Dental Practice Johan Huizingalaan

Periodontology is the branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing periodontal disease and other diseases of the gums and underlying bones. On this page, you can read more about periodontal disease, what a periodontist does, and what treatment costs are in our dental practice in Amsterdam Nieuw West.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums and underlying bones that support the teeth. It is a serious form of gum infection that can lead to tooth loss if not treated. Periodontal disease is caused by an accumulation of plaque and tartar on the teeth and molars, which leads to inflammation and infection of the gums. Early diagnosis and treatment are very important to control the infection and restore your oral health.

The characteristics of periodontal disease

Several symptoms can indicate periodontal disease. Below are some of the most common:

  • Bleeding, sensitive or receding gums
  • Visible plaque and tartar
  • Tooth pain or sensitive teeth
  • Loose teeth or molars
  • Bad breath

If you’re experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it’s important to contact us. Our dentists can determine whether you have periodontal disease and refer you to our periodontist.

What does a periodontist do?

A periodontist, also called a dental periodontist, is a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of periodontal disease and other gum diseases. In our dental practice in Amsterdam, we employ a periodontist. This means that you can be seen quickly if necessary. Our periodontist works closely with our other dentists and specialists to develop and implement the best treatment plan for you. The duties of a periodontist include:

  • Prevention of periodontal disease: The periodontist will give you advice on how to prevent periodontal disease and other diseases of the gums.
  • Diagnosing periodontal disease: To determine if you have periodontal disease, the periodontist will perform a thorough examination to determine the nature and severity of the condition.
  • Treating periodontitis: If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, your periodontist will develop and implement a treatment plan to control the condition and restore your oral health.
  • Surgical and/or dental treatment of periodontal disease: In some cases, the periodontist can perform certain procedures, such as removing plaque and tartar or repairing damaged gums.

Costs of periodontal treatment

The costs for dental treatments are set annually by the National Healthcare Authority (NZa). This means that the costs for periodontitis treatment are the same throughout Amsterdam and the rest of the country. The final treatment costs depend on the specific actions that the periodontist must perform. Below are some of the most common treatments and their associated costs:

T022Thorough root cleaning, standarrd€28.16
T032Reassessment of periodontal status after initial treatment of gums€126.72
T042Consult periodontal aftercare€107.01

Reimbursement health insurance

Up to the age of 18 years old, the treatment of periodontal disease is reimbursed by basic health insurance. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case from the age of 18. To be eligible for reimbursement from your health insurance, you must have an additional dental insurance policy, aanvullende tandartsverzekering. The amount of reimbursement you can receive for your treatment depends on the type of supplementary insurance you have and with which health insurance company you have taken out this insurance.

Specialists in the field of periodontics in Amsterdam Nieuw-West

Dental practice Johan Huizingalaan is the specialist in the field of periodontics in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. Since we employ a dental periodontist, the lines of communication are short, and you can be treated quickly. Are you still looking for a specialized dentist or periodontist in Amsterdam? Our team would like to welcome you to our dental practice! You canRegister easily on our website.

In addition to the fact that you can count on specialized practitioners at our practice, you can also benefit from our extended opening hours. By allowing you to visit in the evening or at the weekend, we hope to provide as many clients as possible with appropriate care.

Frequently asked questions

When should I visit your periodontist in Amsterdam Nieuw-West?

We recommend that you visit our periodontist if you have any signs or symptoms of periodontal disease or other gum disease. Symptoms that may indicate periodontal disease include: Changes in your mouth, such as sore, bleeding or receding gums. Sensitive or loose teeth can also indicate periodontal disease. We recommend that you pay extra attention to these symptoms if you know that periodontal disease runs in your family. You run an increased risk of developing it yourself.

How can I prevent periodontal disease?

Good oral hygiene can prevent periodontal disease. Some of the things you can do to prevent periodontal disease are:

  1. Daily brushing of teeth: Brushing your teeth daily with fluoride toothpaste is the best way to remove plaque and tartar and prevent gingivitis.
  2. Flossing regularly: Regular flossing (preferably daily) of your teeth is important to remove food residues and plaque from places you cannot reach with your toothbrush.
  3. Regular checkups: Visit your dentist and periodontist regularly for a check-up and cleaning to detect and treat any gum problems and periodontal disease early on.
  4. Healthy eating: Eat a healthy and balanced diet rich in calcium. This helps with the health of your teeth and gums.
  5. Don’t smoke: Smoking is bad for your oral hygiene and increases the risk of periodontitis. For your health and that of your teeth, we advise you not to smoke.
  6. Stress management: Stress can affect your physical and emotional health and have a negative impact on your oral health. Try to reduce stress by relaxing more or meditating, for example.

By following the steps above, you can reduce the risk of periodontal disease and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

How do I know if I have periodontal disease?

If you suffer from unusual complaints in your mouth, this may indicate periodontal disease. Symptoms to look out for include bleeding or receding gums and sensitive or suddenly loose teeth. Do you have one or more of the symptoms? Then contact us anytime at our dental practice in Amsterdam.

Can I get periodontal disease again after it has been treated by one of your periodontists in Amsterdam?

Unfortunately, it is possible to get periodontal disease again after it has been treated. The inflammatory process can develop again if you do not take good care of your teeth and gums, for example, by not brushing often enough or by poor diet. It is therefore important to regularly check your teeth and gums and take good care of them, using some of the tips we’ve provided to prevent periodontal disease from recurring.