Our office proudly offers the PerioProtect® method for treating periodontal disease.
PerioProtect® is a minimally invasive, highly effective method to treat gum disease and bad breath by delivering proper medications to the source of the infection: the bacteria underneath the gums. It is a comprehensive approach that is customized for each individual patient.
The goal of the treatment is to manage communities of bacteria that grow between the spaces, or pockets, between the teeth and gums. This method is a combination of treatments, including anti-bacterial therapy used in conjunction with mechanical debridement treatments.
In order to administer anti-bacterial therapy, Dr. Matian uses dental trays to deliver precise, prescription medications to chemically remove biofilm from the periodontal pocket, or the space in between the gums and the teeth. While the most commonly prescribed medications are oxidizing agents such as hydrogen peroxide, they may also include herbal medications or antibiotics.
Mechanical debridement, otherwise known as traditional cleaning procedures, are undertaken once the bacterial population is under control in order to minimize the risk of introducing bacteria into the bloodstream. This involves the removal of tartar and other debris from around and under the gums. Upon treatment you will achieve oral health, fresher breath, better general health and whiter teeth. This procedure may be covered by your dental and/or medical insurance.
Its important to note that periodontal disease can cause:
- Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing
- Receding gum line
- Noticeable plaque, tartar or calculus
- Large gaps developing between teeth
- Gums that are swollen or tender to the touch
- Continuous bad breath
- Tooth sensitivity
- Loose teeth
Periodontal disease has also been linked to:
- Babies with low birth weight
- Blood clotting
- Chronic inflammation
- Heart disease
- Premature birth
- Respiratory disease
- Stroke or Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
- Type 2 Diabetes
Oral Bacteria – How Serious Is It?
Thorough research has linked oral bacteria to other harmful diseases, which explains that the human mouth may very well be a portal for bacteria to spread through the rest of the body.
For instance, if you have been diagnosed with gum disease, it is highly likely that pathogenic bacteria are forming, which causes inflammation and perhaps damage in the tissues of your gums. These harmful bacteria may make their way into your blood stream through tiny holes in your gum tissue.
As seen above, the accumulation of bacteria in periodontal pockets can be best broken down into three individual stages. During the initial segment of growth or attachment, the bacteria join to form a cluster, which includes a slimy protective outer covering. The furthest stage of bacterial growth sees clusters of bacteria breaking away from the group to form additional infections.
As the above illustrations shows, the infection, similar to the cluster growing on the surface of the tooth, spreads when tiny clusters of bacteria break away to form additional infections. When gone unnoticed, bacteria spreading in these clusters in the periodontal pockets may lead to the deterioration of the teeth and ultimately the bone structure housing those teeth as well. Due to the fact that the bacteria could spread through your body to harm more than just your gums and teeth, it is imperative that you consult with your doctor about your risk factors and quickly handle any infected parts of your mouth.
At BioDental, we are committed to ensuring top hygienic standards for our patients by delivering the best periodontal treatment Los Angeles has available. Dr. Matian’s relentless attention to detail will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of your oral hygiene. Call us today to find out more about periodontal treatment.