Gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis) is a massive problem in our country. With up to 80% of dental patients showing signs of this disease, it’s critical that have a well-rounded treatment program that dispenses medication not just when you are in the dental office, but between visits as well. With the Perio Tray® offered by Perio Protect®, you can deliver medications for more long-term disease management in the comfort of your own home.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Gum disease starts with what are called biofilms, communities of bacteria that can grow below the gum line where they can be extremely difficult to remove with floss, toothbrushes and mouthwash. Dental professionals can sometimes even have trouble completely removing biofilm located deep beneath the gums. Thankfully with Perio Protect® dentists can prescribe a comfortable tray for ongoing management of this serious disease.
How Does Perio Protect® Work?
Perio Protect® is a complementary treatment approach that combines regular professional dental cleanings with a comfortable delivery of medication through the Perio Tray® which is able to effectively deliver medication below the gum line. Patients simply place the medication in the tray and wear it for a few minutes each day. It’s literally that easy.
Is Gum Disease Really Dangerous?
The short answer is absolutely! Gum disease may contribute to a wide array of other, much more serious diseases and conditions including:
- Heart Disease
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Respiratory Disease
- Heart Disease
- Blood Clots
- Chronic Inflammation
- Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies
- Colorectal Cancer
- Alzheimer’s Disease
Does my Dentist Offer Perio Protect®?
That is a very good question. We offer an easy-to-use search function on our website that allows you to find a local dentist near you that offers the Perio Protect® treatment plan. If you do not see your local dentist listed, feel free to ask them about Perio Protect® to see if they may be willing to become a provider of our patented product.
Interested in Learning More About Perio Protect®?
If you’re interested in learning more about Perio Protect® and its effectiveness when used in a complementary treatment plan for gum disease, feel free to reach out to our team today toll free at 877-434-GUMS or through our online contact form. We look forward to further educating you on this easy-to-use and effective oral bacteria management product.