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Periodontal Disease in New Orleans and Gretna, LA

Connell Family Dentistry provides periodontal disease treatments for patients in New Orleans, Metairie, Gretna and Harvey, Louisiana.

Periodontal, or gum, disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Periodontal diseases attack just below the gum line where the gums and teeth meet. Gum disease causes the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues to break down. As the gum tissues are damaged, the gum tissue becomes infected, and patients can lose part of their gums; generally, the more severe the disease, the greater the depth of the pocket and loss of gum tissue.

Several warning signs that can signal a problem include the following:

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Any change in the fit of partial dentures

It is possible to have periodontal disease and have no warning signs! That is one reason why regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are very important. Treatment methods depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed.

The good news is that periodontal disease, or gum disease, can be treated! You do not have to lose teeth to periodontal disease. Regularly scheduled six-month hygiene appointments and gum disease treatment and remediation are just a couple of ways to avoid/treat periodontal disease. Call Connell Family Dentistry today to schedule your dental hygiene examination and evaluation.

How Much Does a Periodontal Disease Treatment Cost in New Orleans, Gretna, or the Surrounding Louisiana Area?

The cost of the treatment varies based upon the severity of your case. In many cases, the treatment may be partially covered by your dental insurance. Come in for a consultation to get a better idea of the costs that may be associated with this treatment. Call our Gretna or New Orleans location to learn more about the procedure and begin your journey to a healthy mouth. We work with CareCredit® for your financing needs.

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Connell Family Dentistry offers the highest quality of care for all of our dental work, and our staff goes above and beyond in providing you with the best service. If you live in the New Orleans or Gretna area and are looking to enhance your smile, call Connell Family Dentistry today. We look forward to bringing out the beauty you feel inside with your smile.

Dr. Brian Connell

Connell Dental Care and Connell Family Dentistry offer family dentistry, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry to patients in New Orleans, Louisiana. Contact Connell Family Dentistry today to schedule your consultation!

Written by Connell Dental Care January 10, 2014