We all lead busy lives. And in the everyday hustle and bustle of life, we can all (on occasion) neglect our oral health. The cost of this negligence will almost certainly be some form of gum disease. Also called periodontitis, gum disease is all too common among Americans. It has been estimated that tens of millions of Americans suffer from this entirely preventable and treatable disease. Dr. Olivia Hart and the team at Virginia Biological Dentistry offer a non-invasive, comfortable solution for gum disease treatment called PerioProtect. Patients in the Glen Allen, VA area are overjoyed with the success of this treatment. Let us look at some benefits offered by PerioProtect.
PerioProtect is a treatment that is simple and painless. The treatment consists of the patient taking home their PerioProtect tray, which is custom fit to fit on the teeth and along the gumline perfectly. This tray, which the patient needs to only wear for 10 to 15 minutes a day, is similar in appearance to an athletic mouthguard. Before inserting the tray, you just need to apply a small amount of medication (provided to you with your mouth tray) so that it can be delivered deep below the gumline. Comparing this to traditional gum disease treatments such as root planning or scaling and you will already see the benefit of this treatment.
Due to the nature of the PerioProtect treatment and the need to wear the medicated tray daily, you know you are consistently killing any gum disease causing bacteria. This is even more consistent than frequent dental appointments needed for other treatment options.
We can all set aside 10 to 15 minutes a day for something as crucial as treating gum disease. The great thing about PerioProtect is that you do not have to even worry about this. While wearing the medicated tray for 10 to 15 minutes daily, you can also continue with your day. If you need to wear it while showering or while outside mowing the lawn, you can. This convenience is a major selling point for this treatment.