Bismarck-Mandan Perio Protect®


Perio Protect®

Perio Protect® can be a highly effective, non-invasive treatment option for patients suffering from gum disease. It works by eliminating the bacteria that can form between teeth and gums into the periodontal pocket. Perio Protect® can be used following or in combination with other procedures, including scaling, root planing, antibiotics, and surgical procedures. In some cases, it can be used to help avoid surgery altogether.

Perio Protect® is administered at home by filling a custom-fit Perio Tray™ with prescription medication containing a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide. While treatment duration can vary, most patients wear the tray for 10-15 minutes every day. As this medication works its way below the gum line, it kills bacteria that are thriving in the periodontal pocket. While killing this bacteria is the primary reason for using Perio Protect®, it can also whiten teeth and freshen breath, which are great added benefits to the treatment.

Reasons for Perio Protect®:

Gum disease, known as gingivitis in its early stages and periodontitis as it gets more serious, is often a painful condition that can cause:

  • Bleeding
  • Bad breath
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Sores
  • Swollen gums
  • And more

As periodontal disease worsens, it can even lead to bone loss, causing teeth to loosen and fall out.

Gum disease can also contribute to other medical conditions as the bacteria attacks the body, including:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Pneumonia
  • Cancer
  • And more



    If you are a good candidate for Perio Protect®, the process starts with taking impressions of your teeth at our office, which are sent to the Perio Protect® lab to make custom-fit trays. These trays are designed to conform to your teeth and gums so that the medication penetrates beneath your gum line to kill the bacteria.

    Once we receive the tray from the Perio Protect® lab, we will then establish a treatment plan for you, which will be based on the seriousness of your gum condition. You will then be sent home with your tray and the medication to begin your daily at-home treatments. The length of treatment will depend on how quickly your gums respond, which we will monitor on an ongoing basis.

    Perio protect® In our BISMARCK-Mandan Dental Office

    Getting fitted for a treatment plan using the Perio Protect Method™ at our Bismarck-Mandan dental office can serve many purposes and dental needs. The staff at Ideal Image Dentistry understands the importance of a kind, caring professional to help with your dental work. Contact us today to set up an appointment or to ask any questions about Perio Protect.