Periodontal disease is a severe infection to your gum caused due to the accumulation of bacteria on your gums and teeth. As the disease progresses, it damages your bones and teeth. It has many stages – gingivitis, early periodontal disease, moderate periodontal disease, and advanced periodontal disease.
It is essential to schedule an appointment with us right after you experience the symptoms of gingivitis. If not treated on time, the infection will continue advancing and worsening the condition.
What are the Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?
- You may experience bleeding from the gums when you brush or floss your teeth
- Your breath may smell bad because of the accumulation of bacteria on your gums and teeth
- Changes in the position or loosening of your teeth.
- Receding gums
- Tender, red, or swollen gums
- Excessive accumulation of plaque and tartar on the surface of your teeth
- Difficulty and pain while chewing food
- Loss of teeth
- Foul taste in your mouth
- Inflammatory response all over your body.
We will treat the condition after checking the severity of your infection. Besides the procedure, we will also give you a home care treatment system called PerioRestore.
What is PeriorRestore?
We offer this at-home treatment system of gum diseases to our patients to keep gum diseases at bay during their ongoing dental visits. This system includes a customized tray designed to push 1.7 percent hydrogen peroxide gel deep into each of your periodontal pockets. This approach allows a deeper reach of the gel over other non-invasive treatment options.
Each of these trays is designed to treat the infection below your gum line. The use of hydrogen peroxide offers oral cleansing that reduces the further build-up of bacteria with each application. It also reduces bad breath and maintains the shade of your teeth during the phase of treatment. The gel helps to fight bacteria inside your pockets, thus keeping them from recolonizing.
How Does PerioRestore Work?
In combination with root planing and scaling, the use of this treatment system is effective in treating your periodontal disease, no matter to what stage it has advanced. The use of 1.7 hydrogen peroxide gel breaks up biofilm and kills the bacteria. The trays are easy to use. We will give you instructions on how to insert them into your mouth during your course of treatment.
Ensure to practice proper oral hygiene, especially rinsing your mouth after each meal with an antiseptic mouthwash. PerioRestore is an affordable treatment approach suitable for all age groups.
Please reach out to Mericle Dentistry in Simons Island, GA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Mericle. Please call us at (912) 638-3559 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.