Prior to the introduction of the Perio Tray® by Perio Protect, scaling or gum surgery, followed by long-term maintenance therapy, were the only options to fight serious gum disease known as periodontitis. While the tray therapy is not a replacement for this care, Perio Trays offers a long-term, minimally invasive treatment for gum disease to help minimize the need for repetitive scalings or surgical intervention.
Traditional Gum Disease Treatments can be Uncomfortable and Time Consuming
For several decades, the deep cleanings known as scaling and root planing that involves scraping and cleaning root surfaces has been done to treat gum disease. This gum disease treatment can be uncomfortable enough to require a numbing agent for your mouth and it is only temporary. Patients with gum disease usually have to return to the dental office every few months for cleanings called maintenance therapy. Some need the scalings repeated every two years.
Gum surgery is another option, usually reserved for advanced gum disease. These surgical procedures can be painful and require ongoing treatment as often as every 6 weeks in certain instances.
The Perio Tray by Perio Protect was designed to supplement and improve gum disease treatments. The Perio Tray is available by prescription from Perio Protect providers who design individual treatment plans based on a patient’s dental needs. The Perio Tray delivers medication deep below the gum line and when the gum disease is under control, can be used in just 10-15 minutes per day. The daily application of medication offers a more effective, long-term management of gum disease between dental visits.
Gum Disease Should Not Be Overlooked
Gum disease is extremely serious and affects millions of Americans. A variety of serious diseases have even been linked to gum disease. This is thought to be due to the mouth being a portal for bacteria, which ultimately make their way to other areas of the body. A few diseases which have shown to have a connection to oral bacteria include:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Respiratory Disease
- Heart Disease
- Blood Clots
- Chronic Inflammation
- Colorectal Cancer
Effective Oral Bacteria Management
It is estimated that 47% of American adults have gum disease known as periodontitis and tens of million more suffer from gingivitis. Thankfully with the help of the prescription Perio Tray by Perio Protect, dental patients can administer medication in the comfort of their own homes to better manage gum disease.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Perio Protect works, or are looking for a Perio Protect provider in your area, don’t hesitate to contact our team by phone today at 877-434-GUMS. Once you see an experienced provider, you’ll know if this is right for you. Learn more today.