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.