Discover the minimally invasive dentistry treatment that effectively treats gum disease.
While gum disease is rather common, it doesn’t mean that it should go ignored. If left untreated this condition causes irritation, sensitivity and even tooth and bone loss. To prevent these serious dental issues from occurring it’s important to see your Bergen County, NJ dentist right away for treatment. One minimally invasive treatment known as Perio Protect Method® could help effectively combat your gum disease.
How Gum Disease Develops
Bacteria are to blame for the development of gum disease. While gum disease can be prevented with thorough brushing and flossing, if you don’t do this regularly or effectively you risk leaving plaque and food particles behind. If the plaque isn’t removed it can quickly turn to tartar, which your toothbrush won’t be able to get rid of. The bacteria responsible for gum disease then attach themselves to the tartar where they grow and thrive.
For those with serious forms of gum disease, the bacteria begin to form deep infected pockets within the gums. These pockets will continue to get larger, eventually separating the teeth from the gums and the bones. This leads to tooth loss. While laser treatment and even surgery can be options for treating serious forms of gum disease, there is an easier and less invasive way. For more on gum problems and disease visit our page.
About The Perio Protect Method®
The Perio Protect Method® uses a set of clear dental trays to deliver medication to the infected gums and pockets where the bacteria are growing. This easy-to-use system only requires you to place medication into the trays and to wear the trays all from the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to worry about sitting in the dentist chair for hours to receive treatment. Now you can effectively treat your gum disease at home.
However, you will still need to see your dentist for routine cleanings. These cleanings in conjunction with the Perio Protect Method will ensure that you get the healthiest smile. Some patients only have to wear the trays for a few minutes a day and as healing begins and your gum disease improves, we will change how often you need to receive treatment in order to manage your condition.
If you want to find out whether the Perio Protect Method® could help reduce your gum disease problems. Call your Bergen County, NJ dentist, Gentle Dentistry, today to find out more or to schedule a consultation.