In America today, 47% of our adult population is walking around with chronic periodontal disease. That’s almost half of us! Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection that can damage your gums and, if left untreated, can progress and destroy even the bone support for the teeth. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss. It is vital that patients with chronic periodontal disease seek professional dental treatment. Unfortunately, getting rid of periodontal disease is not easy. Until Perio Protect, there was no long-term, minimally invasive gum disease treatment option. If you are suffering from periodontal disease, it’s time to take a step back and learn about Perio Protect and the Perio Tray®.
Surgical intervention for periodontal disease is reserved for those with very advanced cases. In general, dentists start treatment with the most conservative therapies that the cleaning of the root surfaces where bacterial colonies have built up.This procedure is called scaling and is followed by regular maintenance therapy. The maintenance therapy is generally a less intense deep cleaning of the mouth and is required for the rest of your life. The Perio Tray was developed to supplement and improve treatments, to make treatment more comfortable, and to prolong good results between office visits so that fewer dental appointments are necessary.
The Perio Tray
The Perio Tray is fabricated for an individual patient’s mouth to comfortably deliver medication deep below the gums, in the relaxing environment of the patient’s own home. This comfortable delivery fights the bacteria hiding below the gums where brushing, flossing, and rinsing just cannot reach. Each Perio Tray is customized for each patient by taking a mold and measurements of the mouth. The tray application of medication is done daily and is only used for 10-15 minutes at a time. This less-invasive gum disease treatment option can help patients heal as quickly as possible.
Want to know more? Talk to your dentist today or give Perio Protect a call and learn how you can benefit from the Perio Tray and improve your condition. Contact us today at 1.877.434.GUMS (4867).