Gum Disease Treatment and
Good oral health means caring for 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.
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.
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, 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.
Dental Partners of Boston can help you control and repair the effects of periodontal disease. In the 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:
- Root planing and scaling
- Soft tissue grafting
- Bone grafting
- LANAP: Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure
What to Expect at Your Periodontal Appointment
During your first appointment, one of our specialists will thoroughly evaluate the condition of your gum health. The doctor will test the depth of the “pockets” in your gums and check for any bone loss or other potential complications. After the examination, the doctor will work with you to implement treatments to eliminate bacteria and promote tissue regeneration. The sooner we take action, the easier the treatment process will be.
Our dentists can control mild cases with deep cleaning below the gum line with a procedure called scaling and root planing. Where significant tissue loss has developed, our dentists conduct soft tissue 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.
Schedule an Appointment
We are dedicated to extraordinary patient care and comfort for high-quality results. No matter how advanced your periodontal disease may be, we can help protect your oral health. In most cases, we can 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.