Dentists and hygienists are constantly in search of how to treat periodontal problems. Eighty percent of the population has periodontal problems that need treatment. Current medical research shows a connection between periodontal disease, diabetes, and systemic inflammation.
Traditionally, we have tried adjuncts to sac along and root planing. Systemic antibiotics can cause problems with resistance, compliance, and gut issues. Rinses cannot go into the pocket, and subgingival antibiotics must be placed by the hygienist or doctor and are quite expensive.
The Perio Protect tray was developed to deliver antibacterial gel into the periodontal pocket by means of a custom-made tray. The tray is worn from five to 15 minutes, based on treatment recommendations, and is instrumental in killing the bacteria present in periodontal conditions. A side benefit: It tends to whiten teeth.
We like to prescribe this treatment for refractory perio patients, as well as patients concerned about overall body health and systemic inflammation. If the patient can control bacteria at home, the biofilm does not repopulate, and the patient tends to avoid as much intervention in the future.
Providers must be certified by the company, which offers a 90-minute training for the entire team for $299. Plus, your first case is free.
This treatment is cutting edge in the movement for total body health and its connection to periodontal disease. Doctors should train and provide such cutting-edge services to set themselves apart.
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