Periodontal Treatment Overview
Made Ya Smile proudly offers comprehensive dental care for our community in Cypress, TX. While periodontal (gum) disease is common, it can be a serious issue for our patients, as it is caused by bacteria in the mouth that eventually breaks down an individual's gum tissue. This ultimately leads to loose teeth that may need to be extracted to preserve your oral health. To minimize your chances of getting periodontal disease, we recommend brushing your teeth and flossing every day to keep your smile healthy.
Unfortunately, even with a regular dental care routine, patients still get gum disease when food particles and plaque form a coating on the teeth called biofilm. Made Ya Smile uses special instruments to remove biofilm layer as well as harmful tartar from the surface of the teeth and below the gumline. When you schedule a consultation at our clinic, we can diagnose periodontal disease and recommend treatment options that are effective for helping your teeth and gums. If you experience symptoms such as red or swollen gums, chronic bad breath, gum recession, or bleeding gums, contact one of our expert practitioners today to schedule a consultation.
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"I was very impressed with the level of professionalism, skill set and friendliness of the office and staff. Dr. Dan and his assistant Jessica took really good care of me. I will recommend this office to everyone."- L.C. / Google / Feb 23, 2020
"From the time I entered to the time I departed, I experienced excellent service. Ms. Bernie was the first receptionist that I encountered she was very warm and friendly and she answered all my questions. Then I met the dental assistant Nena, also warm and friendly . She walked me through each process very carefully and put me at ease. Nena then introduce me to Ms. Bee, the Hygienist who again very warm and friendly. Ms. Bee walked me through her process carefully, again putting me at ease. Dr. Dan also very nice, gave me more details about what was needed and why. Dr. Dan, Ms. Bee and Nena was very gentle with needle. That speaks volumes coming from someone like me who up until now had a phobia about the Denver for many years. Alex was the last receptionist I met who was also very warm and friendly. No one was pushy about having anything done that may have been unnecessary. I love this place. They did "Make me smile". My new dental office, the Cypress location."- L.D. / Google / Feb 19, 2020
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Best Candidates for Periodontal Treatment
Patients who schedule yearly dental examinations and biannual cleanings are screened for signs of periodontal disease. This is due to the fact that many patients could have the disease, but are not aware of the symptoms just yet. The staff at Made Ya Smile helps identify and treat individuals right away, as periodontal disease can be serious and lead to other issues such as diabetes and heart disease. The best candidates for treatment are patients of any age who have swollen or bleeding or receding gums, gum tenderness, and chronic bad breath. If you have an advanced stage of the disease, you may notice pus, tooth mobility, or even bone loss. For this reason, the practitioners at Made Ya Smile hope to evaluate and treat your condition as soon as we can.
What To Expect with Periodontal Treatment
Periodontal disease is shown in three separate stages called gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. At Made Ya Smile, the treatment we recommend depends on the severity of the disease as well as your symptoms. Fortunately, gingivitis is easily resolved by brushing and flossing your teeth at home and scheduling more frequent cleanings at our Cypress, TX clinic. Periodontitis may require localized antibiotic therapy or scaling and root planing, both of which are nonsurgical options. Advanced periodontitis may be treated with extensive surgery to save your teeth and preserve your oral health.
To understand which option is best for your condition, our dentists will take digital x-rays to see if you have any bone loss, then measure the space between your gums and teeth with a special ruler. This periodontal gap is where most of the harmful bacteria tend to live and cause damage. After this examination, our experienced staff will give you a diagnosis as well as a plan for moving forward in treating the disease.
Periodontal Treatment Recovery
Recovery does depend on your diagnosis and custom treatment plan, which is why Made Ya Smile will fully review our instructions for taking care of your teeth and gums after the procedures have been completed. No matter the treatment, our dentists always recommend a regular routine for brushing and flossing every day to keep your smile clean and free from food particles and plaque. We will also show you specific tools and brushing techniques to take your care to the next level. Patients who use tobacco or smoke should stop these activities as soon as possible, or they may keep you from healing properly. Tobacco products also increase your risk for serious health concerns such as oral cancer.
Once treated, continue to schedule appointments at our practice in Cypress, TX every 3 – 4 months for in-depth cleaning of your teeth, gums, and periodontal pockets. These cleanings are essential in keeping away the harmful bacteria that cause damage to your gums and maintain your oral health.
Periodontal Treatment Insurance Coverage
Our practice does accept most PPO dental health plans, which can give you partial or full coverage for treating your periodontal disease. Made Ya Smile's administrative staff will call your insurance provider to understand your benefits and see how much you should pay out-of-pocket. Getting treatment for your periodontal disease is absolutely essential for good oral health, which is why we give you a range of options for payment. We also are happy to accept financing with CareCredit® in Cypress, TX.
Periodontal disease is a common but serious issue that greatly affects the overall health of your smile. With early detection and the right custom treatment plan at Made Ya Smile, our expert practitioners can heal your mouth, teeth, and gums and stop periodontal disease before it causes tooth or bone loss. Contact our friendly team in Cypress, TX today for a consultation and periodontal screening to determine if you need treatment for gum disease.