How To Prevent Gum Disease

If you have full coverage dental insurance, you are a not using your maximum benefits if you do not visit the dentist two times per year for preventive care.

dentist officeThe best private individual dental insurance will almost push you into a dentist office for routine teeth cleaning and oral exams. At the end of the day affordable dental health plans are a business, and these businesses look to save money. So how is it that insurance providers save money by pushing you into the dentist several times per year?

It’s quite simple actually, in order to save money on complex and pricey advanced dental treatments, your provider looks to cover basic visits that help avoid the need for complex procedures like:

  • Gum disease
  • Gum surgery
  • Receding gums
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures

What else do these types of routine appointments help avoid?

  • Bad breath
  • Tooth pain relief
  • Gingivitis & Periodontal Disease
  • Cavities
  • Oral cancer

Gingivitis is buildup of bacteria and plaque in the mouth, negatively affecting the gums. Cures for gingivitis can be as simple as fluoride treatment or a deep teeth cleaning. Gingivitis treatment is one of the largest rewards for our dental hygienists, they take extreme caution to clean the gums of built-up bacteria that can lead to gum disease. Curing gingivitis is a large priority for dental health plans; it is a much cheaper alternative to the cost for gum surgery if your case reaches that point.

Dental Health Plans Will Cover Wisdom Teeth Removal

wisdom teeth removalWisdom tooth removal might be covered by your provider if the wisdom teeth pose a threat to your overall dental health. In some cases that introduction of a wisdom tooth to the mouth will negatively affect the shape of your smile. In the cases where a mouth is too small, it is highly recommended that wisdom tooth extraction cost be overlooked in favor of your long-term dental health.

Make sure that you understand all of the costs that’s your insurance will cover. Often times a dental emergency may not be covered under standard coverage. An emergency dentist will be a pricey bill to receive in the mail, and when you discover that your insurance will not be chipping in, you might wish that you had though harder and deeper about what plan you selected for your family.

Home Remedies For A Toothache

There are many who think about home remedies and holistic approaches to deal with a toothache if you can’t into the dentist for an appointment.

  • Pain reliever or ibuprofen
  • Chewing garlic in the pained area
  • Rinsing the mouth with  salt dissolved in warm water

Adhering to our recommended schedule of dental appointments will keep you out of harms way from dental diseases. In addition you might never have to find out what a complex surgery feels like. This not only saves you anxiety and stress, but also time and money.

If you would like to get started on the preventive dental track or to possibly diagnose gingivitis or another oral disease, please fill out our contact form on the About Us page to speak with us, the premier dentist in Sandy Springs.