Treatment of periodontal disease presents us with many challenges, but effective homecare no longer needs to be one of them. Toothbrushes, rinses, and floss often fall short for patients struggling with the disease. Now there is an additional, more effective option that you can prescribe to help your patients restore and maintain their health. The Perio Tray® from Perio Protect is scientifically proven to place medication deep into periodontal pockets, even ≥6 mm. The seal prevents medication from leaking and directs it deep into pockets so the medication can fight subgingival infections.
The most commonly prescribed solution with the Perio Tray® is the oxidizing agent Perio Gel® with 1.7% hydrogen peroxide. The Perio Tray® places the gel deep into pockets and holds it there so the oxidizing agent can debride the slimy matrix covering the biofilm and dissolve the most exposed bacterial cells in the biofilms. As the biofilm communities that cause periodontitis decrease, inflammation begins to subside, and the host has new opportunity to heal.
The hydrogen peroxide in Perio Gel® also releases oxygen into pockets, modifying the subgingival microenvironment. In vivo microbiological analyses show that regular applications of Perio Gel®, each application lasting 10-20 minutes, resulted in significant reductions in biofilm populations and prevented pathogenic bacteria from reforming efficient microbial communities.
Candidates for the utilization of Perio Gel® with the Perio Tray® from Perio Protect include:
- Struggling maintenance cases
- Patients with active periodontal disease
- Medically compromised patients
- Fearful patients who decline mechanical or surgical care.