Periodontics Treatment Gardena CA

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Treatment Gardena, CA

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. Thankfully, we can arrest the disease with periodontal treatment in Gardena. The sooner we can address and treat the disease, the better. The type of treatment you need depends on the severity of the disease and your dental goals.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Plaque and tartar contain bacteria. If you don’t remove plaque at least twice a day, the bacteria and the acids they produce will irritate your delicate gum tissue. Eventually, plaque calcifies (tartar), and the only way to remove it is with specialized dental tools.

As time passes, the bacteria can cause an infection, resulting in:

  • An abscess
  • Gum irritation
  • Gum recession
  • Bone loss
  • Tooth loss
Periodontics Treatment Gardena CA
Periodontics Treatment in Gardena CA

What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

The symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Dark red (or even purple) gums
  • Puffy, swollen gums
  • Gum soreness
  • Bleeding
  • Pain or difficulty chewing
  • Changes in the way you bite
  • Gum recession
  • Loose teeth

Why Do I Need Periodontal Treatment in Gardena?

We cannot reverse periodontal disease – we can only arrest it. The only way to do that is to treat it. If a patient chooses not to invest in periodontal disease treatment in Gardena, they can experience pain and eventual tooth loss.

Additionally, gum disease can adversely impact a person’s overall health. Researchers now link periodontal disease to:

  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy complications

Why Can’t I Just Get a Normal Dental Cleaning?

The goal of a six-month preventative cleaning is to prevent gum disease. Once you have periodontal disease, a preventative cleaning won’t help. The gum pockets around the teeth are too deep. Your Gardena dentist and hygienist need to perform a deep cleaning to arrest the disease, which includes anesthetic and specialized instruments.

Periodontics Treatment Gardena CA
Periodontics Treatment in Gardena CA

What Are My Periodontal Treatment Options?

The type of periodontal treatment you need depends on the severity of the disease. Your Gardena dentist will recommend one of the following options based on your unique needs.

Deep Cleaning

During a deep cleaning, we start by numbing the gum tissue of one or two quadrants of your mouth. Then, we’ll use instruments to reach the base of the gum pockets and remove plaque, tartar, and other debris. We’ll finish by smoothing the root surfaces to help the gum tissue heal and make it more difficult for plaque to adhere to the roots.

Antibiotic Treatment

Your Gardena dentist can prescribe oral antibiotics if you have a gum infection. They can also place liquid antibiotics into individual gum pockets after a deep cleaning.

Soft Tissue Grafting

Your Gardena dentist can take soft tissue from the root of your mouth and graft it to the area with recession. The result is little-to-no root exposure, as well as shallower gum pockets.

Bone Regeneration

A surgical procedure that can help stimulate new bone and gum tissue growth.

How Much Does Periodontal Treatment in Gardena Cost?

The cost of periodontal treatment depends on the type of treatment you need. Antibiotic treatments can range from $30 to $90 per tooth. A deep cleaning is approximately $275 per quadrant. And surgical procedures can range from $300 to $1200 per tooth.

Does Dental Insurance Pay for Periodontal Treatments?

Most dental insurance companies pay for a portion of periodontal treatments. The amount depends on your policy.

The Importance of Maintaining Gum Health After Treatment

Once you’ve received the treatment, it is now time to maintain your oral health.

Thankfully, your Gardena dentist and their team can help you do this! During your regular maintenance cleanings (every three to four months), we’ll evaluate the health of your gums to make sure they stay healthy.

With daily home care practices and regular cleanings, we can reduce your risk of disease progression.

We Can Help You Achieve a Lifetime Of Good Oral Health

Contact your Gardena dentist to learn more about how we can help you prevent or treat gum disease.

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