Eagle Valley Dental Periodontal Services

Eagle Valley Dental, Woodbury Clinic, Periodontal Services

Periodontal diseases are classified according to the severity of the disease. The two major stages are gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is a milder and reversible form of periodontal disease that only affects the gums. Gingivitis may lead to more serious, destructive forms of periodontal disease called periodontitis. Eighty to ninety percent of all teenagers have some form of gingivitis (inflamed gums). Also, 75% of adults over the age of 35 lose their teeth due to periodontal disease. With these statistics, early treatment and prevention is essential.

Here’s the good news: Gingivitis, if treated early, is a reversible condition that can be treated at our office.


Periodontal (Gum) Disease

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is a serious infection and the number one reason adults lose teeth. As periodontal disease advances, the infection can destroy the ligaments and bone that support your teeth.


What are the symptoms?

If you have periodontal disease—

  • your gums may bleed when you brush or floss.
  • your gums may be soft, swollen, or tender.
  • your gums may start to pull away from your teeth.
  • your teeth may become loose.
  • you may have persistent bad breath.

It is also possible to have no noticeable symptoms. In fact, most people who have periodontal disease are not even aware of it.


What causes periodontal disease?

The main cause of periodontal disease is the long term build-up of plaque, the sticky, colorless film of food and bacteria that constantly forms on your teeth.

It is hard to see plaque, but plaque can clearly be seen after it is stained with a disclosing tablet. When plaque stays on your teeth for two or three days, it hardens into calculus, or tartar.

The bacteria in plaque invade the spaces between your teeth and gums and produce toxins. These toxins, combined with your body’s reaction to them, destroy the bone around your teeth. And once lost, bone never grows back on its own.

If there is not enough support for the teeth and they become loose, they might have to be removed.


Diagnosis and treatment

To determine if you have periodontal disease, we perform a thorough examination which includes taking x-rays to determine how much bone has been lost.

We measure the depth of the sulcus (a tiny groove between the tooth and gum) with a probe. A reading of more than 3 millimeters could be a sign of periodontal disease, and we pay careful attention to those areas.

If we find periodontal disease, we discuss your treatment options and proper homecare. We want to help you maintain the health of your teeth, gums and bone and restore your healthy smile.

Periodontal Treatment Options

Chronic infection

Periodontal disease is a silent and very serious condition.

It usually does not hurt at first, and it can progress slowly, so you might be tempted to ignore it.

Periodontal disease is a chronic infection that can become painful and destroy the bone that supports your teeth. Eventually, so much bone may be lost that your tooth will become loose, and in severe cases, have to be removed.

If you are diagnosed with this disease, your options are limited.


Overall health contributor

The bacteria that cause periodontal disease may also contribute to heart disease, respiratory infections, diabetes and pancreatic cancer.

Periodontal bacteria are also suspected of causing complications with pregnancy and low birth weight babies.

For the long term health of your teeth, it is important to get the disease under control.


Choosing treatment

First, we thoroughly discuss all of your treatment options. We do not recommend delaying treatment because periodontal disease is incurable, but it is treatable.

Treatment includes performing a scaling and root planing procedure to remove plaque and tartar below the gumline. We might insert medicine at the infection site, and in certain cases, surgery may be necessary. We schedule cleanings more than twice a year and instruct you about focused homecare techniques.

We give you the best treatment for your particular needs.

Periodontal disease may be silent and serious, but the sooner you begin treatment, the better chance we have of bringing it under control.

3 Month Recare

Periodontal disease cannot be cured; it can only be controlled. That is why we need to examine the health of your gums at least every three months or sooner.

If periodontal disease is not closely monitored and controlled, the disease can quickly worsen, destroy bone and soft tissue, and eventually cause you to lose teeth.


Frequent maintenance visits are important

When we first find periodontal disease, we treat it with scaling and root planing to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria from beneath your gumline.


Removing plaque below the gumline

This treatment disrupts the growth of the bacteria, but some bacteria remain and may settle back into the pocket where they reproduce. In fact, the number of bacteria doubles every time they reproduce, reaching destructive levels in as few as 90 days.


Periodontal disease is unpredictable

It can be challenging to predict where in your mouth the symptoms of periodontal disease may recur or when, and frequently, it does not hurt. The only way to find and control periodontal disease is with a professional exam that specifically looks for the disease. This also means that a twice-a-year cleaning schedule just is not safe for those who have periodontal disease.


The maintenance appointment

It is important that you come in every three months, or more, for a periodontal maintenance appointment which may include:

  • taking x-rays to check jawbone levels.
  • measuring the depth of periodontal pockets.
  • checking for loose teeth or bleeding gums.
  • removing plaque above and below the gumline.
  • talking with you about the effectiveness of your homecare.

If necessary, we may also re-treat the teeth with scaling and root planing or apply a medication or antimicrobial rinse.

Periodontal maintenance visits help us break the stronghold of bacteria in your gums and slow or eliminate their destructive effects.

Dr. Javan

Dr. Javan graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1995 with Doctoral of Dental Surgery Degree, and went on to complete a highly prized dental residency program at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where she received advanced training in all areas of dentistry.

In addition to over twenty years of experience practicing dentistry, she has participated in countless continuing education programs. She uses the latest developments and technologies in dentistry to give her patients the best care available. She is highly skilled in all aspects of dentistry including preventative, restorative, pediatric and cosmetic dentistry. She is also actively involved in several professional organizations.

