What is Perio Protect?
Do your gums feel tender, look inflamed, and bleed easily when you brush and floss? You’re not alone. These are symptoms of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, a condition found in over 42 percent of Americans age 30 or older. Gum disease can spread to other parts of the body and cause dangerous complications, such as heart disease, respiratory infections, Alzheimer’s disease, and even certain cancers. This is why the key to full-body health begins in the mouth.
Perio Protect is an effective, non-invasive treatment for gum disease that improves your oral and overall health while reducing the need for root planing and scaling, antibiotics, or surgery. Find out more about this innovative option for treating your gums.
How Does Perio Protect Treat Gum Disease?
Gum disease is characterized by deep periodontal pockets that develop below the gum line. This is where anaerobic bacteria hide, damaging the soft tissues in your mouth and gaining direct access to your bloodstream.
While there is no “cure” for gum disease, Perio Protect is a highly effective management system for both early-stage gum disease and advanced periodontitis. This doctor-prescribed, patient-applied gum disease treatment uses the patented Perio Tray™ to deliver medication directly into periodontal pockets, where brushing, flossing, and rinsing fail to reach. Perio Protect is the only FDA-cleared periodontal medicine delivery system available.
The first step is to talk to your dentist about Perio Protect to determine if you are a candidate for this treatment. At your next appointment, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth. The impressions are sent to a lab, where they are used to create custom Invisalign-like Perio Trays. The trays are designed to cover your teeth and part of your gums, with a patented seal to hold the medication where it is most effective.
Your dental team will show you how to place a small amount of prescription medicine in each tray. The medicine contains a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide. This gently and thoroughly cleanses your periodontal pockets, killing bacteria, freshening your breath, and whitening your teeth in the process!
Wear your Perio Trays for 15 minutes each day or as your dentist prescribes. It’s a convenient, comfortable treatment you can complete while showering, watching TV, or commuting to work. Once your gums are looking and feeling healthier, your dentist may revise your treatment plan to maintain the results.
Perio Protect Treatment in Brooklyn, NY
If you have questions about Perio Protect and how it can benefit your oral health, please reach out to Beyond Dentistry Laser Center. We are proud to be a Perio Protect provider in Brooklyn, NY.
Along with helping our patients treat gum disease, we also specialize in one-hour dental implants, Invisalign, and other dental services. Our dentist, Dr. Simon Kappel, has 45 years of cosmetic and general dentistry experience to ensure comfortable, high-quality care. Call us at 718-436-0202 for more information or to request a consultation with Dr. Kappel today.