Gum disease is caused by a bacterial infection that is hidden below your gums. What begins as bacteria on the teeth form colonies and slide between the surfaces and into the spaces between the teeth and gums known as periodontal pockets.
These pockets can quickly become breeding grounds for the bacteria and form communities called biofilms. Biofilms grow and break apart to spread. The spreading can prompt additional infection, inflammation and tenderness of the gums. Brushing, rinsing and flossing are important. But these efforts fail to reach deep below the gum line where bacteria thrive—in the periodontal pockets.
Traditionally, deep cleanings, known as root planing and scaling, or surgery have been required to reach deep into the pockets to treat advanced gum disease. Scaling involves numbing the gums then scraping and smoothing the tooth surface to remove bacteria to prevent it from readhering.
Surgery traditionally requires cutting the tissues to lift a flap to be able to clean the root surfaces. Often, these processes must be repeated over multiple visits. It can be frustrating, painful and invite harmful bacteria back into the new wounds.
Perio Protect is an innovative treatment regimen that utilizes custom-made trays, molded to the mouth of an individual patient and designed with a patented seal to place and hold medication and to deliver bacteria-fighting medicine deep below the gum line where brushing and flossing simply cannot reach.
Patented trays from Perio Protect deliver bacteria-fighting peroxide deep into the pockets of the gums to kill the source of infection. And the fact that these trays are non-invasive means the treatment is both effective and repeatable.
Treating gum disease with the Perio Protect method has been shown to reduce the presence of the most damaging pathogens by up to 90%. Gum disease treatment helps reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, respiratory disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Colorectal Cancer and pre-term births and low birth-weight babies. In additional to healthier gums, patients commonly report whiter teeth and fresher breath.
Did you know…
80% of Americans have gum disease. 100% of them would prefer non-surgical treatment option. Patented, prescription Perio Trays allow medicine to reach bacteria that brushing and flossing cannot touch. Using Perio Protect Perio Tray is so comfortable and convenient that you can even use it while you watch TV, or shower or on your morning commute.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I have gum disease?
The most common sign of gum disease is blood in the sink after brushing. Gum disease is usually diagnosed by your dentist, hygienist or periodontist.
Can you prove that it works?
Absolutely. We are proud to report that patients using Perio Protect in controlled clinical trials had significantly better outcomes than patients who did not use Perio Trays. Among Perio Protect patients, 75% found reduction in bleeding and 100% said they would recommend perio protect to others.
Will my insurance cover Perio Protect?
It depends on your insurance provider. Contact your plan administrator or your insurance company to ask.