Baltimore Gum Disease Treatment Choices
Patient Choice: Traditional Therapy and Non Invasive PerioProtect
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A number of studies have shown that various forms of Periodontal Disease have up to a 85% incidence rate in adults. More noteworthy is the finding that many of these adults are unaware of having the beginning stages of these diseases.
It is common for most of us, however, to notice the minor (beginning stage of gingivitis) symptoms and dismiss them entirely or attribute them to brushing our teeth too hard or eating too many spicey foods.
Avoidance behavior in dentistry is fairly standard. We all tend to avoid thinking about problem issues, especially if they are minor, until they become significant. Tiny cavities become cavernous cavities before we have them treated.
With gum disease however, a minor issue can become quite serious, causing bleeding gums and irreversible loss of teeth and critical bone mass.
Nearly everyone who has suspected they may have a gum problem typically shares some of the concepts represented in the following list:
Comfortable and Convenient Treatment ChoicesIn our office Dr. Leventhal now provides a number of intervention treatments regardless of whatever stage of gum disease is present. Minor symptoms are typically treated non-surgically with some basic patient education, a thorough cleaning followed up with some short term antibiotic medications.
Advanced stages of gum disease (periodontitis) can be treated via traditional periodontal therapies or with Perio Protect® an FDA approved procedure that enables Dr. Leventhal to provide non invasive effective treatment with:
Foul breath is eliminated for many patients. Swelling and inflammation becomes more controlled and eventually leads to the elimination of bleeding gums.
How Perio Protect WorksDr. Leventhal will fit you with custom made trays, similar to athletic mouthguards.
A special antibiotic gel is formulated and placed inside of the trays. The antiobiotic gel seeps in above and below the gumline which begines to eliminate all bacteria and calculus (tartar).
Based on your diagnosis, an instruction sheet outlining frequency of wear is given to you to take home. The entire treatment is done in the comfort of your own home. You will notice, as treatment progresses, that your teeth will become whiter while your breath becomes fresher.
During occasional follow up visits in our office, our hygienist will gently remove any remaining softened deposits and evaluate the progress of treatment. The visits will be quick, easy, and painless.
Perio Protect offers a new way of eliminating most connective tissue and gingival tissue diseases without traditional perio surgery
Contact us at (410) 256-7300 to schedule an evaluation to learn more about this new non surgical treatment choice for gum disease or use our on-line Consultation Request form.
Dr. Leventhal can also be contacted more directly through our Ask The Dentist form that can be used for obtaining more specific information about certain gum disease issues that are not discussed in detail on this page. Dr. Leventhal will respond to you directly with the answers you are seeking.