Perio Protect – Vienna, VA
Convenient & Noninvasive Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is a serious oral health condition. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and contribute to life-altering medical conditions. Here at Pace Dental of Vienna, we want to help our patients enjoy healthy gums, which is why we offer a number of different ways to fight gum disease , including Perio Protect. What is Perio Protect, and how might this convenient and noninvasive treatment help you? Continue reading to find the answers.
Why Choose Pace Dental of Vienna for Perio Protect?
- Not Available at All Practices
- Noninvasive, Effective Treatment
- Freshens breath and Whitens Teeth
What Is Perio Protect?
Perio Protect is a form of gum disease therapy that uses custom trays to deliver medicine directly into the pockets between the teeth and gums. The medicine fights harmful bacteria and gives your gum tissue the opportunity to heal. The Perio Protect formula includes hydrogen peroxide and other ingredients that are known to fight infections.
How Does Perio Protect Work?
When you visit us for a consultation, we will evaluate your oral health before we recommend your next steps. If Perio Protect is right for you, we will have to take impressions of your teeth so you can use trays that are customized to your unique mouth. The trays have a unique seal that is designed to hold the medicine in place so you can derive maximum benefits from your therapy.
Each patient’s Perio Protect plan is unique, so be sure to carefully follow our instructions. How long you have to wear the trays, as well as the overall duration of your treatment, will depend heavily on your circumstances.
Perio Protect is suitable for patients who are in the early stages of gum disease, as well as those whose condition is more advanced. Depending on the specifics of your case, we may recommend that you use Perio Protect alongside other treatments, such as scaling and root planing or antibiotic therapy.
Advantages of Perio Protect
Perio Protect offers several outstanding benefits:
- It is comfortable and noninvasive. Traditional methods of treating gum disease, such as surgery and scaling and root planing, can be somewhat uncomfortable. Perio Protect is totally noninvasive, and the custom trays are designed to fit perfectly in each patient’s unique mouth.
- It delivers medicine where it needs to be. Brushing and flossing can fight the bacteria that cause gum disease, but they cannot reach into the pockets between the teeth and gums. Perio Protect cleans those hard-to-reach areas.
- The results are long-lasting. Traditional antibiotic therapy can be helpful, but its results are not always long-term. Perio Protect can help patients enjoy long-lasting relief from gum disease.
- It has nice side effects. The hydrogen peroxide in Perio Protect can whiten your teeth and freshen your breath. You might just find new confidence in your smile!
Perio Protect provides a remarkable way to fight gum disease. If you would like to learn more about it, get in touch with our friendly team today!
Perio Protect FAQs
If you are concerned about your gum health, we invite you to visit us for a consultation. We might determine that Perio Protect could help get you on the road to a healthy and fresh smile. Before you commit to anything, though, you may be eager to learn more about this treatment and what to expect from it. Below, you will find answers to some Perio Protect FAQs. If your specific questions are not touched on here, get in touch with us. We will be happy to personally speak with you.
How Much Does Perio Protect Cost?
On average, Perio Protect costs at least a few hundred dollars. When you visit us, we can discuss some specific numbers with you. The total cost of your care will depend on the extent of your treatment plan, which may involve additional procedures to supplement your gum health.
Some dental insurance companies are willing to cover at least a portion of the cost of Perio Protect. Our friendly team can help you figure out if your benefits apply.
What Conditions Can Perio Protect Treat?
Perio Protect is designed to treat gum disease, including both gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. It causes inflammation and swelling, but it has not yet caused permanent damage to the gums or underlying bone tissue. Periodontitis is more advanced. It can eat away at the bone around teeth and is a leading cause of tooth loss. Perio Protect can be part of a treatment plan to address both conditions.
How Long Will I Have to Wear the Perio Protect Trays?
The details of your treatment will depend on your unique situation. Some patients should wear the trays for 10-minute periods two or three times a day, while other patients may need to wear them for longer.
You should notice an improvement in your gum health fairly quickly, but the overall treatment timeline may be significantly longer than that.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Gum disease occurs when harmful bacteria cause inflammation in the gum tissue. A number of factors can contribute to its development, including:
- Poor oral hygiene habits
- Poor dietary habits
- Chronic dry mouth
Gum disease afflicts about half of the adults in the U.S., so it is important that everyone is aware of the risk and takes appropriate preventive actions. For example, thorough oral hygiene and regular dental visits can do much to reduce the risk of gum disease.
Am I a Candidate for Perio Protect?
When you visit us, we can evaluate the state of your oral health and determine if Perio Protect is suitable for you. It is great for most patients who are struggling with gum disease, but we will need to learn about your medical history and other factors before we can prescribe it for you.