PERIODONTAL (GUM) DISEASE TREATMENT
It is reported that around 80% of adults over 35 suffer from periodontal disease. This disease is a bacterial infection as a result of food, bacteria and tartar not being cleaned from the teeth. It begins along the gum line and if not treated, it progresses beneath the gums, thus damaging not only the gums but also the teeth and bones. The symptoms often encountered are gums that are red, swollen, receding, bleeding (especially after brushing), chronic bad breath, and loose teeth. Research has shown that periodontal disease may be related to other serious health problems including fatal heart disease, stroke, diabetes and respiratory diseases. That is why Dr. Crist recommends an easy, comfortable, reliable and highly effective treatment called Perio Protect®. The Perio Protect® Method is new and uses an FDA cleared medical device that delivers antimicrobial agents to the source of the bacterial infection. The process takes patients only minutes each day in the convenience of their homes, as a supplement to regular brushing and flossing. Most patients are able to avoid gum surgery. Dr. Crist will be happy to discuss the use of this method to treat gingivitis and/or periodontitis. It may very well be your alternative to undergoing periodontal surgery.