Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection that attacks the tissues and bone that support and surround your teeth. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on your teeth and below your gums. The following are symptoms of gum disease:
- Gums that bleed easily during brushing and flossing
- Gums that are red, swollen, or tender
- Persistent bad breath
- Persistent bad taste
- Receding gums
- Deep pockets forming between the teeth and gums
- Loose teeth
- Changes in your bite
- Changes in the fit of partial dentures
If you have periodontal disease, Dr. Douglas A Deam may recommend Perio Protect® in Coral Gables, Florida. Our dentist will take impressions of your teeth so a customized dental tray can be made. An individualized solution will be prescribed for your use. Wearing the dental tray with the treatment solution as prescribed places the solution directly into the infected gum pockets. This removes biofilm and its underlying layers and cleans oral wounds. The placement of the prescribed solution into the periodontal pocket using the dental tray only takes minutes each day. Perio Protect patients say that their mouths feel cleaner every day when using this method. The side effects include fresher breath and a whiter smile.
We invite you to contact the office of Douglas A. Deam, DMD, PA today to learn more and to schedule an appointment!