RECENT STUDIES SHOW nearly half of all adults have some degree of gum disease. Although some periodontal treatments can be invasive or ineffective, The Perio Tray® by Perio Protect® is a simple treatment that reaches where your toothbrush, floss and mouthrinse can’t.
Perio Protect Treats Gum Disease Between Visits
Perio Protect is a comprehensive periodontal treatment approach that combines professional cleanings with effective, at-home treatment. The Perio Tray is similar to a mouthguard but it has a special sealing system to deliver medication below the gum line. You simply put the medication in the tray and wear it for a few minutes a day between office visits—it’s that easy.
Not only is this approach easy to use, it treats the bacteria causing your gum disease in a comfortable way, minimizing the need for surgery and antibiotics.
Other benefits of Perio Protect Trays include natural whitening effect and helping fight against plaque buildup.
Perio Protect Trays may not be right for everyone. Patients need to be compliant and know the importance of their recare appointments, patients who are not gaggers to wear the appliance and patients that understand this is a lifelong commitment to their oral health are the best candidates for Perio Protect trays.
Perio Protect Trays are a daily commitment, with at least 3-6 applications per day for 10-20 minutes. The frequency all depends on the patients and severity of the oral periodontal infection.
Perio Protect Trays are not covered by most dental insurances, but Washington Smiles Complete Health Dentistry has options for payments to help cover the cost.
Better Results Than Office Visits Alone
Bacteria reproduce quickly under the gums, making it difficult to control between office visits. Research shows that when professional cleanings are combined with Perio Tray delivery of hydrogen peroxide gel, patients get better results than the cleanings alone. The Perio Tray is designed specifically to combat bacteria and supplement in-office treatment, helping you keep gum disease under control.
We Want To Protect Your Smile’s Foundation
Caring for your gums is crucial to your oral and overall health. If you have any questions about how Perio Protect can benefit you, give us a call to set an appointment or reach out to us on social media! We’d love to answer any questions you might have.