Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? If so, you might have gum disease!
Gum disease is caused by a bacterial infection in the gum tissue and, if left untreated, can lead to poor health and eventual tooth loss.
Symptoms of gum disease include:
• Bleeding gums
• Receding gums
• Swollen, red or tender gums
• Sensitive teeth
• The appearance of plaque, tartar or calculus
• Bad breath
• Gaps in the teeth
• Loose teeth
Periodontal disease can be combated with Perio Protect, a minimally invasive and nonsurgical gum disease treatment. Perio Protect is a prescribed medication that is self-applied by the patient. When administered, a prescription solution is placed into a customized dental tray that is then placed in the mouth and worn for a few minutes each day. The solution helps fight bacteria in the infected areas of the gums and teeth, and the specially designed tray allows the medicine to reach areas a toothbrush or floss can’t, making each use as effective as possible. Perio Protect is a gentle and nonsurgical treatment method for fighting gum disease. The use of Perio Protect greatly reduces the need for surgical treatment and is available for patients of all ages with all stages of gum disease. We are certified providers of Perio Protect.