Gum Disease: More Common Than You Think
Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in America and affects virtually 75 percent of Americans to some degree. This disease is so prevalent due to the subtle nature of the symptoms, that many don’t notice until they progress. The good news is that through routine dental visits and preventative care, gum disease can be diagnosed and caught early, leading to treatment before it progresses to permanently damage your smile. With our gum disease treatments and regular periodontal maintenance, you can keep gum disease at bay. Our dentists and board-certified periodontist, Dr. Kevin Guze, provide leading treatments for cases of gum disease to Everett, MA patients. We’ll be able to cleanse infection and bacteria from your teeth and gums so you can keep on smiling without fear of lasting damage to your oral health.
How Gum Disease Affects Your Smile
Gum disease advances through three stages; gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis is treatable through a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums at our office which can rid you of gum disease if caught early. However, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis are incurable and can only be maintained with routine periodontal maintenance cleanings. Common symptoms of gum disease include chronic bad breath, gum recession, loose teeth, tooth sensitivity and even tooth loss in advanced cases. Gum disease has even been linked to systemic health concerns and is associated with heart disease and dementia. Luckily, our office and dentists are equipped to handle even the most difficult of gum disease cases with effective and timely dental techniques.
Our Smile-Saving Treatments
Laser Gum Disease Treatment
Using state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques, we are able to eliminate gum disease without the use of scalpels or sutures. Gentle laser light can be used to eradicate bacteria and infected tissue, reshape the gums and create a healthy environment for your mouth and teeth again.
A time-tested and effective treatment for periodontitis and advanced periodontitis that involves removing infected tissue, scraping away bacteria and reattaching gums around teeth.
Scaling and Root Planing
Used in virtually all treatments of gum disease, scaling and root planing involves using fine instruments to clean the tooth roots below the gum line. This allows the gums to reattach to the teeth and creates a healthy environment to prevent bacteria from progressing to gum disease.
A routine deep cleaning of the teeth and gums to prevent gum disease from returning and infecting your hard and soft tissues. We see patients for this cleaning every three months to keep their mouth healthy and fresh.