When you begin to exhibit the earliest warning signs of trouble, or if you have high risk factors for periodontal disease, then we may offer a unique preventive solution. With Perio Protect, we use trays and a special medication to help strengthen your gums. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about our preventive actions.
The Signs You Need Treatment
You should consider a visit with a periodontist when you notice changes to your gum tissues. For example, soreness, redness, and bleeding could all be signs that you have either gingivitis or the early stages of periodontal disease. Your smile needs attention to manage the issue before the late stage, known as periodontitis, develops. At this stage, you could risk adult tooth loss, along with increased discomfort. Your teeth could begin to appear longer as well, due to the serious gum recession that could develop. Our team can often take a preventive approach in the early stages with Perio Protect, safeguarding the smile and managing the disease.
This is a treatment system that you use from the comfort of your own home. To begin, you will see us briefly in-office so our team can take detailed impressions of your teeth and use them to create a set of plastic trays. We then send these trays home with you. The trays are worn daily for a set amount of time, and will apply an anti-bacterial gel directly to your gingival tissues. This gel then targets and destroys harmful bacteria, the kind that cause periodontal concerns. This removes what is on the surface gums and what is underneath them too. The trays and gel can control the growth of these bacteria, protecting your smile against periodontitis.
Other At-Home Preventive Actions
Along with the trays and solution, you can also maintain good oral hygiene habits to safeguard your smile. You should brush your teeth twice a day, when you wake up and before bed, for about two minutes. You also need to floss through every evening. These actions remove food and drink particles that could feed harmful bacteria, and also reduce overall inflammation until we can remove plaque and tartar with a cleaning. These actions help you maintain optimal gum health.
If you have any questions about Perio Protect and our other preventive treatment options, then contact our team today to learn more. We want you to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile!
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Perio Protect
Our team is ready to start you on the path toward treatment and management. If you would like to find out more about preventing poor gum health, then call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.