Sellwood-Moreland and Portland OR
For patients with gum disease or other oral bacterial infections, Whole Health Dentistry offers Perio Tray by Perio Protect. This treatment allows you to fight the infection in the comfort of your home, in combination with professional cleanings and dental care at the dentist’s office.
What is a Perio Tray?
A Perio Tray is an at-home delivery system for medication that treats periodontal infections.
A Perio Tray fits in the mouth similar to a mouth guard. Place medication in the tray and then insert it into the mouth. Medication is administered below the gums, and in areas of the mouth that you cannot reach with your toothbrush. Wearing a Perio Tray for just a few minutes a day achieves dramatic results.
Recent research has shown that for patients who have gum disease or other oral bacterial infections, patients who have professional cleanings in combination with Perio Tray delivery of hydrogen peroxide gel enjoy better results than patients who have professional treatments alone.
Gum disease can be a serious threat to your overall health—not just your oral health. The bacteria that infect your gums can spread through your entire body, especially in cases where gum disease is not properly diagnosed or goes untreated.
These diseases are among those that have been linked to oral bacteria:
- Heart disease
- Respiratory disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Blood clots
- Premature or low birth weight babies
Gum disease starts with your gums becoming irritated, sore, puffy, or bloody, which is known as gingivitis. It then progresses to periodontitis, which can only be cleaned by a professional dental cleaning. If you have gum disease, at any stage, then it is crucial to receive diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible.
Whole Health Dentistry offers complete oral care to patients of Sellwood-Moreland and Portland, Oregon. To schedule an appointment, contact Whole Health Dentistry today at (503) 233-5825.