Gum Disease: The Silent Threat and How To Combat It

Man checking his teeth in the mirror. Caption: Watch for signs of periodontal disease

Periodontal care is essential for maintaining healthy gums and preserving the foundation of your smile. At Dental Partners of Boston, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive periodontal services that address gum disease, bleeding gums, receding gums, and advanced treatments like LANAP laser gum surgery. Let’s explore each of these crucial aspects of periodontal care:

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common but serious condition caused by bacterial infection in the gums and surrounding tissues. Early stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis, can cause symptoms like redness, swelling, and bleeding gums. If left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, leading to gum recession, bone loss, and tooth loss.

Our periodontists employ advanced techniques to diagnose and treat gum disease effectively. Treatment options may include deep cleaning procedures like scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line, as well as antimicrobial therapy to eliminate harmful bacteria. Our goal is to restore gum health, prevent disease progression, and preserve your natural teeth.

Bleeding Gums Treatment: Addressing Signs of Trouble

Bleeding gums are often an early indicator of gum disease or other oral health issues. While occasional gum bleeding during brushing or flossing may seem minor, persistent bleeding should not be ignored. It could signify underlying inflammation and infection that require professional intervention.

Dr. Guzman, our periodontist, conducts thorough evaluations to identify the cause of bleeding gums and develop tailored treatment plans. This may include improved oral hygiene practices, professional cleanings, and targeted therapies to reduce inflammation and promote gum healing.

Receding Gums Treatment: Restoring Gum Health and Aesthetics

Receding gums, characterized by the gradual loss of gum tissue, can lead to tooth sensitivity, aesthetic concerns, and increased risk of gum disease. Common causes of gum recession include aggressive brushing, periodontal disease, genetics, and aging. Addressing receding gums is crucial to preserving tooth structure and preventing further complications.

Dr. Guzman utilizes various techniques to treat receding gums, such as a gum grafting procedure or the pinhole surgical technique that restores lost tissue and enhances gum aesthetics. We customize treatment plans based on the severity of the gum recession and individual patient needs, aiming to achieve optimal gum health and a confident smile.

LANAP Laser Gum Surgery: Minimally Invasive Precision

LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is an innovative laser gum surgery that offers a minimally invasive and highly effective approach to treating gum disease. This FDA-approved technology targets diseased gum tissue while preserving healthy tissue, promoting faster healing, and reducing discomfort compared to traditional gum surgery methods.

Dr. Guzman performs LANAP laser gum surgery with advanced laser technology to remove bacteria and infected tissue, stimulate gum regeneration, and create a healthy environment for tissue reattachment. Patients experience minimal downtime and excellent outcomes with LANAP, making it a preferred choice for comprehensive periodontal care.

Comprehensive Periodontal Care

Periodontal care is integral to your overall oral health and well-being. By addressing gum disease, bleeding gums, and receding gums, and utilizing advanced treatments like LANAP laser gum surgery, we strive to deliver exceptional care and help you achieve optimal gum health and a beautiful smile.

At Dental Partners of Boston, our experienced team is dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. Whether you require routine periodontal maintenance or advanced gum disease treatment, we are here to support you on your journey to a healthier, happier smile. Schedule your consultation today and take proactive steps towards optimal periodontal health.

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