Austin Artistic Dental is pround to announce they now offer the Perio Protect Method to treat gum disease! Dr. Jarett Hulse has discovered this amazing conservative technique to help control gum disease. We are one of the few offices in Austin, Texas to offer this revolutionary method. In the past a "deep cleaning" or "scaling and root planing" was the only way to treat the initial stages of gum disease. If that treatment didn't work or more treatment was needed the only choices were gum or laser surgeries. Some people are not willing or not able to afford gum surgeries. The Perio Protect Method is now another choice we can use to stabilize gum disease. It is a great alternative to gum surgery for some people in Austin, TX.
The Perio Protect Method® is an effective, sensible approach to treat bacteria that cause gum disease. At the heart of the Method is the adjunctive Perio Tray® delivery of 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 Perio Tray is such an important advancement.
The Perio 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 Perio Protect Method’s combination of Perio Tray delivery with thorough cleanings from a dental office is the least invasive approach available, and research shows better results than cleaning alone.
Perio 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.