PeriActive Gum Treatment in Stratford, CT
Conservative Treatment of Periodontal Disease
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection in the gums. The gums support and surround your teeth, so when these tissues are infected it can cause bleeding and tooth loss. It may be difficult to know when you have gum disease, as it is usually painless. Gum disease is started by plaque, which is the sticky bacteria that is always forming on your teeth. With proper oral hygiene and professional cleanings, your chances of developing gum disease are much less than they would be if you were to not include these important dental hygiene steps.
Here are some of the signs of gum disease:
- Bleeding gums
- Red, tender, swollen gums
- Gums pulling away from teeth
- Permanent teeth that are loose
- Constant bad breath or taste
- Change in your bite
- Changes in how partial dentures fit
Advanced gum disease, also known as “periodontitis” affects over 50% of adults in the United States over the age of 30. Loss of tissue, teeth and bone can occur if not treated properly.
The doctors and hygienists here at Brush & Floss Dental Center recommend PeriActive™ by Izun Pharmaceuticals to help in the treatment of periodontal disease.
A New Approach to the Treatment of Periodontal Disease
An important component to the treatment of periodontal disease is an antiseptic rinse. The use of chlorohexidine, a disinfectant and antiseptic, has been used in dentistry to aid in reducing plaque build-up on the teeth and gums. Chlorohexidine can, however, produce adverse side effects, such as damage to the lining of the mouth, tartar build-up, tooth and gum discoloration and reduced taste.
Our hygienists at Brush & Floss Dental Care use a safe, biopharmaceutical (plant-based) product called PeriActive Rinse. PeriActive is a special, natural rinsing system that is proven to reduce bacterial plaque and inflammation of the gums, without the side effects associated with chlorohexidine. It is made by Izun Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company.
PeriActive is a topical rinse that penetrates deep into the gum tissue to reduce inflammation and repair the damaged tissue. PeriActive produces a soothing film that protects the gums and relieves the symptoms of tissue inflammation, which include sensitivity, bleeding and soreness. PeriActive Rinse also kills the bacteria that is associated with gum disease, and prevents plaque build-up, which is the root cause of gum disease.
PeriActive Rinse has been proven to be more effective in preventing gum disease than rinses which contain essential oils and CPC (a compound found in many dental rinses).
Treatment of Periodontal Disease
Eliminating gum disease is a primary target for our skilled hygienists. They work with you to achieve and maintain your good oral health. If, upon examination, the hygienist finds any signs of gum disease, she will remove it with our state-of-the-art equipment and advanced procedures. The goal is to restore your gums to a healthy condition.
Regular cleanings help you to prevent gum disease. Our friendly hygienists receive continuing education so they can provide the most gentle, thorough and efficient services to you. They will educate you on how you can practice good oral hygiene at home. Between the home care that you provide and the regularly scheduled professional cleanings at our office, the good health of your teeth and gums will continue. Teamwork is the key to good oral health!
To make an appointment, call 203.378.9500 or click here to request an appointment online.