If you have gum disease, you will be having periodontal therapy.
First, do not be alarmed at the sound of periodontal therapy.
What periodontal therapy is
Periodontal therapy consists of nonsurgical and surgical treatments in order to treat gum disease.
Nonsurgical is noninvasive therapies, while surgical would be invasive therapies.
Noninvasive periodontal therapies
Noninvasive periodontal therapies include;
- Behavior modification suggestions in the way you brush your teeth and floss, the number of times a day, different toothbrush and toothpaste recommendations, and stop or reduce the use of tobacco products
- Scaling and root planing; a careful deep cleaning of the root areas to remove not only plaque and tartar but bacterial toxins from deep pockets around the root and jawbone
- Tray Delivery: is a custom fit tray that is made from an impression of the mouth which you wear at home to administer medication that your dentist has prescribed for you
Surgical periodontal therapies
Invasive surgical therapies are;
- Gum grafting in which tissue is taken from the roof of your mouth and grafted to areas in which your gums are thin and receded
- Laser treatment provides less bleeding, gum shrinkage, and pain
- Crown lengthening treatment reshapes or lengthening the tooth which aids in securing a new dental crown
- Dental implants can be used to prevent bone and tissue loss of the jaw and gum
Cost of periodontal therapies
The cost of periodontal therapy in Oshawa will vary depending on how advanced the gum disease has become, your dental insurance policy, and which type of therapy you might require.
The only way to know for sure is to speak to your periodontist to find out which therapy he or she recommends and then speak to your dental insurance to find out what they cover. Also, check with your medical insurance to see if they will cover anesthesia.