Are you one of the millions who suffer from bleeding and sore gums or chronic bad breath?
Our Macomb, Michigan, dental office offers the Perio Protect Method as a new and effective treatment to help combat periodontal disease.
Using an FDA-cleared medical device which delivers antimicrobial agents to the source of periodontal disease, and following a prescribed protocol, the infection is addressed and healing begins in a matter of days. Our patients can sustain these healthy conditions by continuing to use the method as a home-care treatment.
How Do I Know If I Have Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection resulting when food, bacteria, and tartar are not sufficiently cleaned from the teeth. (Yet again, proving the crucial nature of flossing daily!) In the beginning, the infection develops along the gum line. When left untreated, the disease will progress beneath the gums, damaging the gums, teeth, and bone. It’s not only painful, it’s dangerous to your overall health.
Those who suffer from periodontal disease often encounter:
- Red and swollen gums
- Bleeding gums when brushing
- Chronic bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Gum recession
Medical studies have also discovered a possible association between infected gums and heart, lung, and circulation conditions. The bacteria causing periodontal disease can also invade the body and contribute to other systemic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, strokes, pre-term deliveries, systemic inflammation, and pancreatic cancer.