Perio Protect and Perio Trays are part of our gum disease treatment protocol. Traditionally, treating gum disease typically consists of scraping your teeth (called scaling and root planing) to remove the harmful plaque and tartar above and below the gumline. For some people, the scraping is tolerable; for others, numbing the area before treatment is necessary.
With Perio Protect, treatment is done at home twice a day for 10 to 15 minutes each time by wearing custom-made mouthguard trays to deliver bacteria-fighting medication deep below and around the gumline to prevent gum disease. In the process, the existing tartar melts away or softens significantly, decreasing the need for scaling and root planing. When used in combination with regular brushing and flossing, plus routine dental checkups, you will find managing your gum disease to be much easier than before and will regain your oral health rather quickly. As a side benefit, the medication used in Perio Protect will also whiten your teeth.
If you would like to learn whether you are a good candidate for Perio Protect, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.