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Gum Disease Treatment

Red, swollen gums are a red flag for one thing: gum disease. If you have the symptoms, you’re not alone. More than 80% of adults have some form of gum disease. Fortunately, there are many effective and pain-free gum disease treatments. For gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease, treatment typically involves a thorough dental cleaning, followed by daily brushing and flossing. Advanced gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, requires scaling and root planing to remove stubborn deposits below the gum line. Laser gum surgery, a new alternative to scaling and root planing, uses beams of high-speed light to remove plaque and tartar buildup. If non-surgical methods of gum disease treatment are ineffective, a gingivectomy, or periodontal surgery, may be necessary.

The Perio Tray® by Perio Protect: Non-Invasive Therapy for Gum Disease

Gum disease is caused by a bacterial infection that is hidden below your gums. Dental cleanings can effectively treat the bacteria, but when you return home the cycle often continues. Bacterial cells grow back in just hours after a cleaning, and toothbrush, rinse and floss can’t reach deep enough to address the infection at home.

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

With Perio Tray therapy, you have a new chance against the infections. In additional to healthier gums, patients commonly report whiter teeth and fresher breath. If you’ve been told that you have gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis), ask our team if Perio Trays are right for you.

Fresher Breath is Only a Tray Away

Gum or mints can freshen your breath, but they may be masking a larger issue in your mouth. Bad breath is often caused by gum disease and one in two American adults have the chronic form of the disease. It starts with infections under your gums where a toothbrush, rinse, and floss can’t reach. To help resolve the infections and freshen your breath, we offer prescription Perio Trays. The Perio Tray delivers medication under your gums to address the infection. You’ll notice fresher breath within days of starting the treatment.

Fresher breath is only a tray away, so call today!

The trays are easy to use, effective, and comfortable. You’ll be surprised at how fresh your breath can be. Be sure to ask our hygiene team or call us for more information.

A Healthy Smile, A Healthy You

A little bleeding when I brush or floss is ok, right? When you comb or brush your hair, your scalp doesn’t bleed. Brushing or flossing shouldn’t cause your gums to bleed either. Bleeding gums is a common sign of an infection. If left unchecked, infected gums swell and can become tender or red, compromising your smile and potentially your health.

We take bleeding, infected gums seriously because the infections causing the bleeding are associated with diabetes, heart disease, respiratory illnesses, blood clots, and strokes. If you have a gum infection, you need treatment, and the earlier the better.

One of the best ways to treat the infection is with prescription Perio Trays. The special tray delivery of medication under your gums is used once or twice a day for just a few minutes. We’ve seen excellent results with this treatment in our office.

If you notice blood when you brush or floss, we encourage you to talk with our hygiene team about your symptoms and your options. Call us for more information or visit

Making Dental Care Easier at Home

We are proud to offer the best homecare to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Studies show the vast majority of adults, especially as we get older, may brush regularly but still lose ground over time. This is often because brushing and flossing require both time and technique to be effective. Gum disease may result. In fact 47% of American adults have chronic gum disease and the percentage increases significantly as we age.

To help ease and improve oral care at home, we can prescribe a custom-formed Perio Tray® to hold medication deep below your gums where the infections hide. You just put a small amount of the medicated gel in the tray and wear it for 10-15 minutes. It’s that easy. The tray is made precisely for your mouth so it is very comfortable. After just days of usage, patients report their mouths feel cleaner and their breath is fresher. You will also have a whiter, brighter smile.

Ask our hygienists about Perio Trays® at your next appointment or call us today for more information.

For patients who need but refuse to come in every 3 months for maintenance therapy: D4341, D4342, D4910, D 4346, D0180 or multiple D1110.

Need More Hours in the Day?

Taking care of your teeth and gums, especially if you have been diagnosed with gum disease, can be time consuming and require multiple visits to our office. While we love to see you, we also understand that your time is valuable and you have other places to be.

To make your homecare more effective and to potentially reduce the number of office visits, we offer the prescription Perio Tray to deliver medication deep below the gums to fight the infections causing gum disease. This tray therapy takes just seconds to prepare and you wear it for 10-15 minutes while you do something else.

If you struggle with bleeding gums, be sure to ask us about prescription Perio Trays®. Taking advantage of this easy, comfortable and effective technology can benefit your health, freshen your breath, and whiten your smile.

With regular use, you should be able to maintain good health with fewer office visits. Call us today for more information.

For patients who were diagnosed with scaling or surgery and refused or ignored treatment.

Your Comfort is a High Priority for our Care

We value our patients and their comfort so much that we offer the latest technology to ensure not only the best treatment for you and your loved ones but also the most comfortable care.

When it comes to treating gum disease, which half of American adults have, we want to catch and treat it in the most minimally invasive way possible. One relatively new technique we offer that is super easy and very comfortable is the prescription Perio Tray®. The Tray looks like a simple mouth guard but each one is custom fabricated to deliver medication deep below your gums so the medication can fight the infection causing the disease.

Patients report cleaner feeling mouths, fresher breath, and easier office visits! Inflammation, or infected, swollen gums causes discomfort. If you can address the inflammation with the prescription tray delivery, you can have a more comfortable visit.

If you have been diagnosed with gum disease or think you may have it, be sure to talk with us to find out if this tray therapy can help you.

47% of American Adults? Really……? Yes.

Gum disease is silent but serious. It is estimated that 47% of American adults have the chronic form of gum disease known as periodontitis and tens of millions more suffer from gingivitis. The problem is bacteria, they grow so well in the mouth. Most live in harmony with our body but when that harmony is disrupted and infections result, we need professional help.

Signs of gum disease include

  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Red, tender or swollen gums
  • Teeth that appear longer or seem loose
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together.

It is hard to keep the gums clean at home because the infections hid deep below the gums where toothbrush, rinse and floss can’t reach. Thankfully we can prescribe Perio Trays® to administer medication deep below the gums to better manage gum disease. You take them home, wear them for 10-15 minute daily intervals, and the medication fights the infections. It’s that easy to have better health.

Side effects of the tray therapy? Whiter teeth and fresher breath. Talk to us if you have any of the disease symptoms. We can help.