Perio Protect® can be an excellent option for patients who have gum disease. As an addition to your daily brushing and flossing habits, this non-invasive, at-home treatment is designed to help protect your gums and maintain their health between your regularly scheduled dental cleanings. Perio Protect involves the daily application of a special gel which contains hydrogen peroxide. The gel is placed in a customized oral appliance called a Perio Tray. Similar to a mouthguard, the Perio Tray is designed to fit comfortably over your teeth, ultimately creating a temporary seal that can effectively deliver the gel formula into deep crevices between the gums and the teeth—areas that are not easy to access with normal brushing, flossing, and mouthwash. The device needs to be worn for only a few minutes at a time each day. The medicine that’s gently pushed into the gums is designed to fight infection and make it harder for harmful biofilm to grow inside periodontal pockets, which helps to prevent gum disease from progressing to more severe stages.
The Perio Protect system can work as a powerful adjunctive therapy along with your daily oral hygiene routines and professional cleanings. This treatment can also be helpful for maintaining long-term oral wellness and reducing the chance that gum surgery may be required later in life. Perio Protect is a truly innovative (and non-invasive) way to lower the risk of gum disease progressing into a more serious problem! To learn more about the Perio Protect system, check out their eBook below featuring Dr. Fulbright!