Perio Protect Gum Disease Treatment in Massapequa, NY
Conveniently and comfortably fight gum disease at home
Is Perio Protect Right For You?
If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease and are worried about the effects of painful surgical treatments, Perio Protect might be just what you’re looking for.
Perio Protect is a non-invasive gum disease treatment that’s also great for anyone who wants to:
- Maintain gum health following other gum disease treatments
- Potentially avoid surgical gum therapy
- Treat gum disease at home on their own schedule
Plus, it’s even proven to whiten teeth, too!
If you’re concerned about your gum health and want to learn more from our Perio Protect providers, contact us today.
How Does Perio Protect Work?
Perio Protect is a non-invasive, convenient, and comfortable system for treating gum disease and whitening teeth at home. Treatments take only about 15 minutes each day. Here’s how it works:
- Start with a visit to Greater Long Island Dental in Massapequa for a gum disease exam.
- We’ll make a set of custom trays and provide you with peroxide gel.
- The custom trays hold the gel snugly against the teeth and gums, killing gum disease-causing bacteria.
- You’ll wear your trays daily and see results within a few weeks.
That’s all it takes to start healing your gums and improving your health!
Alternatives to Gum Disease Surgery
Gum disease surgery is painful, takes a long time to heal, and provides inconsistent (and often disappointing) results. At Greater Long Island Dental in Massapequa, we take a holistic and non-surgical approach to treating gum disease.
In addition to Perio Protect, we also offer minimally invasive Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation therapy. This non-surgical procedure reverses gum recession and improves gum health in just one fast and high-tech treatment.
Our proven gum disease and gum recession treatments:
- Reduce tooth sensitivity
- Improve gum health
- Prevent tooth loss
- Reduce risks of diabetic complications, heart disease, and other ailments that research has linked to gum disease
"Have been going to this Dental Office for 25+ years. The doctors, hygienists and office staff are amazing. Great dental care and compassionate doctors. Highly recommend."
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Perio Protect FDA approved?
Yes! Perio Protect has been approved by the FDA and is backed by scientific research to fight gum disease and whiten teeth.
What medicine is used in Perio Protect?
The Perio Protect system uses antibacterial peroxide gel. The bacteria that cause gum disease are killed when they come into contact with this gel. The effectiveness of the treatment is bolstered by the design of the trays which hold the gel directly against the gum line where bacteria thrive.
How long does Perio Protect gel last?
Each tube of gel will last about 2-3 weeks depending on how often you use it. By the time you finish your first tube of gel, you’ll likely start seeing whiter teeth and healthier gums.
Does gum disease cause heart disease?
Recent research does indicate a link between gum disease and heart disease. In addition, people with gum disease see a higher rate of diabetic complications, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, pregnancy complications, and some cancers.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is when plaque and calculus start to build up around the margins and in between the teeth. Gum tissue begins to get inflamed and separates itself from the margins of the teeth. This allows plaque and tartar to accumulate on the root surfaces of the teeth. Only a dental professional with specific tools can remove this type of plaque and tartar. Should this problem be ignored, a patient can run the risk of infection, tooth mobility, and even in more severe conditions, tooth loss!
What is gingivitis?
Gingivitis can be the start of periodontal disease if not treated properly. When plaque and tartar are left on the surfaces of the teeth above the gum line, it can create inflamed, sometimes red gums that can be sensitive to touch and in some cases even bleed.
How often should I see my dentist after being diagnosed with periodontal disease?
Usually, it is recommended to visit your doctor and hygienist every 3-4 months. Periodontal disease is episodic in nature, and patients with gum disease tend to have a more frequent buildup of calculus than a patient with healthy gums. If a patient neglects to visit as prescribed, they are more susceptible to having a flare up again.
What is Arestin therapy?
In the presence of periodontal disease, your doctor may choose to use an antibiotic called Arestin. Arestin is a non-systemic minocycline based antibiotic which is delivered directly into the infected area and treats the infection for 21 days.
Why do I have to take antibiotics before my dental appointment?
Specific medical conditions or surgeries will determine the need for pre-medication, or antibiotics before your dental reservation. Artificial joints, stents, and specific medical conditions are some of the contributing factors. Your dentist will consult your medical specialist and determine whether or not your specific condition requires antibiotics, or “pre-medication.”
Can periodontal disease return after being treated?
YES! Periodontal disease is episodic in nature. It cannot be reversed, but it can be maintained. With proper home care and regular treatment from your hygienist every 3-4 months, we may be able to prevent a flare-up. My teeth are loose, do my gums have something to do with this? Absolutely! In the presence of moderate to severe periodontal disease, it is common for teeth to become mobile.
My gums are receding, can this be fixed?
There are different ways to rejuvenate the gums after the process of recession has occurred. Surgical procedures such as gum rejuvenation have excellent results in as little as 24 hours.
Why should I choose GLID for these services?
The idea of periodontal surgery can be scary and may cause patients to neglect or put off returning for their hygiene therapy reservations. This can be detrimental to a patient’s overall oral health. Not only are our team of hygienists at Greater Long Island Dental non-surgical periodontal therapists, but they are also licensed to administer nitrous oxide and a local anesthetic to ensure the comfort of our patients.
See how we’ve helped patients restore their gum health with modern gum disease treatments.
Meet Our Team
At Greater Long Island Dental in Massapequa, our dentists work to help all patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles without stress, anxiety, and pain. Our team is friendly, gentle, and committed to exceeding your expectations.
We’ll help you feel confident about your smile and your health. When you come to see us and learn about gum recession treatments, you’ll be treated with care, respect, and compassion.