What is Perio Protect™?
Perio Protect™ is a specially designed system that helps to treat gingivitis and gum disease. When gingivitis and gum disease begin to form, small pockets between the tooth and gum become visible. Bacteria then gets into these pockets, furthering the infection and progression of the disease. Brushing and flossing alone will not get rid of the bacteria, which is why Perio Protect™ is highly recommended to patients.
Why would you need Perio Protect™?
You may need Perio Protect™ if you have gingivitis or gum disease. These trays deliver medication deep into the pockets around your teeth where you are unable to reach with a brush or flossing string alone. You can think of the treatment as periodontal care that you can do at home. You wear the trays for just minutes a day while they deliver effective medication deep into those gingival pockets. Other benefits of Perio Protect™ include fresher breath and whiter teeth.
What makes you a candidate for Perio Protect™?
To be considered a candidate for Perio Protect™, you’ll need to have either gingivitis or gum disease. The system works to deliver medication deep into the gingival pockets that typically only form when gum disease is present. You will need to come in for a consultation prior to being fitted for Perio Protect™ trays. The system is ideal for most patients looking for quality periodontal care that they can do in the comfort of their own home.
What is the procedure like for Perio Protect™?
You will first come in for an exam and to check your gums for signs of gingivitis and gum disease. Next, impressions are taken and sent to a lab where custom-made trays are created for you. These trays are then used in conjunction with the Perio Protect™ medication. You will need to wear the trays for several minutes a day while the medication works to penetrate the gingival pockets. It is important that even with the help of Perio Protect™, you still come in twice a year for regular dental cleanings and checkups. Our goal is to help stop the spread of periodontal disease and save your teeth using this amazingly convenient method.
If you’re interested in Perio Protect™, call our office now and we can help to answer your questions regarding this option as well as schedule an appointment for you.