Last winter, our office became certified as Perio Protect providers. Perio Protect is a non-surgical treatment option for patients with periodontal disease or gingivitis. This treatment has been around for a while and is commonly used by periodontists (dentists who specialize in periodontal disease).
How does it work?
Using medical carrier devices customized to your teeth, medication is able to gently target periodontal bacteria deep below the gum line. This can be extremely beneficial for someone with deep gum pockets around their teeth, since a regular toothbrush and floss is only able to ever clean 4mm below the gum line. These customized trays are worn once or twice per day for 15 minute periods.
Who can benefit from using Perio Protect?
Patients who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease and have had a scaling/root planing (deep cleaning) procedure completed, but continue to have gum inflammation or those who have gingivitis which continues to persist after having their teeth cleaned are the major benefactors of Perio Protect treatment.
Perio Protect offers an additional treatment modality for fighting against gum disease. In addition to healthier gums, patients commonly report whiter teeth and fresher breath after use. If you’ve been told that you have gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis), ask our team if Perio Protect trays are right for you.