Perio Protect ® uses a custom, flexible tray to deliver medications that help us better manage your gum disease. You put medication in the tray, then slip it over your teeth. The comfortable tray holds medication under your gums long enough to significantly reduce the amount of disease-causing bacteria so your gum disease heals better and faster. As an added benefit, you may notice whiter teeth and fresher breath.
Once your periodontal treatment has been completed, Dr. Nehawandian recommends that you return to Top Down Dental every 2 to 3 months, to keep active periodontal conditions under control. At these appointments, the depth of your pockets will be carefully evaluated to ensure they are healthy. Plaque and calculus that is difficult for you to get rid of on a daily basis will be removed from above and below the gum line.
Full mouth laser maintenance may be recommended every 9 – 12 months to reduce bacterial and inflammation. Laser therapy can also boost your immune response, reduce the severity of further disease processes, and improve overall health.