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Perio Protect


Millions of Americans have gum disease....gingivitis or periodontitis.  Common symptoms of oral bacerial infections in the gum tissue include:


  • 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

  • Sensitive teeth

  • Teeth are loose or mobile


It is important to talk with your doctor and hygienist about the condition and treatment options.  


Gum disease starts when a community of bacteria called biofilm develops in the space or pocket between the teeth and gum tissue, causing an infection.  The symptoms are part of the body's response to the bacterial infection.  Many people ignore the symptoms, but the disease is serious.  Not only is gum disease the number one cause of tooth loss, but research has also linked oral bacterial infections to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, and other chronic health conditions.


Gum disease is commonly treated with professional dental treatments that physically remove the biofilms.  Unfortunately, bacterial growth is hard to control between office visits.  Biofilms regenerate very easily and are difficult to reach unter the gums with toothbrush, rinse and floss.


The Perio Protect Method combines in-office treatments with daily Perio Tray delivery of medication.  The Perio Tray is available only with a prescription from Dr. Ball.  It has a unique sealing system customized specifically for your mouth to keep medication at the site of the infections.

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