Gum disease is a serious oral condition that affects millions of people, and it is important to receive immediate treatment to avoid further damage. At Dycus Dental, we have an easy solution to treating gingivitis. The Perio Protect® Perio Tray is a trusted and effective periodontal treatment system in which patients receive a take-home treatment to care for their gum disease. Under the direction of our dentist, patients can manage their condition and benefit from a healthier, more beautiful smile. If you have gum disease, we invite you to contact us at 931-528-7977 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Richard Dycus to learn whether you could benefit from using the Perio Protect Perio Tray in Cookeville, Tennessee.

For patients who have gum disease, there are several treatment options to remove the harmful bacteria and restore your oral health; however, most of the available periodontal treatments require some sort of surgical or invasive procedure. At our practice, we want to help our patients manage their gum disease without having to undergo surgery or other uncomfortable procedures. To do this, we are proud to offer the Perio Protect Perio Tray. During this treatment, patients will receive a customized dental tray that matches their unique bite. Patients will fill this oral tray with a medicated gel, and then insert their tray around their teeth. This delivers medication inside the gel directly to the source of your gum disease, targeting and killing the harmful bacteria.

In addition to providing a customized periodontal treatment, some of the benefits of Perio Protect include:

  • More comfortable
  • More effective
  • Less invasive option of delivering medication deep below the gums
  • May eliminate the need for systemic antibiotics, which carry side effects
  • Patients can add medication any time
  • Allows for a more complete treatment of biofilms beneath the gums

Perio Protect is customized to meet your unique needs.  Most patients typically start with 2-3 Perio Tray applications each day, each lasting for about 10-15 minutes. Once your infection is under control, our dentist may reduce your treatment time and dosage, thus helping you continue to manage your condition.

If you would like to set up a consultation with our skilled dentist, and to learn more about Perio Protect Perio® Tray we invite you to contact us today. We are committed to your oral health, and we hope to see you soon!