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Frequently Asked Periodontal Questions – Huntington Beach, CA

Got Questions? We Have Answers!

Whether you’re a dentist or a patient looking for a periodontist, you want to make sure that they can truly handle the procedures necessary to overcome gum disease and revitalize smiles. You may have questions about Huntington Beach Periodontics, and we want to help you see that our practice is the right fit for your needs. Below you’ll find some of the most frequently asked periodontal questions that we get from our patients and our responses to them. For answers to other questions that aren’t addressed below, feel free to contact our team.


Why is treating gum disease so important?

Untreated gum disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss, but gum disease can be dangerous for more than just your smile. Studies have shown that those who have gum disease are significantly more likely to have heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Dr. Braga can provide the treatment needed to get your oral and overall health back on track.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

At first, gum disease shows up as red, swollen gums that bleed easily when you brush your teeth. Later on, chronic bad breath, receding gums, and loose teeth are common signs of advanced gum disease. If you think you may have this condition, you should schedule an appointment right away with Dr. Braga, who can diagnose and treat gum disease, saving your natural smile for as long as possible.

I need several procedures to prepare for dental implants. Can Dr. Braga help?

Absolutely! Dr. Braga has the expertise to handle many preparatory procedures, including periodontal therapy and bone grafts, right here in our periodontal office. Then, he can perform your dental implant placement, sparing you the need to go to more than one periodontal office for treatment.

How many teeth can dental implants replace?

Dental implants can be used to replace any number of teeth. Whether you need just one tooth or an entire arch of teeth replaced, Dr. Braga can customize dental implants treatment to complete your smile and meet your unique needs.

Do you have a warranty on the dental implants you place?

We do. Dr. Braga and our team stand by the quality of our work and therefore offer a dental implant warranty program for patients who entrust us with their smiles. To learn more details about this program, reach out to our team.

Why should I see a periodontist?

Dr. Braga is certified by the American Board of Periodontology, which means that he has achieved educational requirements and demonstrated clinical mastery in treating all stages of gum disease, performing procedures related to the gums, and placing dental implants. By choosing someone of his qualifications for complex, specialized procedures, you’re certainly more likely to experience successful results after treatment.

Do you accept my dental insurance?

Yes, we do! We will work with whatever dental insurance plan you have to make your treatment as affordable as possible. Our team knows the ins and outs of insurance and is happy to help you save money however we can.

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