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Periodontal Disease Therapy

Therapy for Periodontal Disease in Medford, MA

It is not a given that we must lose teeth as we age. If we maintain good oral hygiene and have regular professional cleanings and oral examinations, chances are we can keep our natural teeth for life. That involves not only caring for the teeth themselves, but also the structures that surround them: the gums and tooth-supporting bone.

Periodontal Disease Therapy

Studies show that more than 47% of Americans suffer from periodontitis, otherwise known as gum disease. This number increases to more than 70% in adults who are 65 years old and older. In many cases, gum disease spreads from the gums to the bones that support the teeth. This can cause a more severe case of gum disease which can sometimes result in tooth loss. Whether your situation is mild, moderate, or severe, GIO Dental at Station Landing can help treat gum disease with periodontal disease therapy.

Candidates

Periodontal disease therapy may be recommended for mild, moderate, or severe cases of gum disease. People with gum disease may display symptoms such as:

  • Swollen gums

  • Bright red gums

  • Tender gums

  • Bad breath

  • Toothache

  • Receding gums

  • Loose teeth

  • Tooth loss

Benefits

At GIO Dental, the goal with periodontal therapy is to restore diseased tissue to health. With this therapy, patients can reduce or prevent the risk of disease in the gums and mouth. The treatment also protects against tooth loss, and helps to achieve optimal oral health.

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Procedures

Both surgical and non-surgical techniques are used in periodontal therapy. All of these techniques help to prevent tooth loss and restore health to the gums and bones that support the teeth. The therapy includes the following procedures:

  • Scaling and Root Planing: plaque is removed from beneath gum tissues with these deep-cleaning techniques

  • Gum Grafting: lost gum tissue is replaced to protect tooth roots

  • Periodontal Plastic Surgery: reshaping procedure that creates healthier gums

  • Periodontal Laser Treatment: removal of diseased gum tissue with lasers

  • Crown Lengthening Surgery: procedure in which covered tooth structure is exposed to aid in gum and tooth health.

  • Dental Implants: tooth-replacement method used to restore oral health and function

Caring for Your Gums

The primary cause of periodontal disease is dental plaque. A simple and effective way to prevent buildup is to brush and floss your teeth every day. Because some areas are out of reach for a toothbrush and floss, it is important to also schedule regular checkups with your dentist, where thorough cleaning can be performed. Early signs of gum disease can also be detected at these visits with a dental exam. In addition to this, maintaining a healthy, low-sugar diet, and refraining from tobacco use will increase your periodontal health.

For more information about periodontal disease therapy, contact GIO Dental at (781) 777-1812 or email us at info@giodentalsl.com. You can also visit our Contact Us page.

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