How Does Perio Protect Trays Treat Periodontal Disease?

How Does Perio Protect Trays Treat Periodontal Disease?

October 17, 2022

Millions of people across the globe are diagnosed with gum or periodontal disease each year. When left untreated on time, gum disease can lead to receding gums, loose teeth, tooth loss, and jawbone damage. Fortunately, gum disease is reversible if caught and treated early.

In its early stages, gum disease is treatable with non-surgical treatments such as good at-home dental hygiene, professional cleanings, antibiotics, and deeper cleaning. These are routine treatments that involve removing plaque and calculus below the gumline. It helps remove infections in the gums and allows them to attach to the teeth firmly.

Thanks to improvements in periodontal treatments, patients have a more effective solution to manage gum disease. Perio Tray Therapy is a relatively new approach for treating and reversing gum disease at home. Keep on reading to learn more.

What is Perio Tray Therapy?

Perio Protect is a periodontal treatment that uses custom trays to deliver medications precisely to the gums. The trays are like a mouth guard, worn over the mouth. The dentist or periodontist will take measurements of your mouth and send them to a dental lab to make the customized Perio trays.

You should put medications in the tray and wear them for several minutes daily. The trays fit snugly against the gums, ensuring the medication goes directly to the gums. The custom fit also prevents the medication from seeping into the mouth.

The pressure of the trays also forces the medication deep under the gum line, making it more efficient than alternative non-invasive treatments. The medications consistently fight bacterial infections and prevent them from recolonizing, allowing the gums to heal faster. Visit our dentist’s office near you for Perio Protect treatment.

How Can Perio Trays Therapy Benefit My Overall Health?

Perio Protect combines routine dental cleanings with perio tray delivery medication at home. Unfortunately, daily brushing and flossing can’t be able to eliminate bacterial infections trapped deep under the gums. Perio Protect delivers medications deep in the gums daily, consistently removing the risk of bacteria build-up.

Besides treating and managing gum disease, Perio Protect protects the rest of your mouth and body from infection. The infection in the gums can spread to the surrounding gums and body parts like the brain, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems.

According to research, gum disease can increase your risk of chronic inflammation that weakens your immune system. As far as oral health is concerned, gum disease can increase your risk of tooth decay, jawbone and tooth loss, loose teeth, and oral cancer.

Similarly, the infection in the gums can spread through the bloodstream, significantly increasing your risk of developing serious and life-threatening conditions like:

  • Heart disease. Infection from gum disease can enter the bloodstream and can cause inflammation of the arteries, plaque, blood clots, and reduced blood flow. It can lead to heart disease, stroke, and atherosclerosis.
  • Pregnancy issues. Hormonal changes during pregnancy make your gums more sensitive and can make gum disease more difficult to manage. Research shows pregnant women with gum or periodontal disease have seven times higher risk of preterm delivery and low-weight infants than those without gum disease.
  • Diabetes. Gum disease can increase your risk of diabetes and vice versa. Studies have shown that people with diabetes report higher blood sugar levels than those with healthy gums. Treating gum disease will help prevent or manage diabetes better.
  • Alzheimer’s disease. The bacteria associated with periodontal disease is also associated with Alzheimer’s (a progressive disease that causes the brain cells to die and destroys memory.
  • Respiratory disease. The bacteria in periodontal disease have also been identified in lung tissue patients with lung abscesses.

Treating gum disease will Perio Protect will eliminate the bacteria infection deep in the gum pockets, significantly reducing your risk of all these health complications.

Schedule an Appointment

Are you interested in Perio Protect in Sacramento, CA? Contact Sacramento Natural Dentistry to speak with our dentist in 95610.