Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment With Perio Protect Take-Home Trays

When we look at beautiful smiles, it’s easy to forget how pink, healthy gums send out a message of health and youth. Unfortunately, periodontal (gum) disease affects 80% of Americans, and up to 30% of people may be genetically susceptible. The earliest stage, known as gingivitis, is characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily. Advanced periodontal disease (periodontitis) can lead to severe inflammation, gum recession, tooth loss, and bone loss.

What Causes It?

Plaque is a natural biofilm with its own ecosystem of bacterial environments. If this film is allowed to build up, it hardens into calculus which can cause gum inflammation and bleeding. Calculus can damage the natural seal formed by your gums against the migration of oral bacteria into your bloodstream. The earliest and most common stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. As it progresses, it’s called periodontitis.

How Can You Prevent Or Manage Gum Disease?

It’s very important that you maintain a home care routine to prevent plaque from becoming calculus. Maintaining adequate nutrition and avoiding stress, teeth grinding and clenching, and tobacco products can help. Keep your regular dental appointments so we can stay on top of things, because once calculus is formed, only your dental team can remove it.

Treating Gum Disease

If you’ve been diagnosed with advanced gum disease, you may think that your only option is invasive treatments and continual visits to the dentist. At Masterpiece Smiles, as your dentists in St. Louis we have another option … Perio Protect.

What Is Perio Protect?

Perio Protect take-home trays are FDA-cleared and were designed by a dentist to deliver doctor-prescribed medication directly to the site of the gum infection, an approach that is quite different from oral antibiotics.

Your patented Perio Protect trays are similar in appearance to teeth whitening trays or a mouthguard. We will custom fit them for your smile and prepare them with medication that has been prescribed just for you. Your take-home trays deliver the prescription medication deep below the gumline. It will treat your gums while you go about your normal home routines. They are light and comfortable, and as your gum health improves, you can wear the trays less frequently and for shorter periods of time.

Treating The Source

By treating the source of periodontal disease, Perio Protect could defend you against tooth loss and enhance your appearance. It may also protect your overall health because gum disease has been linked to diabetes, osteoarthritis, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as toxemia and pre-term births. And even if you do need surgery to treat your individual case, Perio Protect Trays help prevent infection from recurring and stop the buildup of harmful bacteria.

Perio Protect helps control the bacteria that cause infection ... without systemic antibiotics ... and without surgery! As only a licensed Perio Protect dentist may prescribe this very effective treatment, and as a Premier Perio Protect Provider, we urge you to call to arrange a consultation if you have any symptoms of gum disease including bleeding gums, puffy gums, or chronic bad breath.

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