Gentle Dental of Blue Bell
790 Pennlyn Pike Blue, PA, 19422, Suite 103, Blue Bell, PA 19422
When we eat and drink, a sticky substance called plaque can develop on the surface of our teeth and under the gums. Plaque is a fertile breeding ground for bacteria that can colonize in the spaces between the gums and teeth resulting in periodontal disease, which can lead to gum tenderness, inflammation, and infections.
Until now, invasive surgery has been the primary treatment for gum disease; however, a break-through treatment called Perio Protect is making it possible to treat and manage periodontal disease without surgery. Schedule a consultation with one of our Perio Protect dentists to find out how this convenient and effective treatment can help you achieve better oral health.
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Not only does this affect the aesthetics of your smile, but it can also make it difficult to eat and speak properly. It is also possible for the bacteria in your mouth to enter your bloodstream where they can negatively affect your overall health and even damage vital organs. Perio Protect reviews from dentists demonstrate that the method is ideal for managing bacterial buildup and colonization when used alone or in combination with traditional gum disease treatments.
The Perio Protect method uses trays similar to mouth guards to deliver medicine containing a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide deep into the periodontal pockets. The medicine attacks the damaging biofilm and kills up to 90% of the dangerous pathogens. Since the treatment is noninvasive, you don’t have to worry about recovery time, tooth sensitivity, or wounds that can collect bacteria as they heal. For patients with advanced gum disease who still require surgery, Perio Protect can improve the effectiveness of the treatment and prevent recolonization.
Even though gum disease cannot be cured, an ongoing treatment regimen can help you improve your oral health and avoid complications. Traditional gum disease treatment can require multiple trips to the dentist office, which can be difficult to manage between work and family obligations. Our Perio Protect dentists will show you how to use the trays and medication so you can repeat the treatment at home when it is convenient for you.
The dentist starts by making an impression of your teeth that will be used to make the trays that will hold the medication. You will then receive specific instructions on how often to wear the trays and how long you should wear them during each session. Most patients wear their trays for 10 to 15 minutes at a time and see a dramatic improvement in their gum health when they use the treatment daily. The overall length of your treatment regimen will be determined by the severity of your gum disease.
Perio Protect reviews from patients are overwhelmingly positive. Among the most common benefits mentioned by patients are convenience, comfort, fresher breath, and whiter teeth. Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists to find out more about the benefits of Perio Protect.
Perio Protect is a relatively new treatment and is not available at all dental offices. Many general dentists are not even aware that the treatment exists. Dentists who offer the treatment receive specialized training before they are allowed to prescribe it to their patients. Our dentists are trained and certified in the Perio Protect method and have extensive experience teaching patients how to use it.
Perio Protect does not come with a fixed price since the comprehensive treatment is customized to the needs of each patient. Your Perio Protect cost will include separate charges for the trays and the prescription medication. We will provide you with an outline of your cost following your consultation once the dentist has determined the amount of medication that you will need and the frequency of your treatment.
Insurance coverage benefits vary from plan to plan. Before scheduling your initial consultation, we encourage patients to contact their insurance provider to verify their benefits and any coverage limitations. When speaking with your insurer, be sure to ask if your plan offers benefits for insurance code D5994. Our staff can answer any questions you may have about the dental insurance plans we accept.
If you are looking for a noninvasive gum disease treatment or still need help following surgical treatment, we can help. Call our office today at (267) 439-4912 to schedule a Perio Protect consultation.