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 Gregory C. Dilger D.D.S.           General Dentist            1353 Edgewater St.          West Salem          (503) 378-0466   

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Perio Protect Trays


Perio Protect -Your Solution for Healthy Teeth and Gums


Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that starts when food, bacteria and bacterial byproducts are not cleaned from the teeth.  At first, the infection develops along the gum line. Left untreated, it will progress below the gumline to damage the gums, teeth, and bone. 


Those who suffer from periodontal disease are often have:


  • Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums making teeth appear longer
  • Obvious plaque, tartar or calculus
  • Spaces developing between the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Sensitive/sore teeth
  • Long dental appointments
  • Increased cost for dental care


It is important to treat gum disease at any stage in order to save your gums and teeth.  Research studies continue to show a connection between gum disease (periodontitis or gingivitis) and other serious diseases, such as:


  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Blood Clots and Strokes
  • Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies
  • Alzheimer’s Disease


Many stages of gum disease can be treated using the Perio Protect Tray system. This product allows our patients to receive treatment that is completely non-invasive. The Perio Protect system has been proven to kill harmful bacteria with 72 hours. Inflammation and swelling become more controlled which eventually leads to the elimination of bleeding gums.    


What is Perio Protect?


This medical device is a set of custom fabricated Perio Protect Trays that are easy to use and comfortable to wear.  The Perio Protect Trays use varying thicknesses of material to provide a seal that guides a special antimicrobial gel into the infected areas.   The seal maintains the medication below the gumline for a sufficient period of time to control the bacteria causing the infection.  As healing occurs, patients alter the frequency and duration that they wear their trays. 


How It Works


Impressions are taken and the models sent to a special lab that fabricates the custom made trays.  These are somewhat like bleaching trays.  They are thin, soft, and comfortable.


A special gel is placed inside of your custom-made trays.  This gel seeps above and below the gum line eliminating bacteria and softening calculus.  As long as the tray fits properly you will not notice the gel leaking into the rest of the mouth.  Based on the doctor’s diagnosis, you will be instructed on the frequency and duration of wear.  The entire treatment is done in the comfort of your own home.  This unique treatment may also whiten your teeth and will freshen your breath. 


At your regularly scheduled hygiene visits, 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.


Perio Protect has become a proven treatment that eliminates most gingival and tissue disease problems without traditional perio surgery. 


by Bernadete - August 3, 2010

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Dear Dr. Dilger:


It all started with my initial phone call to Dr. Dilger's office. I felt so comfortable from the start and after I came in for my first visit it's been all about what I want and what Dr. Dilger and his staff recommends for me. All around, it's been the best dental experience I've ever had.


Al P.




Going to the dentist used to be a nightmare experience for me. That's all changed when I came to Dr. Dilger. Dr. Dilger's office staff are so warm and welcoming. Visiting them is like going home. Dr. Dilger's calm and caring manner erased all my dental anxiety and for the first time in my life I found myself relaxed in a dental chair. Dr. Dilger and his staff really took the time to get to know me and my concerns. They talked with me about my fears and helped me address my anxiety. Now I visit the dentist and I'm not afraid. I can not express the difference Dr. Dilger has made in my dental life! Thanks so much Dr. D.


Molly F.




I love my new smile.  It was so easy too.  Nearly pain free.  I am considering my lower teeth at a later date.


Debbie E.