The Perio Protect Method® is an effective, sensible approach to treat bacteria that cause gum disease. At the heart of the Method is the adjunctive Perio Tray® delivery of medication. The basic idea is to get medication under the gums and into the pockets where bacteria grow and keep it there long enough for the medication to work, all in a comfortable, non-invasive way. Not a simple task. That’s why the Perio Tray is such an important advancement.
The Perio Tray is easy to use. You put the medication into the trays, wear the trays at home as instructed by your dentist and, well, that’s it, until you return to the dentist for a recall visit. It’s comfortable, it works well, and it’s convenient. The Perio Protect Method’s combination of Perio Tray delivery with thorough cleanings from a dental office is the least invasive approach available, and research shows better results than cleaning alone.
Perio Trays are custom fit for individual use. They have a special seal and extension system that correspond to the conditions of the gums around each tooth. The seals and extensions help direct and maintain medication under the gums to the site of the infected wounds. For most people, treatment time amounts to minutes each day. As healing occurs and conditions improve, dentists will modify your frequency and duration of usage, gradually decreasing patient usage until the infection is under control and the disease is well managed. You can then follow a homecare maintenance schedule to keep the bacteria at bay.
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Gum Disease Treatment Alternatives - Non Surgical Intervention - Perio Protect
Convenient Comfortable Treatment
In our office the doctor provides various types of intervention treatments for all stages of the disease. Extremely minor symptoms are typically treated non-surgically with some patient education, a professional quality cleaning, and careful attention to follow-up visits.
For patients with moderate gingivitis through severe periodontitis, this office offers the convenient, comfortable Perio Protect treatment, which is a method that uses an FDA-cleared medical device that enables dentists in most cases to provide effective treatment with:
- No Painful Scraping
- No Expensive Surgery
- No Lengthy Appointments
- No Shots
- No Pain.
The Perio Protect system, which is very easy to use, has been proven in clinical studies to kill harmful bacteria within 72 hours.
Within days of using the medication, inflammation and swelling is reduced and bleeding gum tissue decreases dramatically. Bad breath, for many patients, is eliminated.
How it Works
You will be fitted for custom made mouth-pieces (Perio Trays), which are similar to athletic mouthguards. They are very thin, soft, and comfortable.
The trays are made by an FDA-registered laboratory to the exact dimensions of your teeth. You will then take them home and add the doctor prescribed medications (which are usually in a gel form - similar in consistency to toothpaste) and wear them according to the doctor's instruction (for only a few minutes at a time). This gel seeps above and below the gum line, modifying the biofilm (the calculus and tartar) which makes your brushing and flossing that much more effective. The hard calculus and tartar are turned into a soft chalky material that is easily removed by regular brushing and flossing. The gel also kills the bacteria, which allows your gums to heal.
You will be instructed on the frequency of usage based on your diagnosis. A great advantage of this method is that the entire treatment is done in the comfort of your own home. The medications used in this unique treatment also whiten your teeth and freshen your breath.
At each subsequent dental visit, our hygienist will gently remove any remaining softened deposits and evaluate the progress of your healing. Your dental visits will be quick, easy, and painless.
Imagine…. A new way of eliminating most gingival and connective tissue disease problems without pain or excessive expense. To see video testimonials from patients who have been through the system click here.