Minimally Invasive Dentistry
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Can I avoid a Deep Cleaning?
Deep cleaning, also known as Scaling and root planing, is really the first line of treatment for periodontal/gum infections. It is a tried and true remedy but unfotunately does not provide all the answers patients are looking for. Perio protect is a non invasive therapeutic option that may go a long way towards avoiding re-SRPs and deterioration of gum disease.The Perio Protect Method® is an effective, sensible approach to treat bacteria that cause gum disease. At the heart of the Method is the adjunctive Perio Tray® delivery of medication. 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. Not a simple task. That's why the Perio Tray is such an important advancement.
The Perio Tray is easy to use. You put the medication into the trays, wear the trays at home as instructed by your dentist and, well, thats it, until you return to the dentist for a recall visit. Its comfortable, it works well, and its convenient. The Perio Protect Methods combination of Perio Tray delivery with thorough cleanings from a dental office is the least invasive approach available, and research shows better results than cleaning alone.
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 infected wounds. For most people, treatment time amounts to minutes each day. As healing occurs and conditions improve, dentists will modify your frequency and duration of usage, gradually decreasing patient usage until the infection is under control and the disease is well managed. You can then follow a homecare maintenance schedule to keep the bacteria at bay.
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Our Office is proud to be Perio Protect Certified. Contact us and set an appointment to see if the Perio Protect Method is right for you.