Our periodontal treatments are specifically designed to slow the effects of gingivitis, periodontal and gum diseases. If any of these issues are left untreated, then tooth loss is a very real consequence.
Gingivitis and gum disease are a result of a build up of calculus and plaque. The symptoms of gum disease and gingivitis include swollen, red gums, which are very susceptible to bleeding and often very sensitive to the touch. If gingivitis is left untreated, it can even progress to periodontal disease, where the gums begin to pull away from the teeth, creating gaps where infection can easily build up. Given all the variables, depending on the severity of the gingivitis, how much the cost of treatment is can vary considerably:
- Price: $195 to $350 per visit
- Health Fund Item No*: 222 per tooth & or 114/115 per visit
Gum Disease and Gingivitis Treatment
Our gum disease and gingivitis treatment plans will vary depending on how far the problem has progressed:
- Low: In cases where the plaque and calculus build up is low to mild (early-stage gingivitis), without any underlying bone or gum loss, a scaling and cleaning appointment will usually remove all the calculus build-up on the teeth and allow the gums a chance to heal. One to two visits are usually required. Simple stains will also be removed. Your home gum health care program is also vital in the resolution of the gum inflammation. Our experienced hygienist will guide you through dental care techniques during your scaling and cleaning appointment.
- Medium: In cases where there already is measurable bone and gum health loss, our hygienist will recommend a series of visits to correct or reverse some of this early stage damage. Three to four visits are usually involved. Home care maintenance is vital in returning your gums to a healthy condition. Laser treatment may also be considered useful at this stage.
- Severe: If the gum disease has progressed and the damage is moderate to advanced, we will put you on an advanced treatment program consisting of visits spaced at three monthly intervals in order to reduce the risk of tooth loss. At this stage laser treatment combined with antibiotic therapy will be used in order to slow the deterioration of your teeth and prevent any further bone and gum break down.
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