Dentistry has come a long way over the years. In the past, if there was a deep cavity, your tooth might have been pulled. Now with preventative screenings and oral care, dentists can perform a simple filling or a root canal when necessary. Teeth can be saved! This progress makes the art and science of dental care extremely rewarding for dentists. As a dentist, saving teeth, is essentially saving lives. We are giving our patients confidence to go out into this world, preventing terrible infections and diseases, and ultimately giving our patients the ability to eat, smile and enjoy their lives.
Have you visited your dentist in awhile? Regular dental check-ups and cleanings will ultimately be your best chance at reducing your risk for gum disease and gaining the best treatment options if you have the disease. At Perio Protect®, our aim is to work with dentists and hygienists and offer supplemental care to those patients who need to be treated for gum disease. The Perio Tray is meant to better manage gum disease between dental visits and perhaps while other treatment options are being explored in the office.
Recent scientific studies by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate that nearly ½ of all American adults over 30 years old suffer from some form of gum disease. An even higher percentage (nearly ⅔) of Americans over 64 have moderate to severe forms of periodontal disease. Common symptoms of gum disease, also called gingivitis or periodontitis, include:
Prior to the introduction of the Perio Tray® by Perio Protect, scaling or gum surgery, followed by long-term maintenance therapy, were the only options to fight serious gum disease known as periodontitis. While the tray therapy is not a replacement for this care, Perio Trays offers a long-term, minimally invasive treatment for gum disease to help minimize the need for repetitive scalings or surgical intervention.
If you’re suffering from gum disease like gingivitis or periodontitis, you may be wondering about Perio Protect and whether the Perio Tray is a viable gum disease treatment option for you. To find out, you should consult a certified Perio Tray provider. You’re in luck if you are in Alhambra, CA, where Dr. John Chao, one of the most experienced Perio Tray providers, is located. Dr. Chao has been a certified Perio Tray provider since 2005, providing Perio Tray gum disease treatments to patients with moderate to severe gum disease. By setting up a consultation with Dr. Chao, you can find out more about the benefits of the Perio Tray, how the Perio Tray works, and whether you can find relief from symptoms of gum disease with Perio Protect treatments.