About Periodontal Exams
Regular dental screenings that include a periodontal examination are not just important for a gorgeous smile, but for healthy teeth and gums. Cosmetic and general dentist, Dr. Joshua Foreman diagnoses and treats periodontal disease at his practice, Bella Vita Dentistry, in Trophy Club, TX. We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, and have many treatment option, including nonsurgical and noninvasive treatments we can perform right here in our office.
The thought of having surgery may be scary to some patients, but it is important to be treated to avoid more problems and longer surgeries. Infection, tooth loss, and expensive gum treatments and dental restorations from tooth loss are some of the repercussions of avoiding the dentist. We want to offer you state-of-the-art technology to help detect and treat the many different forms of periodontal disease with a periodontal examination during your annual dental check-up and cleaning with Dr. Foreman.
"Just phenomenal! Superb care, world class staff and super friendly!! You will be very very happy with the results!!!"- S.K. / Facebook / Oct 13, 2016
"This was the second time I had to get a mold for dentures. The first time at another place had been a terrible ordeal because I had to gag constantly. At Bella Vita this was not the case. Dr Foreman and his Dental Assistant Rachel did such a fantastic job that I never gagged and the mold was done in one try. What a pleasant experience that was. Bella Vita is a very unique dental office. The staff is extremely friendly, Dr. Foreman is the most gentle dentist I have ever been to. He listened to my concerns, and put me at ease, so that I knew immediately that I had come to the right place. He also knew about a horseshoe upper denture, which will eliminate all the gagging without implants, avoid unpleasant surgery and save a lot of money. I highly recommend Bella Vita. I will never go to another dentist."- G.M. / Google / Mar 23, 2018
"Just moved to this area and was looking to find a dentist and found it. Staff is very friendly and makes you feel very special. Dr. Foreman was very professional and through in his examination of my teeth. Highly recommend if you are looking for a dentist in this area you will be pleased beyond words."- H.P. / Facebook / Mar 08, 2018
"Had an awesome experience ?? it was very pleasant and no pain . Dr Foreman was very detailed in explaining all my issues. Very polite ??"- H.E. / Facebook / Feb 13, 2018
"Great dentistry. They are very accommodating especially when I’m late 98% of the time."- H. / Google / Feb 05, 2018
What to Expect
At Bella Vita Dentistry, we can offer some of the most common forms of mild to severe gum disease treatments:
- Scaling and root planning: this nonsurgical treatment removes tartar and plaque build-up from the area below the gum line, and root planning creates a smoother root and gum surface.
- Antibiotics: to alleviate infection, pain, and inflammation in the gums, you may be treated with antibiotics.
- Surgery: For a more aggressive treatment, your dentist may recommend gum grafting, regenerative treatments, laser gum surgery, and gum pocket reduction.
Treatment & Aftercare
To prevent periodontal disease (with or without treated gums) you will need to maintain healthy teeth and gums through brushing, flossing, using mouth wash, and going to the dentist for cleanings as suggested by your dentist. You may even want to have more than 2 dental cleanings per year.
The good news is that the cost of the periodontal exam is included with the cost of your regular annual exam. Our dentist will discuss your treatment options after the assessment, and will give you a detailed course of action based on the severity of your gum disease, and the estimated treatment fees.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Office
Early Detection Is Key
Contact our front office if you suspect that you may have inflammation of the gums or the early signs of periodontal disease because early detection is key to treating it. Dr. Foreman and his experienced team will assess your gums and make a recommendation on the treatment of your oral health. Call and schedule your screening at your earliest convenience.