Using PerioProtect to achieve a healthy smile
Created on December 30, 2020
Periodontal disease is a dental infection that can result in a variety of problems including bacterial growth in and around the gum tissues. Sometimes, pockets form between the gums and teeth and harbor more bacteria, allowing the condition to worsen and spread with time. The dentists at Taylor Street Dental strongly encourage patients who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease to ask about the benefits of PerioProtect.
What is PerioProtect?
Our associates at Taylor Street Dental describe PerioProtect as a medication delivery system that uses trays and antibiotics to treat an infection at the source. PerioProtect includes a medicated gel that is administered into custom dental trays that are then worn for a specific period of time each day. It delivers medicine directly to the gum tissues to treat the infection faster than oral antibiotics alone.
What are the benefits of PerioProtect?
Drs. Peck, Velastegui, and Homsi educate patients on the many advantages of using PerioProtect to achieve results. They find that many patients choose this treatment because PerioProtect:
- Is easy to use – patients put the medication into the tray and wear it at home as instructed each day to target periodontal disease at the source.
- Is custom-fitted for the patient – trays for the PerioProtect system are fabricated using impressions of the patient’s smile to get the best possible fit. This ensure medication is delivered right where it is needed.
- Only requires a few minutes a day – most patients find that they need to use the trays for a specific period of time each day—typically just a few minutes at a time.
- Is effective in treating the infection – our team recommends PerioProtect because it works at addressing moderate to severe cases of periodontal disease with proper use.
Are you interested in periodontal treatment?
The dentists at Taylor Street Dental are committed to ensuring patients with periodontal disease obtain the best possible treatment. With PerioProtect, patients can significantly reduce the amount of bacteria and facilitate faster healing after infection. Call our office at (413) 781-7645 today to request a consultation visit and initial evaluation with Drs. Peck, Velastegui, or Homsi.