It is important for patients to take good care of their smile. Dr. Stanley Levenson of Worcester takes the time to educate his patients about the benefits of great dental health. Poor oral health care can often be the reason why patients in the community develop periodontal disease.
< br> Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an inflammatory condition that often results from poor dental health. The plaque and tartar that develop on the teeth and gums can cause infection, while patients may also notice problems such as developing cavities, persistent bad breath, bleeding when brushing and flossing, and red swollen gums, among other problems. This is a sign that periodontal disease has developed and requires professional attention. Dr. Stanley Levenson of Levenson Smile is here to help with periodontal treatment.
Periodontal treatment varies depending on the stage of the condition. The earlier stages, known as gingivitis, may benefit from a thorough teeth cleaning at the dental office. The later stages are more severe and require patients to go through antibiotic treatment as well as more advanced cleaning and disinfection with scaling and root planing. This is a more invasive procedure but can assist patients in controlling the condition and managing it for life. Periodontal disease cannot be cured, but can be controlled and maintained with regular dental visits at Levenson Smile.
Patients are often concerned about the cost of periodontal treatment. It can be difficult for Dr. Stanley Levenson to provide patients with a flat quote of how much it may cost to address their problem. This is because there are many factors and variables which need to be taken into consideration for periodontal treatment, including the severity of the condition, where in the mouth it originated, and whether or not patients will need antibiotic medication to control it. Some patients may even benefit from more regular dental visits for a while until the condition is under control. All of these issues must be taken into consideration when determining the overall cost of treatment, and Dr. Stanley Levenson commonly suggests patients schedule an evaluation and x-rays to find out what stage the periodontal disease has reached and develop an appropriate treatment plan.