About Periodontal Treatments
Gum (periodontal) disease is an irritation of the gum tissue that can cause serious problems, including tooth loss of infection if it isn't detected and promptly treated. The three progressions of periodontal disease are gingivitis (stage one), periodontitis (stage two), and advanced periodontitis (stage three). During every patient's annual dental exams at North Beach Dental in Fort Worth, TX, our dentists will look for periodontal disease, but typical indications include swollen, red gums; bleeding while flossing and brushing; separated or receded gums; and chronic halitosis. Based on the level of periodontal disease when it is detected, our dentists at North Beach Dental can perform surgical or nonsurgical treatment procedures: antibiotics, scaling and root planing, gum tissue grafting, gum surgery, and tooth extraction.
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What to Expect
Gum disease can vary between mild to severe and our dentists will decide on a procedure to fit the patient's level. One of the easiest and most common periodontal treatments offered is scaling and root planing (SRP), a noninvasive deep cleaning of the tartar and plaque under the gum pockets. Our dentists may add on a course of antibiotics with the SRP treatment to decrease inflammation if the condition is farther along. For the final level of gum disease, our dentists will need to perform an invasive service: 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.
As soon as the gums are restored from the patient's gum disease service, it's crucial that the patient establish a good dental care regime at home to stop another case of gum disease. Patients should ask our dentists about an at home regime, including correct flossing, brushing, and other treatments our dentists suggest. Patients should also remember to schedule appointments at North Beach Dental at least two times every year for a regular cleaning and at least one time a year for an examination with our dentists.
Generally, dental insurance policies will pay for periodontal services for gum disease, although the amount of coverage may differ based on the individual policy. At some point in the initial consultation, our dentists can go over personal expenses, payment options, and offered financing plans.
Plan Your Procedure
Periodontal disease can develop into bigger health issues, so if you begin to notice signs (i.e. red, inflamed, or bleeding gums) please contact North Beach Dental in Fort Worth, TX immediately to schedule an appointment with our dentists. North Beach Dental will use our knowledge and experience to identify and solve your oral health problem.