Nonsurgical Periodontal Disease Treatment

If you’ve experienced red, swollen, painful, and bleeding gums, along with bad breath, there is a chance you could have periodontal disease (also known as “gum disease”). Fortunately, if you’re in Orinda, California, or the surrounding area, you can turn to Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. for periodontal disease treatment. We’re pleased to have a periodontal specialist on our team who can assist with your gum therapy needs. 

Our Approach to Periodontal Disease Treatment 

At Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp., we use the latest technologies and treatment methods, and our gum treatment services are no exception. We proudly use the patented, noninvasive Perio Protect Tray™—part of the advanced Perio Protect Method™—to treat periodontal disease (in fact, we’re one of the few dental offices in the area offering this treatment). These periodontal trays feature a customized sealing system that’s specially designed to deliver antibacterial medication deep within the periodontal pockets. 

Here’s how the Perio Protect Tray™ system works: 

  • If we determine that you’re a candidate for at-home periodontal treatment, we’ll take impressions of your teeth and gums and send them to a specialized lab to create customized trays. 
  • Once your trays are ready, we’ll show you how to use them and answer any questions you might have. 
  • The trays are usually worn for 15 minutes one to two times a day. 
  • In addition to treating your periodontal disease, these trays can help whiten your teeth and freshen your breath. 

Perio Tray® by Perio Protect

Gum disease is caused by a bacterial infection hidden below your gums. Dental cleanings can effectively remove the bacteria, but the bacteria re-populate almost immediately and the infectious cycle continues. It’s important to keep brushing and flossing, but toothbrush, rinse and floss just can’t reach deep enough to address infections below your gums.

The Perio Tray® by Perio Protect gently applies medication deep under the gums to fight the infections and prevent their recurrence. You use it at home for just minutes each day. The Tray is comfortable, flexible, and custom-fit precisely for your mouth.

It is important to treat active infections. Almost half of American adults have chronic periodontitis, an advanced form of gum disease that taxes the immune system and may make it harder for your body to fight off other infectious challenges. Infections in your gums may also contribute to other chronic health problems like arterial inflammation.

Not only does Perio Tray® therapy help improve your health, it can also help you smile with more confidence. Patients using Perio Trays® report whiter teeth and fresher breath. Chronic bad breath often signals chronic gum disease. Address the disease and freshen your breath.

If you’ve been told that you have gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis), ask our team if Perio Trays® are right for you.

Don’t Wait to Start Gum Disease Treatment

If you suspect that you have periodontal disease, it’s important you promptly seek treatment - gum disease is an advancing condition that can cause your teeth to loosen and fall out. Luckily, Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. makes it easy for you to receive the gum therapy you need. We’re open Monday through Thursday from 7 A.M. to 4 P.M., and on Fridays from 7 A.M. to 2 P.M. We can simplify the insurance claims process to help maximize your benefits. 

Contact Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. today to schedule an appointment at our Orinda, CA, office. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and tell you more about our approach to periodontal disease treatment.

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