For the most part, much of your efforts to prevent or control gum disease occur at home. For example, every day, you should brush your teeth at least twice and floss at least once, taking special care to clean along your gum line. However, when gum disease does develop, then seeking expert periodontal treatment can be necessary to effectively protect your smile. At our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal office, we offer a variety of holistic treatments for all stages of gum disease. That includes offering Perio Protect – a customizable application that targets harmful oral bacteria with a strong but safe anti-microbial solution.
The goals of periodontal maintenance
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the result of certain oral bacteria infecting your gum tissues, leading to rampant inflammation (gingivitis). The most important method of controlling the condition is to eliminate the harmful bacteria from underneath your gums, which may require scaling and root planing, or periodontal cleaning. Depending on the extent of your condition, your periodontal treatment may also require ongoing maintenance to stop the disease from progressing. Part of that maintenance can include targeted applications at home, such as adding anti-bacterial mouth rinse to your hygiene routine and applying Perio Protect to your gums each day.
How Perio Protect advances that goal
Perio Protect consists of a professional-strength anti-bacterial agent that you can apply topically to your gums using a set of custom-designed trays. Each application of the solution targets the harmful, gum disease-causing microbes that settle along your gum line and underneath the tissues, out of reach of your toothbrush and floss. In many cases, Perio Protect may be just one aspect of a more comprehensive periodontal maintenance plan, which may also include holistic options such as ozone and platelet-rich therapies, laser periodontal treatment, or more.
Other holistic ways to protect your gums
With the goals of controlling harmful oral bacteria and preserving your healthy periodontal tissues in mind, solutions such as Perio Protect can offer much more beneficial results for your long-term oral and periodontal health. Those benefits are also provided by solutions such as ozone therapy, which utilizes oxygen to neutralize the anaerobic bacteria that cause gum disease. Platelet-rich therapies give your periodontal tissues’ healing abilities a boost, maximizing their potential to self-heal from the effects of gum disease.
Ask us about the benefits of Perio Protect
Perio Protect and other customized periodontal treatments can help you better prevent or control gum disease in a more holistic manner. For more information, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kania by calling her periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.