How PerioProtect can be used to combat periodontal disease
Created on May 30, 2020
Gum disease is an infection that is caused by bacteria that hides below the gum tissues. With regular dental cleanings at Taylor Street Dental every six months, most patients can keep this condition from developing, especially when paired with proper home healthcare. However, without treatment, this condition can become extremely devastating for the smile and can impact one’s overall dental health. This is when patients need to speak to their dentist about effective treatment options, especially when they have received a diagnosis of periodontal disease.
What treatments are available for patients with gum disease?
In the earliest of stages, such as gingivitis, most patients will benefit from a cleaning of the teeth and gums done in a thorough manner by our dental hygienists. However, later stages may require scaling and root planing procedures or the integration of PerioProtect.
What is PerioProtect?
The PerioProtect system is a treatment option for patients with periodontal disease. This system uses special medication that can fight off bacterial infections. The medication is administered into the mouth using a dental tray that fits over the dental arch. The medication gel is used with the trays and worn for a few minutes each day to not only fight off the current infection, but protect the gums from further problems. Patients who use PerioProtect trays and medication can effectively treat the infection and improve their dental health dramatically.
Why choose PerioProtect?
Many patients love the ability to treat their condition at home. While our team provides in-office treatments such as antibiotics, scaling and root planing, or deep cleaning, the PerioProtect system allows individuals to continue to treat themselves in the comfort of their own home and with daily medication. Patients can often eradicate their condition and manage it easier with the integration of PerioProtect into their normal oral health care routines.
Call Taylor Street Dental today
Springfield, MA patients ready to address periodontal disease are encouraged to speak with our professional dental staff to develop an effective treatment plan following a proper diagnosis. Our team, including Drs. David Peck, Pablo Velastegui, and Mahmoud Homsi, work directly with individuals to help them restore their smile to proper health. Call (413) 781-7645 to schedule your appointment.