What Does A Boston Periodontist Do?

Close up of a dental pick on teeth.
Caption: A periodontist is primarily concerned about the health of your gums.

Your teeth go through a lot, and so do your gums. It is important to take care of them so they stay healthy and strong throughout your life. Dental Partners of Boston has the team, technology, and experience needed to treat all stages of periodontal disease. We can help you through these times of gum disease. You will leave our offices knowing you are in good hands. 

Recognizing The Symptoms Of Gum Disease

Gum disease has many symptoms, with bleeding gums being the most obvious and common of them all. But if you experience any of the following alongside it, be sure to get in touch with us as soon as possible: 

  • Red and swollen gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Pain when chewing

We are here to ensure that you will not have to cope with these symptoms for long. Our dental team offers many advanced gum treatments to catch gum disease in its early stages. We make sure it does not progress into something more physical and dangerous for your health. 

Treating Gum Disease

In order to treat gum disease, many different and various treatments have been developed for both mild and serious cases. 

Most commonly, root planing and scaling treatment will eradicate gum disease before it can cause any real damage. However, surgical treatments exist for more serious stages of gum disease that have worked down to the bone. These treatments include soft tissue and bone grafting. 

There is also a non-invasive option known as LANAP, in which a laser eradicates deeper stages of gum disease. It is much less invasive than gum grafting and has a shorter healing time. We determine if a course of laser treatments is best for your situation, and our doctors are always willing to answer questions.

Your Periodontal Appointment

Your periodontist will work quickly to evaluate your needs. If you are suffering from gum disease issues, deep cleaning below the gum line may be required. In mild cases of gum disease, this will be enough to eradicate the bacteria present. 

When you come in for your first appointment with us, one of our excellent periodontists, such as Dr. Guzman, will test the pockets in your gums, to ensure bone loss has not occurred, and there are no other complications to deal with. Once this examination is complete, we will then work on a plan together, to ensure treatment is right for you. 

Get In Touch

The Dental Partners of Boston offer some of the best periodontist services in the area, so you’ll be in safe hands with us. Be sure to get in touch to schedule an appointment, so we can help you preserve your teeth and gums.

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