Gum Disease Treatment

Protect your smile with expert gum disease treatment at Willow Dental. We’re dedicated to combating periodontal issues with advanced, personalized care to ensure your gums stay healthy and your smile stays bright.

Periodonatal Disease Treatment in New Berlin, WI

Gum disease is a common yet serious condition that can lead to tooth loss and gum recession if left untreated. At Willow Dental, we provide comprehensive treatment options aimed at combating periodontal disease, focusing on reversing damage and preventing further gum recession. Treating gum disease is crucial not only for maintaining the health of your teeth and gums but also for protecting your overall health.

 

Close-up of a person receiving a dental scaling.
  • What are the signs of periodontal disease or gum disease?

    The symptoms of gum disease can vary but typically include swollen, red, or tender gums that may bleed during brushing or flossing. Other indicators are persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth, receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal, and loose or shifting teeth. Pain when chewing and sensitivity to temperature may also occur as the disease progresses. Early detection and treatment are crucial to manage these symptoms and prevent further damage to the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.

     

  • What causes gum disease?

    Gum disease is primarily caused by plaque buildup, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. If plaque is not removed regularly through brushing and flossing, it can harden into tartar, which is much more difficult to remove and can irritate the gum line. This irritation can lead to gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, which can progress to more severe periodontitis if not treated.

    Risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing gum disease include smoking, diabetes, poor oral hygiene, stress, genetic predisposition, and certain medications that reduce saliva flow.

     

  • How is periodontal disease or gum disease treated?

    The treatment for gum disease depends on the severity and progression of the condition. In its early stages, treatment may involve a professional deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing, where plaque and tartar are removed from above and below the gum line, and rough spots on tooth roots are smoothed.

    More intensive treatments may be required for cases that have advanced beyond gingivitis, including surgical interventions to reduce gum pockets, regenerate lost bone and tissue, or reshape the gums to fit more tightly around the teeth. Additionally, we recommend ongoing maintenance therapies to manage the condition, prevent recurrence, and support overall dental health.

  • How much is a deep cleaning at Willow Dental?

    Deep cleaning is typically for a more intensive cleaning that involves scaling and root planing, which is necessary for patients with signs of gum disease.

    • Deep cleaning cost: $326

    Treatment prices may vary depending on individual patient needs, additional treatments needed during the visit, and your current insurance coverage. Many dental insurance plans cover the full cost of these procedures. Please consult with our office for specific pricing details tailored to your insurance. For those without insurance, we offer an in-house dental savings plan that covers cleanings for those with gum disease and exams and discounts on other services.

More Questions?

If you have any questions about periodontal disease (gum disease) treatment, please contact our office, and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Willow Dental

3333 S Sunny Slope Rd Suite 100
New Berlin, WI 53151
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Hours

Monday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone

262-505-1000

Email Address

willowdental@willow-dental.com