Gum Disease Treatment in Vernon

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Protecting Your Oral Health

At Elevate Dental, our mission is to help your family find personalized solutions for all of your oral health needs, and Perio Protect is one of the many ways we can help manage and treat gum disease.

Let’s talk about whether Perio Protect is suitable for you or your loved one when you come in for a dental exam. Book your appointment today.

Why Is Treating Gum Disease Important?

Lack of proper brushing and flossing can allow bacteria to build upon your teeth and even below the gum line. Eventually, this can lead to gingivitis and periodontitisgum diseases that can cause swelling, tenderness, bleeding, bad breath, and possibly tooth loss.

Even if you have a strong oral health routine, smoking tobacco, genetics, and immune system problems can increase your risk of developing gum disease. In fact, gum disease is so common that researchers suggest 7 out of 10 Canadians will develop gum disease at some point in their life.

Gum disease doesn’t just affect your oral health. If left untreated, bacteria from gum disease could contribute to the development of respiratory disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and coronary artery disease.

How Perio Protect Can Help

Perio Protect is a non-invasive gum disease treatment that uses a tooth tray to conveniently and comfortably deliver medication to your gums where regular brushing and flossing might not reach. It’s simple enough to use that you can easily add it to your regular oral health routine at home.

Bacteria from plaque and tartar can build up just below the gum line for long periods. If left to develop, you may need surgery or other gum disease procedures to remove infected tissues. 

However, the Perio Protect tray is specifically designed to help medications reach these hard-to-reach pockets and combat bacteria before they lead to further oral health issues.

Before we can recommend a Perio Protect treatment, we first need to ensure that it’s right for you. During a dental exam, we’ll take a look at your oral health, search for issues, and personalize a treatment based on the information we gather.

In many cases, we will recommend the Perio Protect tray alongside other treatments like laser dentistry and scaling during your routine cleanings.

If Perio Protect is an appropriate treatment for you, our next step is to create impressions of your teeth and send them to a lab to create the tray.

Once we receive your tray, we’ll have you come in for a follow-up appointment to go over your personalized treatment plan and how to use and clean your tray properly.

When you start your treatment, we can supply low concentration hydrogen peroxide for you to fill your Perio Protect trays with. When you place the tray over your teeth, it helps seal in the hydrogen peroxide and encourages it to reach deep pockets of your gums where brushing and flossing can’t reach.

Depending on your treatment, you’ll keep the tray on your teeth for a few minutes. While the treatment doesn’t cure gum disease, it can help manage bacteria and reduce the risk of needing more invasive treatments later on.

Find Out if Perio Protect Is Right for You

Take control over your oral health and find out if Perio Protect can help you manage the risk of gum disease. Book your next appointment at Elevate Dental today.

Our Location

Elevate Dental is conveniently located in the heart of Vernon, on 48th Avenue. We have free parking available in our private lot and street parking just a few steps away from our front doors.

If you’re having trouble finding us, please give us a call!

Our Address

  • 2900 48th Ave
  • Vernon, BC V1T-8Z6

Contact Information

*Closed weekends and all statutory holidays


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