Perio Protect is a new, home care treatment program for periodontal disease using a dentist-created and FDA-cleared medical device that can deliver doctor-prescribed medications to the source of periodontal infections. These medications address the pathogens that cause gum disease.
Perio Protect™ Patented Technology
The medical device is a set of custom fabricated Perio Protect Trays™ that are easy to use and comfortable to wear. The Perio Protect Trays offer varying thickness and differing extensions to support a special seal that gently guides antimicrobial agents of the dentist's choosing into the infected area (gingival sulcus) and that maintains the medications for a sufficient time to control the bacteria causing the infection. As healing occurs, patients alter the frequency and duration that they wear their trays.
In order to obtain Perio Protect Trays, a patient must visit a dentist who is a licensed Perio Protect partner. Once the dentist completes precise impressions of a patient's mouth, impressions are sent to a dental lab where customized trays are made to meet an individual patient's needs and conditions.
Patients' response to treatment has proven to be extremely rapid, and patient acceptance has been outstanding. The method is easy to follow and painless, and the medications help to control the bacteria that cause the disease infection.