After working with Dr. Wivell, one of the first dentists in Woodbury of Minnseota, she purchased Eagle Valley Dental in August of 2005. In 2010, she moved the practice to a brand new state of the art paperless clinic equipped with digital x-ray, intraoral cameras, television monitors and DVD player in every operatory.

Outside of the dental clinic, Dr. Javan enjoys spending time with her family. Cooking and baking is a second passion for her. She enjoys making exotic dishes and trying new recipes. According to her husband she makes the most delicious dishes ever.

Read our patient reviews to see what some of our patients have to say about her.

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List of Dental Plans we accept

The following is a list of major dental insurance, dental fee-for-service and supplimental dental plans we accept. It is likely that we accept your insurance plan, even if it does not appear on the list below. Please contact us if you dont see your insurance in the list.

We also offer an in-house reduced fee-for-service dental plan to our patients who do not have dental insurance. It is called SmilePlan and it is designed to make dentistry more affordabList for you and your family. Dental services are provided by one of our dentists at Eagle Valley Dental.

  • Aetna DMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aflac
  • Ameritas Group
  • Assurant PPO
  • Careington – (We accepted CARE 15, CARE 15 PPO, CARE PPO, and CARE POS. We do not accept the 500 series.)
  • CIGNA DMO
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Connection Dental including the following plan administrators
    • Allegiance Benefit Plan management
    • Allied Benefit Systems, Inc.
    • Altus Dental
    • AmeriBen
    • American Administrative Group (Old name is Gallagher)
    • American Benefit Corp
    • American Dental Professional Services
    • American Sterling
    • American Trust Administrators
    • Benefit Administrative Systems (Spectrum Risk)
    • Benefit Planners
    • Bollinger Insurance Company
    • Boon-Chapman Benefit Administrators
    • Boston Mutual
    • Capitol Administrators of the Southeast
    • CB Tracy
    • CBCA
    • CBSA
    • Combined Insurance Services
    • Comprehensive Benefits
    • Dental Select
    • DentalSource
    • DentaQuest
    • Diversified Group Brokerage
    • Essex Dental Benefits
    • First Dental Health, Inc.
    • Foundation for Medical Care
    • Gallagher Benefit Administrators of CA
    • Gettysburg Health Administrators
    • GMS
    • Graphic Communications National (GCIU)
    • Great-West National Accounts
    • Group Benefit Services
    • Group Resources Incorporated
    • GroupLink, Inc.
    • HCH Administration, Inc.
    • Health Network America
    • HealthComp Administrators
    • HealthDataInsights / Premier Access (Integrated Healthcare Solutions)
    • Healthplex Inc
    • Incentus Benefits (Cemara)
    • J. W. Terrill Benefits Administrators
    • Kansas City Life
    • Kipp & Co.
    • LifeRe
    • MBA
    • Med Tac
    • Medical Claims Service
    • Mid-American Benefits
    • Midlands Benefit Administrators
    • North American Administrators
    • PacifiCare Dental and Vision Administrators
    • Preferred Health Plan, Inc.
    • Professional Benefit Administrators, Inc
    • Self Funding Administrators
    • The Benefit Group
    • The Epoch Group
    • The Loomis Group
    • TR Paul
    • TransWestern
    • UltraBenefits
    • UMR
    • Watkins Associated Industries
    • Web-TPA Employer Services
    • Wheeler Companies
  • DeCare
  • Delta
  • Dental Benefit Providers
  • DenteMax including the following plan administrators
    • Benefit Planners
    • Companion Life
    • CoreSource – OH
    • Dental Network of America (DNoA)
    • Empire
    • GE
    • Genworth Financial
    • Herrington
    • Horizon Healthcare
    • Ingenix/Apreture
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • Premera
    • Wausau
  • DHA (Dental Health Alliance) including the following plan administrators
    • Advanced Benefit Solutions
    • America’s Choice Healthplans
    • American Administrative Group, Inc
    • Assurant Employee Benefits
    • Assurant Health
    • Aware Dental
    • Benefit Concepts
    • CBCA Administrators
    • Comprehensive Benefits
    • Dentalplans.com (NO CLAIM SUBMISSION)
    • Direct Dental Administrators, L.L.C.
    • Formula Corporation
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Integrity Administrators
    • International Benefits Administrators
    • Loomis Company
    • Nippon Life Insurance Company
    • NOVA Healthcare Administrators
    • Performax
    • Previously: Corporate Healthcare Financing
    • Previously: Gallagher Benefit Administrators
    • Previously: Summit Health Administrators
    • Previously: USI Administrators or Select Providers, Inc.
    • Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company
    • SIEBA, Ltd.
    • United Benefit Solutions
    • United Group Programs, Inc.
    • Wausau Benefits
    • Wholesale Benefits Club
  • Employer Provider Network, Inc (EPNI)
  • Fortis
  • GEHA – For federal Employees
  • Guardian
  • HealthPartners
  • Metlife
  • Premier Dental Group
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Signature Dental Plan - GE Wellness Plan
  • Star HRG(Applebee’s)
  • United Concordia (Tri-Care)
  • United Healthcare
  • Wheeler Companies

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Serving: Woodbury, St. Paul, Cottage Grove, Newport, Maplewood, Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Hudson, Afton, and other cities in Washington County

Eagle Valley Dental is located at 683 Bielenberg Dr., Ste.205, Woodbury Mn, 55125 651-200-4747. Dr. Marjan Javan is a licensed general dentist in the state of Minnesota.
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