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 DentalWorks - Wake Forest in Wake Forest, NC, our dentists will look for periodontal disease, but typical symptoms include swollen, red gums; bleeding while flossing and brushing; receded or separated gums; and chronic halitosis. Based on the severity of periodontal disease when it is diagnosed, our dentists at DentalWorks - Wake Forest offers nonsurgical and surgical treatment options: antibiotics, scaling and root planing, gum surgery, gum tissue grafting, and tooth extraction.
"I have been seen at this office since they first opened. My dental hygentist is awesome in cleaning my teeth 3 to 4 times a year and the dentist who has been seeing me since almost the beginning has been awesome in making sure I keep all my teeth and my mouth is healthy. If I have problems, they are always taken care within the timeframe they need to be. But I also clean my teeth when I am not at the dentist so it is a group effort. It has been a great experience all the way around and I would recommend them to anyone."- D. / Google / Jun 20, 2019
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"Love everyone at my Wake Forest location. Especially my tech.s MJ and Sarah. Dr. Lembree is a easy going guy and i dont even react to my white coat syndrome. Sarah is as sweet as the sugar she so lovingly cleans your teeth. Mj, what a pro. From start to finish. Great scene of humor. Whilemaking sure everything fit right on my 1st partials and while making sure i was ok. She even new when i was not so ok. No works needed. Dental work may have the locations and prices we need but the staff at this location is waht makes it greatness Thanks Mj i could have never made it though without you...you didnt just do your job. You went above and beyond every time. I would so refer and have already."- C.M. / Yelp / May 29, 2019
"I like all of the folks at the Wake Forest Office of DentalWorks! However, my favorite is M. J. She has been so helpful, professional and aiming to please me with the fit of my teeth. I so appreciate her diligence. She has done her very best and called in the Doctor and the Lab Tech when needed. She is an A-1 professional and knows what she's doing and does it very well. I'm thankful that we crossed paths. She's a very personal person as well!"- G.M. / Yelp / May 23, 2019
"I had my first visit with Dr. Deric Lembree yesterday and Sarah and they took excellent care of me and Christy and the rest of the front desk too. Everybody was so hospitable and really made you feel like family. I would highly recommend Dental Works here in Wake Forest! Thanks for the fantastic experience!"- T.W. / Google / May 01, 2019
What to Expect
Gum disease can range from mild to severe and our dentists will chose an appropriate treatment 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 plaque and tartar 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, regenerative procedures, and pocket reduction.
After the gums are restored to health from the patient's gum disease treatment, it's important that the patient maintain 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 DentalWorks - Wake Forest 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, red, or inflamed gums) please contact DentalWorks - Wake Forest in Wake Forest, NC today to schedule an appointment with our dentists. DentalWorks - Wake Forest will use our experience and knowledge to identify and treat your oral health condition.