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Gum Disease Treatment – Sycamore, IL

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Gum disease affects one out of two adults in the United States alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It begins with oral bacterial growth and then quickly leads to tooth loss when left untreated. We’ll closely monitor any and all signs and symptoms of gum disease, ensuring that any issues are caught and diagnosed sooner, not later. We also offer effective gum disease treatment for Sycamore, IL dental patients who need to renew their oral health.

Why Choose Grand Dental - Sycamore for Gum Disease Treatment?

Scaling & Root Planing

Patient receiving scaling and root planing gum disease treatment

To reduce the presence of harmful oral bacteria and plaque, we perform deep cleaning, a procedure that consists of scaling and root planing. To reverse the symptoms of gum disease, our hygienist first removes plaque and tartar as deep as the gum pockets, then smooths out the tooth roots so the gums can reattach.

Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry

Patient receiving soft tissue laser dentistry treatment

Our dental office makes use of soft tissue laser gum therapy for a few reasons. With this concentrated dental light beam, we can remove oral tissue with better precision, remove the need for sutures, cauterize the area on-contact, eliminate bleeding, and reduce recovery times.

With laser therapy, we can even stop cold sores during their early stages and destroy the virus that causes these painful outbreaks.

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Advanced Periodontal Procedures

Complex dental care sometimes becomes necessary to protect the health of your gum tissue. Thankfully, our team has the skills to get it done. Our in-house periodontists are trained to perform services like gum grafting, surgical dental implant placement, and cosmetic surgery, all in the same dental office you already know.

Periodontal Disease FAQs

Although it starts out small, gum disease can have serious consequences for both your oral and overall health. If you suffer from this condition or its symptoms, it’s okay if you have questions about treatment. Our team at Grand Dental – Sycamore can provide the answers you’re looking for. Our in-office periodontist and the rest of us will be transparent and communicate honestly with you about your condition. Then, we can explain your treatment options and the costs associated with each.

How can I avoid periodontal disease?

The best approach to battle periodontal disease is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Some common tips for avoiding this condition include:

  • Brushing at least twice each day, flossing at least once daily, and swishing with an ADA-approved mouthwash regularly.
  • Stopping bad habits like smoking, chewing on ice, and biting your fingernails.
  • Replacing sugary and starchy foods with healthier alternatives, such as leafy greens, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy.
  • Coming in for dental checkups and cleanings at least every six months to catch early plaque and tartar buildup.

Will it hurt to undergo periodontal therapy?

No, periodontal therapy is not painful. When you meet our periodontist in Sycamore, he will evaluate your soft oral tissues to understand your unique case before creating a personalized treatment plan.

Different types of care can be utilized to meet your needs, such as scaling and root planing, soft tissue laser therapy, and more. For certain treatments, we may give you a local anesthetic to numb the area. As a result, you should feel comfortable and completely pain-free.

After these procedures, you may experience some soreness, but over-the-counter pain medication can manage any discomfort.

What happens if my teeth cannot be saved?

Gum disease can quickly progress from gingivitis to advanced periodontitis. Early on, the effects of gum disease can easily be reversed and teeth saved, but when it attacks the bone tissue, it may be too late to salvage the loosening teeth.

If periodontal therapy cannot preserve your teeth, starting over with an extraction may be necessary. After you’ve completely healed, we can talk about ways to replace your lost teeth, including dental implants, dentures, or a dental bridge.

Will my dental insurance cover gum disease therapy?

Most often, dental insurance companies do cover periodontal therapy. However, we encourage you to review your plan beforehand. Insurance carriers may differ in labeling these treatments, which means a range of between 50-80% of the total cost could be covered.  If you need some assistance, our team can help you determine how much you will owe out-of-pocket to undergo your procedure.

You need to keep in mind whether you’ve met your deductible as well as consider the annual maximum available, as these amounts will determine how much insurance will pay.

We can also explore other ways to make treatment affordable with your budget, including accepting payment through third-party financing.

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