It is estimated that 47% of American adults have gum disease called periodontitis and millions more have gingivitis. Gum disease is a true epidemic in our country and many people don’t even know that they have it because it’s often painless in its early stages. For years the main treatment method for gum disease was a process called scaling and root planing.
Are you struggling with gum disease and not sure where to turn? Well, first of all, it’s important for you to realize that you are not alone. A study conducted by the CDC found that almost half of all American adults have chronic periodontal disease, and for adults over 65, the rate jumps even higher. These stark statistics show just how many people are struggling with this disease. At Perio Protect, we hope we can help get the word out about available treatment options for patients.
While gum disease is not curable, it can be managed with proper dental care. For years, patients were left with few options when it came to treating gingivitis or managing periodontitis. With millions of people suffering from this silent disease, the makers of the Perio Tray® are excited about a new option in the fight to arrest gum disease.
Is it normal for your hands to bleed after washing them? It’s pretty obvious that the answer is no! Why then do many people think it’s normal for their gums to bleed after blushing or flossing? What many people don’t realize is that bleeding gums are an early sign that your gums could be infected, which can lead to gum disease, also called periodontal disease. At Perio Protect, one of our missions is to educate the general public about the seriousness of gum disease and the importance of treatment.
When we think about our health, we’re most often thinking about aches and pains, but one key aspect of our overall health that we often ignore is our mouths. Healthy gums are incredibly important. Infections in our mouths that cause gum disease have even been shown to have an adverse effect on certain serious health problems. At Perio Protect, we’re laser focused on oral health, encouraging dentists and their patients to take infections seriously to ensure that we all can live happy and enjoyable lives!
No one wants to be given the diagnosis of gingivitis or periodontitis. Unfortunately, gum diseases affect millions of Americans, and until recently the treatment options were slim. The Perio Tray by Perio Protect is a supplemental treatment option for patients suffering from gum disease. Prior to the introduction of Perio Protect, dentists and dental patients had very little options when it came to the ongoing management of various gum diseases.