Has your dentist ever mentioned receding gums to you? Gum recession is a shrinking of the gums around the teeth, exposing the roots of teeth. These exposed roots can be highly sensitive and are often symptomatic of the larger problem of bone loss. When bone support for your teeth is compromised, not only does the bone break down, but also the gum tissue breaks down. At Perio Protect, we take bone and gum health seriously and want to help prevent and protect bone loss or receding gums from ever happening!
In America today, 47% of our adult population is walking around with chronic periodontal disease. That’s almost half of us! Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection that can damage your gums and, if left untreated, can progress and destroy even the bone support for the teeth. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss. It is vital that patients with chronic periodontal disease seek professional dental treatment. Unfortunately, getting rid of periodontal disease is not easy. Until Perio Protect, there was no long-term, minimally invasive gum disease treatment option. If you are suffering from periodontal disease, it’s time to take a step back and learn about Perio Protect and the Perio Tray®.
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: