About Periodontal Treatments@headingTag>
Periodontal (gum) disease is a swelling of the gum tissue, which can bring about serious consequences, like infection or tooth loss if it is not identified and correctly treated. The three levels of gum disease are gingivitis (first stage), periodontitis (second stage), and advanced periodontitis (final stage). During each patient's annual dental exams at Riverchase Dental Care in Coppell, TX, our dentists will check for gum disease, but common signs include red, swollen gums; bleeding while flossing or brushing; separated or receded gums; and persistent bad breath. Depending on the stage of gum disease when it is identified, our dentists at Riverchase Dental Care provides surgical and nonsurgical treatment methods: scaling and root planing, antibiotics, gum tissue grafting, gum surgery, and tooth extraction.
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What to Expect@headingTag>
Periodontal disease can vary from mild to severe and our dentists will select the best procedure considering the patient's stage. One of the most common and easiest gum treatments performed is scaling and root planing (SRP), which is a nonsurgical deep cleaning of the tartar and plaque in the gum pockets. Our dentists may add a round of antibiotics with the scaling and root planing service to minimize inflammation if the gum disease is more advanced. For the third stage of periodontal disease, our dentists will generally chose a surgical treatment: regenerative procedures, laser gum surgery, or pocket reduction.
Once the gums are healthy again from the patient's periodontal procedure, it is crucial that the patient establish a good oral care routine at home to avoid a return of periodontal disease. Patients should talk to our dentists about a home routine, including proper brushing, flossing, and any other products our dentists recommend. Patients also need to visit Riverchase Dental Care at least twice each year for a dental cleaning and at least once a year for a dental examination with our dentists.
Typically, dental insurance companies will cover periodontal procedures for gum disease, however the amount of coverage can change based on the patient's policy. At the patient's consultation, our dentists can talk about out-of-pocket costs, payment methods, and current financing plans.
Plan Your Procedure
Gum disease can cause larger health concerns, so if you notice symptoms (i.e. red, inflamed, or bleeding gums) please contact Riverchase Dental Care in Coppell, TX as soon as possible to schedule a consultation with our dentists. Riverchase Dental Care will use our knowledge and experience to diagnose and heal your oral health problem.