Imagine walking into Dr. Jeremy K. Ueno‘s office. His warm smile puts you at ease. The fear of visiting a periodontist? Gone. You’ve heard tales, frightening, unnerving myths about periodontal visits. Today, we’re going to debunk them. Strip the fear away, piece by piece. Let’s dive into the world of periodontology, together, and make it less scary.

Myth 1: Periodontal Visits Are Painful

Let’s address the elephant in the room, pain. The thought of a dental drill can make your heart race. But guess what? Modern periodontics use less invasive procedures. Techniques that cause minimal discomfort. Like laser treatment. It’s less painful. Heals faster. Fear of pain is understandable. But it’s time to discard this myth.

Myth 2: Periodontal Treatment Is Expensive

Think periodontal treatment will burn a hole in your pocket? Think again. Many insurance plans cover periodontal visits. Not insured? Don’t worry. Payment plans exist. And remember, prevention is cheaper than cure. Regular visits can save you from expensive treatments later on. So don’t let cost myths keep you away.

Myth 3: Only Older People Need To See A Periodontist

Think periodontal issues only affect the elderly? Wrong. Gum disease can strike at any age. From teenagers to the elderly, no one is safe. Brush twice a day. Floss daily. And schedule regular visits to your periodontist. Age is not a barrier when it comes to gum health.

Myth 4: Periodontal Disease Is Rare

Think you’re safe from gum disease? Think again. Almost half of adults over 30 have some form of periodontal disease. It’s not rare. It’s a silent, growing epidemic. And the only way to fight it is through awareness and regular check-ups. So don’t believe the myth. Periodontal disease is common.

Myth 5: If My Gums Don’t Hurt, I Don’t Have Gum Disease

Gum disease doesn’t always cause pain. It’s a sneaky villain. It can silently destroy your gums. By the time you feel pain, it might be too late. Regular check-ups can catch gum disease early. Before it causes irreversible damage. So don’t wait for pain. Take action now.

Now you know. The myths surrounding periodontal visits? Busted. The fear? Gone. And remember, a visit to the periodontist isn’t a punishment. It’s a step towards a healthier you. So let’s walk this path together. With a periodontist on our side, we can conquer anything. Even gum disease.