The Science – Research shows a connection between gum disease (periodontitis or gingivitis) and serious health concerns including: type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hardening of the arteries, respiratory diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, low birth weight babies, and chronic inflammatory conditions.
One theory for this connection explains that oral bacteria enter the body through infected gum tissue. Gum disease starts when bacterial communities, called biofilms,form in periodontal pockets below the gum line. The biofilms cause infections and small bleeding wounds in the tissue, through which bacteria may enter the blood stream and spread throughout the body.
Treatment Options – The Perio Protect Method combines your professional cleanings and debridement scaling with this prescribed Perio Tray. This tray is customized and has a special seal that keeps medication below the gum line. They’re very comfortable to wear and worn minutes at a time. Patients report noticeable results in just days. Dr Le and his highly trained Hygiene Department have seen excellent results in our patients gum health. It’s an amazing technology.