There are two types of gum diseases: Gingivitis and periodontitis.
Gingivitis is a milder form of periodontitis. Gingivitis can be treated at home, but periodontitis will need professional treatment.
Both diseases affect the gums and the bones that support the teeth. It begins with bacteria in the plaque build up and makes the gums become red and inflamed.
Perio Protect is minimally invasive and lasts for up to six years.
Many people do not know that they have gum disease and those that do may leave it untreated because of the fear of surgery, but dentists around the country, including Dr. Ken Gasper of Aesthetic Dentistry by Design, provide Perio Protect in order to give patients a gentler option to treat gum disease.
Perio Protect treats the community of bacteria in the spaces between the teeth and the gums.
The dental cleaning that people receive in the office of their dentist help to clean the teeth and remove plague, but are not one of the cures for gum disease because bacteria grow and multiply so fast, it’s nearly impossible to completely get rid of all of it.
The Perio Protect method can place prescribed solution in the gaps to help kill the bacteria.
Periodontal disease can be very harmful, but you can take steps to fight it.
By providing easily accessible treatments such as Perio Protect, Dr. Gasper hopes to make good oral health a reality for more patients.
Call 719-599-0700 – let’s work together to restore and protect your smile.