Depending on the severity of your gum disease, our dentists may suggest combining treatments to help restore and maintain your oral health and offer innovative ways to improve the health of your smile. One way we do this is by offering the PerioChip in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Dr. Janet Oyeledun or Dr. Dayo Ogunnaike may use this treatment in addition to scaling and root planing.
The PerioChip is a tiny biodegradable chip that is inserted into your gum pocket, often after a deep cleaning. The chip contains chlorhexidine digluconate, which is a medication that is slowly released over the course of approximately one week. The medication has been shown to eliminate bacteria and suppress it from reoccurring while reducing the depth of gum pockets.
Inserting the chip is quick, easy and painless, and there will be no effect on your daily routine as it does its work. While potential side effects are usually minimal, please talk with our dentists about any concerns you may have and about any of your current medical conditions. We invite you to call Vive Dental Day Spa today at 301-664-9695 if you would like more information or to schedule your appointment. We look forward to working with you to help you enjoy a lifetime of great dental health.