When people are first diagnosed with the chronic form of gum disease called periodontitis, they’re faced with the realization that they will be fighting this disease for the rest of their lives. If you have faced this diagnosis, you’re not alone. Millions of American adults, almost half of us, are dealing with gum disease, and it has been hard to manage because toothbrush, rinse and floss don’t get deep enough to fight the infections. Thankfully, a doctor at Perio Protect developed a patented treatment approach and tray that delivers medication deep below the gums to offer long-term relief from gum disease.
Does Perio Protect Replace Surgery?
The short answer is no. Perio Protect is not a replacement for gum disease surgery. If the disease has progressed so far that surgery is needed, the tray delivery is meant to supplement and improve surgical results. If your disease is not yet at the surgical stage but is also not under control and surgery may be needed in the future, be sure to ask your dentist or hygienist how Perio Protect can help address the disease and minimize or prevent future surgery.
How Does Perio Protect Help Treat Gum Disease?
The Perio Protect treatment method incorporates a prescription Perio Tray into a patient’s homecare routine. The Perio Tray is a medication applicator that is individually fabricated for each patient. This comfortable tray delivery places medication deep under the gums where harmful bacteria colonize and reproduce.
Simple brushing, flossing and rinsing often cannot eradicate bacteria that live well below the gumline. This is why, in the past, keeping gum disease under control between dental visits has been such a challenge.
Thankfully, Perio Protect treatments can help fight gingival infections in as little as 10-15 minutes per day. The patented Perio Tray creates a seal that allows the medication to reach deep below to gums and more effectively target the bacteria that cause gum disease. While gum disease cannot be cured, it can be more effectively managed with regular dental visits in combination with Perio Protect treatments.
Is My Dentist a Perio Protect Provider?
We offer an easy to use search function on our website that can help you determine if your dentist is a Perio Protect Provider. If not, you’re welcome to ask your dental provider about this treatment method, or reach out to our team for more information. We’re excited about this product because we understand how many people struggle with gum disease on a daily basis, and we’re trying to do everything in our power to make the maintenance of this disease more manageable. Feel free to give our office a call today at 877-434-GUMS is you have any questions.