Periodontal disease (or gum disease) is caused by bacteria along the gumline that infect the tissue around the teeth, causing damage to the gums and teeth, as well as the overall health of the individual. Inflammation of the gums is an early warning sign of periodontal disease, and the gums may begin to bleed when brushing and flossing.
Periodontal disease begins slowly but can worsen until the gums begin to recede, become painful and swollen, and teeth eventually become loose. In advanced cases, teeth may be eventually lost if the infection is not effectively treated.
During the early stages of periodontal disease, the bacteria infection in the mouth develops slowly as plaque that builds up on the teeth and gumline. If not removed, the plaque can worsen into gingivitis, the earliest form of periodontal disease. Gingivitis damages the soft tissue in the mouth and can harden into tarter. As periodontal disease progresses, bacteria enters the body through the gap between the gums and the teeth, leading to many major health issues and diseases, such as heart disease and neurological diseases.
It is important to catch periodontal disease in its early stages before any serious problems occur, including major issues with overall health. Brushing and flossing do not adequately control the infection of advanced stages of periodontal disease, and it is important to get effective treatment as soon as possible. Perio Protect™ is Keller Professional Group’s method for treating periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease can be reversed and successfully treated under the right conditions.
Periodontal Disease Signs & Symptoms:
- Swollen Gums
- Bleeding Gums
- Receding Gums
- Bad Breath
- Bad Taste in Mouth
- Sensitive Teeth
- Loose Teeth
- Painful Gums
- Trouble Eating
Periodontal Disease & Overall Health
Periodontal disease has been linked to other major health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, respiratory disease, premature births, arthritis, and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
The connection between the mouth and the rest of the body is one of the most important factors for overall health, and it is vitally important to consider that connection when properly diagnosing health problems.
Treating Periodontal Disease with Perio Protect™
We utilize the Perio Protect Method™ to treat periodontal disease. This is a non-surgical way of controlling the bacteria and healing the micro-environment. A Perio Tray™ is used to hold the teeth in place while proper medication is introduced to the teeth, to the gums, and directly between the gumline. The Perio Trays are used for a short period each day.