Bacterial infections are at the root of most dental health concerns. A bacterial infection can result when food, bacteria, and tartar are not sufficiently cleaned from the teeth. In the beginning, an infection develops along the gum line, but if it is left untreated it may progress to damage the gums, teeth, and bone.
Common symptoms of oral bacterial infections include the following :
Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
Receding gums (teeth appear longer)
Obvious plaque, tartar or calculus
Spaces developing between your teeth
Swollen, red or tender gums
Persistent bad breath
- Teeth are loose or mobile
If you have any of these symptoms, you are not alone. More than 85% of American adults age 35-44 have bleeding gums. This statistic is important because bleeding gums are a leading indicator that a bacterial infection is taking root.
Your doctor has many options to address your specific needs. One tool that the doctor may prescribe is the custom fitted Perio Tray®. The Perio Tray® is an FDA-cleared medical device intended to be used to place solutions of the clinician's choice into gingival crevices or periodontal pockets, the spaces that can develop between the teeth and gums.
Available only through dentists, custom Perio Trays® are fabricated to fit precisely over your teeth and gum tissue with special seals to place the solution into the gingival crevice or periodontal pocket.
Once the trays are fabricated, we will tell you which solution is the most appropriate for your needs and how often to wear the Perio Tray®.
Call Sunshine Dental for a free consultation and find out if perio protect is right for you.