After you eat or drink, bacteria remain on your teeth in the form of a biofilm, and they can multiply and spread into the periodontal pockets between your gums and teeth. If not removed through brushing and flossing, you can develop periodontal disease, which presents as inflammation, infection, soreness and, in extreme cases, tooth loss.
In the past, surgery has been the typical treatment for periodontal disease, but invasive surgery left open wounds that could become infected, which often exacerbated the problem rather than fixing it. Fortunately, a new procedure call Perio Protect® can remove periodontal disease without subjecting the delicate gums and mouth tissues to further trauma.
What Type of Treatment Is Perio Protect?
Perio Protect is an innovative new procedure that’s fully customizable for the patient’s needs, and it’s among the best treatments available for treating periodontal disease. It’s not invasive and doesn’t remove any gum tissue. It’s convenient and easy to use.
A Perio treatment uses custom-fitted trays to deliver a 1.7 percent solution of hydrogen peroxide deep into the periodontal pockets in order to achieve the best Perio Protect results possible. In addition to removing the plaque buildup that’s associated with periodontal disease, Perio Protect treatments also cleanse the breath and the gums so that the mouth feels fresher.
At present, there’s no cure for periodontal disease so prevention is the best alternative. The Perio Protect procedure is used at home, making it convenient and easy to use. Perio Protect reviews indicate a high level of satisfaction with this innovative treatment regimen that eliminates existing plaque and prevents most recurrence.
Does The Treatment for Perio Protect Take a Long Time?
The longest amount of time spent on the Perio procedure will be at the initial office visit to measure for the trays and determine the treatment regimen you need. Your dentist will make an impression of your teeth during your initial visit, and that impression will be used to fabricate your trays. You’ll fill them with the hydrogen peroxide solution and wear them according to the schedule your dentist provides—it’s best to adhere to the schedule in order to achieve the best Perio results possible.
What Benefits Will I Receive from My Perio Protect Treatments?
Perio Protect reviews provided by patients indicate that their mouths feel cleaner, their gums are healthier, and they feel like they have improved their overall health. The Perio procedure is simple, convenient, easy to use, and fast. Each treatment takes only 10 to 15 minutes, so patients can schedule their treatments according to their lifestyle and time constraints.
Since the health of your gums affects your overall health, including your vital organs, it’s important to keep your gums clean and healthy. The Perio method of controlling periodontal disease removes up to 90 percent of pathogens that can be deleterious to your overall good health.
The trays and the solution used in the Perio method are similar to the whitening trays used by cosmetic dentists, so in addition to having a cleaner mouth, you’ll have whiter teeth. For more information about Perio Protect in Philadelphia, call our office today.
Does a Dentist Need Special Training for the Perio Protect Treatment?
Yes. Not all dentists are Perio Protect dentists, so not all dentists can provide the treatment. Special training is required for dentists who want to become Perio Protect dentists, but not all dentists are familiar with this new procedure. Fortunately, all of the dentists in our Philadelphia office have been trained in this innovative technique and can offer the Perio Protect procedure to our patients. Call us today if you’re interested in getting treated with Perio Protect in Philadelphia.
What’s the Cost of Perio Protect Treatments?
Your Perio Protect cost will be unique to you and will be determined by the number of treatments you need, as well as any insurance coverage you have. During your consultation, your dentist will provide you with a cost estimate for your treatment and any additional types of treatment you need. Your Perio Protect cost includes the trays, the medication, and follow-up visits, but your dentist will provide you with all of this information. Call us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your specific Perio Protect cost.
Is A Perio Protect Treatment Covered Under My Insurance?
Some insurance policies cover treatments such as Perio and some don’t. The best source for an answer to this question is your insurance provider. When you speak to them, ask if your policy provides coverage for insurance code D5994. If you can’t obtain a satisfactory answer, call our offices and one of our knowledgeable staff members will help you.
Am I a Good Candidate for the Perio Protect Procedure?
Although almost everyone is a candidate for the Perio procedure, additional types of treatments may be needed, depending on the severity of the periodontal disease. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with one of our Perio Protect dentists, call our Philadelphia office and let us help you. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.