Periodontitis, one of the most devastating gum diseases, is an alarming dental condition. It is a serious gum infection that damages the gum tissues and, if left untreated, it can destroy the jaw bone as well.
Gum disease is generally caused due to poor oral habits. It is very common but largely preventable. Treatment of gum disease involves several visits to the dental office and invasive procedures, namely scaling and root planing. A better alternative for treating gum disease is The Perio Tray by Perio Protect.
What are Perio Trays?
Infection-causing bacteria are hidden deep in the gums, and they become very difficult to manage at home using toothbrushes or floss. Perio tray is a comprehensive approach to treating gum disease from the comfort of your home. It looks almost like a mouthguard and has a special sealing system that delivers medicine under the gums. The Perio trays are custom made to fit properly over your teeth, and the treatment is extremely effective as the medicine can reach the deep pockets between your teeth and gums to treat the affected gum tissue.
Why use Perio Tray to Treat Gum Disease?
- The overall treatment is comfortable.
Unlike the conventional method of treating gum disease, perio protect trays are comfortable, convenient, and easy to use. The treatment using the Perio tray will not disrupt your schedule since there are fewer office visits involved.
- It improves your oral hygiene.
You can achieve whiter teeth and a fresher breath while treating gum disease. These trays reduce the infection-causing bacteria, hence treating gum disease, and it freshens your breath as well. Additionally, the antimicrobials that treat gum disease also give teeth-whitening benefits.
- It improves your overall health as well.
Gums provide direct access to your body's bloodstream and its vital systems. According to studies, gum disease-causing bacteria have been linked to pathogens that cause other types of systemic inflammation and sickness. Treating gum disease would reduce the risk of various other health problems.
What is the Procedure of Treating Gum Disease Using Perio Trays?
We will begin with a thorough assessment of your mouth. We will then take measurements and impressions of your teeth and gums that will be sent to the laboratory to manufacture your custom tray. We will hand over the tray to you and prescribe the medications and directions to use it. The frequency and duration of wearing the tray are dependent on individual patients' needs. You will just need to put the prescribed medication in the tray and place it in your mouth as instructed.
Using Perio trays, you can treat gum disease at home while watching television, doing your household chores, or even cleaning the lawn. Follow-up consultations along with proper oral health maintenance are important to treat gum disease and also eliminate the chances of reinfection.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Henderson, NV, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Christensen. Please call us at (702) 331-2121 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.