Perio Protect is a revolutionary way to approach treating gum disease. It utilizes the latest innovations in technology to focus periodontal treatment where it needs to be—in the tiny spaces under the gumline. Custom plastic trays are worn over the teeth and gums and seal the medication in areas that are difficult to reach otherwise.
When you and Dr. Michitti have met and discussed your periodontal treatment, we’ll create a customized treatment plan. Then, we take impressions of your teeth and send this information to Perio Protect. They fabricate custom trays, which will be shipped to our office. After we’ve given you instructions for applying the solution, you take the trays home and follow the guidance we’ve provided. In most cases, patients need to wear the trays for only a few minutes every day; however, depending on your situation, you may be instructed to wear them longer or more frequently.
Brushing and flossing daily are undoubtedly essential for getting rid of bacteria and plaque. However, even deep scaling and root planing can fail to reach periodontal pockets. The custom, patented trays are designed to put medication right where it needs to be without having to resort to more invasive procedures like surgery in the office. This treatment is also handled at home, which is much more convenient and comfortable for you as the patient.
Plus, as an added bonus, the hydrogen peroxide medication tends to whiten teeth and eliminates the bacteria that cause bad breath, meaning you can enjoy a fresher, more beautiful smile because of this Perio Protect.
Chances are, if you have gum disease or struggle with recurring bouts of gum disease, Perio Protect will be a good option to explore in your treatment. However, first Dr. Michitti needs to examine you to make sure you’re a good candidate. The trays may not be right for everyone, and we want to set you up for success in fighting gum disease. During your initial appointment, Dr. Michitti can properly diagnose the problem and put together a treatment plan designed specifically for your gums.
Gums may be soft tissues, but they have an important role for your smile. They stabilize your teeth and cover the jawbone. Unfortunately, when gums become infected, the supportive tissue breaks down, allowing teeth to feel loose. Ultimately without treatment, gum disease leads to tooth loss as well as increases your risk of serious medical conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, and more. That’s why it’s important to address periodontal issues as efficiently and effectively as possible with Perio Protect.