At one time, a diagnosis of periodontal disease usually meant invasive flap surgery with a substantial recovery period. Today, Dr. John Ravera in Newport Beach, CA provides personalized gum disease treatment plans that often prevent the need for surgery. Perio Protect is an important part of that strategy.
Perio Protect Method
Brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings are essential to oral health. These techniques do a good job of cleaning tooth surfaces and the sulcus (the tiny natural space between tooth and gum tissue in a healthy mouth). Toothbrush bristles and floss, though, can only reach a few millimeters below the gum line. Bacteria that trigger gum disease form deep pockets that allow infection to threaten periodontal health.
Perio Protect gel is prescription medication. As a certified provider, Dr. Ravera is trained to take impressions and measurements for fabrication of Perio Protect trays. These custom-fit application trays create a seal, creating positive pressure that directs medication to subgingival tissues where it is needed.
In most cases, patients begin with several treatments daily to gain control over harmful bacterial colonization and promote the body’s natural healing processes. Then, Perio Protect can be used daily to manage bacteria and maintain healthy oral flora. Treatment fits conveniently into your lifestyle, since it is performed at home.
Unexpected Perio Protect benefits for Newport Beach, CA patients
Are there side effects? Yes, but most patients ENJOY them. Since Perio Protect kills bacteria that produce foul odors, regular treatment results in fresher breath. It also whitens teeth!
Perio Protect may be recommended:
- To supplement routine checkups and home care for early-stage gingivitis
- As an adjunct to minimally-invasive treatment for gum disease, such as scaling and root planing
- For elderly or physically handicapped patients who lack the motor skill or mobility to brush and floss properly
- As a follow-up to soft tissue surgery for advanced periodontal disease; Perio Protect home care helps to keep the disease from recurring
Perio Protect reviews indicate a 100 percent patient recommendation rate. Clinical studies show that treatment results in a 75 percent decline in bleeding. It reduces damaging pathogens by up to 90 percent, decreasing risk of harmful bacteria entering the bloodstream.
Talk with Dr. Ravera about Perio Protect cost and benefits. His number in Newport Beach, CA is 949-877-3606.