The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal diseases, more commonly known as gum disease, are a family of serious bacterial infections that destroy the attachment fibers and supporting bone that hold your teeth in your mouth.
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in America today. Regular visits to our dental office in Austin is the best insurance for maintaining healthy gums. Our general dentists examine your gums and provide preventative care to keep your gums healthy.
Should you need further treatment, a general dentist would refer you out to see a periodontist. We save your headache of record transferring and miss communication by offering you to see our in-house periodontist, Dr. Siddharth Gupta. In addition to the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, Dr. Gupta also specializes in sinus augmentation, and dental implants.
In addition to our general services, we have in-office specialists that provide services such as implant placement and root canal treatment, which eliminates the need for our patients to travel to specialists offices to receive their dental treatment.
Our office utilizes the latest technologies and techniques to ensure we provide the best family, cosmetic, and specialty dentistry services in the Northwest Austin area.
Lead by Dr. Kyleen Chen, our professional team is dedicated to provide quality dental care and education to our patients. Our team is passionate about educating our patients on the importance of oral hygiene. Our staff is highly educated, experienced and has the tools, technique and technology to improve your smile easily and comfortably.
Some common signs and symptoms of periodontal disease include:
● Swollen gums
● Bad breath
● Loose teeth
● Unpleasant taste
Plaque is a sticky substance that coats your teeth, usually due to poor oral hygiene and bacterial infections. As plaque builds and interacts with saliva, it mineralizes and creates calculus, a hard mass of bacteria that sticks to your teeth.
Periodontal disease treatment typically costs anywhere between $1700 to $8000. Generally, periodontal treatment is covered by dental insurance, but periodontal-specific insurance is also available.
Though periodontal disease is preventable, it can cause loose teeth and even tooth loss if left untreated.
Though the disease itself is not contagious, the bacteria that cause it can be transferred through mouth-to-mouth kissing.