Your oral health is critically important to your everyday life. However, like many things in our day-to-day lives, we tend to only think about the health of our gums, teeth and mouth when we think that there might be a problem. Gum disease may not be symptomatic until it is significantly advanced and can impact your overall health. Common symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums when brushing/flossing, receding gums, severe tartar or plaque build- up, spaces between teeth, bad breath, sensitive teeth and swollen, red, or tender gums. If you think that you might be one of the millions of Americans with gum disease (also called gingivitis or periodontitis),it's time to see your dentist. There is now a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment for gum disease that can ease the stubborn symptoms of gum disease without the sensitive or painful side effects of repetitive scaling or surgery.
Minimally Invasive Treatment Option for Gum Disease
The Perio Tray® was developed to supplement and improve current treatments for gingivitis or periodontitis. It is used between office visits to manage and help prevent the progression of gum disease. The Perio Tray is available by prescription and can be customized to suit the unique needs of each patient. It delivers medication deep below the gums to fight gingival infections, and it is generally worn for only 10-15 minutes a day in the comfort of your own home.
Benefits of the Perio Tray
The Perio Tray can improve scaling (deep cleaning) results, make the procedure less time-consuming and more comfortable, and may also decrease the need for repetitive maintenance care. The Perio Tray can reach where brushing and flossing simply cannot and, while it cannot “cure” gum disease, it can stop tissue destruction. In short it is a highly effective tool for home care that complements other treatment options. Actively managing gum disease is extremely important - as the disease has been linked to serious conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, blood clots, Alzheimer’s disease, respiratory disease, colorectal cancer and low birth weight babies for women who are pregnant.
If you are one of the 47% of Americans who suffer from gum disease, ask your dentist about incorporating the Perio Tray into your treatment plan or call 1.877.434.GUMS (4867) for more information.