Baystate Dental of Greenfield
33 Riddell Street, Suite 7, Greenfield, MA 01301
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the result of bacteria that colonize on your teeth and get into the periodontal pockets, which are the spaces between your gums and teeth. As a result, you can experience tenderness, inflammation and infections that could cause teeth to fall out as well as other health problems.
While invasive surgery has been the main way to treat gum disease, Perio Protect is a relatively new treatment that can save your teeth without surgery. You can schedule a consultation for this treatment with our Perio Protect® dentists, so call our office today.
As a treatment for periodontal disease, Perio Protect is an extensive method that dentists can customize for each person to manage damaging biofilms. In the past, dentists mainly used surgery to eliminate the bacteria. Along with being invasive, surgery involves removing gum tissue, which makes your teeth sensitive. It also creates wounds that can collect more bacteria before they heal.
Perio Protect treatment uses patented trays to deliver peroxide deep into the periodontal pockets to kill the bacteria. The trays are customized to fit your teeth and hold medication to deliver it where you need it the most. The medication contains a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide (1.7 percent) that gently cleans your gums and freshens your breath. In addition, it can reduce the need for surgery or at least improve the results of traditional treatment.
Because there’s no cure for periodontal disease, this gum disease treatment is ideal for managing bacteria buildup and preventing recolonization. The effectiveness of Perio Protect comes from being able to repeat the treatment at home every day. Talk to our dentists to learn more about how to use the trays and medication at home.
The Perio Protect treatment time required to produce results depends on the extent of your gum disease. The process starts with the dentist making an impression of your teeth and sending it to a lab so that the trays can be customized according to your treatment needs. The trays are like mouth guards and you place the medication in them.
The dentist will determine how frequently you need to wear the trays to achieve the desired Perio Protect results. You could see a dramatic difference with daily use. Each time, though, you only have to wear them for 10 to 15 minutes.
Perio Protect reviews from patients demonstrate the effectiveness of this gum disease treatment for oral and overall health. First of all, it’s convenient, easy to use and comfortable because it’s applicable at home and noninvasive. Because of that, you can fit it into your routine without disrupting your schedule.
Since your gums are directly connected to your bloodstream and vital organs, keeping gum disease under control is important for the rest of your health. Fortunately, using the Perio Protect method can prevent up to 90 percent of damaging pathogens.
In addition, patients give Perio Protect reviews that rave about how much healthier their mouths feel after using this treatment. Along with giving you fresher breath, it whitens your teeth. Learn more about the Perio Protect benefits when you consult with our dentists.
Unfortunately, not all dentists are Perio Protect dentists. In fact, some of them may not have heard of this treatment yet. Dentists require training before they can prescribe this method and teach patients how to use it. Luckily, our dentists have the training and certification required to offer Perio Protect in Greenfield.
Perio Protect is a comprehensive method that involves several products. For instance, there are separate costs for the trays and monthly prescription medication. There’s no fixed price for this treatment, since the cost is based on each patient’s needs. In addition, the amount of medication you need and the frequency of your treatment will affect your Perio Protect cost. Talk to our dentists to see if affordable Perio Protect options are available for you.
Whether you’ll be able to cover the Perio Protect cost with insurance depends on your specific policy. However, you can contact your dental insurance company before you see one of our dentists to find out if the treatment is covered. Just ask if your dental plan includes benefits for the insurance code D5994. Our knowledgeable staff can provide assistance if you have trouble determining your coverage for Perio Protect in Greenfield.
Perio Protect is ideal for anyone who has periodontal disease and doesn’t want to have surgery or still has problems after surgery. However, it’s important for you to talk to our dentists about whether or not your condition is too severe for Perio treatment alone. You might need a combination of traditional care and the Perio Protect method. To find out, schedule a consultation at our office today.