Gum Disease Linked to Many Diseases

Perio Protect Trays for Gum Disease

Local Dentist Now Offers New Minimally Invasive Treatment

ST. LOUIS, MO — Bleeding gums may indicate more than a dental health problem: current research links gum disease to heart attacks, strokes, type II diabetes, respiratory disease, and systemic inflammations. 

The links between gum disease and potential health problems is highlighted by the fact that more than 75 percent of adults in the US have some form of gum disease, ranging from gingivitis, with bad breath and red, puffy, or bleeding gums, to severe periodontal infections leading to tooth and bone loss. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. 

Treating infections and inflammation in the gum tissue has been historically difficult because the infectious bacteria are hidden and protected beneath the gum line in pockets between teeth and gums that are hard to reach with a tooth brush or floss. Getting medication to the source of the infection was nearly impossible without professional help. 

Now, dentists can offer their patients the Perio Protect Method®, an approach that combines excellent office care with a custom-fabricated, prescription dental tray to be used at home between office visits. The prescription tray delivers medication deep into infected pockets to address the infection. The goal is to improve patient home-care so that repetitive, invasive procedures can be reduced. Patients appreciate both the convenience and the stress-free, hassle-free delivery method. 

HollowBrook Dental in Colorado Springs is pleased to offer the Perio Protect Method to current patients as well as new patients who have delayed treatment out of fear or anxiety. 

Studies show that consistently following the prescribed regimen at home between office visits helps patients better manage oral bacteria and improve gum health with minimal discomfort. 

With this popular option in improved home-care HollowBrook Dental’s patients, like tens of thousands across the U.S. and Canada, can protect their smiles, and may even protect their general health too. 

 For more information, call HollowBrook Dental at 719-633-0049

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