Non-Surgical Periodontics In Boston

General information about gum disease

Gum disease is a condition that is incredibly common. This happens when gums have become infected, sore, and swollen. The vast majority of adults in the country have gum disease to a certain degree. It is much less common in children. If you feel you have gum disease, there are a number of tell-tale signs, which we will discuss in further detail. However, some of the most common signs include bad breath and your gums bleeding whenever you brush your teeth. This is the early stage of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis. If this is not treated, this is when periodontitis starts to take over. This will have an impact on the tissues that hold your teeth in place and support them. If you do not treat this, you can end up with damage to your jaw bone, and you will also notice that there are gaps in between your teeth and your gums. This will eventually result in your teeth becoming loose and falling out.

Periodontal disease can be extremely destructive to your dental health and overall well-being. Schedule an appointment for the treatment you need.

What causes gum disease?

So, how have you ended up in this position? There are a number of different causes of gum disease. However, it ultimately comes down to a plaque build-up around the teeth. This is a sticky substance, which contains bacteria. Some of the bacteria in plaque does not cause any harm. However, other forms of bacteria can result in damage to your gums. If you do not brush your teeth regularly in order to remove the plaque, it can build up, which causes irritation to your gums. In the end, this leads to redness, as well as soreness, swelling, and bleeding. If you have noticed any of these signs, it is so important to see your dentist as soon as possible. Gum disease differs from person-to-person, so you need experienced and specialist advice regarding the best way to manage the symptoms you are experiencing.

Gum disease symptoms

It is important to look out for the signs that are associated with gum disease so that you can pick up on them sooner rather than later. As soon as you notice any of the signs mentioned below, you should make sure you book an appointment with a dentist. After all, it is better to be safe than sorry, right? Here are some of the warning signs of gum disease…

If you do not see a dentist and your periodontitis goes untreated, this can result in a number of further complications.

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Of course, these are all symptoms that no one wants to experience. This is why it is so important to make sure you see a dentist sooner rather than later for non-surgical gum disease treatment. This can save you a lot of pain, hassle, and ultimately, a lot of money too. Regular dental check-ups are one of the most effective ways to prevent such problems from occurring.

Loose teeth caused by gum disease

Emergency dentist practitioners across the area have plenty of work on their hands. Here at Dental Partners Of Boston, we often treat people that have experienced loose teeth because of gum disease. If this has happened, you may be able to benefit from non-surgical gum disease treatment, as well as implants or another form of replacing the tooth.

A loose tooth can also be called an extruded tooth. This is generally an impact injury caused by a blow, accident or sports incident. The tooth may be seriously loose, staying in your mouth simply by connected bits of tissue, and it may be causing you significant pain. In addition to dealing with the pain of loose teeth, you’ll also want to save the tooth if possible. The best way to do this is to see an emergency dentist as soon as you can. On your own, you can try pushing the tooth back into place as an interim measure before you reach your selected dentist. If you cannot see your preferred dental practitioner, and it’s impossible for you to get an urgent appointment with your usual dentist that you can attend before the tooth falls out completely. This is where visiting an emergency dentist in the Boston area could make your life much easier and it could be the difference between keeping the tooth and losing it entirely. The best thing to do with an emergency dentist is to choose one beforehand, especially if you have receding gums and you have been experiencing issues, for instance - and then you’re prepared should anything happen. Give us a call today if you would like more information.

Don’t be nervous

We know that a lot of people are nervous about going to see the dentist. A lot of people also feel self conscious. They are worried about the condition of their teeth yet they would rather sit and suffer in silence than go to a dentist. We do not want you to feel this way. We have worked hard to ensure that we provide a safe and comfortable environment for all of our patients. We have seen all types of gum and teeth conditions that you can imagine, so you really do not need to worry or feel anxious. If you would like some more information, all you need to do is give us a call and one of our friendly and experienced team members will be happy to help.

Another non-surgical periodontal procedure called LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is a periodontal treatment using lasers. To learn more about our non-surgical periodontal services, contact our office today.