About Periodontal Treatments
Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral condition that can significantly impact the health of the gum and bone tissues in your jaw. Often a result of plaque bacteria, periodontal disease can progress through the phases of gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis unless the disease process is arrested with professional care. Along with leading to bone loss in the jaw, gum disease often leaves behind other oral effects, including a receded gumline. Seeking gum disease treatment from a Belton, TX dentist early on can help minimize damage to your smile, oral health, and general wellness. If you think gum disease may be impacting your mouth, we encourage you to schedule a periodontal evaluation to learn about your treatment options. ACE Dental of Belton offers nonsurgical and surgical procedures to treat gum disease and help you manage its effects.
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Are You a Candidate for Periodontal Services?
You may be a candidate for periodontal care if you have symptoms of gum disease, such as red or swollen gums, bad breath, pus, loose teeth, or gums that bleed when you brush or floss. Gum disease can also cause loss of bone in the jaw and gum recession, both of which may need to be addressed after completing treatment for periodontal disease. Whether gum disease is in the early or advanced stages, it's important to seek care from ACE Dental of Belton now to prevent additional damage to your smile and health. If your x-rays indicate bone loss and the spaces between your teeth and gums measure over three millimeters, our team may recommend periodontal treatment.
The Periodontal Treatment Process
While there is a range of ways to treat the stages of gum disease, the common objective of every approach is to halt the condition's progress and maintain gum health. At your consultation, our dentists will talk with you about your periodontal health and will tailor services to meet your needs. The stages of gums disease and their resulting effects may be addressed as follows:
- Gingivitis can often be resolved with a professional dental cleaning (prophylaxis) and more thorough oral hygiene habits.
- Periodontitis care may include nonsurgical scaling and root planing, which we may pair with locally delivered antibiotic treatment.
- Advanced periodontitis is often treated with osseous (flap) gum surgery or some other surgical procedure.
- Bone loss may be regenerated with bone grafts performed alongside flap surgery or after other types of treatment.
- Gum recession is commonly addressed with a gum grafting procedure after stabilizing the periodontal condition.
Maintaining Periodontal Health
Maintaining excellent oral hygiene through daily brushing and flossing is essential to the recovery process following periodontal care. Post-treatment instructions and the healing process itself will vary depending on the type of treatment received and the severity of the condition. To help you better manage your gum health after gum disease treatment, our dentists may recommend that you schedule periodontal maintenance visits at ACE Dental of Belton every 3 – 4 months. These maintenance visits replace general biannual prophylaxis visits, include very thorough dental cleanings, and allow us to monitor your gum health.
Is Periodontal Care Covered by Insurance?
Dental insurance coverage for periodontal services varies between providers. To help you get the most from your benefits, our insurance specialist will review your coverage and advocate on your behalf before calculating any out-of-pocket expenses. ACE Dental of Belton is proud to offer our community quality care at affordable rates, and we accept several flexible payment options.
Protect Your Smile With Periodontal Care
Good periodontal health can provide the foundation you need to enjoy a beautiful, vibrant smile. Since gum disease can progressively affect your gum and bone tissue without proper care, the ACE Dental of Belton team encourages you to visit our practice for a periodontal evaluation at the first sign of a problem. We can help you explore your treatment options and provide personalized care that leads to lasting oral health. Schedule your consultation at our Belton, TX practice today!
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