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What is PerioProtect®
The Perio Protect Method™ is a comprehensive treatment approach to help manage oral bacteria (biofilms) associated with periodontal disease (gingivitis and periodontitis). The basic idea behind the Method is to change the microbiological environment of the diseased area for better management of the biofilm responsible for initiating the disease.
Is it Right for Me?
Dentists using the Perio Protect Method™ must determine an individualized treatment plan for each patient, and, based on patient conditions, the Perio Protect methodology incorporates mechanical debridement (e.g. scaling and root planing) and/or laser assisted removal of biofilms with patient delivery of prescribed medication into the gingival sulcus or periodontal pocket via a prescription dental tray designed to effect such delivery. The chemical therapy to dissolve bacterial communities and cleanse oral wounds can be administered by patients between office visits with a non-invasive prescription tray. Many doctors prescribe medication first to help dissolve the bacteria and cleanse oral wounds and thus help reduce the scope of invasive procedures which risk introducing bacteria into the blood stream. If surgical treatments are necessary, they are incorporated into the treatment plan. However, the goal is to help patients avoid surgery or repetitive invasive procedures whenever possible.
For more information, visit the PerioProtect website