About Periodontal Treatments
Gum (periodontal) disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue that can lead to serious repercussions, such as tooth loss of infection if it isn't diagnosed and properly treated. The three stages of periodontal disease are gingivitis (stage one), periodontitis (stage two), and advanced periodontitis (stage three). During every patient's annual dental exams at Fairfield Dental Care and Orthodontics in Cypress, TX, our dentists will look for periodontal disease, but typical symptoms include swollen, red gums; bleeding while flossing and brushing; separating gums; and chronic halitosis. Based on the severity of periodontal disease when it is diagnosed, our dentists at Fairfield Dental Care and Orthodontics offers nonsurgical and surgical treatment options: antibiotics, scaling and root planing, tooth extraction, gum tissue grafting, and gum surgery.
"I visited Fairfield Dental for cleaning and whitening. Upon arriving at the office I was greeted by a friendly staff member. Throughout my appointment staff were friendly and efficient. They also ensured my comfort at all stages of the appointment. Dr. Jones completed my cleaning; she, too, checked on my comfort throughout the appointment and completed my cleaning in a timely manner. The staff that conducted the whitening explained, in detail, the whitening process and potential side effects. Although, I was unaware of how long the whitening process would take (2 hours), I was pleased with the results of both the cleaning and whitening. I would recommend Fairfield Dental to others in northwest Houston."- M.J. / Google / Jan 04, 2019
"I have been going to Fairfield Dental for 15 years, when it was only Dr Grimm. He was a wonderful dentist that later retired. There have been different dr's in between. But i have to say, the staff and Drs they have now are by far the best. I cant thank Dr. Dean enough for all the care he provided. I was in the worst pain the week before Christmas. He saw me right away, same day I called in pain. He took me right in and found the problem and fixed it right away. He even called me the following day to check up on me, as well as the staff did after that. They are so caring and I highly recommend Dr Dean, he is by far the best and caring Dentist. You couldn't ask for a better staff all around. From the phone call, to arriving , the procedure and then checking out. They work well together and that's what makes for such a pleasant visit.....and its a Dentist office of all places, most people dread that. I never do. And i have to add, my husband has a terrible fear of Dentist, but a couple of months ago, Dr Dean took great care and was very patient with him. Just the best. Thank you all for making my Christmas a pain free one. You all made sure that I wouldn't have to go through that horrific pain during the holidays. I forgot the name of the other Dr's who finished up my root canal, but she was also wonderful. Thanks again, and wishing your clinic the best in the new year."- T.M. / Google / Dec 27, 2018
"I've always been afraid of going to the dentist, but the staff here is so efficient and friendly! I receive phone calls and email reminders about my upcoming appointments. They also make sure all my insurance info is up to date prior to my visit so that I dont have to wait long in the waiting room. Their office also makes sure to break down my personal costs before I get any work done. Dr. Jones is my dentist, and she is incredible. She is kind, gentle, and she listens. She did my dental exams before my wedding, and served me up some wedding'white teeth! I recently had 3 fillings done. She braced me for the local numbing via syringe and checked multiple times throughout the process to make sure I didn't feel any pain. My hygienist is Tu; she works quickly and with extra care to my teeth, and she is literally the sweetest person in the world. I always leave this place with a bigger and brighter smile."- A.H. / Google / Dec 19, 2018
"Very pleasant visit. Professional and timely service."- W.G. / Google / Dec 05, 2018
"Had a great experience and great customer service."- J.N. / Google / Nov 28, 2018
What to Expect
Gum disease can range from mild to severe and our dentists will chose an appropriate gum disease procedure based on the patient's condition. One of the easiest and most common periodontal treatments used is scaling and root planing (SRP), a noninvasive deep cleaning of the tartar build up under the gum pockets. Our dentists may include an antibiotic treatment with the SRP procedure to reduce inflammation if the case is farther along. For the final level of gum disease, our dentists will usually perform an invasive procedure: laser gum surgery, pocket reduction, or regenerative procedures.
Due to the chronic nature of gum disease, patients typically require maintenance care which includes at home therapy and more frequent visits to the dentist. The most cutting edge at home therapy is a tray delivery system known as PerioProtect. This tray is custom fitted to you and made to deliver medication. This helps keep the infection at bay in the comfort of your own home. Click here for more information on PerioProtect.
After the gums are restored to health from the patient's gum disease treatment, it's vital that the patient keep a good dental care regime at home to prevent recurrences of gum disease. Patients should ask our dentists about an at home regime, including correct flossing, brushing, and anything else our dentists suggest. Patients should also come in to Fairfield Dental Care and Orthodontics at least two times a year for a professional cleaning and at least one time a year for a dental exam with our dentists.
Most dental insurance policies will pay for periodontal treatments for gum disease, but the amount of coverage will vary based on the individual policy. During the initial consultation, our dentists can discuss personal expenses, payment options, and available financing plans.
Plan Your Procedure
Periodontal disease can lead to serious health problems, so if you have signs (i.e. bleeding, inflamed, or red gums) please contact Fairfield Dental Care and Orthodontics in Cypress, TX today to schedule an appointment with our dentists. Fairfield Dental Care and Orthodontics will use our knowledge and skills to identify and treat your oral health concern.