Periodontal disease can wreak havoc in your mouth. When the sticky plaque that accumulates on your teeth hardens into tartar (or calculus), gums become irritated and bacteria can invade. Gum disease can be increasingly destructive the longer you go without routine professional oral care. Bleeding, red, or swollen gums are a sign that infection has progressed. Without treatment, you could lose teeth and jawbone structure. But a visit to the dentist could save your oral health.
Dr. Ken Gasper has the tools to protect and restore your gum health at his Colorado Springs practice. For patients who want a non-surgical treatment for gum disease, he offers Perio Protect, a customized, non-invasive gum therapy. The Perio Protect system consists of a custom-fabricated tray designed to deliver a medicinal solution deep into your gums. Available after a consultation with your dentist, Perio Protect offers convenient at-home use. If Dr. Gasper determines that you would benefit from this periodontal treatment, he will provide the appropriate instructions and medicine to use with your Perio Trays®.
Candidates for the Perio Protect system often:
- Are embarrassed about gums that are beginning to bleed
- Avoid dental hygiene visits because they haven’t flossed regularly
- Are apprehensive that cleanings at a dentist’s office will be painful
- Suffer from especially bad breath
- Have sore gums or sensitive teeth
- Fear surgery to correct these problems
- Are afraid of losing teeth
- Can’t afford expensive treatments
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 us at Aesthetic Dentistry today—let’s work together to restore and protect your smile.
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