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FAQ About Periodontal Therapy

March 28, 2023 2:38 am

At Vero Dental, we offer periodontal therapy for patients who are experiencing gum disease, a common dental disease. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a progressive condition caused by bacteria overgrowth in the mouth. There are multiple reasons why one might develop gum disease, but it’s most likely due to a lack of proper oral hygiene.

What Are the Signs of Periodontal Disease?

Early-stage gum disease, or gingivitis, starts off with bleeding, tender, and swollen gums. Over time, the bacteria that has accumulated along and under the gums causes bad breath and the gums to separate from the teeth. This can lead to gum recession and tooth sensitivity, and eventually tooth decay and tooth loss.

How Is Gum Disease Treated?

The best ways to treat gum disease in its early stages is through deep cleanings and improved oral hygiene at home. During a deep cleaning (also called scaling and root planing), your dental team will meticulously remove plaque and tartar that have formed under your gum line. More advanced gum disease can require antibiotics, laser treatment, or surgery.

Is Periodontal Therapy Expensive?

The cost of treatment depends on how advanced your gum disease is. It’s very important to seek treatment if you have gum disease to prevent the spread of infection, as well as total tooth loss. Vero Dental offers a variety of payment options to keep our treatments affordable, and we will always provide you with a cost estimate of your treatment to ensure it fits your budget.

We Can Help Improve Your Gum Health

If you are experiencing any symptoms of gum disease, contact Vero Dental today to schedule an appointment at our office in Denver, CO. We can explain how periodontal therapy can help you enjoy a healthy smile and improve your quality of life.


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