Farragut area dentist reviews the cost and expectations of periodontitis treatment
Gum disease, referred to by dentists such as Dr. Pablo Foncea as periodontal disease, is a condition that can affect anyone who has plaque and tartar build up. At Sequoyah Dental Arts, we provide Farragut area patients with general dentistry services, which include the diagnosis and treatment of periodontitis.
Periodontitis is advanced periodontal disease. Dr. Pablo Foncea can help patients understand the ways to keep this condition from developing, including regular brushing, flossing, and recall appointments at Sequoyah Dental Arts for cleanings and examinations to catch any possible problems early for successful intervention. However, when it does develop, it is important that patients speak with a dentist to discuss possible periodontitis treatment options available to them.
When patients have received a diagnosis of periodontitis, Dr. Pablo Foncea reviews with patients the process of treatment. Patients will often need a deep cleaning of the teeth and gums, referred to as scaling and root planing. This procedure will help in removing plaque and tartar from all surfaces of the teeth, and sometimes involves the application of antibiotics to address any infection that may have developed. Using the best technologies, Dr. Pablo Foncea can do this in a comfortable manner and allow patients to seek treatment without the fears often associated with painful services. Our practice also provides appropriate sedation such as nitrous oxide to ensure patients are comfortable during all dental procedures in our practice.
Treatment for periodontitis is done during one visit, but patients may also need to follow up regularly with their dentist. This is because the condition is not truly curable, but the health of the smile can be maintained with regular appointments with Dr. Pablo Foncea. Over the first few years, patients may need to make appointments every three months with their dentist instead of every six months to keep the surfaces of the teeth and gums clean enough for effective results. Our dentist reviews with patients the cost and expectations of treatment so there are no surprises.