The medicated tray is an effective, sensible approach to treat bacteria that cause gum disease. At the heart of the Method is medicated tray that facilitates the delivery of gum disease healing medication. The basic idea is to get medication under the gums and into the pockets where bacteria grow and keep it there long enough for the medication to work, all in a comfortable, non-invasive way. Not a simple task. That’s why the medicated tray is such an important advancement.
The medicated tray is easy to use. You put the medication into the trays, wear the trays at home as instructed by your dentist and, well, that’s it, until you return to the dentist for a recall visit. It’s comfortable, it works well, and it’s convenient. The combination of the medicated tray delivery of proper medicines coupled with thorough cleanings from a dental office is the least invasive approach available, and research shows better results than cleaning alone.
Medicated trays are custom fit for individual use. They have a special seal and extension system that correspond to the conditions of the gums around each tooth. The seals and extensions help direct and maintain medication under the gums to the site of the infected wounds. For most people, treatment time amounts to minutes each day. As healing occurs and conditions improve, dentists will modify your frequency and duration of usage, gradually decreasing patient usage until the infection is under control and the disease is well managed. You can then follow a homecare maintenance schedule to keep the bacteria at bay.
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