Periodontal Therapy

in Burlington, ON

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Periodontal Therapy Introduction

Periodontal therapy is a specialized dental treatment aimed at addressing gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This therapy focuses on preventing the progression of the disease, treating existing infections, and restoring gum and oral health.

What is Periodontal Therapy?

Periodontal therapy involves various procedures and techniques designed to combat gum disease. Gum disease occurs when plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth lead to inflammation and infection of the gums. If left untreated, it can result in gum recession, tooth loss, and other oral health complications.

How Does Periodontal Therapy Work?

Periodontal therapy typically begins with a thorough examination and assessment of the gum condition by a dentist or periodontist. The specific treatment plan will depend on the severity of the gum disease and may include:

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is periodontal disease?

Common signs of gum disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, gum recession, loose teeth, or changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite. If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important to consult with a dental professional for an evaluation.

Is periodontal therapy painful?

The level of discomfort during periodontal therapy depends on the severity of your gum disease and the specific treatment required. Local anesthesia is typically used to numb the area during deep cleanings or surgical procedures to ensure your comfort. Your dental professional will work to minimize any discomfort and may provide recommendations for pain management during the healing process.

How long does periodontal therapy take?

The duration of periodontal therapy can vary depending on the extent of the gum disease and the treatments involved. Deep cleanings (scaling and root planing) may be completed in one or multiple appointments, while surgical interventions may require additional time for healing. Your dental professional will provide a treatment plan with an estimated timeline based on your specific needs.

Will my dental insurance cover periodontal therapy?

Dental insurance coverage for periodontal therapy varies depending on your specific insurance plan. Some plans may cover a portion or all of the costs associated with treatment, while others may have limitations or exclusions. It is best to consult with your dental insurance provider or dental office staff to understand your coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses.

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