Gum diseases, such as periodontal disease and gingivitis, are major dental health concerns for tens of millions of Americans. If you’re fortunate enough to be living in or around Bucks County, you’ll want to know about our latest technique for tackling this serious problem at Bucks County Smiles.
Located in Yardley, Pennsylvania, our dental practice is excited to bring the cutting-edge Perio Protect procedure to you and your family to effectively deal with the ravages of gum disease.
Perio Protect is a safe, convenient, and effective treatment for gingivitis or periodontal disease. The first step in the process is that we’ll take a digital impression of your teeth and gums, and from this impression, we create a mold. This mold is then sent to an FDA-registered lab, where a custom Perio Protect tray is created. These trays are similar to athletic mouthguards and are thin, soft, and comfortable to wear.
Once you have your custom-designed tray, you take it home with you. You’ll wear it for a few minutes each day after putting medication in it. (We offer both the standard Perio Protect gel and an alternative, Iogel, which is iodine-based.)
Your Perio Protect tray is specially made to have a tight seal with your teeth and gums that enables it to deliver this medicine deep below the gumline where brushing and flossing cannot reach. This effectively reduces the activity of harmful, disease-causing bacteria below your gum line.
Perio Protect interrupts the daily cycle of bacterial growth that has been linked with systemic inflammation in our bodies. While Perio Protect has the pleasant side effects of combating bad breath and whitening teeth, we believe that adding it to your home care routine may reduce the risk for inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and dementia.
The initial signs of gum disease are inflammation, swelling, and bleeding of your gums. If it continues long enough, your teeth can become loose, and it can even result in tooth loss.
What you may not be aware of, however, is that gum disease has also been associated with a higher risk of serious, inflammatory diseases that affect your overall health. These diseases include diabetes, heart disease, and dementia.
Keeping the bad bacteria that cause gum disease under control is, therefore, extremely important to your health and quality of life.
The medicine in your Perio Protect trays renders the bad bacteria that cause gum disease inert and breaks down the bond between them and your teeth. Both of these elements are very important. This means that your deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar becomes much easier. It now only requires minimal scraping to affect its removal.
This powerful new technology gives us the opportunity to improve the health of your gums rather than just manage your gum disease issues, which makes us far more effective at serving the dental health needs of our community in the Bucks County area.
As experienced dental practitioners, we are well aware that bleeding can occur when scaling or root planing is performed to remove bacteria under the gum line. Before Perio Protect, these bacteria would still be alive, and the resulting bleeding from the removal process could help them enter your bloodstream and negatively impact your health in other ways. By rendering it harmless first, the removal process is made much safer and comfortable for you.
Perio Protect medicine is also extremely effective and fast-acting. In clinical studies, it has been shown to kill harmful bacteria in 72 hours. In just a matter of days, there are typically noticeable reductions in any inflammation, swelling, tenderness, or bleeding of the gums.
This system is so effective because it is custom-made for your teeth and gums to introduce the medicine deep below the gum line where you need it most.
Gum disease is a serious issue that can result in tooth loss and many other health problems throughout your body. It is not to be taken lightly, and you don’t want to wait until it reaches a point where only surgical intervention can remedy the problem. You can be sure that our team at Bucks County Smiles will tackle this issue quickly and effectively.
This cost-effective treatment option gives us a non-surgical intervention that enhances health and may make your visits to our Yardley, PA, office far more comfortable. Please give us a call at (267) 365-3004 if you have any questions about Perio Protect, and we’ll get you on the road to health and wellness quickly.