Periodontal (Gum) Treatment in Grafton, MA
Have you noticed that your gums bleed regularly when you brush your teeth? Are you experiencing any gum sensitivity or noticing any gum recession? If so, you may have gum disease. It’s crucial to treat gum disease as early as possible, so please contact us to schedule your consultation. Our team can help you get your oral health back on track!Contact Us
Gum Disease 101
Gum disease occurs when bad bacteria and debris gather at the gum line, build up, and harden over time. Gum disease is an infection in the soft tissues that can also spread throughout the body if left untreated. As it progresses, the soft tissue and the jawbone start to weaken and deteriorate. If treated early on, the effects of gum disease can be halted and in some cases, completely reversed.
Treatment for Gum Disease
For mild gum disease, we perform a scaling and root planing treatment, which deep cleans the teeth and gums. We also place ARESTIN®, an antibiotic, into the gum line to reduce the pocket size and help the gums reconnect to the teeth. For more severe cases of gum disease, our office utilizes laser gum therapy to remove diseased tissue and help stimulate gum growth.
What are the common signs of gum disease
The most common signs of gum disease are bleeding gums (when brushing and flossing), inflamed, red gums, gum recession, chronic bad breath, tooth pain, pockets between the teeth and gums, loose teeth, and more.
How can I maintain great gum health?
The best way to avoid periodontal disease and maintain healthy gums is to stick to a great oral hygiene regimen. In addition to visiting the dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams, you should also brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Make sure you thoroughly clean between your teeth and around the gum line to remove any trapped bacteria or food debris.
What if gum disease is left untreated?
If left untreated, gum disease can lead to gum recession, tooth loss, as well as more serious health concerns, such as heart disease and diabetes.Schedule a Consultation