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Perio Protect

Perio Protect services offered in Ames, IA

Gum disease is a serious issue, but those in Ames, Iowa, who rely on Rebecca Metzger, DDS, Scott McPherson, DDS, and Jason Brown, DDS, and their two dental hygienists of Campustown Dental have access to the very latest tools and technology designed to fight periodontal disease. Perio Protect® is a prime example and can help heal your gums. Schedule a visit online or by phone today to explore this option in greater detail. 

Why is periodontal disease such a serious condition?

Gum disease causes inflammation and tenderness, and you might also experience bleeding or receding gums. If periodontitis reaches a certain level, the connection between teeth and bone might weaken, increasing your risk of tooth loss.

But these outcomes pale in comparison to the overall health risks associated with advanced gum disease. When your gums pull away from the surface of your teeth, small pockets develop below the gum line where bacteria thrive.

Eventually, your gums no longer provide a complete barrier between the environment in your mouth and your bloodstream. Because the human mouth is filled with a mix of beneficial and potentially harmful bacteria, serious health problems are linked to advanced gum disease, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Respiratory disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes

Treating gum disease is essential to reduce your risk of these dental and overall health issues. 

What is Perio Protect?

Perio Protect is a type of periodontal treatment that uses a set of patented trays to deliver medication exactly where it’s needed. The trays fit over the surface of your teeth, much like Invisalign® or whitening trays.

The system uses a powerful prescription medication in a gel form. Your dentist shows you how to apply a thin line of the gel to your Perio Trays™. The system relies on a special sealing system to hold that medication in place, increasing its effectiveness. 

The medication reaches deep beneath the gum line, treating areas that even the best brushing and flossing can’t access. It goes to work cleaning the pockets, fighting bacteria, freshening your breath, and even whitening your teeth. 

What should I expect during Perio Protect treatment?

During your initial office visit, your dentist gathers impressions to send to the lab. Highly skilled technicians use this information to craft your custom-fitted treatment trays. Once they arrive, you return to learn how to place and remove them.

Most people only need to wear their trays for a few moments a day. Your dentist lets you know how often to place your trays and how long you need to keep them in to achieve optimal results for your specific set of needs.

There is no pain associated with Perio Protect. In fact, treatment can sometimes prevent the need for more invasive treatment options, giving you a comfortable, safe way to take control of periodontitis.

When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to schedule a visit or book online in just a few clicks.