The harsh reality is that over 75% of adults show signs of periodontal (gum) disease. Left ignored the symptoms of gingivitis can develop into periodontal disease. Here we explain gum disease and gum disease treatment.
What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?
Periodontal disease can cause permanent damage to the bone and gums surrounding the roots or the teeth. It starts with plaque spreading and growing in the gum line. This plaque creates toxins which then irritate and inflame the gums.
At this point, the bacteria penetrates the blood stream – endangering organs, tissue, vessels and potentially harms the fetus. The bone and tissue that supports the teeth start to break down and lead to a multitude of complications.
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
- Receding gums
- Bad breath
- Obvious plaque, tartar or calculus
- Teeth are loose or mobile
- Spaces developed between your teeth
- Swollen, red or tender gums
- Sensitive teeth
Gum Disease Treatment
Dr. Shauna Palmer is offering Perio Protect® which uses a tray that is similar to a mouth-guard, but it has a special sealing system to deliver medication below the gums. Medication is added into the tray and you wear it for a few minutes a day at home in between office visits.
The main advantage of Perio Protect® is that it can treat the bacteria in a comfortable way, minimizing surgery and antibiotics. The Perio Tray® is necessary because bacteria reproduce so quickly under the gums that is hard to control them between office visits.