Perio Protect

What is Perio Protect?

            The Perio Protect is the newest FDA-cleared comprehensive treatment for a periodontal (gum) disease. It is designed to help control gum disease at the source – without pain, without surgery, without any unnecessary or repetitive invasive procedures. Trays allow a sufficient concentration of medicine to be delivered to the infection. It also can reduce bleeding, inflammation, increase collagen in gum tissue, and increase osteoclast which can stimulate bone repair. Medication used in the Perio Protect Method may stop bone loss and allow the bone to reform.

Perio Protect benefits

            The standard cleaning procedures in dental offices, such as scaling and root planning, help to remove plaque and tartar while also reducing bacteria. Unfortunately, bacteria reproduce quickly, and biofilms regenerate very easily, so it is difficult to control them between office visits.

            Perio Protect is a long-term home care system – with lasting results – that can help you manage your gum disease. Perio Trays are custom fit for individual use. They have a special seal and extension system that correspond to the conditions of the gums around each tooth. The seals and extensions help direct and maintain medication under the gums to the site of the infection.

How does the Perio Protect Work?

             The Perio Protect Method uses a medicated tray and is fabricated by a lab to custom-fit each patient’s smile. The tray has a special patented seal that directs antimicrobial agents into the gingival sulcus and maintains the medications there long enough to kill periodontal disease-causing bacteria. The frequency and duration of usage are modified as the medications kill the cause of the disease, healing the patient’s gums. As the patient continues to use Perio Protect alongside his daily brushing and flossing practices, the medication modifies the gum biofilm, preventing the return of the periodontal disease. Perio protect trays, filled with 1.7 % Hydrogen Peroxide gel, can get below the gum line and neutralize potentially harmful organisms. The Perio Protect Method also helps to reduce the amount of bacteria and biofilm that forms in the periodontal pockets between dental visits by placing specific prescription solutions into the pockets with a custom dental tray.

 The basic idea is to get medication under the gums and into the pockets where bacteria grow and keep it there long enough for the medication to work, all in a comfortable, non-invasive way.

  Class 1Detal is Perio Protect provider, and we’ve seen excellent results from this treatment method.

Is the Perio Protect Method Right for Me?

              While your doctor should determine the most appropriate care for your conditions, it is important to manage oral biofilm daily because bacteria are constantly introduced into the mouth. The goal of the Perio Protect Method is to promote lasting oral health without requiring repetitive invasive procedures. Brushing and flossing continue to be important, but even with standard homecare, 80% of Americans have some form of gum disease and need more help. Gum disease has been linked with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and adverse pregnancy complications. Additionally, periodontal disease has also been linked to respiratory illness, chronic kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, metabolic syndrome, erectile dysfunction, and cancer.