Looking for a periodontist in Mount Vernon?
What is a periodontist?
A periodontists is a specialized dental professional that treats most the 4 main periodontal issues: gingivitis, periodontitis, necrosis and periodontitis due to systemic disease. They specialize in the treatment and prevention of periodontitis and gingivitis as well as severe periodontitis. They use the latest techniques such as LANAP surgery, scaling and deplaning as well and pocket reduction to perform these cosmetic procedures. They can also perform gingival gum grafts and dental implants. Your dentist may have to refer you to a periodontist if you have severe or acute/chronic gum disease that is not responding to typical treatment.
How much does gum disease treatment cost
Gum Disease Treatment Cost Treatment for periodontal disease can vary but it is not cheap, due to the fact that it is highly specialized and time consuming. If you ending up paying $3000 to $4500 for a treatment this is normal. DPT® and LANAP® surgery may cost more. The cost of treating your gum disease issue will be dependent on how severe your gum infection is. It will also depend on whether the patient has gingivitis or periodontal disease.
What can I do about bleeding gums?
If a patient has bleeding gums when they are brushing or flossing then they may have gum disease. There are three stages of gum disease being gingivitis, periodontitis and severe periodontitis. The most common cause of gum disease is due to a build up of plaque at the gum line. When this happens a patients gums can become inflamed and they have gingivitis. Once this plaque below the gumline become hardened it will form tartar which is mostly bacteria-this can cause bleeding and usually leads to the more advanced form of gum disease called periodontal disease.
Do periodontists place dental implants?
Yes periodontists can place dental implants just like oral surgeons and their education and expertise allows them to do so. Periodontists will form part of your treatment plan if your dentist has decided that you need to see a periodontist. They are uniquely qualified to treat bone loss, place dental implants, repair gum tissue, perform gingival grafts, sinus lifts, ridge augmentation and treat all types of periodontal disease.
Our periodontist at Pelham Dental Arts will let you know your options after examining your teeth during your consultation.
We treat all stages of periodontal disease.