Gum disease is an infection caused by bacteria accumulation below the gum line. This serious but silent disease often goes undetected until it reaches advanced stages. Periodontal or gum disease can lead to tooth loss, and it has also been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and complications during pregnancy. Estimates show that up to 75% of the population has some form of gum disease.
Even patients who have good oral hygiene can get gum disease, so what can be done to combat this chronic infection? Dr. Leer takes gum disease seriously, and he offers a comprehensive method to treat and prevent periodontal problems. We are proud to offer PerioProtect – the latest non-surgical gum disease treatment.
PerioProtect combines a non-invasive chemical therapy with mechanical removal of bacteria for a two-pronged approach to battle infection and prevent future issues. A thorough cleaning at our office will remove plaque, tartar, and biofilm. PerioProtect adds another level of protection by preventing the new growth of biofilm and changing the chemical environment in the periodontal pockets. This chemical treatment also helps heal existing oral wounds caused by the biofilm.
Dr. Leer will custom design a dental tray to place the prescribed PerioProtect solution into the periodontal pockets. The trays are used between dental visits to help manage bacteria reproduction and to heal existing wounds. This is a comfortable, non-invasive treatment that can, in just minutes a day, heal and prevent periodontal disease.
Call our Toledo, OH dental office today to reserve your personal consultation with Dr. Leer. Our conveniently located office serves Toledo, Sylvania, Ottawa Hills, and southern Michigan with comprehensive general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry that will keep your family smiling.