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Gum disease is caused by a bacterial infection that is hidden below your gums. Dental cleanings can effectively treat the bacteria, but when you return home the cycle often continues. Bacterial cells grow back in just hours after a cleaning, and toothbrush, rinse and floss can’t reach deep enough to address the infection at home.
The Perio Tray by Perio Protect gently applies medication deep under the gums to fight the infections. You use it at home for just minutes each day. The Tray is comfortable, flexible, and custom-fit precisely for your mouth.
With Perio Tray therapy, you have a new chance against the infections. In additional to healthier gums, patients commonly report whiter teeth and fresher breath. If you’ve been told that you have gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis), ask our team if Perio Trays are right for you.
That’s something you should talk to your dentist about. If your dentist is not a Perio Protect Provider, we can help you find one near you. In the meantime, we have developed an interactive pre-screening questionnaire to help you better under stand if our method might help. Just click “Is This For Me?” in the navigation or right here.
We’re glad you asked. We have an entire section that covers how it works as a treatment as well as the science behind how it works. At the most basic level, it works because it’s simple to use, comfortable and effective.
Dental implants are typically made of titanium or ceramic, and Dr. Yu currently uses both in his practice. Both materials are a safe and proven effective replacement for the tooth root – the very foundation of a natural tooth. During your consultation Dr. Yu will discuss the best option for you and your specific replacement needs.
The discomfort involved with receiving a dental implant is similar to that of having a cavity filled. It is often done under local anesthesia and patients generally experience little discomfort after the procedure.
Dental implants become fixed to the jawbone. Though the life span of a dental implant will vary with each patient, many have lasted for over 30 years. With good oral hygiene and regular cleanings, dental implants should last a lifetime. In contrast, the average life span of a traditional fixed bridge is between 10-15 years. After their healing period, the success rate of dental implants is between 94% and 98%. If you are a non-smoker with good health and oral hygiene, the percentage is closer to 98%.
Please contact our office to schedule your consult today. 727-384-9122