The overall goal of the Perio Protect Method™ is to manage oral biofilm with minimal surgery or antibiotics.
The Method is a combination of treatments, including a non-invasive chemical debriding therapy used in conjunction with traditional mechanical debriding procedures. The chemical therapy involves a tray delivery (Perio Tray) of 1.7% hydrogen peroxide gel to chemically debride biofilm from the periodontal pocket and alter the pocket's microbiological environment to disrupt biofilm growth.
The standard cleaning procedures in dental offices (i.e. scaling and root planing) help remove plaque and tartar and help reduce bacteria, but unfortunately bacteria reproduce quickly and biofilms regenerate very easily, so it is difficult to control them between office visits.
With the Perio Protect Method, you can place prescribed solutions into periodontal pockets between office visits using an appropriately formed, customized dental tray. This placement helps manage biofilm more effectively. Research shows that 1.7% hydrogen peroxide gel both debrides the biofilm and oxygenates the pocket.
Dentists may choose to treat the oral wounds with the chemical debriding and cleansing agents before mechanical debriding procedures to help reduce bacterial populations and thus reduce the risk of introducing bacteria into the bloodstream during mechanical debridement.
Perio Trays are versatile tools that give you new options for better biofilm management. You no longer have to watch periodontal disease progress before you offer an effective adjunct. With Perio Trays, you can intervene earlier in the disease cycle, adopting a proactive approach. You can also treat patients with moderate to severe periodontitis. Perio Tray delivery helps reduce the need for surgical intervention and helps maintain optimal oral health.
Research shows that the combination of Perio Tray delivery and scaling leads to greater reductions in bleeding and pocket depths than scaling alone.
For most people following the Perio Protect Method, the placement of prescribed solutions into a periodontal pocket via a customized prescription tray requires only minutes each day. Patients describe the tray delivery as comfortable and appreciate its non-invasive technology. The fact that this method for treating periodontal disease minimizes the use of surgery and antibiotics greatly enhances patient acceptance of this treatment.