Perio Protect

Gum Disease Therapy with Perio Protect®

[dropcap]R[/dropcap]esearch linking gum disease with overall health conditions has been making headlines in recent years. Studies show a direct correlation between gum disease and type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, respiratory illness, and pregnancy complications. Gum disease is also the number one cause of tooth loss, chronic bad breath, and bleeding gums. Many of the initial symptoms of gum disease are subtle and often go unnoticed.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you may be at risk for gum disease:

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  • Bad breath or metallic taste in mouth
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Gum recession (elongated teeth)
  • Spaces or pockets between teeth
  • Spaces or pockets between teeth
  • Obvious plaque or tartar
  • Tooth sensitivity


When caught in its earliest stages, gum disease can often be reversed. Early detection and treatment are crucial, and at Afinia Dental, we’re pleased to introduce a revolutionary and non-invasive therapy for the treatment of gum disease: Perio Protect¬Æ.

Perio Protect® involves custom-made trays and a prescription medication that reaches into the periodontal pockets, where bacteria lurk. The trays keep the medication in the pockets, preventing saliva from washing it away. In combination with periodontal cleanings, Perio Protect® has been proven to greatly reduce periodontal and the need for more invasive procedures in the future.

Follow the Perio Protect® protocol as instructed by Dr. Killgore or Dr. Shaftel, and in no time you can have fresher breath, whiter teeth, and a solid, healthy smile!