Periodontal Treatment Overview
Periodontal gum disease occurs when toxins from oral bacteria begin to destroy the tissues and bones in your mouth. The condition is a serious oral condition that could potentially threaten your overall oral health including your jawbone, gums, and teeth. To achieve optimal oral health and wellness, patients with gum disease should seek to stabilize their periodontal condition with treatment at Made Ya Smile Dental in Rosenberg, TX. A primary contributor to the condition is a sticky substance called biofilm, comprised of food debris, plaque, and bacteria which coats the teeth. The component leads to gum inflammation and eventually turns to tartar, contributing to the beginning stages of gum disease. As this most often occurs beneath the gumline, regular brushing and flossing may not be enough. To disrupt the biofilm and remove the tartar, plaque, and debris from the teeth, specialized gum treatment is necessary. While continuing to brush and floss every day is essential to preventing infection, gum disease requires professional care by a skilled dentist such as Dr. Eric Capps.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of gum disease, such as red, inflamed, receding, or bleeding gums, you may have gum disease or gum infection. Both conditions should be promptly treated at Made Ya Smile Dental in Rosenberg, TX. Dr. Capps can diagnose periodontal disease and create a customized treatment plan to reverse or control the condition, depending on the progression of the disease. Our practice offers surgical and nonsurgical solutions for gum disease and can provide treatment to preserve the health of your mouth. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
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Best Candidates for Periodontal Treatment
Dr. Capps is experienced in the treatment of gum disease and frequently identifies and treats the condition with favorable results when diagnosed early on. Periodontal disease can affect more than the cosmetic appearance of your smile, potentially causing infection as well as general health conditions like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Made Ya Smile Dental in Rosenberg, TX helps with the early diagnosing and treatment of gum disease to prevent the condition from leading to more serious health issues. Gum disease is somewhat prevalent, but many do not realize the negative impact it can have on their health. Even those who have been treated for gum disease are still at risk for relapse without diligent periodontal maintenance. If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you should contact our office to schedule a visit:
• Red, swollen, or inflamed gums
• Bleeding gums
• Pus around the teeth
• Gum recession
• Bad taste in your mouth
• Loose teeth
• Jawbone loss
What To Expect with Periodontal Treatment
The early diagnosis and treatment of gum disease can help slow or halt its progression, minimizing symptoms and prevent further damage and tooth and bone loss. The treatment plan that will be designed for you depends on the severity of your condition as well as your individual lifestyle and needs. In the disease's earliest stage, gingivitis, the condition can be improved with improved oral hygiene and deep cleaning. However, periodontists requires more invasive treatments such as scaling and root planing or locally injected antibiotics. Once the disease is in its advanced stages (advanced periodontitis), surgery on the gums and/or bone tissue may be recommended or required.
To determine the condition of the disease, the Made Ya Smile Dental team will acquire digital x-rays of your mouth to determine the strength of your jawbone. The space between your teeth and gums (pockets) will also be measured to check for gum recession or loss. When pocket depths of over 3mm are found, Dr. Capps may recommend a detailed and comprehensive treatment plan to stop the disease and protect your future oral health.
Periodontal Treatment Recovery
After your gum disease treatment plan has been completed, the Made Ya Smile team will provide you with specific and detailed follow-up and recovery instructions. As your gums begin to heal from treatment, the most important follow-up care you can provide is thorough and meticulous brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Our team and Dr. Capps will recommend certain methods and products and may prescribe a mouthwash to help you keep your mouth and gums as clean and healthy as possible. Tobacco use and smoking can slow the progress of your healing and lead to potential infection, so it is highly recommended that any form of tobacco use is halted at this time.
Bacteria reproduce in three-month intervals, so it is likely that Dr. Capps will recommend periodontal maintenance sessions every 3 – 4 months. These sessions will be focused on controlling bacteria and preventing infection with prophylaxis (deep cleaning) and any other necessary treatments. During the course of your treatment, these visits will take place of your standard bi-annual cleanings so that your teeth and gums receive specialized and focused care.
Periodontal Treatment Insurance Coverage
In most situation, gum disease treatments are covered in part or whole by your dental insurance provider. Made Ya Smile Dental is proud to accept most PPO dental plans and will file your claim before your treatment on your behalf. If out-of-pocket expenses will be expected, we will discuss this with you in advance, so that you can plan accordingly. We accept many payment methods and will gladly work with you to help you afford your care. If you are worried that you won't be able to afford your treatment, as us about medical financing plans such as CareCredit®.
To protect your current and future smile and stop gum disease in its tracks, contact Made Ya Smile Dental in Rosenberg, TX. Our skilled team, led by Dr. Eric Capps, is extensively experienced in the treatment of periodontal disease in each of its phases. Let us help you prevent infection, gum recession, and tooth loss with the help of proven and effective periodontal treatments and maintenance. Schedule your visit by contacting our practice today.