Perio Protect: Topical Gel Treats Gum Disease in New, Innovative Way 

The study published in the Journal of Periodontology investigated the effectiveness of a new treatment using topical gel in treating gum disease. The study enrolled 90 patients with moderate to severe gum disease and found that those who used Perio Protect in conjunction with traditional scaling and root planing (SRP) treatment experienced significant improvement in their gum health compared to those who received SRP alone. The study found that those who received the topical gel reduced the depth of gum pockets, a common indicator of gum disease, by an average of 2.5 millimeters and reduced bleeding and inflammation in the gums.

Gum disease is a common oral health problem that affects millions of people. It is caused by the accumulation of plaque and tartar, which leads to inflammation and infection of the gums. If left untreated, gum disease can cause damage to the gums, bones, and connective tissues that support the teeth, leading to tooth loss.

There are various treatment options available for gum disease, including traditional scaling and root planing, antibiotics, and surgery. Perio Protect is a custom-fitted tray that delivers antimicrobial medication directly to the gums, where it can effectively target the bacteria responsible for gum disease. This new treatment option has been shown to improve overall gum health and reduce the severity of gum disease and we offer it right here in Dr. Davey’s office! We pride ourselves on staying ahead of trends and adopting new dental technologies whenever they are available to give our patients the best care possible. 

Overall, what you need to know is that gum disease is a serious oral health issue that can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Perio Protect is a new treatment option that has been shown to effectively improve gum health and reduce the severity of gum disease. If you have concerns about gum disease, we encourage you to reach out to Dr. Davey and his team to determine the best treatment plan for you. Don’t let gum disease take control of your oral health, take action today!