Gum Disease Treatment and Periodontal Care

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Gum Disease Treatment and
Periodontal Care

For good oral health, you need to consider more than just your teeth. Your gums and bones support your teeth and play an important role in your overall health. Periodontal care focuses on maintaining the health of your gums. The goal is to prevent or eradicate infections in the gums, protect the roots of the teeth, and control inflammation. The periodontal team at Dental Partners of Boston is well equipped to provide world-class gum disease treatments and other periodontal care to ensure that your gums and bones are healthy.

Why Choose Us

We are a group of award-winning dentists that covers a full range of specialties.

Our dynamic team approach guarantees you the very best care we have to offer.

We are all committed to excellence and exceeding the expectations of our patients.

Recognizing and Treating Gum Disease

Many people are living with gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, and are not aware of it. The first signs of gum disease are red, swollen, and bleeding gums. As the infection progresses and gets deeper into your gums, you may also experience chronic bad breath, receding gums, tooth sensitivity, increasing pain while chewing, and loose teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to the loss of bone and eventually tooth loss. Gum disease can also affect your overall health, contributing to heart disease, diabetes, respiratory issues, and other serious illnesses.

Thanks to the advanced gum treatments our periodontists offer, Dental Partners of Boston can help you control and even reverse the effects of periodontal disease. In early stages, gum disease treatment may be fairly simple. In later stages, treatments become more involved. Here are some of the periodontal treatments we offer at Dental Partners of Boston:

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My appointment started with a 1 on 1 meeting directly with the doctor to discuss my goals and pain-points. The Doctor expressed sincere care for my best interests. I left here feeling like I’m in very good hands and highly recommend.

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At Your Periodontal Appointment

During your first appointment, one of our specialists will thoroughly evaluate the condition of your periodontal health by testing the depth of the “pockets” in your gums and checking for any bone loss or other potential complications. After the examination, we will work with you to implement the ideal treatments to eliminate bacteria and promote tissue regeneration.

Once we identify the problem, it is critical to begin proper treatment of your gums quickly to avoid any further damage from the infection. The sooner we take action to eradicate the bacteria, the easier the treatment process will be. Dentists can control mild cases with a deep cleaning below the gum line with a procedure called scaling and root planing. Where significant tissue loss has occurred, our dentists conduct soft tissue grafts and bone grafts to maintain proper support of your teeth.

Some patients will be candidates for a laser gum treatment called LANAP, a non-surgical approach to treating advanced cases of gum disease. In cases where teeth have been lost or need to be extracted, we can replace them with functional and attractive dental implants.

A healthy smile can be a great asset.
A smile also has other day-to-day benefits.

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Our periodontal team’s dedication to extraordinary patient care and comfort ensures high quality results with a gentle touch. No matter how advanced your periodontal disease may be, we can help protect your oral health. In most cases we will be able to help you preserve your natural teeth for years to come. Contact us today to find out more about how periodontal services at Dental Partners of Boston can help you enjoy better oral and overall health.

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    2021 Boston Top Dentist award


    All our dentists have been listed as a Top Dentist in Boston Magazine.

    Every year a carefully curated list is published with the best dentists in Boston, including general dentists and specialists like us in periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics, and more. We’re honored to serve our patients together with an exceptional standard of care. Thank you!

    Procedure Doctors

    Dr. Sergio Guzman Periodontist Boston
    Sergio A. Guzman
    D.M.D., M.S.D.
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