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Pearl Dental Care is now offering a new treatment option for periodontal disease called Perio Protect. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection, which combined with an autoimmune response, destroys the tissues that hold the teeth in the mouth. Perio Protect uses custom mouth trays to apply medication below the gums. Proper use of Perio Protect and excellent home care allow the body’s natural immune system to more effectively fight the bacteria.
Patients find that the Perio Protect trays are very comfortable. When combined with scaling and root planing and improved oral hygiene, patients can see a dramatic improvement in oral health. Studies have shown that with improved periodontal disease comes a reduction in total body inflammation. Improvements in periodontal disease have been associated with improvements in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions.
Perio Protect is not for everyone. For advanced cases of periodontal disease, the LANAP protocol is the recommended treatment option. All of your options can be reviewed at your next check-up at Pearl Dental Care.