Gum Disease FAQ

Gum Disease FAQ,

In this article, will be addressing questions relating to treatment and gum surgery costs. Armed with a better understanding of what the treatment options for gum disease are, it is hoped that patients presenting with some form or stage of this terrible oral affliction will do what it takes to see their oral health back on the road to recovery.
FAQ # 6: Is the treatment for periodontal disease painful?
The great thing about modern medical healthcare is that it strives to provide the most effective solutions with the least amount of pain and discomfort! When it comes to the treatment of advanced oral bacterial infections in the mouth, the dentist seldom needs more than a local anesthetic to render the recommended procedure completely pain-free. If you are one of the many patients that suffer from anxiety associated with dental care, then the dentist also offers sedation. This involves the administration of medications (either orally or intravenously, or using nitrous oxide ‘laughing gas’) that gently relax you so that you feel absolutely no anxiety and no stress. In addition to these remedies for anxiety, pain and discomfort, newer treatment techniques for acute and chronic bacterial infections, namely laser periodontics, enable the dentist to provide comprehensive solutions without the need for invasive surgery. This cuts down tremendously on post-operative discomfort and healing time!
FAQ # 7: How much can I expect periodontal treatment to cost?
The cost of periodontal treatment depends greatly upon three different factors, says the dentist:
1.The degree of oral bacterial infection you present with. This will determine what treatment is necessary (non-surgical versus surgical) and hence, the cost.
2.Your insurance coverage.
3.The financing options, of which the dentist offers several.
In order to determine the cost of the treatment you will need to restore your oral health, it’s best that you call this dentist to schedule an appointment. A thorough clinical examination and detailed medical history will reveal the best course of action for you and the associated expenses. We offer complimentary, completely free examinations, digital radiographs (X-rays), panoramic films and consultations for all patients!
FAQ # 8: Will I need surgery?
It is always the primary goal of the dentist to find a treatment that is as non-invasive (painless), inexpensive and effective as possible. It’s only in cases of extremely advanced oral bacterial infection that surgery may be the only option left for effective treatment. If you are concerned about needing surgery, then seek immediate attention from the dentist. The longer you leave an oral ailment, the worse it gets and the more drastic and invasive the treatment required to fix it will be. Surgery can almost always be avoided by regular check-ups with the dentist.