What Causes Periodontal Disease and How is it Treated?
There are a range of underlying reasons periodontal disease may develop. Two of the most common reasons periodontal disease develops is due to improper oral hygiene practices and/or lifestyle habits, such as diets high in sugary or starchy foods or tobacco use. Other factors that may increase an individual’s risk of developing periodontal disease include genetic predisposition, living with high levels of stress for extended periods of time, and due to certain types of medications.
Because periodontal disease is progressive, it is essential to begin treating the issue as soon as possible. There are a range of treatment options that may be recommended depending upon the severity of your case and your unique oral health needs. Common treatment options for periodontal disease include:
- Scaling and Root Planing/Deep Cleaning
- Gum Grafting
- Pinhole Surgical Technique:
- Regular Periodontal Maintenance
- Gum Surgery/Bone Grafting
We will discuss what treatment options are best for your needs and answer any questions you have concerning what is involved in having these procedures performed.
How Much Does Treating Periodontal Disease Cost?
At Periodontic Associates of Port Huron, we are committed to making sure you understand what the cost of treatment will be and will do everything we can to help you maximize your dental health benefits and explore third-party financing plans if necessary. One of our business coordinators will be happy to conduct a complimentary benefits analysis for you when you are in the office.
If you do not have insurance and are concerned about the cost of periodontal care, you are not alone. We understand that cost of periodontal treatment is one of the biggest concerns our patients have and are committed to ensuring our patients receive the care they deserve, and that cost of treatment does not prevent this from happening. To learn more about all the financial options we offer, contact our office today.
For your convenience, we accept cash, check, credit cards, and financing.
Aftercare Instructions Following Treatment of Periodontal Disease
Following your treatment of periodontal disease, it is essential that you closely follow aftercare instructions provided by your periodontist. It is also important to improve your level of self-care moving forward to reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease in the future. Schedule regular periodontal maintenance every six months or with greater frequency depending upon the severity of your case. These visits allow us to perform a thorough examination of your oral health, and if any issue is detected, begin treating that issue as soon as possible. Additionally, we can provide a professional cleaning to eliminate plaque and calculus using specialized instruments that normal brushing methods cannot remove.
While these regular appointments are a critical component to enjoying good oral health, the type of self-care you follow at home is even more important. In addition to brushing and flossing twice daily, eat healthy, avoid use of tobacco, and take efforts to avoid being sedentary and reducing high levels of stress, as both are linked as underlying causes of systemic issues, including periodontal disease. By making a commitment to following a consistent oral health routine and living a healthy lifestyle, you will significantly reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease and enjoy improved overall oral and physical health.
Personalized Care and High Quality Services
At Periodontic Associates of Port Huron, you can be confident that you will have an unparalleled dental experience. Our team of experienced and dedicated professionals are committed to providing the highest level of periodontal support and taking time to get to know our patients. We believe that developing this level of trust and open communication is an essential component to understanding your unique needs and providing you with optimal care.
If you have additional questions about treating periodontal disease or would like to schedule an appointment, new patients can contact us at (810) 412-1044 and current patients can contact us at (810) 987-1400.