Periodontics Treatment Long Beach CA

What Is Periodontics Treatment?

Periodontics Treatment Long Beach, CA

Periodontal disease is treatable, and at Dentist of Long Beach we offer several treatment options to help restore the health of your gums and teeth. The best treatment option for each patient is different, and that’s why we perform a detailed exam and consultation before recommending a treatment plan.

How Is Periodontal Disease Treated?

The scope and severity of periodontal disease determines the best method of treatment. Periodontal disease is classified as mild, moderate, or severe, and it’s possible to have more than one stage of the disease at a time in different areas of your mouth.

Our experienced dentist will perform a detailed examination to determine how severe your periodontal disease is. In addition to the standard dental exam you’re familiar with, we will measure the depth of the “pockets” around your gums with a special probe and check how well your teeth fit together, which is known as your bite.

All of this information is used together to classify the severity of your periodontal disease. Mild cases can be treated with minimally invasive procedures, while more severe cases may need surgery to correct.

Periodontics Treatment Long Beach CA
Periodontics Treatment in Long Beach CA

Does Periodontal Treatment Hurt?

Dr. Omid and the rest of the staff at our Long Beach dentist office do everything they can to minimize any pain and discomfort. The exam should cause little or no pain, and all other procedures will be performed using an appropriate method of anesthesia to eliminate pain.

Are X-Rays Required to Diagnose Periodontal Disease?

X-rays are necessary to find out if the disease has spread to areas that aren’t visible. Severe periodontal disease can infect soft tissue and bone and these issues will show up on your x-rays.

Does Periodontal Disease Require Surgery?

Not everyone needs to have surgery to treat periodontal disease. When caught early, periodontal treatment may only involve a minimally invasive procedure known as a deep cleaning. If surgery is needed, Dr. Omid will recommend the best procedure for your case and go over it with you to help you feel comfortable.

What is Deep Teeth Cleaning?

A deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a more intensive version of a regular cleaning that focuses on manually removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. A normal cleaning stops at the gum line; a deep cleaning goes under the gums.

Deep cleaning appointments typically take longer than a regular teeth cleaning. The hygienist will numb your teeth before starting to avoid causing discomfort. Your teeth may be sore for a few days after the procedure. You may only need one visit to complete the procedure or several, depending on the extent of the buildup.

This may be the only periodontal treatment needed for mild cases. If the disease is more severe, it may be used as an initial treatment before more serious work. Dr. Omid will recommend the best treatment for you during your consultation.

Can Periodontal Disease Cause Tooth Loss?

Most teeth can be saved with proper treatment. In some cases of severe periodontal disease, it may be better to remove some of the affected teeth. We will discuss all your options with you after your exam.

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How Much Does Periodontal Disease Treatment Cost?

Treatment costs depend on the specifics of your case. Which treatments you need, how many, and how much your insurance will cover all go into determining how much you’ll need to pay out of pocket. We will discuss the cost with you in detail once we develop a treatment plan and go over all your payment plan options.

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