About Periodontal Treatments
Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is a common problem that can lead to jawbone deterioration, tooth loss, and systemic health disorders. Gum disease is typically caused by bacterial plaque, and if left untreated, it will progress from gingivitis to periodontitis to advanced periodontitis. It is important to catch periodontal disease early to preserve your oral and overall health. At ACE Dental of Cove, our highly trained dentists offer both surgical and nonsurgical periodontal treatments designed to fight gum disease. If you suspect you may be one of the many American adults with gum disease, give our Copperas Cove, TX office a call today to schedule an appointment.
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Ideal Candidates for Periodontal Care
If you have symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding gums, bad breath, or loose teeth, you’re a candidate for periodontal treatment. If digital x-rays reveal bone loss or if you have gum recession, you may need additional therapy after periodontal treatment. No matter which stage of gum disease you have, quick treatment is your best bet to save your dental and overall health and preventing future damage.
What Is the Treatment Process?
There are several methods to fight periodontal disease, but they all have a common goal: control the infection and stop it from spreading. During your screening, our experienced team will discuss our findings and recommend a treatment that we think will work best for your needs. Each case is different, but here are some examples of how we treat periodontal disease:
- Gingivitis can be treated with a thorough professional dental cleaning and an excellent at-home oral hygiene regimen.
- Periodontitis is typically treated with scaling and root planing, which is a nonsurgical procedure to clean out infected periodontal pockets. A course of antibiotics might also be recommended.
- Advanced periodontitis may require a surgical procedure, such as osseous (flap) gum surgery.
- Bone loss can be treated with bone grafting to rebuild bone tissue.
- Gum recession can be repaired (after the infection is under control) with gum grafts.
Recovery Following Periodontal Treatment
The most crucial part of recovery after periodontal disease is a strict home oral care routine that includes brushing and flossing daily. Since periodontal treatments vary depending on the severity of your condition, recovery times after treatment will vary, too. Your dentist may recommend a periodontal maintenance program, which means we will need to see you for dental cleanings every 3 – 4 months instead of the typical twice-yearly visits. We will discuss what is best for you to do in the future to prevent gum disease from recurring.
Insurance Coverage for Periodontal Services
Depending on your insurance coverage, periodontal treatments may not be covered. One of our insurance specialists will reach out to your insurance provider to find out about your coverage and calculate any personal costs. If you don’t have dental insurance, we accept multiple payment methods and can help you apply for low-interest medical financing to make your dental care more affordable.
Advance Your Health With Periodontal Services
Don’t let periodontal disease ruin your smile! Without effective treatment, gum disease will progress and cause permanent damage to your health. If you think you may have periodontal disease, contact ACE Dental of Cove today to schedule a periodontal evaluation and find out which treatment is right for you.
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