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Periodontal (gum disease) is an oral condition that develops when bacteria colonize on your teeth and spread into the spaces between your teeth and gums. You might feel tenderness and experience inflammation in the early stages. If you ignore it and don’t seek treatment, the infection could lead to your teeth falling out, jawbone damage and other health issues.
The primary means for treating gum disease has always been a surgical procedure. With a relatively new treatment called Perio Protect®, you have the option to treat the disease without surgery. You can visit our Perio Protect dentists for a consultation to find out if this treatment will work for you.
What Is Perio Protect?
Surgical treatment for periodontal disease involves cutting out some gum tissue. Because of that, more bacteria could build up in the wounds before they have time to heal. Perio Protect is a thorough gum disease treatment for removing the biofilms that grow as a result of bacteria buildup. To kill the bacteria without surgery, it uses removable, customizable trays that hold medication that contains hydrogen peroxide at a 1.7 percent concentration and is delivered directly to the periodontal pockets.
As it gently cleans your gums, it freshens your breath, too. However, Perio Protect might not be able to prevent surgery in severe cases. Instead, it can be used to enhance the surgical results. Since periodontal disease is an incurable oral infection, Perio Protect treatment is the ideal way to manage bacterial growth. Its effectiveness lies in being able to use the medication and trays on a daily basis. Get more information about how to use this at-home treatment when you see our dentists.
The Results: How Long Will It Take?
The amount of time it takes for Perio Protect treatment to work will depend on how far your periodontal disease has progressed. However, it’ll begin with our dentists creating impressions of your upper and lower teeth. Then, a lab will customize your trays based on the impressions. They’re similar to mouth guards, except that you put medication inside of them.
Our dentists can let you know the frequency that you’ll need to wear the trays to get the Perio Protect results necessary to manage the bacteria. With daily use, you may notice significant improvement in your condition. Each use only requires 10 to 15 minutes of wear time.
How Is Perio Protect Beneficial?
Through their Perio Protect reviews, patients have expressed satisfaction with the treatment results on their oral health. Unlike surgery, it’s noninvasive, convenient, easy to use and has no recovery time, so this treatment won’t interfere with your daily routine.
Because your gums connect directly to your bloodstream and essential organs, controlling periodontal disease is vital for your overall health. Luckily, Perio Protect can minimize up to 90 percent of the pathogens that cause damage.
In addition, patients’ Perio Protect reviews often praise how healthy their mouths feel after using the trays. Along with fresher breath, the treatment whitens your teeth. Get more information about the Perio Protect benefits during a consultation with our dentists.
Is Special Training Needed for Perio Protect Dentists?
Perio Protect is still relatively new, so not all dentists know about it. Those who want to be Perio Protect dentists need to undergo special training so they can prescribe it and show you how to use it. Our team of experts has the certification required to use Perio Protect in Ludlow.
What Is the Perio Protect Cost?
As a comprehensive treatment method, Perio Protect consists of several components. Since there’s no fixed price for it, the cost is based on each patient’s particular needs. For example, the amount of medication you need and how frequently you use the trays will be different than another patient. These factors influence your Perio Protect cost. Review the affordable Perio Protect options with us.
Does Insurance Cover the Treatment?
Whether you can save on your Perio Protect cost with insurance depends on your dental plan. You can talk to your insurance company before your consultation to determine if your policy will cover the treatment. Just ask your provider if your plan includes coverage for the insurance code D5994. Our dental team can assist you in determining whether you have coverage for Perio Protect in Ludlow.
Is Everyone a Candidate for Perio Protect?
Perio Protect is a safe treatment for anyone who has gum disease but continues to have issues after surgery or wants to avoid surgery. However, you should discuss whether or not your case is too serious to address with only Perio Protect treatment. You may need a combination of surgery and Perio Protect. Make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our skilled dentists.