31st August 2015
Periochip – What is it?
We are pleased to announce that Periochip has finally arrived at the practice! So what is Periochip? It’s not a new type of potato chip, that’s for sure. Its actually another tool we can use to combat advanced gum disease.
Advanced Treatment for Gum Disease
Many people are suffering with gum disease. And the advanced form can be devastating. From losing teeth, having difficulty in eating food, lack of confidence in smiling, bad breath and recurring gum infections are some of the harmful effects of advanced gum disease.
What does Periochip Treatment Involve?
Treatment usually involves meticulous removal of plaque around teeth and gums, as well as excellent oral hygiene by the patient every day.
This treatment often needs repeating over time to achieve stable, healthy gums. But now, we can use Periochip in addition to the deep cleaning. This is a small piece of gelatine chip contains a high concentration of anti-septic (like the one found in Corsodyl® mouthwash). After deep cleaning is treatment is done, the small chip is placed between the toot hand the gum. Over a few months, the anti-septic helps start to increase the healing of the gum disease. The results from research have shown far greater healing of the gums when Periochip is used with deep cleaning compared to deep cleaning alone.