Periodontal Treatment in Taylor, TX

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About Periodontal Treatments

Gum (periodontal) disease is a condition resulting from bacterial plaque accumulation around and under the gums. It can progress through the gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis stages unless professional treatment is received. In addition to breaking down the jawbone, gum disease often causes a receding gumline and other types of oral damage. Diagnosing and addressing periodontal disease as soon as possible is essential to maintaining your smile, oral health, and overall wellness. The qualified general dentists at ACE Dental of Taylor proudly offer nonsurgical and surgical solutions to treat the various stages of gum disease and its effects. Reserve a consultation at our Taylor, TX practice to learn about these treatment options and help preserve the health of your smile.

Are You in Need of Periodontal Care?

Patients who have the signs or symptoms of gum disease, such as gum inflammation, bleeding gums, loose teeth, or bad breath, may be good candidates for periodontal treatment. Gum recession and bone loss in the jaw are also periodontal effects that may need additional care after the completion of gum disease treatment. Even if periodontal disease is in the advanced stage, it is important to seek treatment now to preserve your oral health and prevent further oral damage from occurring. If periodontal pockets between the teeth and gums are over three millimeters deep and bone loss on your x-rays is detected, the dentists at ACE Dental of Taylor may recommend some form of periodontal care.

What Is the Treatment Process?

Several periodontal therapies may be utilized to treat the stages of gum disease. But in general, the underlying goal is to treat the infection and prevent the disease from advancing. When you visit for a consultation, we will talk with you about your periodontal condition and help you explore treatment options. Though treatment is personalized to each individual, periodontal conditions may be addressed in the following ways:

  • Gingivitis may be addressed with a prophylaxis (dental cleaning) and improved daily brushing and flossing habits.
  • Periodontitis is commonly treated with nonsurgical scaling and root planing therapy. This may be combined with antibiotics placed within periodontal pockets.
  • Advanced periodontitis might be best addressed with a surgical treatment, such as osseous surgery (also known as flap surgery).
  • Bone loss is often regenerated with bone grafting services during gum disease treatment or after other types of procedures.
  • Gum recession may be repaired with a gum grafting procedure after gum disease has been effectively controlled.

Following Periodontal Treatment

Instructions on caring for your mouth following treatment will be provided by our team and will vary according to the type of procedure you received. Keeping up with effective oral hygiene habits, including daily flossing and brushing, is essential to maintaining gum health after periodontal care. Our dentists may also recommend a periodontal maintenance program following gum disease treatment. Periodontal maintenance visits are scheduled every 3 – 4 months and include very thorough dental cleanings that take the place of biannual prophylaxis services. This program can help you better manage your gum health and prevent periodontal disease from progressing.

Insurance Coverage for Periodontal Services

If you carry dental insurance, our billing team will contact your provider to learn about your periodontal treatment benefits. After reviewing your coverage amounts, we can then provide you with an estimate of any out-of-pocket costs. ACE Dental of Taylor accepts a range of affordable payment methods. Our team can help you explore flexible options, including medical financing, and design a payment plan to meet your unique needs.

Get the Care Needed for Periodontal Health

Healthy gum and jawbone structures are vital to providing the support the teeth need for proper function. If gum disease, gum recession, or bone loss is affecting your health, our Taylor, TX dentists want to help. We offer a range of periodontal treatments and can assist you in exploring effective procedures to address your unique needs. Schedule a visit at ACE Dental of Taylor to partner with a team dedicated to helping you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile.

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