About Periodontal Treatments
ACE Dental of New Braunfels is dedicated to helping patients enjoy lasting oral health and treating common conditions that impact the mouth, such as periodontal (gum) disease. Typically caused by bacterial plaque, gum disease can damage the gums and jawbone. It may progress through the stages of gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis unless the disease process is arrested. In addition to causing bone loss in the jaw, periodontal disease can result in gum recession and other oral complications. Our experienced general dentists and staff may provide nonsurgical and surgical forms of care to treat gum disease and its effects, and help preserve your oral health. If you have gums that bleed, have receded, or show other concerning symptoms, please arrange to meet with our New Braunfels, TX team to explore effective treatment solutions.
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Are You in Need of Periodontal Care?
Patients who have chronic bad breath, bleeding or tender gums, pus around the teeth, or tooth mobility may be in need of periodontal treatment. Receding gums and bone loss in the jaw are additional effects of gum disease that might also require care once periodontitis or advanced periodontitis has been treated. You may benefit from periodontal treatment if you have spaces between your teeth and gums that are over three millimeters deep (periodontal pockets) and/or have evidence of bone loss on your dental x-rays. Regardless of how advanced your periodontal condition might be, it is still important to get the treatment you need now to prevent additional damage to your oral and general health.
What Is the Treatment Process?
Th dentists at ACE Dental of New Braunfels may recommend a range of periodontal treatments to address gum disease. The overarching goal of each, however, is to manage the infection and prevent the disease from advancing. We will work with you to identify your needs and the ideal treatment methods. The stages of periodontal disease and its effects are often treated as follows:
- Gingivitis treatment generally includes a professional dental cleaning (prophylaxis) and an improvement in daily oral hygiene habits.
- Periodontitis is commonly treated with nonsurgical scaling and root planing, which might be paired with the placement of special antibiotics under the gumline.
- Advanced periodontitis may be best addressed with flap (osseous) surgery or another surgical option.
- Jawbone loss can often be replenished with bone grafting and tissue regeneration during flap surgery or in separate procedures.
- Gum recession might be repaired with gum grafting treatment once periodontal disease is controlled.
Recovery Following Periodontal Treatment
After your periodontal treatment is complete, it is essential to keep up with thorough brushing and flossing habits each day to minimize the accumulation of plaque and bacteria. Post-treatment instructions and information on what to expect as you recover will be provided by our team according to the type of procedure you received. Following a gum disease diagnosis, simple cleanings may no longer be enough to maintain your oral health. We may recommend a periodontal maintenance program once your gum disease treatment is complete. Taking the place of biannual dental cleanings, these visits are scheduled every 3 – 4 months and include thorough cleanings and periodontal evaluations.
Insurance Coverage for Periodontal Treatments
Periodontal treatments may be covered in part under some dental insurance plans, depending upon the policy and provider. Before beginning your care, we will review your insurance benefits and provide you with an estimate of any uncovered portion. ACE Dental of New Braunfels is dedicated to helping all patients get the treatment needed for a healthy smile and proudly accepts several payment options for your convenience. Talk with our team today to learn about affordable financial options or for assistance with applying for low-cost dental financing.
Improve Your Periodontal Health
The foundation of a healthy smile begins with periodontal health. Gum disease can damage the bone and gum tissues that hold your teeth in place, leading to bone loss, gum recession, and other concerning issues. Periodontal treatments at ACE Dental of New Braunfels are personalized to meet individual needs and address gum disease and its effects. Get in touch with our New Braunfels, TX team to schedule a gum disease screening or for more on improving your periodontal health.
Signs of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is a condition that makes the gums and bone tissue deteriorate and may lead to oral problems.Read
Ways Scaling and Root Planing Can Improve Your Gum Health
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Common Reasons For Having Inflamed Gums
When you notice bleeding gums, you should go to your dentist to get a full exam to see whether gum disease is behind it.Read