For patients who suffer from periodontal gum disease, Dr. Willis Jensen offers Perio Protect®. Until recently, the only treatment available for moderate to advanced periodontal disease consisted of deep cleanings or surgical procedures, sometimes in combination with antibiotics. Perio Protect® is an antibiotic treatment that assists our dentist in his periodontal treatments.

Common symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Spaces that develop between teeth
  • Swollen, red, or tender gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Loose or mobile teeth
  • Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums
  • Tartar or plaque and calculus easily seen

If you or a family member are suffering from any of these symptoms, we implore you to contact our office today. Dr. Willis Jensen will prescribe the Perio Tray®, which is customized for each patient. By wearing the tray for just 10-15 minutes a day, this tray can deliver medication deep below the gums to fight against gum infections.

Antibiotics are a great complement to traditional periodontal treatments, since regular brushing, flossing, or rinsing cannot reach below the gums to manage the bacteria that causes gum disease. Left untreated, gingivitis is allowed to flourish and cause greater damage.

To learn more about how Perio Protect® in Arlington Heights, Illinois, can improve your oral health, please call us at 847-577-7440.

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