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By Gentle Dentistry, P.A.
October 06, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Perio Protect  

How Can Perio Protect Help Treat My Gum Disease?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as one in two Americans over the age of 30 suffers from Gum Diseasesome form of periodontal (gum) disease. A build up of plaque-causing bacteria can lead to inflammation of the gums, which if left untreated can progress to the bone in the jaw, and result in infection and tooth loss in severe cases. In some cases, the inflammation caused by gum disease has also been linked with other serious health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.

Gum disease is progressive and typically occurs in three stages:

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Advanced Periodontitis

Treating Gum Disease in Bergen County With Perio Protect

The problem with treating gum disease in the past has been that once the accumulated bacteria progressed and began to pool in a pocket under the gum line, there was little that could be done to reverse the resulting damage to gum tissue and bone once it advanced to the periodontitis stage. With Perio Protect, the Bergen County dentists at Gentle Smile can now target plaque and bacteria under the gum line, with a minimally invasive procedure that uses custom fit trays to deliver medication that can kill the plaque and bacteria, before it can spread to the bone, and lead to infection and possible tooth loss.

If your Bergen County dentist determines that brushing and flossing alone are not enough to prevent or treat an existing case of gingivitis, Perio Protect is a convenient and easy to use method that can be incorporated into your daily oral health and hygiene routine, with better results than cleaning alone, according to research. The removable trays are adjustable to administer the necessary amount of medication to each patient, and to the gum tissue surrounding each individual tooth. The appropriate medication is simply added to the trays, which can be worn at home, and adjusted according to the progress made between follow-up dental cleanings and appointments.

To learn more about Perio Protect and determine if you are a candidate with a dentist in Bergen County, contact Gentle Dentistry today at 201-384-1611 to schedule an appointment.

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