Periodontal disease can cause significant gum damage and even tooth loss, if left untreated. Connell Family Dentistry takes pride in offering periodontal disease treatment and other oral hygiene services to patients living in Gretna, New Orleans and Metairie, LA.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection that affects the gums. This infection breaks down gum tissue, and if left untreated, will begin to cause tooth decay. Gum disease is typically caused by poor oral hygiene habits. Symptoms that signal that you may have gum disease include:
- Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing
- Swollen or tender gums
- Receding gum line
- Loose or shifting permanent teeth
- Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
How Much Does Periodontal Disease Treatment Cost?
The average cost of periodontal disease treatment is (COST), but this cost can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary. In most cases, your dental insurance provider will cover a portion of the cost of your periodontal disease treatment. Additionally, Connell Family Dentistry accepts financing through Lending Club and CareCredit® to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
How is Periodontal Disease Treated?
In most cases, improving oral hygiene can eliminate periodontal disease. In more severe cases, medications or removal of infected gum tissue may be required. During your consultation, Dr. Connell will determine the best treatment approach for your specific situation.
How Can I Prevent Periodontal Disease?
The best way to prevent periodontal disease is by maintaining healthy oral hygiene habits. Brushing and flossing regularly is a great way to do this from home. We also recommend that patients visit their dentist for routine cleanings twice a year; we may be able to detect and prevent gum disease before it becomes a more severe problem.
If you think you are developing gum disease, contact us today to schedule a consultation and a routine cleaning. Connell Family Dentistry is proud to offer periodontal disease treatment to residents of Gretna, New Orleans, Harvey, and the nearby areas of Louisiana.