Periodontal Gum Disease Treatment
About Perio Protect
Perio Protect is a customized treatment regimen designed to fight gum disease in the least invasive way possible. By fighting bacterial build-up in between the teeth and gums, Perio Protect’s primary goal is to enable those who use it to achieve longer lasting oral health.
Dentists estimate that around eight out of ten Americans are living with some kind of gum disease. The disease, which can be caused by harmful bacteria thriving in deep pockets between the teeth and gums, has been referred to by dentists around the world as the “hidden disease” and the “silent epidemic” because most people remain unaware of the problem and do not receive treatment for it. Left unchecked, these pools of bacteria, or biofilm, may require invasive procedures such as frequent deep cleanings or surgeries to combat their growth. However, with Perio Protect, patients can fight harmful bacteria at home in between dentist visits. Perio Protect is safe, comfortable, and effective, and the FDA approved the device in 2004. Dentists around the country have been prescribing Perio Protect to their patients for years.
As a sophisticated, yet easy to use device, the custom-made Perio Protect dental tray only needs to be used for minutes each day. Technicians construct the Perio Protect Tray for each patient in a specialized dental laboratory, and the patient fills the device with medication prescribed by a dentist and places it in his or her mouth. Fitting snugly over the teeth and gums, Perio Protect allows the medication to reach target spots and prevents natural fluids from washing the medication away. Potential other effects reported by users of Perio Protect are whiter teeth and fresher breath.