The Perio Tray® has been named one of the Top 100 Products of 2010 by Dentistry Today, the nation’s leading clinical news journal for dentists.
is available at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design in Colorado Springs.
This is the second consecutive year that the Perio Tray® has been named a Dentistry Today Top 100 Product.
The Perio Tray® was cleared by the FDA in 2004 as a prescription medical device, with which to administer doctor-prescribed medication below the gum line. The unique, patented design of the Perio Tray® allows medication to be held below the gum line long enough for the medication to work effectively.
Patients describe Perio Trays® as comfortable and convenient. They especially appreciate the non-invasive nature of the Trays, while dentists and hygienists appreciate the success their patients are enjoying.
Dentists, in order to prescribe Perio Trays, receive training from Perio Protect.
The treatment of gum disease is a concern for many Americans, affecting approximately 85 percent of American adults thirty-five and over. Gum disease is not only the leading cause of adult tooth loss but has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, upper respiratory disease and other inflammatory infections.
Once an individual is diagnosed with gum disease (periodontitis or gingivitis), several treatment options are available, including regular intensive cleaning of the teeth above and below the gum, as well as surgery, during which diseased gum tissue is cut away and replaced with grafts from the roof of the mouth. Newer laser surgical treatments are also available. A non-invasive tool like the prescription Perio Tray that can be used between office visits appeals to patients, many of whom have refused previous treatment recommendations and left their condition untreated.
The Perio Tray® was initially developed by Dr. Duane Keller, a dentist practicing in St. Louis, MO, for his own patients who wanted to avoid invasive procedures. With this relatively simple and affordable tool, patients now have the opportunity to place medications below the gum line in the comfort of their own home.
Learn more about the Perio Tray® at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design.