How Periogen® Dissolves Tartar
Periogen® works by exploiting a weakness discovered by The Periogen Company in the fundamental structure of oral tartar. All other treatments we have found only address infections below the gum line. Periogen® however, addresses infection and also dissolves layer after layer of disease-laden tartar with each application.
The number of Periogen® applications necessary to remove all tartar depends directly on the thickness of deposits. Once tartar is completely removed from teeth below the gum line, natural processes restore gum-tooth connections and close periodontal pockets. This simple and painless process helps to facilitate periodontal recovery without the need for painful, expensive, and often ineffective tartar removal dental office procedures.
Tartar, above and below the gum line, is comprised primarily of calcium phosphate salts, saliva, debris and other minerals. Visually, the structure of tartar is that of millions of fossilized bacteria bound together in tens of thousands of layers. Up until now, tartar has been universally understood to be inert - so hard that only mechanical scraping with steel dental instruments could remove it. Living within this porous material are fresh bacteria that ferment infection after infection. This tartar-bacteria connection is the true nature of periodontal disease.
Periogen® does not dissolve the hardened tartar directly, but acts to dissolve the binding agents – the “cement” which holds fossilized bacteria and debris together. Microscopic study of Periogen® in action shows that thousands of individual fossilized bacteria disconnect and float free from cemented-together tartar “communities” with each application. Each application is as effective as the last, until tartar is dissolved into its most fundamental microscopic components.
All the while during this innovative, alternative treatment, new bacteria simply have no place to live – so infections disperse and do not return - completely naturally - without the use of powerful anti-bacterial agents. In fact, Periogen® users can expect relief from the pain, bleeding and soreness of periodontal disease within the first few days of use.
Once periodontal pockets close to within 3 millimeters or so in depth, normal brushing and irrigating (or flossing) can maintain your newly restored dental health. As an option, patients may continue to irrigate with Periogen® over the long-term to prevent tartar from accumulating above and below the gum line. It has been reported that during such maintenance periods including Periogen,® routine dental visits are tartar-free and “most enjoyable.”