Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) February 2, 2006
A ground-breaking medical device for the non-surgical treatment of gum disease has been cleared for general use by the FDA. Developed by Perio Protect, LLC, after more than 20 years of research and testing, the Perio Protect Method utilizes a patented medical device that delivers antimicrobial medication directly to the source of infection.
The device consists of customized trays that fit comfortably over the teeth and are worn at home for minutes each day. Their unique design permits doctor chosen medications to surround and remain in the periodontal pocket long enough to kill bacteria and modify the protein biofilm on the teeth, making it easy to remove calculus and tarter. The trays are worn as a supplement to regular brushing and flossing, and the treatment is modified as healing occurs. Once the disease is under control, patients use the Perio Protect system as their long-term homecare regimen to prevent a reoccurrence.
This process has been clinically shown to be comfortable, easy to use, effective and reliable, allowing most patients to avoid gum surgery. The medications delivered to the periodontal pocket have also been determined to clinically stop bone loss and promote regeneration, enabling patients to keep their teeth and promoting a greater degree of health.
Periodontal disease affects approximately 90 percent of adults worldwide and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. The condition may also be associated with systemic infections such as heart disease, upper respiratory disease and other inflammatory infections. Up to now, the only way to treat the infection was with frequent -- and often painful -- dental scaling and root planing above and below the gum line, or with invasive surgery where diseased portions of the gum tissue are cut away and replaced. Both options have proven to be unpopular with patients who typically avoid the procedures.
According to Dr. Mitchell Pohl, a South Florida trained and licensed Perio Protect provider, “Periodontal disease is a challenge for both medical professionals and patients. Although the initial symptoms may seem innocuous -- red, swollen gums and bleeding when brushing -- the condition can quickly progress to chronic bad breath, loose teeth, gum recession and -- ultimately -- serious medical conditions.
“Perio Protect is a new tool to successfully treat the condition. Hundreds of doctors are already using the Perio Protectä method as part of their oral care treatment, and are reporting outstanding results. Patients appreciate the fact that they can use Perio Trays™ in the privacy and comfort of their own homes -- and that they can avoid the painful consequences of gum disease.” You can view Dr. Pohl on the WPLG channel 10 news spot at http://bocaratoncosmeticdentist.com/images/perio_protect_video.wmv
In Boca Raton, Perio Protect is offered by Dr. Mitchell Pohl. For more information call 561 368 3440, or visit Dr. Pohl on the web at http://www.BocaRatonCosmeticDentist.com
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