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Gum disease is a serious health threat. Not only is gum disease the leading cause of tooth loss among adults, it’s linked to many serious health conditions. Studies show that gum disease is associated with pregnancy complications, heart disease, dementia, cancer, and early death. Therefore, it’s important to keep gum disease under control.

For people who have serious or recurring gum disease, Perio Protect can help manage the condition so you don’t need as much invasive treatment. These custom trays deliver antibiotics where you need it to keep gum disease bacteria under control.

The Challenge of Treating Gum Disease

Gum disease is a chronic infection. Oral bacteria living in the mouth colonize the space between your teeth and gums, and they damage the tissue there, expanding the pockets around the teeth.

These pockets become protected environments for harmful oral bacteria. You can’t reach there with brushing and flossing, and it’s hard for us to reach there, too. Effective cleaning of the area often involves invasive procedures, which can be uncomfortable and can make you anxious.

Antibiotics can be effective at controlling these bacteria, but they have problems, too. Overuse of antibiotics contributes to the development of resistant bacterial strains. Plus, too much antibiotics can kill the helpful bacteria in your mouth, gut, and elsewhere.

Perio Protect gives us a way to target oral bacteria in these pockets to control gum disease without invasive treatment.

The Perio Protect Solution

How does Perio Protect access these hard-to-reach periodontal pockets? The solution is elegant and simple: custom trays similar to teeth whitening trays. You fill the trays with the special formula and wear these trays for just a few minutes every day.

Because they’re custom-made, they fit snugly and comfortably over your teeth. This creates a seal that limits the exposure to the treatment area.

No antibiotics

If there’s no antibiotics, what’s in the special formula? Hydrogen peroxide. Peroxide is a better choice than antibiotics for several reasons.

  • Broadly Effective. Peroxide is effective against many different types of bacteria and other microorganisms in the mouth. With antibiotics, we have to worry more about finding the right one to target bacteria (which is why we use DNA testing before we use antibiotics on gum disease).
  • Natural Choice. Peroxide is something your body produces, and even your white blood cells use it to combat infection. Unlike antibiotics, bacteria don’t develop resistance to peroxide.
  • Whiten teeth. And then there’s the side effect that peroxide is also the main ingredient in most teeth whitening formulae. So one of the side effects of Perio Protect is teeth whitening.

Proven results

When you use Perio Protect, you are very likely to see the benefits of this easy solution to gum disease. In clinical studies, 75% of people saw reduction in their gum bleeding, and many people saw a reduction of up to 90% of the most dangerous gum disease bacteria.

Achieving these results with such an easy intervention makes this a very popular treatment. In one patient survey, 100% of users said they would recommend Perio Protect to others.

Noninvasive Gum Disease Treatment in Aberdeen

Are you looking to take care of your gum disease without invasive procedures? Do you want to stop recurring gum disease and protect your overall health? If so, then Perio Protect might be the perfect choice for you.

Please call (910) 692-4450 today for an appointment with an Aberdeen dentist at Kuhn Dental today.