About Periodontal Treatments@headingTag>
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 - Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC, our dentists will look for periodontal disease, but typical symptoms include swollen, red gums; bleeding while flossing and brushing; receding gums; and chronic halitosis. Based on the severity of periodontal disease when it is diagnosed, our dentists at DentalWorks - Spartanburg offers nonsurgical and surgical treatment options: antibiotics, scaling and root planing, tooth extraction, gum surgery, and gum tissue grafting.
"If I could give 0 stars I would Everything in the place of business went well. Only had $160 worth of work done paid $100 up front and billed the rest and DentalWorks ran my girlfriend and I debit card for $400. After I get my money returned that they stole from me I will never be returning to this location ever again. I wouldn't recommend going here unless you want your money stolen!"- Anonymous / Facebook / Aug 11, 2017
"People, please read this full review, as I am just wanting to help others out. Like whoever is reading this, I looked up reviews on Dental Works before I went too. I was so so happy the day I got treated here because the office staff was so nice and Dr. O'Brien made me feel so comfortable! The lady that cleaned my teet...h was super nice and patient with me too! Now, accidents happen all the time, but I was charged $400, significantly over the amount I authorized or had work done for. I understand that errors occur, we are all human. What disappoints me is how it was handled. Office staff had a complete personality change over this, mind you, something out of my control and by no means my error! My goodness, today when I walked in to discuss this matter with them, I didn't even get a hello. I was simply told to sit down. Because of their error, again a significant amount of money, my bank account has an issue now. Dental works told me they authorized the refund and so forth but I've met with my bank local and spoken regional and they haven't gotten a refunded payment come through yet. I know that refunds take several business days, but there isn't anything even pending yet, and again their error has messed up my finances until I get paid again. I pray that it goes through and they are being totally honest with me. Regardless though, this was handled unprofessionally. I've gotten laughed at, snarled faces, etc. and all that I MYSELF did was give this place a try as a new patient. In fact, the blame got on everybody else except them! They blamed the bank they do their financials with, then it was my bank's fault, blah blah blah. Sitting in the office today, I was told that they don't keep any checks or money in their office for refunds, etc. but office manager had just right before stated that she was at the bank for Dental Works just like every Friday?? When I asked her to get her boss or the bank they work with on the phone while I was present, she absolutely would not do it and after demanding she do it 4 or 5 times, she finally leaves the office, goes who knows where because "she can't call that particular extension from her phone" ummm your office phone is functional and I just saw calls coming in on it?? Seems weird!!! Obviously, going by the reviews on here, noone has had this particular issue. My warning to everybody out there though is that if it happened to me and this is how it was handled, it could happen to you. I don't want to get any service provided to me from people who can turn on you at the drop of a hat for THEIR own mistake. Right is right and wrong is wrong. And to make me wait on that kind of amount of money for days after you made such a "boo boo" is just not right. Good luck Dental Works patients. See More"- S.M. / Facebook / Aug 11, 2017
"Professional, kind and knowledgeable. Great place for dentistry."- A.R. / Google / Jul 31, 2017
"After 2 years I finally am back at a dental office I feel comfortable with (my dental plan changed and my prior dentist didn't accept the new one). My exclusive dental plan requires me to use one of only two "chain" dental companies in my area. My experience at the chain across the street was horrific and I was weary o...f attempting another. I'm glad I did!! I had a perfect dental experience at Dentalworks -Spartanburg!! My teeth are cleaned, I have no cavities (strange since the "other" told me I had 4 ?), I don't have gingivitis (strange since the other told me I did ... are we seeing a pattern here). Love the staff and the environment at Dental Works!! See More"- B.S. / Facebook / Jul 11, 2017
"Excellent people staff do very great work, would recommend anyone everyone to go there"- T.B. / Google / Jul 03, 2017
What to Expect@headingTag>
Gum disease can range from mild to severe and our dentists will chose an appropriate gum disease 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 build up 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: pocket reduction, laser gum surgery, or regenerative gum surgery.
Due to the chronic nature of gum disease, patients typically require maintenance care which includes at home therapy and more frequent visits to the dentist. The most cutting edge at home therapy is a tray delivery system known as PerioProtect. This tray is custom fitted to you and made to deliver medication. This helps keep the infection at bay in the comfort of your own home. Click here for more information on PerioProtect.
After the gums are restored to health from the patient's gum disease treatment, it's critical that the patient start 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 - Spartanburg 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. inflamed, bleeding, or red gums) please contact DentalWorks - Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC today to schedule an appointment with our dentists. DentalWorks - Spartanburg will use our experience and skills to identify and treat your oral health issue.