It Is Gum Disease and Perio Protect Fights It

Infected and Diseased Gums

In 2003 the World Health Organization published a comprehensive report on oral health with research showing that up to 85% of adults in the US have some form of gum disease. Unfortunately most of these people don't know it. It is gum disease and Perio Protect fights it!

The symptoms of gum disease include:
  • Bleeding gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Obvious plaque, tartar or calculus
  • Persistent b ad breath
  • Swollen, red or tender gums
  • Spaces developing between your teeth
  • Receding gums (teeth appear longer)
  • Loose or mobile teeth
These symptoms are part of your body’s response to a bacterial infection in the gum tissue around the teeth, and they are serious. Many people ignore the symptoms because they cannot see the infected areas. You can easily swallow the blood and bacteria when brushing and flossing for example, but it is not normal. If you were bleeding from an infected wound in your hand, you would treat it. The bacterial infection in your mouth should also be treated.Treatment is even more important because research has linked infected gum tissue to:
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Blood Clots and Strokes
  • Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

Effective Treatment

The Perio Protect Method uses an FDA-cleared medical device called a Perio Tray that is custom-made for your mouth. The Perio Tray has a special, patented seal that holds medications in the infected area for enough time to kill the bacteria causing the disease.Patients describe the Perio Tray as comfortable and Perio Protect treatment as easy to do. Your doctor or hygienist will tell you how often and long to wear your Perio Trays. For most people this amounts to only minutes each day When you consider treatment options, you should know that Perio Protect is a non-invasive treatment that effectively delivers antimicrobial medication around the teeth and below the gum line to kill the bacteria causing the disease, It also offers a long-term homecare maintenance program to manage the disease.perio protect
Note: Perio Protect, the Perio Protect Method, Perio Tray are trademarks of Perio Protect, LLC.

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