The Periodontal Disease Treatment (gum disease treatment) website is dedicated to helping you understand gum disease, how serious it is, and how to find the best minimally invasive options for your condition. Many Americans have gum disease (some estimates say up to 85% of our population over 35 years old) and most either don't know it or don't understand the seriousness of it. To learn more about the symptoms of gum disease and why they are so serious, click on the Gum Disease tab. Clicking on the Treatment tab will present a range of treatment options for your review. If you have any of the listed symptoms or any concern about the right treatment for you, please talk with your dentist at your next office visit. If you are looking for a dentist committed to conservative, minimally invasive treatment options, please click here for a list.
The video below provides basic information on the Perio Protect Method, a treatment for gum disease designed to reduce the need for repetitive invasive procedures (extensive deep cleanings and repetitive surgeries). The Method combines a customized prescription tray delivery of medication below the gum line with professional cleaning procedures. It is important to clean below the gum line and deliver medication there because that is where bacterial communities thrive. The non-invasive prescription tray delivery of medication can be done by patients at home between office visits. The Perio Protect Method has become popular with dentists and patients in the U.S. and Canada as the least invasive treatment option available. Tens of thousands of dental professionals have attended training courses on the Perio Protect Method. Click on the Perio Protect tab to learn more about this Method.