Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an aggressive condition that affects thousands of adults in the US. It first begins with bacterial growth in your mouth. If it’s left untreated, you’ll start to develop gum disease, which will eventually lead to tooth loss due to the destruction of the tissue around your teeth. Fortunately, there’s a new treatment that helps combat this issue: Perio Protect Trays! This blog will explain how Perio Protect Trays help treat gum disease and why it’s a great option for patients looking to enhance their gums’ health.
What is Gum Disease
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It is usually caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow a sticky film of bacteria—also known as plaque— to build upon your teeth. If plaque is not removed, it hardens and becomes tartar. Tartar cannot be removed with a regular toothbrush. Only a professional cleaning from a dentist can remove it. Signs that you may have periodontal disease are:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen gum tissue
- Receding gums
- Unexplained gaps between your teeth
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
The Problems with Gum Disease
Once you leave your dentist after getting a professional cleaning, you feel incredible with your glowing, fresh smile. However, after a few days, it seems to go away? Why is that? Did your dentist not clean your teeth correctly? Do you do something wrong? Don’t worry! The culprit here is the area between your teeth and gums. Its name is biofilm. Regular in-home cleaning, unfortunately, cannot reach that area. Even perfect dental hygiene isn’t enough to stop it. At-home dental care can only reach 2-3 mm, while biofilm can be found in pockets at depths of 3 mm or more. You simply cannot reach that area brushing normally at home. So what do you do? Luckily, there’s a way to keep your teeth and gums biofilm free, and it with Perio Protect Trays!
What is Perio Protect Tray Therapy?
Perio Protect is a comfortable, non-invasive, custom-fit tray that fits over your gums and delivers medications deep below the gum line. When used properly, this treatment can help prevent and control gum disease. It delivers antimicrobial medication to hard-to-reach areas in the gums where infections usually develop. Perio Protect is one of the leading treatments for combating gum disease today. These game-changing trays deliver treatment between dental visits, so you’re more likely to maintain teeth and gums!
How Do I Use Perio Protect Trays?
The exact instructions on how to use Perio Protect will be given to you by your dentist. However, here are the general steps so that you can get an idea of how it works:
- Fill your tray with Perio Gel medication. You don’t have to add too much since this gel is highly effective.
- Fit the tray on your top and bottom teeth. You will wear them for 15 minutes, 1 – 4 times a day, depending on the exact instructions of your dentist.
- That’s it! Just remember to keep a healthy dental hygiene routine. Just because Perio Protect plays a significant role in preventing gum disease doesn’t mean you should neglect brushing and flossing.
Get Started with California Dental Care
If used correctly, Perio Protect can protect your gums and keep them healthy! The team at California Dental Care is more than happy to help you undertake this highly effective treatment. Our hygienist, Lorena, can help guide you through the entire process and ensure you take up the treatment correctly. Whether you want to prevent gum disease or need to treat it, Lorena can help you get started with your Perio Protect treatment!
Healthy gums make for a healthy you! Gum disease is not to be trifled with! It’s linked with other serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and different types of cancer. Your health is top priority, and Perio Protect helps protect it. We hope this blog helped you see how Perio Protect Trays help treat gum disease. Talk to our dentist to see if this treatment is good for you! Give us a call at (707) 553-8008 or click here to schedule an appointment today!