Gum diseases, such as periodontal disease and gingivitis, are a major dental health concern 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.
The Importance of Gum Health to Your Overall Health
The most immediate effects 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 degenerative 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 life, and at Bucks County Smiles in Yardley, Pennsylvania, we have the solution to this problem for you and your whole family.
Perio Protect in Bucks County
Traditionally, when your dentist discovers you have some form of gum disease, they’ll recommend that you come in periodically for scaling or root planning, which is where they go below the gum line and scrape off bad bacteria that has affixed itself to your teeth. This procedure can be exceedingly uncomfortable for you as the patient, and the traditional way it’s done is also unsatisfactory from the standpoint of optimal health for your mouth and your entire body.
When you come into our dental practice at Bucks County Smiles, and our team discovers you have gingivitis or periodontal disease, we can now offer you the convenient and safe treatment of Perio Protect. The first step in the process is that we’ll take an impression of your teeth and gums, and from this impression, we create a mold. This mold is then sent to an FDA-registered laboratory 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 that we provide to you. 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 into your gums far better than any other method. This effectively performs a deep chemical cleaning of your teeth below your gum line.
Why Perio Protect in Yardley, PA Is Critical for Your Comfort and Health
The medicine we provide for you to put in your Perio Protect Tray renders the bad bacteria that cause gum disease inert and also breaks down the bond between them and your teeth. Both of these elements are very important. The fact that it breaks down the bonds between the bacteria and your teeth means that your follow-up appointment in which the now inert bacteria is removed goes much easier. It now only requires minimal scraping to affect its removal.
The fact that the medicine you put in your Perio Protect Tray renders this bacteria harmless is very important to your overall health. As experienced dental practitioners, we are well aware that bleeding can occur when scaling or root planning is performed to remove bacteria under the gum line. Before the Perio Protect, this bacteria would still be alive, and the resulting bleeding from the removal process could help it 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.
The combination of the Perio Protect Tray and the medicine we give you to put in it is also extremely potent 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 foster the introduction of the medicine deep below the gum line where you need it. When our experienced dental professionals prescribe Perio Protect Trays for your gum disease, we’ll tell you how long to wear your tray or trays depending on the severity of your condition.
Healing Your Gums With Perio Protect in Bucks County
In the past, we were typically only able to manage gum disease for our patients through regular planing and root scaling visits. Today, through the use of the Perio Protect Trays to apply medication deep into the gum line, we can bring about the actual healing of your gums and reduce the size of your gum pockets where such bacteria grow. This powerful new technique and technology give us the opportunity to improve the health of your gums rather than 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.
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 new, cost-effective treatment option gives us a non-surgical intervention that enables us to enhance your health while making your visits to our Yardley, PA office far more comfortable. Please give us a call if you have any questions about Perio Protect or to schedule an appointment today, and we’ll get you on the road to healthy gums quickly.