How to promote soft tissue healing

Patients often experience oral inflammation, whether it’s from self-induced trauma or an area that must heal following a dental procedure. MIS Implants Technologies’ PeriZone™ PerioPatch® acts as a barrier while it provides relief and absorbs excess wound exudates to promote healing.

Patients often experience oral inflammation, whether it’s from self-induced trauma or an area that must heal following a dental procedure. MIS Implants Technologies’ PeriZone™ PerioPatch® acts as a barrier while it provides relief and absorbs excess wound exudates to promote healing.

The patch is a Class I medical device consisting of two layers: the outer backing and the gel layers. Both layers provide protection from irritation that can occur from eating and speaking.
Each patient pack contains six patches. They are individually wrapped and compact for easy application.

 

Various uses
The PeriZone PerioPatch is ideal for patients suffering from the following conditions:

  • Irritated gums (such as immediately following SRP and other dental procedures), wounds, extractions, injuries, and ulcerations of the gingiva and oral mucosa

  • Stomatitis, minor chafing and traumatic ulcers

  • Abrasions caused by braces and dentures

  • Minor burns caused by food or chemicals (i.e. bleaching)

Application
The patient presents with an inflamed cheek bite (Fig. 1). Ideally, the first PeriZone PerioPatch should be placed by a clinician chairside.

Instruct the patient to swallow, remove the patch from the clear film and attach the lighter side to the affected area (Fig. 2). If multiple areas of the mouth are affected, the patient may place more than one patch in the mouth at the same time to protect multiple areas simultaneously.

The outer backing will loosen in approximately 1 hour and can be removed (Fig. 3).

The gel will remain for up to 5 hours. You may notice it spread as it absorbs. Patients should apply a total of three PerioPatches within the first 24 hours. The remaining patches should be used as needed or as advised by the clinician (Fig. 4).

Patients should be advised not to eat or drink for 1 hour after application. All ingredients are ingestible, but patients shouldn’t place the patch just before sleeping. Patients younger than 12 shouldn’t use PerioPatch. The cheek bite is barely visible (Fig. 5) after 14 hours following the first PerioPatch placement.

About the author
Noel Wilford, RDH, has extensive experience in the dental industry. Following her graduation from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene and the University of Connecticut, she spent time as a hygienist in a periodontal practice. She moved into the corporate side of the business when she became a sales representative and regional trainer for CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals.