Gentle Dental of Allentown
2015 West Hamilton Street, Suite 202, Allentown, PA 18104

Perio Protect® in Allentown, PA

Surprisingly, at least three-quarters of Americans suffer from some form of gum or periodontal disease. This destructive infection destroys the gum tissues and jawbone that support teeth. People who have periodontitis or gingivitis need ongoing treatment and often struggle with at-home care. As a result, the disease can worsen and lead to bone and tooth loss, as well as systemic diseases.

Fortunately, Perio Protect® is a treatment that you can use at home to prevent gum disease from worsening. Along with in-office teeth cleanings and other treatments, it can help you manage gingivitis or periodontitis by keeping bacteria from spreading and building up in your gums. Make an appointment today with one of our Perio Protect dentists to learn more about this innovative method.

What’s the Perio Protect Concept?

Perio Protect is a noninvasive yet comprehensive gum disease treatment. Conventional treatment requires multiple procedures to remove the bacteria and damaged tissues deep below the gumline. It consists of painful surgery and uncomfortable tooth scaling and root planing because gingivitis and periodontitis can’t be cured. With those invasive treatments, you become vulnerable to bacterial growth because of the wounds that the procedures create.

Perio Protect treatment can eliminate the need for invasive treatment methods. With proven research and backed by technology, it uses customized Perio Trays that hold prescription medication in small amounts.

The trays have a patented seal that keeps the medication from leaking out of the tray pockets. Instead, the mouthguard-like devices hold the medicine in place so that it can effectively eliminate the bacteria that grow below the gumline. This allows it to reach areas where dental floss, toothbrushes and mouthwash can’t. Made with 1.7% hydrogen peroxide, the medication thoroughly cleans the periodontal pockets, which is where the bacteria build up. This approach keeps bacteria from re-forming.

When Can the Results of Perio Protect Be Seen?

Several factors, including your Perio Protect length of treatment, affect how quickly you’ll see results. First, our dentist will measure your mouth and make a mold to send to the lab. Using the mold and measurements, the lab will customize the internal seal of your Perio Trays according to your treatment needs. Our dentist will determine how long and often you need to use the trays to gain the desired Perio Protect results.

In general, Perio Trays are safe to wear for 10 to 15 minutes every day. Sometimes, our dentists have patients use the trays and medicine more than once a day until the infection is in a controlled state. Then, we’ll reduce how often and how long a patient needs to use them to continually manage the gum disease at home.

According to Perio Protect reviews, some patients see a difference after just six months. Research also shows that 75% of people have less bleeding from their gums. The treatment also can reduce the presence of bacteria by up to 90%. Schedule a consultation today to discuss what to expect and how soon you could see results.

Are There Benefits of Getting Perio Protect?

Our dentists provide Perio Protect in Allentown to offer our patients an array of advantages over the traditional invasive procedures that are used to control gum disease. The main benefits are that it’s more effective, not invasive and more comfortable. If your infection is serious and requires surgery at the beginning of treatment, the trays and medication will help to maintain the results.

Since the Perio Trays keep bacteria at bay, they lower the chances of other systemic problems developing, including respiratory disease, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Furthermore, patient Perio Protect reviews frequently praise the treatment for giving them whiter teeth.

Do Perio Protect Dentists Have to Get Special Training?

Not every dentist can offer Perio treatment. Actually, not all dentists even know about it yet. In order to prescribe the treatment, they have to be trained in its abilities and restrictions. Also, they have to learn how to integrate the trays into existing treatment plans. Self-study courses, seminars, webinars and meetings are part of the training process.

How Much Will Perio Protect Cost?

Perio Protect costs are different for every patient because the treatment is based on each person’s unique needs. How frequently you wear the trays and the amount of medication you use both contribute to your cost. Visit our office to find out more about the price of your treatment and getting affordable Perio Protect.

Do Dental Insurance Plans Pay for Perio Protect?

Another element that could change your Perio Protect cost is if you have dental insurance coverage. Ask your insurer if your policy benefits include code D5994, which could help you pay for Perio Protect treatment.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Perio Protect?

If you require periodontitis or gingivitis treatment, but don’t want to endure invasive procedures, the best solution may be to consider getting Perio Protect in Allentown. Arrange a visit with one of our Perio Protect dentists to see if it’s right for you.

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I went to Gentle Dental on December 27,2017 I thoroughly enjoyed my visit there. I have been to a few dentists on my life time. Dr Minetola’s is the first dentist I have trusted in many years. […]
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Mark Minetola and Michele Ferguson are two of the best dentists in this area by far ! I absolutely love my hygienist, she always does an amazing job. Judy Lees is an awesomely amazing assistant and […]
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Dr. Minatoli (if I am spelling correctly) is absolutely amazing. I had extreme dental pain from two cracked teeth and an abscess. Typically, an appointment is made for a later date after assessing […]
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