Gum disease is one of the most common oral health conditions affecting US adults, and it is the leading cause of tooth loss for patients over the age of 35. If you’re one of the millions of patients who are struggling to maintain oral health after being diagnosed with gum disease, there may be some steps you can take to improve your oral hygiene on a daily basis. PerioProtect is one of the many at-home oral hygiene products made specifically to improve oral health for patients with periodontal disease treatment. This daily treatment dramatically improves oral health and helps patients avoid advanced gum disease.
1 – Daily Treatment
Traditional periodontal therapy involves frequent maintenance appointments in your dentist’s office. PerioProtect puts maintenance therapies into the patient’s hands with comfortable, minimally invasive applications each day.
2 – Reduced Risk for Reinfection & Advanced Gum Disease
Patients who receive traditional periodontal therapies using scaling (removal of plaque and tartar below the gum line) and root planing (smoothing of tooth roots to avoid further buildup) are still at risk for reinfection or the spread of gum disease between scaling and root planing appointments. Most patients will need to brush and floss teeth more frequently, use prescription strength antimicrobial mouth rinse, and use oral or topical antibiotics. Still, the bacteria, plaque, and tartar below the gums may not be removed. PerioProtect treatments put medication directly onto the damaged gum tissue, reducing risk of reinfection and advanced gum disease.
3 – Customized Treatment for Predictable Results
The custom crafted PerioProtect application trays fit snuggly against teeth and below the gums. This allows for medication to by administered directly into the problem area. This reduces the numbers of oral bacteria, prevents plaque and tartar buildup, and helps patients maintain their oral health between professional teeth cleaning treatments.
Meet Dr. Miller
Dedicated St. Peter dentist, Jennifer Miller, DDS, offers patients a wide range of dental treatment options, but she prides herself on providing personalized treatment plans to address individual needs with a focus on preventive care. If you struggle with gum disease, Dr. Miller and the experienced Valley View Dental team will work with you to plan to keep your smile healthy with professional teeth cleanings as well as helping you to improve your at-home hygiene routine. If you want to learn more about gum disease treatment or any of the other dentistry services we provide, call the Valley View Dental team to schedule an appointment in our St. Peter dentistry office.