For Patients

Why PerioChip

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
PerioChip® should not be used in any patient who has a known sensitivity to chlorhexidine. Anaphylaxis, as well as serious allergic reactions, have been reported during postmarketing use with dental products containing chlorhexidine.

Why Periochip

Significantly More Effective Than Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) Alone
The results of two five-center clinical trials in the U.S., with hundreds of patients` periodontal pockets tested,
have shown that patients who were treated with PerioChip® (Chlorhexidine Gluconate) 2.5mg after SRP experienced a statistically significant
reduction in pocket depth at nine months versus patients who were treated with SRP alone.
Minimal Interference With Day-to-Day Life
PerioChip® may take approximately just one minute to insert following SRP. In addition, you can immediately eat and drink and brush your teeth, and there are no dietary restrictions. You should not use dental floss or toothpicks in the area of application for 10 days after placement, because flossing might dislodge the chip. There is also no need to return to your dentist, as PerioChip® is biodegradable and dissolves by itself. A follow-up visit to your dentist is recommended after three months to check whether any further treatment may be required. Although some mild-to-moderate sensitivity is normal during the first week after placement of PerioChip®, if pain, swelling, or other problems occur your dentist should be notified promptly.
Early Treatment Is Beneficial
Treating periodontal disease at an early stage is more beneficial than waiting until the disease is more advanced. A growing number of dentists and hygienists have discovered that they can be more effective in treating and removing number of bacterias in the pocket by adding a locally applied antiseptic substance, such as PerioChip® (Chlorhexidine Gluconate) 2.5 mg, following SRP. PerioChip® is recommended for use in periodontal pockets with a pocket depth (PD) greater than or equal to 5 mm. PerioChip® 2.5 mg is indicated as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) procedures for reduction of pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis and may be used as a part of a periodontal maintenance program, which includes good oral hygiene and SRP.