Gum disease is a common oral health issue that affects approximately 80% of Americans. While it might not seem like a big deal when it first develops, gum disease can have devastating effects if it goes untreated. Without treatment, you can be left with issues such as gum recession and tooth loss. Sylvan Heights Dental can provide you with a non-invasive way to treat gum disease from the comfort of your own home with Perio Protect.
What is Perio Protect?
Perio Protect is an approach to gum disease treatment that combines dental cleanings with specialized trays that are worn at home to deliver medication below your gums. These trays are made from impressions of your mouth and resemble mouthguards in appearance. However, they have a sealing system that helps administer the medication below the gumline. It is a minimally invasive treatment that can help you to avoid the need for gum disease surgery.
How Does Perio Protect Work?
Before you receive your Perio Protect trays, we first take impressions of your mouth. These impressions are used to create trays that will fit perfectly over your teeth. You place the medication into the trays and place them on your teeth. The sealing system helps to deliver the mediation under the gum line and deep into the periodontal pockets. It also helps to keep the medication from spilling out of the tray and into your mouth. The pressure created when the seal closes forces the medication deeper than any other non-invasive treatment can go. The trays are meant to be worn daily for just a few minutes every time in between your dental appointments.
The frequency that you wear your Perio Protect trays depends upon your situation. Many patients start with two to three applications daily for 10 to 15 minutes each. Once your infection is under control the usage of your trays is typically reduced to once daily. With a thorough oral examination, we will be able to determine the optimal usage for you.
Benefits of Perio Protect
There are many benefits associated with Perio Protect. These include:
Is Perio Protect Right for Me?
Perio Protect can help you to manage the bacteria that grow in your mouth every day. The goal of this treatment is to help promote lasting oral health without the need for invasive procedures. With an in-depth examination of your mouth, we will be able to help determine if Perio Protect is the best option for you.
Treating gum disease is essential for stopping its progression and restoring the health of your mouth. Call Sylvan Heights Dental at (503) 388-5882 today to learn more about Perio Protect and find out if this incredible treatment is right for you.