Effective Periodontal Disease Treatments in Gahanna, OH

Save Your Natural Teeth Before It’s Too Late

Millions of people don’t know they have periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Not only can this disease affect your oral health, but bacteria can also gain access to your entire body and cause heart disease, stroke, and a whole host of medical complications. By treating gum disease effectively, you are actually improving your overall health. Contact us online or call our office in Gahanna, OH at 614-467-8000 to begin your periodontal disease treatment today.

When Do You Need Periodontal Treatments?

Periodontal disease, or gum disease as it is commonly known, is just the immune system trying to eradicate an infection. Your immune system is so good at it that the body will destroy the bone. This includes allowing the tooth to fall out to make that happen. The periodontal dentists at Hamilton Pointe Dental Care are aggressive in our treatment plans to stop this process.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should contact our periodontal dentist as diagnosis is the first step in treating your gum disease effectively:

  1. Gums that bleed when you brush or floss
  2. Bad breath
  3. Receding gum line
  4. Red, tender, or swollen gums
  5. Tooth sensitivity
  6. Tooth loss
  7. Foul taste in your mouth
  8. Shifting or wiggly teeth
  9. Pus between your gums and teeth

Our Periodontal Dental Services in Gahanna and New Albany, OH

The Most Important Step: Diagnosis

During every one of your dental exams, our team is looking for signs of gum disease. During your checkup, our hygienists will perform a thorough periodontal, probing for bone loss. The faster we are able to diagnosis you, the faster we can start periodontal treatments and save more of your bone from being lost forever.

The Initial Periodontal Treatment in Gahanna and New Albany, OH

Our team of experienced periodontal dentists will work aggressively to treat your gum disease. Our periodontal dental services are nonsurgical and noninvasive. We perform “deep” cleaning, scaling and root planning during our periodontal treatments. We believe periodontal disease treatment is a partnership between the dentist and the patient. We only see a snapshot of your dental health, so patients must consistently maintain the effort at home too. If our gum disease treatments are not effective or your disease has advanced significantly, we may refer you to one of our periodontist partners for surgical treatments.

Follow-Up Exams

Once diagnosed, periodontal disease is a life-long treatment. When bone is lost, it never comes back. Our periodontal care can make the condition stable and, with aggressive treatment, it may stay this way for a long time. Once the issue has already occurred, the battle is to keep it at bay. Patients are then considered susceptible to reoccurrence. Some people have an aggressive immune system that continues to overrespond to the bacteria present in the mouth. There is no guarantee that this condition will always stay in remission. So, we continue aggressive gum disease treatments and a rigorous maintenance program with regular checkups every three months to help fight further damage or tooth loss.

How Expensive is Periodontal Treatments?

Gum disease treatments can be costly. Luckily, most dental insurances will usually pay for part of it. The cost to replace teeth pales in comparison to treating and saving them. More frequent cleanings will also be necessary to help maintain treated gum disease.

Ready to Begin Treatment?

At Hamilton Pointe Dental Care in Gahanna, OH we understand that when it comes to preventing bone loss and serious risks to your overall health, aggressive gum disease treatments and follow-ups are critical. We combine decades of experience with cutting-edge techniques and technologies to give our patients the best possible periodontal care in Gahanna and New Albany. Our periodontal services are customized to your individual needs to provide you with the best path to stopping the infection and treating your gum disease. Contact us online or call our office in Gahanna, OH at 614-467-8000 to see how we can help with your periodontal disease today.