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.
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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.