While a large portion of the U.S. population suffers from gum disease, until recently, dentists and their patients didn’t have many options when it came to treatment. Toothbrush, rinse and floss just don’t get deep enough to manage the bacteria below the gums. Now, dentists have a new way to treat and prevent gum disease. This new treatment program is called Perio Protect® and it uses the Perio Tray® to strategically dispense medication between office visits to help treat gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis.
What’s so Great About the Perio Tray®?
The Perio Tray® is a patented tray that looks like a mouth guard, but actually creates a seal to ensure the medication makes its way deep below your gums where harmful oral bacteria are growing and causing sometimes irreparable damage to your gums and teeth. The Perio Tray® can be used in conjunction with other dental procedures to ensure that your treatment program doesn’t end when you leave your dental office. At Perio Protect® it’s our goal to provide a long-term, minimally invasive treatment program for gum disease that is effective and comfortable and reduces, whenever possible, the need for gum surgery and root planing.
Unfortunately brushing, flossing and using mouthwash alone often cannot fight the infectious bacteria causing gum disease. The Perio Tray® allows medication to make its way deep under your gums to fight the bacterial communities (called biofilms). This unique treatment system is only available when administrated by a Perio Protect® provider.
Why is Gum Disease Dangerous?
While you may think of gum disease as a minor inconvenience, you’re actually greatly mistaken. Gum disease is a very serious condition that if left untreated may contribute to additional chronic health problems including:
- Heart Disease
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Blood Clots
- Respiratory Disease
- Chronic Inflammation
- Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies
As you can see the effects of gum disease can be significant. If you think that you’re suffering from this disease, it’s best to see a dentist immediately. The earlier that you can catch this disease, the better, especially with minimally invasive treatment options available such as Perio Protect®.
Talk to Your Dentist About Perio Protect®
If you’re interested in learning more about Perio Protect® feel free to talk to your dentist, or reach out to our team toll free at 877-434-GUMS. If your dentist is not yet a Perio Protect® provider, have him or her reach out to us to learn more about our patented approach to minimally invasive oral bacteria treatment.