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:
- 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
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
by Bernadete - August 3, 2010
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