While gum disease may be difficult to reverse, there IS a convenient way for patients to dramatically curb the negative effects of this infection and better protect their teeth. At Del Mar Dental Arts, we offer PerioProtect™ which done alone or in conjunction with routine deep cleanings provides an effective at-home maintenance. This modern treatment approach can go a long way towards halting the bacteria that causes gum disease in its tracks and will also whiten your teeth! Contact us today if you’d like to schedule a checkup here in Carmel Valley, or if you have any questions.
Our team will provide you with a comfortable, custom Perio Tray®, which is similar to a mouthguard, as well as medication. The tray has a one-of-a-kind sealing system that is meant to deliver the medication below the gums and reach infected areas that cannot be properly accessed through the use of toothbrushes, floss, and mouthwashes. You only have to wear it for a few minutes each day. Research has shown that this approach not only effectively kills harmful oral bacteria, but can also cause a long-term change in the microenvironments of the periodontal pockets, making it more difficult for them to reproduce over time.
Additionally, the consistent use of PerioProtect™ can minimize a patient’s risk of needing oral surgery in the future by stopping bone loss while also reducing common daily irritations like oral bleeding and inflammation. If you’re interested in exploring whether this at-home option is the right fit for your smile’s needs, don’t hesitate to schedule a visit at Del Mar Dental Arts.