteria behind the gum disease.
A vital benefit of this method of fighting gum disease is that it allows you to avoid surgery. It’s minimally invasive and highly convenient—you can treat your gums while going about your everyday chores.
You only need a couple of minutes every day to benefit from the effectiveness of this method, unlike in the case of root planing and scaling, where you’ll require multiple dental appointments to eliminate gum disease.
Another significant upside of the Perio Protect method is that it puts you in charge of your gum health. Our dentist in Ramona, CA, will guide you and come up with a treatment plan for you, but you’ll be the one to steer it to success.
If you’ve been battling gum disease and have always been afraid of invasive treatment options, Perio Protect is just what you’ve been waiting for. Call our dentist in Ramona, CA, today if you would like to get started with this cutting edge solution.