Perio Protect is doctor-prescribed and patient-applied. See Video Below
Perio Protect is a minimally invasive, comprehensive gum disease treatment. It is backed by technology, and the results are proven through research.
Brushing, rinsing and flossing are important. But these efforts fail to reach deep below the gum line where bacteria thrive—in the periodontal pockets. Traditionally, deep cleanings, known as root planing and scaling, or surgery have been required to reach deep into the pockets to treat advanced gum disease.
Scaling involves numbing the gums then scraping and smoothing the tooth surface to remove bacteria to prevent it from re-adhering.
Surgery traditionally requires cutting the tissues to lift a flap to be able to clean the root surfaces. Often, these processes must be repeated over multiple visits. It can be frustrating, painful and invite harmful bacteria back into the new wounds.
Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed to fight bacteria. Immediate results can be promising, but they are often only temporary. And over-prescription of antibiotics can compromise their long-term efficacy.
When you receive your perio trays and treatment plan, we will show you how to place a small amount of prescription medicine in each tray. You wear it for just minutes each day. We will also design a treatment plan specifically for you, as the duration and frequency varies for each patient.
The trays are designed to hold medication where it is most effective—at the site of infection deep below the gum line. A low concentration of hydrogen peroxide gently and thoroughly cleanses the periodontal pockets, combating bacteria, whitening your teeth and freshening your breath.
For some patients, the non-invasive custom perio trays reduce the need for surgical intervention. For others, it can be a potent compliment to traditional treatment methods, helping to ensure a more successful outcome.
While there is no “cure” for gum disease, it can be managed with daily treatment to prevent pathogenic bacteria from recolonizing. When the desired results have been achieved, we will revise your treatment plan to maintain the results.
The Perio Protect method is an appealing, minimally invasive option for advanced periodontitis and early-stage gum disease alike.