The Perio Protect Method has proven to be an excellent treatment to help patients manage their periodontal (gum) disease. It’s an effective, sensible approach to treat bacteria that cause gum disease. At the heart of the method is the adjunctive Perio Tray delivery of medication. The basic idea is to get medication under the gums and into the pockets where bacteria grow and keep it there long enough for the medication to work, all in a comfortable, non-invasive way.

How does the Perio Protect method work?

The Perio Protect Method uses a medicated tray prescribed by SmilesRForever dentists and is fabricated by a lab to custom-fit each patient’s smile. The tray has a special patented seal that directs antimicrobial agents into the gingival sulcus and maintains the medications there long enough to kill periodontal disease-causing bacteria. The frequency and duration of usage are modified as the medications kill the cause of the disease, healing the patient’s gums. As the patient continues to use Perio Protect alongside the daily brushing and flossing practices, the medication modifies the gum biofilm, preventing the return of periodontal disease.

How Perio Protect works

Perio Protect trays are easy to use. Simply, put the medication in each tray, wear them at home as instructed by your SmilesRForever dentist, and that’s it until you return to our office for your regular dental cleanings.  It’s comfortable, it works well, and it’s convenient. The Perio Protect Method’s combination of Perio Tray delivery with professional cleanings from a SmilesRForever dental hygienist is the least invasive approach available, and research shows better results than cleanings alone.

Additional benefits of the Perio Protect Method include the following:

Perio Protect effectively kills disease-causing bacteria in as little as 17 days!
Medication used in the Perio Protect Method may stop bone loss and allow bone to reform.
Many patients have already received Perio Protect treatment and are reporting success and satisfaction.
Perio Protect is a long-term home care system – with lasting results – that can help you manage your gum disease.

Perio Protect is supported by a number of peer-reviewed research articles. Learn more about the scientific support for the Perio Protect Method. Click here for a list of recent citations.

If you have gum disease, ask us about the Perio Protect Method of treatment!