Baystate Dental of Belchertown
131 North Main Street, Belchertown, MA 01007
Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, can wreak havoc on both your oral health and your overall health. An innovative treatment called Perio Protect can wreak havoc on gum disease and leave your mouth, teeth, and gums cleaner, fresher, and healthier.
Eating or drinking causes bacteria to accumulate on the teeth and gums, and when it isn’t removed through brushing or flossing, then periodontal disease occurs. Over time, the bacteria colonize the periodontal pockets between your teeth and gums, and you begin to experience inflammation, tenderness, infection, and even tooth loss. The Perio Protect® procedure can eliminate your periodontal disease and prevent recurrence. If you’re interested in being treated with Perio Protect in Belchertown, then call our office and we can help you.
Perio Protect is a non-invasive treatment that uses trays and a solution of 1.7 percent hydrogen peroxide to destroy the bacteria that cause periodontal disease and help prevent recurrence. The patented trays are similar to the whitening trays used in cosmetic dentistry, and they’re worn for 10 to 15 minutes per treatment, on a schedule that’s determined by your dentist.
Until recently, surgery was the standard treatment used for periodontal disease, but it required the removal of gum tissue, which left open wounds that were subject to infection and further damage. The Perio Protect treatments aren’t invasive and can be combined with traditional treatment methods for those who have severe periodontal disease.
Since there’s no cure today for periodontal disease, the best treatment protocol is to prevent its recurrence. The Perio treatment method eliminates existing bacteria and helps prevent the formation of additional bacteria. Routine maintenance is still required, however.
Getting the Perio trays and medication is as simple as making an appointment with one of our Perio Protect dentists in Belchertown. Once impressions have been made and your trays ordered and received, then you can begin your treatment regimen. The duration and frequency of your treatments will depend on the severity of your periodontal disease. Your Perio treatments can be done at home, on your schedule, and at your convenience. The only caveat is to follow your Perio dentist’s treatment schedule. The more closely you adhere to the schedule, the faster your treatments will be effective and you should notice improvement with each treatment session. To learn more about getting Perio Protect in Belchertown, call our office today and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.
Perio Protect reviews by patients who use the system indicate a high level of satisfaction with their Perio Protect results. Reviewers reported that their mouths felt fresher, their gums were healthier, and their teeth whitened. Research indicates that the Perio treatments can prevent or eliminate as much as 90 percent of pathogens from your mouth, and Perio Protect reviews seem to support this conclusion.
Your gum tissue is different from other tissues in your body and is highly absorptive, so it’s vital that you keep your gums and teeth healthy. Your bloodstream and your vital organs can be adversely affected by oral disease and poor oral hygiene, and the Perio Protect procedure contributes to your good oral health—and your overall good health.
Unfortunately, not all dentists are Perio Protect dentists, although the training is available to all dentists. In order to provide the Perio Protect system to their patients, dentists must undergo special training and some aren’t even aware of this innovative, new procedure. Fortunately, all of the dentists in our Belchertown office are Perio Protect dentists and can provide this treatment to our patients who need it. For more information on Perio Protect treatments, call our Belchertown office today.
As with any dental procedure, your Perio Protect cost will be unique to you. Factors that will influence your final Perio Protect cost include the degree of periodontal disease that you have, the duration of the treatment regimen, other procedures that may be necessary, and your insurance coverage. During your initial consultation, your dentist will provide you with a breakdown of your Perio Protect cost so you’ll know exactly what your fees are. If you need the procedure but are unable to afford it, ask about our affordable Perio Protect options.
Many insurance plans provide coverage for this type of procedure, but in order to receive a definitive answer, you should speak to your insurance provider. Ask if your plan provides coverage for insurance code D5994, and they should be able to provide you with an answer. If not, then call our Belchertown office and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to assist you.
Is the Perio Protect Treatment Available to Everyone?
Although the Perio Protect procedure is available to everyone, those with severe conditions may require additional treatment regimens. If you have periodontal disease and dislike the idea of surgery, the Perio program may work for you. To find out if Perio treatments will be effective for you, call our Belchertown office at (413) 241-7686 and we can help you. We look forward to speaking with you, so call us today.