How long does PerioChip last?

PerioChip is easily inserted into the periodontal pocket around the tooth. It dissolves naturally in the pocket over seven to 10 days, killing all bacteria and inhibiting the proliferation of perio-pathogenic bacteria for an extended period of time.

When do you use PerioChip?

PerioChip is used in combination with the mechanical removal of plaque in the treatment of chronic inflammatory periodontal disease in adults. Do not use PerioChip if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to chlorhexidine gluconate or any of the other ingredients of PerioChip (see section 6).

How much does PerioChip cost?

Now, with online availability, it is simpler and faster for dental professionals to order. For a limited time, PerioChip 20-packs are available online for a savings of up 27%. Discounted pricing for one pack is $355.50, two packs $629.00, and three packs $868.00. Orders can be placed

How do you insert a PerioChip?

Gently open the individual foil pocket (blister package) on top of a gauze pad on the treatment tray. Grasp the chip with cotton forceps, with the rounded edge of the chip facing the apex of the tooth. Insert the PerioChip® into the dental pocket. Avoid applying pressure.

What is deep scaling?

In deep scaling, a dentist or hygienist removes plaque and tartar on teeth below the gum line from the pocket area between the teeth and gums that forms when inflammation is present. The gum tissue is gently pushed back.

What happens during scaling and root planing?

Scaling and root planing involves scraping away tartar from your teeth and under your gum line. It’s done with either a hand-held scraper or an ultrasonic device that uses vibrations to loosen and remove plaque.

Do gums reattach after deep cleaning?

While any gum loss experienced due to gum disease will not grow back, the majority of patients can expect their gums to reattach after undergoing a deep cleaning. This is because all of the harmful bacteria has been removed, allowing the gums to once again be healthy.

Can teeth fall out after deep cleaning?

Can Teeth Fall Out After Deep Cleaning? Sometimes, plaque and tartar buildup fill the pockets in your gums, making your teeth feel more stable than they are. After they remove the buildup, your teeth can feel loose and like they are more likely to fall out.

Why would you see a periodontist?

Gum disease and dental implant treatment are the most common reasons to see a periodontist. But you can benefit from a periodontist’s skill in other areas: Tooth extraction, which many periodontists refer to as tooth removal. Bone grafting to repair bone loss after tooth removal.

What kind of chip is used for periodontal insertion?

PerioChip® (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a small, orange-brown, rectangular chip (rounded at one end) for insertion into periodontal pockets.

Where does a dentist put a PerioChip wafer?

PerioChip ® is a small thin wafer that your dentist or hygienist inserts under the gums in those areas where gum pockets are greater than 5 mm after scaling and root planing (SRP).

How often should a PerioChip chip be inserted?

One PerioChip is inserted into a periodontal pocket with probing pocket depth (PD) 5 mm or greater. Up to 8 chips may be inserted in a single visit. Treatment is recommended to be administered once every three months in pockets with PD remaining 5 mm or greater.

Can you put PerioChip in your periodontal pocket?

PerioChip is a prescription medicine, generally well tolerated and typically takes just one minute to insert into the periodontal pocket following SRP. PerioChip ® should not be used in any patient who has a known sensitivity to chlorhexidine.