Half of all American adults have gum disease. Ueno Center Dental Specialists in Campbell, California, provides Perio Protect®, an effective nonsurgical treatment to address chronic gum disease. Perio Protect treatments take just 10 to 15 minutes once or twice a day — and offers the added benefit of whitening your teeth and giving you fresher breath. For your lasting oral health, call today or request a consultation online to learn more about Perio Protect.
Gum disease is also called periodontal disease. It's an extremely common dental condition caused by a buildup of plaque. Without routine, thorough cleanings at your regular dentist’s office or the Ueno Center Dental Specialists to remove plaque, the bacteria flourishes, making your gums inflamed.
When this happens, your gums pull away from your teeth and create spaces. Plaque gets trapped in these spaces, called pockets. It hardens in the pockets into a substance called tartar. Unfortunately, you can’t remove tartar, no matter how well you brush and floss. You also cannot get your floss and toothbrush to go deep below your gumline. This is why regular professional cleanings and the use of Perio Protect can help keep the bacteria under your gumline to a minimum.
Perio Protect is a quick, effective treatment for gum disease. Perio Protect uses customized dental trays and a prescription hydrogen peroxide-based dental medication to target gum disease below your gum line, where stubborn bacteria flourish.
The Perio Protect medication has several advantages. It works to:
Since PerioGel is hydrogen peroxide-based, the gel carries little to no risk of allergies or interaction with medications you're taking.
Various circumstances may make you an ideal candidate for Perio Protect. The treatment may be appropriate if you have:
Perio Protect might also be the right choice if you'd like to avoid dental surgery. During your consultation at Ueno Center Dental Specialists, a member of the team discusses whether the treatment is an appropriate solution to help control gum disease and safeguard your healthy smile.
Using Perio Protect is simple. First, a member of the team at Ueno Center Dental Specialists makes flexible custom trays that fit the shape of your teeth. You put a small amount of treatment gel in the trays and fit them over your teeth.
You typically wear the trays for 10 to 15 minutes once or twice a day. You can wear them while you take a shower or on your daily commute, so it does not affect your daily lifestyle. If your gum disease is more advanced, your provider at Ueno Center Dental Specialists may recommend using additional medications.
For quick, effective gum disease treatment, call Ueno Center Dental Specialists today or request a consultation online to discuss Perio Protect.