About Periodontal Treatments
Gum (periodontal) disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue that can lead to serious repercussions, such as tooth loss of infection if it isn't diagnosed and properly treated. The three stages of periodontal disease are gingivitis (stage one), periodontitis (stage two), and advanced periodontitis (stage three). During every patient's annual dental exams at Woodcreek Dental Care in Ft. Worth, TX, our dentists will look for periodontal disease, but typical symptoms include swollen, red gums; bleeding while brushing or flossing the teeth; separated or receded gums; and chronic halitosis. Based on the severity of periodontal disease when it is diagnosed, our dentists at Woodcreek Dental Care offers nonsurgical and surgical treatment options: antibiotics, scaling and root planing, gum tissue grafting, gum surgery, and tooth extraction.
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What to Expect
Gum disease can range from mild to severe and our dentists will chose an appropriate procedure based on the patient's condition. One of the easiest and most common periodontal treatments used is scaling and root planing (SRP), a noninvasive deep cleaning of the tartar and plaque under the gum pockets. Our dentists may include an antibiotic treatment with the SRP procedure to reduce inflammation if the case is farther along. For the final level of gum disease, our dentists will usually perform an invasive procedure: regenerative procedures, laser gum surgery, or pocket reduction.
Due to the chronic nature of gum disease, patients typically require maintenance care which includes at home therapy and more frequent visits to the dentist. The most cutting edge at home therapy is a tray delivery system known as PerioProtect. This tray is custom fitted to you and made to deliver medication. This helps keep the infection at bay in the comfort of your own home. Click here for more information on PerioProtect.
After the gums are restored to health from the patient's gum disease treatment, it's crucial that the patient establish a good dental care regime at home to prevent recurrences of gum disease. Patients should ask our dentists about an at home regime, including correct flossing, brushing, and anything else our dentists suggest. Patients should also come in to Woodcreek Dental Care at least two times a year for a professional cleaning and at least one time a year for a dental exam with our dentists.
Most dental insurance policies will pay for periodontal treatments for gum disease, but the amount of coverage will vary based on the individual policy. During the initial consultation, our dentists can discuss personal expenses, payment options, and available financing plans.
Plan Your Procedure
Periodontal disease can lead to serious health problems, so if you have signs (i.e. red, inflamed, or bleeding gums) please contact Woodcreek Dental Care in Ft. Worth, TX today to schedule an appointment with our dentists. Woodcreek Dental Care will use our knowledge and experience to identify and treat your oral health problem.