Periodontal Treatment in Cypress, TX

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What Is Periodontal Treatment?

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. 

Who Is a Candidate for Gum Disease 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 Is the Gum Disease Treatment Process?

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.

What Can I Expect After Periodontal Care?

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. 

Does Insurance Cover Gum Disease Treatment?

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. 

Gingivitis and Periodontitis Treatments

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. 

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