Perio Protect

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease or gingivitis, is a problem plaguing millions of Americans. Gum disease is a result of an infection of the soft tissues surrounding and supporting your teeth. Gum disease is often painless, which means that you may not even know you have it. Unfortunately, the longer you go without treatment, the more severe your gum disease will get. This could even lead to tooth loss.

Below are some common symptoms of gum disease:

  • Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums
  • Spaces begin developing between your teeth
  • Swollen, red or tender gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Sensitive teeth

Treatment of gum disease requires both professional intervention by a dentist and homecare by the patient. Your toothbrush, floss, and mouthwash won’t get deep enough to get rid of the infection once it’s moved beneath the gum line.

How Can Perio Protect Help?

Perio Protect will provide you with a much more effective way to combat gum disease. A Perio Tray is a tray that you can wear in your mouth and will deliver and hold the medication under the gum line in order to fight the infection-causing bacteria. These trays are flexible, comfortable and made especially for your mouth.

If gum disease is left untreated, you risk losing your teeth and compromising your overall health. Make sure your dentist is aware of your symptoms so that we can best decide your treatment options. We can begin treatment at our office and Perio Protect can help make the process quicker and more reliable. You can feel comfortable knowing that the medication is fighting your infection.

With a combination of Perio Protect and receiving regular dental cleanings, your gum disease can be better managed. In addition to a healthier mouth, Perio Protect has also been known to freshen breath and whiten teeth as well!

If you’re exhibiting symptoms of gum disease, it’s important to come in for an evaluation as soon as possible. Please contact our office, located in Longmont, CO in order to set up an appointment.