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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Periodontal Treatment (Perio Protect)

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If you still have questions that are not covered here or elsewhere on the website, don't hesitate to call us! Many questions can be answered easily over the phone, and if your question is more in-depth, we can schedule a consultation appointment.

Periodontal Treatment (Perio Protect)

Woman smiling in office | Dentist Edina MN If you are suffering from gum disease but are reluctant to resort to surgical treatment, we may have the solution you are looking for. Perio Protect is the most effective way to deliver antibacterial medication to the pockets around your teeth on a daily basis.

Perio Protect Treatment

In many cases, this antibacterial treatment can minimize or even eliminate the need for gum surgery. Perio Protect consists of a specially prescribed antibiotic gel that is applied to your gums through a custom-molded set of trays. This method, used for 15 minutes per day as you multitask (shower, make breakfast, check email), gives great results and is an FDA-approved medical device. We have helped patients avoid invasive and costly periodontal surgery through daily use of Perio Protect.

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Many patients are delighted to discover that their teeth get whiter, too! If you are interested in a non-surgical treatment option for gum disease or have other questions about the Perio Protect treatment process, contact our Edina dental office to schedule a consultation.

Periodontal disease is more commonly known as gum disease. Basically, periodontal disease is an infection of your gum tissue. In its early stages, periodontal disease may not be very noticeable to you. 

Common early symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Gums bleeding when you brush or floss
  • Painful gums

If you are experiencing the above symptoms, you may have the first stage of periodontal disease, which is known as gingivitis. Fortunately, the effects of gingivitis can be reversed with help from your dentist and a thorough oral hygiene routine at home. 

With gingivitis, the infection in your gums has not yet spread to the bone. If periodontal disease is left untreated and spreads to the bone, it becomes more serious and more difficult to treat. 

If you suspect that you have gingivitis, schedule an appointment with 50th and France Dental Care as soon as possible. We will evaluate your teeth and gums carefully. If you have gingivitis, we will start treatment right away.

Preventing Periodontal Disease

To prevent gum disease, brush and floss your teeth regularly and visit your dentist for scheduled cleanings and exams. Also, if you are a smoker, it is a good idea to stop smoking. Smoking is a significant risk factor for gum disease. 

Best Dentist in Edina, MN for Gum Disease

For periodontal treatment in Edina, MN, contact 50th and France Dental care. We will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy with regular preventive appointments and excellent dental cleanings.

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