Perio Protect® is the only non-invasive (non-surgical) procedure currently available to truly eliminate gum disease. Southwest Dental Group is the ONLY practice in Racine offering Perio Protect®!
When left untreated, periodontal (gum) disease almost inevitably leads to tooth loss. Periodontal disease affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease is a very common problem. Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early phases. The infection starts when the gums become inflamed from bacteria found in a film called plaque that forms on your teeth and may be worsened by other factors, including:
- Tobacco use
- Poor Nutrition
Research has also established an association between the bacterial content of gum disease sties and many systemic medical problems such as:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Respiratory disease
- Blood clots
- Chronic inflammation
- Preterm or low birth rate babies
There are different ways to treat gum disease, both surgical and non-surgical. Southwest Dental Group utilizes a patented non-surgical treatment system called Perio Protect®. It is a conservative non-invasive treatment that delivers prescribed solutions into the periodontal pockets surrounding your teeth with a customized dental tray. Patients describe the tray delivery as comfortable and appreciate its non-invasive technology. Our philosophy is to use the least invasive and most cost effective treatment options for our patients. While we have seen great improvements in most people who utilize this system, in some instances referral for surgical treatment may be deemed beneficial. Learn more about Perio Protect®.