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Periodontal Services

Gum Disease Treatment in Waukee, IA

Many people suffer from periodontitis or gum disease, which is a serious dental problem. Lush Family Dental in Waukee offers top-notch periodontal services that will help you combat gum disease.

Periodontal Services

When the gums are exposed to tartar, plaque and bacteria, it will eventually result in gum disease – or periodontitis.

Some of the symptoms of this condition include swelling and bleeding during oral hygiene practices like brushing or flossing. Eventually, if left unchecked, the gums will pull away from the teeth, creating periodontal pockets. If the spread of plaque, tartar, and bacteria gets to the jawbone and soft tissue, it can result in tooth loss.

Early detection and treatment of periodontitis is important to stop its spread. Therefore, it is important to watch for signs of gum disease. Regular visits to a dentist can help catch and treat this condition. Lush Family Dental in Waukee offers periodontal services such as scaling & root planing and gingivectomy*.

*Gingivectomy – This procedure involves removing and reshaping of gum tissues for improved esthetics.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing can treat and reverse the early stages of gum disease. Scaling involves thoroughly cleaning the area below the gum, followed by root planing which is the smoothing out of the root surfaces to prevent future buildups.


This procedure involves the removal of a small portion of gum from around the teeth so that infected tissue can be removed.

What Does Gum Disease Treatment Cost?

At Lush Family Dental, we take great care to make sure that our services are pocket-friendly to our patients. The cost of treatment for periodontitis is dependent on your unique situation.

With regular checkups, our team can help you spot and treat any gum disease before it progresses to a severe stage. We offer flexible appointments and can work with you to plan a schedule that is convenient for you. Simply call us today at (515) 207-3126 to get started.

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