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Gum disease is caused by a bacterial infection hidden below your gums. Dental cleanings can effectively remove the bacteria, but the bacteria re-populate almost immediately and the infectious cycle continues. It’s important to keep brushing and flossing, but toothbrush, rinse and floss just can’t reach deep enough to address infections below your gums.

The Perio Tray® by Perio Protect gently applies medication deep under the gums to fight the infections and prevent their recurrence. You use it at home for just minutes each day. The Tray is comfortable, flexible, and custom-fit precisely for your mouth.

It is important to treat active infections. Almost half of American adults have chronic periodontitis, an advanced form of gum disease that taxes the immune system and may make it harder for your body to fight off other infectious challenges. Infections in your gums may also contribute to other chronic health problems like arterial inflammation.

Not only does Perio Tray® therapy help improve your health, it can also help you smile with more confidence. Patients using Perio Trays® report whiter teeth and fresher breath. Chronic bad breath often signals chronic gum disease. Address the disease and freshen your breath.

If you’ve been told that you have gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis), ask our team if Perio Trays® are right for you (512) 477-9775.

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These four videos below will illustrate just what Perio Protect Tray® is and how easily it can be used for your dental and overall health benefits!

Perio Protect Tray® is a comprehensive approach to gum disease treatment. The approach combines dental cleanings with the comfortable Perio Tray® delivery of medication that patients use at home between office visits. The Perio Tray® is similar to a mouth-guard, but it has a special sealing system to deliver medication below the gums. You put medication in the tray and wear it for a few minutes a day. The medication fights the infections. It’s that easy.

The Perio Protect® treatment approach uniquely adds more effective home-care to a treatment plan. Bacteria that cause inflammation and disease are hidden deep below the gums and are extremely difficult to manage at home with toothbrushes, rinses and floss. The Perio Tray® is able to reach deep into the pockets between the teeth and gums, applying medication to infected gum tissue that cannot be reached using toothbrushes, dental floss, or mouthwashes. In fact, the Perio Protect Tray® was created to help patients fight periodontal diseases in the most minimally invasive way possible.

Why Use Perio Protect for Gum Disease Treatment?

The Perio Tray® has many advantages as a gum disease treatment device, but perhaps the most important benefits of the Perio Tray® is that it is a more comfortable, more effective, and less invasive option to deliver medication deep below the gums. The tray may also help patients avoid the need for systemic antibiotics, which can be over-used. In addition, the Perio Tray® is not technique sensitive. Unlike tooth brushing and flossing which requires patients to use specific techniques, with the Perio Tray® , patients just add medication and pop it into their mouth. This use also allows for a more complete treatment of biofilms beneath the gums.

If you live in or near the Austin area and want to improve your overall dental health, we invite you to call (512) 477-9775 and schedule a consultation to learn how this treatment option can work for you.

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MM Family Dentistry is located at 7408 Cameron Road Suite A Austin, TX 78752.

(512) 477-9775