Perio Protect

Perio Protect is a comprehensive approach to gum disease treatment. The method combines dental cleanings with the comfortable Perio Tray® delivery of medication that patients use at home between office visits. The Perio Tray is similar to a mouth-guard, but it has a unique sealing system to deliver medication below the gums. You put medication in the tray and wear it for a few minutes a day. The medication fights the infections. It’s that easy.

The Perio Protect treatment approach uniquely adds more effective home-care to a treatment plan. Bacteria that cause inflammation and disease are hidden deep below the gums and are extremely difficult to manage at home with toothbrushes, rinses, and floss. The Perio Tray can reach deep into the pockets between the teeth and gums, applying medication to infected gum tissue that cannot be reached using toothbrushes, dental floss, or mouthwashes.


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When the Perio Tray is used to deliver hydrogen peroxide deep below the gums, research shows it helps reduce biofilm, bleeding, and pocket depths. The peroxide releases oxygen, killing some oral bacteria but also causing a change in the microenvironment of the periodontal pocket so that it is harder for the infectious bacteria to repopulate. When used on a daily basis, patients can better manage gum disease.

It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but dental prophylaxis and periodontal maintenance is one of the tools Dr. Drake can use to effectively halt its progression. Whether you need extensive dental work or you’re looking for a new dentist for teeth cleaning, Salem patients should make sure to call our office. When you call, you’ll always be greeted by our friendly and expertly-trained staff. Your call is important to us, and we look forward to talking you! If you have questions or concerns, we are happy to discuss them with you.

From there, the next step is to set up a time for you to come into our offices to meet with Dr. Drake. During this meeting, Dr. Drake will talk with you about your medical history, any symptoms that you’re experiencing, and address any oral health concerns you may have. She will then perform an examination to get a better idea of what may be affecting the health of your teeth and gums. She may also order some x-rays to get more information on what’s happening internally. After that, we’ll make an appointment for you to come back and get a more extensive work done or, for dental emergencies, Dr. Drake may perform the procedure right then and there.  As you may have gathered, your health is our priority, and we are committed to helping you achieve healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime, for a healthier you!

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Drake, call (503)-385-8821.