At Janet K. Song, DDS, our doctors are always looking for ways to improve your dental experience by using revolutionary new products. The latest treatment option we are using for gum disease is Perio Protect, so you no longer need to let gum disease compromise your oral health and confidence.
What is Gum Disease?
Periodontal disease, or gum disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It's typically caused by poor oral hygiene habits such as not brushing and flossing well or enough. According to the CDC, over half of Americans over the age of 30 suffer from gum disease. Gum disease begins with gingivitis, a reversible level of infection if seen promptly. Dr. Janet K. Song and her team can easily identify this if you come to see us regularly for your check ups. If left untreated, periodontal disease can get much worse and not only lead to issues such as tooth loss, but also chronic inflammation can lead to severe problems such as developing heart disease, dementia, and stroke.
What is the Solution to Gum Disease?
When you visit your Fairfax dentist, Dr. Song and her team will examine your teeth and gums and advise what treatments are required to improve your oral health. It might be as simple as flossing and brushing more, or having a deep clean. However, if the issues are more advanced, we are now able to offer you a comfortable, at-home treatment that can improve your gum health in the longer-term without surgery — this is called Perio Protect.
What are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?
Persistent bad breath
Swollen, red or tender gums
Gaps forming between teeth
Loose of mobile teeth
What is Perio Protect?
There are several reasons why we use Perio Protect at our dental office, and it’s mainly due to it being extremely effective and an easy to follow treatment for our patients. We will provide you with a custom tray that fits your mouth comfortably with a precise fit that you fill with medication that’s tailored to your needs. You insert the trays daily for several minutes depending on your needs.
What are the Benefits of Perio Protect?
The benefits of Perio Protect include:
Comfort — Perio Protect is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment that minimizes discomfort and has no downtime.
Targeted — The treatment method enables the medication to reach the disease at its source where brushing and flossing may not be able to address.
Personalized — We find that the best results can be seen when treatment is personalized to your needs, so Dr. Song can create a custom treatment plan to tackle your level of requirements in terms of length of treatment and medication provided.
Convenient — The treatment system is easy to use and takes very little time depending on your needs. You can put the trays on whenever it’s convenient for you during the day or evening and it will become part of your oral hygiene routine.
Works with Artificial Teeth — Perio Protect is also particularly helpful for our patients who suffer with peri-implantitis — this is when the soft tissue around a dental implant becomes infected and begins to break down.
Positive Side Effects — Usually side effects are bad, but with Perio Protect, you also get the added benefits of getting whiter teeth and fresher breath!
There are many patients who have left their dental health unseen for too long, but we want to reassure them that there are simple and pain-free solutions that we offer to enhance your smile and improve your overall health. Overcoming gum disease can help preserve your natural teeth and reduce the likelihood of tooth loss which is a very big deal for a lot of our patients. Therefore, we are delighted to be able to offer this treatment at our practice.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can say goodbye to gum disease and transform your dental health with Perio Protect, and give you your confidence back about your smile!