Healthy Gums are Now Under Your Control!
Bacteria along the gumline form colonies that grow deep between the teeth and gum tissues. This space is called the periodontal pocket. These pockets can quickly become breeding grounds for the bacteria that cause infection and inflammation. The earliest symptoms of the disease are bleeding gums. Tenderness, swollen or red gums are also common. If these infections are left untreated, they can become chronic open oral wounds that cause inflammation not just in your mouth but in your body. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream and attack your organs, contributing to multiple medical problems.
Gum disease is one of the most difficult chronic diseases to treat effectively. The pockets around the base of affected teeth harbor bacteria and debris, making it almost impossible to keep infection at bay between trips to see your periodontist.
What is Perio Protect?
Perio Protect is an at-home therapy patients use to protect their gum health along with regular treatments by their periodontist. Using Perio Protect at home extends the effectiveness of in-office treatment by effectively applying medication precisely where it does the most good – deep in the periodontal pockets at the base of the teeth.
The innovative Perio Protect Method™ uses a patented, non-invasive Perio Tray™ with a customized sealing system that is proven to deliver medication deep into periodontal pockets, where toothbrushes, rinses, and floss cannot reach. These trays end the cycle of disease by extending treatment from our office to the comfort of your home. They are the only customized periodontal medication trays with FDA clearance.
Benefits of Perio Protect
Patients are delighted with the other benefits of Perio Protect. These include whiter teeth, reduced bleeding gums, firmer/healthier gums, shallower pockets, and less plaque/calculus build-up. Future dental cleanings will be easier with less discomfort. The need for surgical intervention in many patients is avoided or reduced in patients that use Perio Protect daily.
Is It Difficult to Use Perio Protect?
Not at all! At your next appointment at Carrol Periodontics, ask us about Perio Protect. We will do a thorough periodontal cleaning and treatment, followed by an evaluation of your teeth, gums, and overall health to determine if Perio Protect can help you protect your oral health and minimize infection of the periodontal pockets.
If you are a candidate for Perio Protect, we will take a digital impression of your mouth and send it to the Perio Protect lab, where they create a set of customized trays. When the trays arrive at our office, we will make any minor adjustments needed for a custom fit.
These trays are designed to fit comfortably over your teeth while administering the appropriate medication deep into the pockets where it destroys bacteria. All you have to do is apply the medicated gel to the trays, then pop them in your mouth. You wear the trays two to three times per day for just 15 minutes. It’s easy to wear them while watching television, reading, or showering. After removing, brush your teeth, and you’re done!
Treating gum disease with the Perio Protect Method has been shown to reduce the presence of the most damaging pathogens by up to 90%. The need for periodontal surgery is avoided or reduced in many patients that utilize Perio Protect daily.
Infection in the gums may enter the bloodstream circulating throughout the body. By treating gum disease, you can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, respiratory disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Colorectal Cancer, pre-term births, and low birth-weight babies.
Protect your oral health by working with us to ensure your gum disease is stopped in its tracks with Perio Protect. Contact our office at Carroll Periodontics Office Phone Number 410-857-5700 to schedule an appointment and learn how Perio Protect can restore and protect your periodontal health.