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An oral disease, gum disease develops from the colonized bacteria on your teeth that spread into your periodontal pockets, which are the spaces between your gums and teeth. The bacteria cause tenderness and inflammation. If you don’t get treatment, your teeth could eventually fall out, and your jawbone could deteriorate. You could develop other health issues, as well.
For years, dentists have used surgery as the main way to treat periodontal disease. However, Perio Protect® is a relatively new gum disease treatment that doesn’t involve surgery to save your teeth. You can set up a consultation with our Perio Protect dentists to see if it’s right for you.
What Kind of Treatment Is Perio Protect?
For periodontal disease, surgical treatment involves removing gum tissue. Like many people, you might wish to avoid this procedure because it creates wounds that could collect more bacteria as you’re healing. It can make your teeth sensitive, too.
Perio Protect is a comprehensive gum disease treatment that controls the damaging biofilms that develop from bacterial growth. Instead of surgery, it utilizes customized dental trays that cover your teeth. With a 1.7 percent concentration of hydrogen peroxide placed inside, they deliver the medication directly to the periodontal pockets and kill the bacteria. The result is a gentle clean for your gums and fresher breath. However, severe cases of gum disease may still require surgery, after which Perio Protect can provide improved results.
Since there’s no cure for gum disease, Perio Protect treatment is ideal for managing the buildup of bacteria. It’s effective because you can use the trays and medication on a daily basis. Learn more about how to use this treatment at home by talking to our one of our knowledgeable dentists.
Getting Results: How Long Does It Take?
The length of your Perio Protect treatment will depend on how advanced your gum disease is. The process will begin with our dentist creating an impression of the inside of your mouth. Then, a lab will use the impression to make the trays to fit your teeth. You’ll wear them like mouth guards after you’ve added the medication to the trays.
Our dentists will determine the frequency that you’ll wear the trays to achieve the Perio Protect results you need. Each time you wear them, they only have to stay in place for 10 to 15 minutes. Wearing them every day could produce significant results.
What Are the Advantages of Perio Protect?
In Perio Protect reviews, patients express how pleased they are with the results of the treatment. It’s easy to use, noninvasive, convenient and doesn’t involve a period of downtime for recovery and won’t interfere with your routine.
Since your essential organs and bloodstream are directly connected to your gums, it’s vital that you keep periodontal disease under control. Fortunately, Perio Protect can minimize the damaging pathogens by up to 90 percent.
Another benefit that patients rave about in Perio Protect reviews is how their mouths feel healthier after they use the trays. The medication not only freshens your breath, but also whitens your teeth. Talk to our dentists during your consultation to learn more about Perio Protect benefits.
Must Perio Protect Dentists Undergo Special Training?
Since Perio Protect is still pretty new, not all dentists know about it. Those who do and want to be Perio Protect dentists must undergo training to prescribe the medication and show you how to apply it. Our dental team has received the certification necessary to offer Perio Protect in Northampton.
How Much Will the Perio Protect Cost Be?
As an extensive treatment, Perio Protect consists of multiple services and products. However, there’s no set price because the cost depends on each patient’s specific needs. For example, how often you use the trays and how much medication you need will be different than for another patient. These elements will affect your Perio Protect cost. Discuss your affordable Perio Protect options with our dentists.
Is Perio Protect Covered by Insurance?
The amount of your Perio Protect cost with insurance will depend on your specific dental plan. You should call your insurer before your consultation to find out if they cover this treatment. Simply ask if your policy includes coverage for insurance code D5994. If you find it difficult to get an answer about coverage for Perio Protect in Northampton, our staff can provide assistance.
Can Anyone Use Perio Protect?
As a safe treatment, Perio Protect is available to anyone with periodontal disease who wants to avoid surgery or continues to have problems after undergoing surgery. However, you need to find out if Perio treatment alone is enough to address your condition. If your case is too severe, a combination of Perio Protect after surgery could be the best solution. Find out what will work best for you during your consultation.