While gum disease is not curable, it can be managed with proper dental care. For years, patients were left with few options when it came to treating gingivitis or managing periodontitis. With millions of people suffering from this silent disease, the makers of the Perio Tray® are excited about a new option in the fight to arrest gum disease.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Gum disease is caused by bacterial communities in the mouth, often called biofilms. The growth of these bacterial communities typically occurs in three stages. In the first stage, the bacteria begin to form a colony, which resembles a slimy protecting covering, which is where the name biofilm originates. In the second stage, the colony continues to grow and infections in the gums can materialize, which often cause inflammation and bleeding. In the most advanced stage of biofilm development, clumps of bacteria detach and form new communities, which can spawn new infections. If the infections persist and disease is left untreated, it can lead to the loss of the bone structure that supports your teeth, and eventually tooth loss.
Why is Perio Protect Different Than Other Treatment Methods for Gum Disease?
For many years there were two primary options when it came to treating gum disease. These included a deep cleaning calling scaling and root planing and, for more advanced cases, gum surgery. Root planing and scaling removes bacteria under the gum line. Gum surgery is much more invasive, and is reserved for the most serious cases of gum disease. Both of these options require regular maintenance treatments after the initial procedure, sometimes as often as every few weeks.
Perio Protect is a unique way to treat biofilm between dental visits. Perio Protect is not meant to be an alternative to other gum disease treatment options, but rather a complementary approach to the better management of this difficult disease. The problem for most patients is that toothbrush, rinses and floss don’t get deep enough below the gums to address the bacterial communities that regrow after professional dental treatment. With Perio Protect, your dentist will prescribe the Perio Tray, specifically made for your mouth, to administer medication deep below the gums to fight the bacteria that cause gum disease. You use it at home between dental visits. This is an easier and more comfortable way to better manage infectious oral bacteria.
Reach Out to Perio Protect Today
If you’re struggling with gum disease and are looking for an additional treatment option, reach out to our team at Perio Protect today. Contact us by phone at 877-434-GUMS or through the contact form on our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon.