Gum Disease Treatment - Quincy, MA
Effective Treatments to Stop the Progression of Gum Disease
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Keep Gum Disease from Harming Oral and General Health
Gum disease is a serious oral problem that affects the health and smiles of nearly 75 percent of American adults. If left untreated, gum disease leads to loss of bone and support for the teeth, among other oral and general health concerns. It is the primary cause of adult tooth loss today and a progressive condition that will not resolve on its own. Getting the gum disease treatment you need early on can put you on the right course to a healthy mouth and healthy body.
When caught in the early stage of gingivitis, gum disease is completely reversible. However, if allowed to progress into periodontitis or advanced periodontitis stages, permanent damage to the gums and bone results. Alarmingly, the effects of gum disease reach beyond the mouth and have been linked to systemic illnesses throughout body. Some of these concerns include heart disease, stroke, diabetes and pregnancy complications. Given the dangers of gum disease, it is very important to know the signs and symptoms so that you can get proper care right away.
The Stages Of Gum Disease
Healthy gums and tooth
Sign & Symptoms That Signal Gum Disease
Gum Disease Treatments at Advanced Dental Care of Quincy
Choosing a practice that offers experienced, specialized care for gum disease ensures you receive the highest standard of care for your periodontal health. At Advanced Dental Care of Quincy, we perform periodontal screenings and x-rays to determine the best course of gum disease treatment for your needs. We offer proven non-surgical and surgical gum disease and minimally invasive laser care:
Scaling and Root Planing (SRP)
With this non-surgical gum disease procedure, we gently and thoroughly remove buildup of plaque, bacteria and tartar from tooth surfaces beneath the gum line. This encourages the gums to reattach to the teeth, reducing the depths of periodontal pockets and improving gum health. We perform SRP to treat the gingivitis stage of gum disease.
Osseous (Flap) Surgery
Our board certified periodontist uses osseous surgery for cases of advanced periodontitis. Once treatment areas are numb, we gently retract the gum tissues to gain access to deeper areas of gum disease. Our team then removes diseased tissue, eliminates plaque and tartar deposits from tooth roots and smooths rough areas of bone caused by bacteria. The gums are sutured in place to begin the healing process.
Laser Gum Therapy
As a surgical alternative, we offer minimally invasive laser gum disease therapy to treat periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. Our gentle yet powerful laser vaporizes diseased tissue and bacteria deep below the gum line, allowing our team to treat gum disease faster, more comfortably and without using incisions or sutures.
After your gum disease treatment is complete, it is extremely important to effectively manage gum health and keep harmful bacteria at bay. Periodontal maintenance is a program that includes thorough cleanings, exams, x-rays (as needed), and close monitoring of the gums and bone. These visits are scheduled every three months and take the place of biannual “regular” cleanings, which are not enough to maintain gum health following gum disease.
Preserve your health and smile with specialized gum disease care.
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