A Guide to The Perio Protect Method™ To Treat Gum Disease Without Surgery

Led by Dr. Erela Katz Rappaport, the Complete Health Dentistry SoCal team is proud to provide many options to support healthy gums and resolve gum disease from our office in Poway, California.

The innovative Perio Protect Method™ presents a non-invasive way to prevent the need for more aggressive and invasive periodontal surgery to treat gum disease. Additionally, this system may be prescribed to enhance successful treatment outcomes, as a follow-up to surgical periodontal therapy, and to prevent recurring infection.

Perio Protect explained

If we determine that Perio Protect is appropriate for you, trays or oral appliances will be customized to fit the contours of your mouth precisely and comfortably. They are made using impressions or models of your mouth to assure optimal fit. Furthermore, these proprietary trays feature a sealing system. Once filled with medication to cleanse the periodontal pocket and fight bacteria and bad breath, these made-to-fit trays effectively deliver the therapeutic agent deeply to the tissues underneath the gum line. Brushing and flossing cannot reach these areas, and even scaling and root planing (or deep cleaning) can be challenged to penetrate and treat these tissues adequately.

Furthermore, due to the design of the trays, the Perio Protect Method™ holds medication in the place where it is needed most – at the site of the periodontal infection.

Our team will show you exactly how to apply the periodontal medicine to the trays and how to wear and care for them.


Patients appreciate that the specially-designed perio trays are non-invasive and easy to wear. They also aggressively treat the causes of gum disease; however, they do so without cutting tools or aggressive techniques associated with periodontal surgeries. So, Perio Protect broadly provides a powerful way to treat gum disease without surgery or complement other therapies but restores or maintains gum health gently. It is also appropriate for patients with “dentophobia” or dental fear triggered by conventional treatment tools or techniques, such as needles and shots. Even among those patients with advanced disease, the Perio Protect Method™ and its homecare system can manage the levels of oral bacteria to keep your gums and teeth healthy.

Please don’t wait for signs of gum disease, such as bleeding when you brush your teeth or persistent bad breath, to arise before you call us. Schedule an appointment today by contacting Complete Health Dentistry SoCal at (858) 726-5554 or request an appointment online. Many oral problems are preventable with routine dental visits and good home hygiene.