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Perio Protect: Enhancing Your Gum Health

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What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is commonly known as gum disease and mainly occurs as the result of infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. In its early stage, the gums can become swollen and red, and they may bleed — this is called gingivitis and with proper treatment can be reversed fairly easily. However, if left untreated, it can also cause chronic inflammation that taxes your immune system causing you to be at a greater risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and inflammatory driven dementia and Alzheimer’s disease to name a few..

 

At Janet K. Song, DDS we take periodontal disease very seriously as not only do infected gums create chronic inflammation, they are a direct entry point for infections to reach your bloodstream. Therefore, we use the latest treatment options for our patients to provide you with long-term gum health — the latest being Perio Protect.

 

What is Perio Protect?

Perio Protect is a revolutionary and non-invasive dental treatment that improves gum disease using a cutting-edge system that combines medication for your personal needs within a comfortable and easy-to-use at-home treatment. By delivering targeted medication deep into the gum pockets through the use of dental trays for just minutes per day, we can support the healing to improve gum health where brushing and flossing may not be able to achieve. Perio Protect is also particularly helpful for our patients who suffer with peri-implant disease — this is when the soft tissue around a dental implant becomes infected and begins to break down.  Dental Implants involve many months of treatment to complete and there is significant financial investment wNot only does it improve gum health, it also has the added benefits of leaving you with whiter teeth and fresher breath!

 

Call our dental practice in Fairfax, VA today to discuss improving your gum health with Perio Tray™ therapy from Perio Protect.

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