Gum Disease Treatment - Canton, MA
Bring Health Back to Your Smile with Gentle Gum Disease Therapy
Ann shares her experience gum disease treatment
Are You Susceptible to Gum Disease?
Gum disease is the most common oral disease that affects adults, with nearly 75 percent of people being affected to some degree. Gum disease is a progressive condition, meaning that if it is not treated, will get worse and spread as time goes on. Affecting both your hard and soft tissues (bones, teeth and gums), gum disease can cause irreversible damage to your oral health, including tooth loss.
The beginning stages of the disease, gingivitis, can be cured if treated early enough. However, if not caught or treated, gum disease can progress to the incurable periodontitis or advanced periodontitis. During this phase, gum disease can only be maintained and requires routine periodontal maintenance to ensure your oral health stays in ideal condition. Research has even linked gum disease to systemic health concerns, including stroke, heart disease and dementia. As dangerous as gum disease is, it is important to know the warning signs so you can seek treatment right away.
There’s been a tremendous amount of evidence associating gum disease with systemic diseases and it’s all because it is inflammatory in nature. Gum disease by nature increases the amount of inflammatory enzymes in the bloodstream and those can target any other organ in the body and can be associated with the breakdown of other systems.
The Stages Of Gum Disease
Healthy gums and tooth
Warning Signs That May Signal the Onset of Gum Disease
Canton Dental Group’s Gum Disease Treatments
When you are looking for gum disease care, choosing experienced providers ensures that you receive the most effective and gentle treatments. At Canton Dental Group, we always evaluate your oral health for signs of gum disease in Canton, MA. By catching disease early, we will be able to get you on the path to a healthy mouth and lifestyle. Our routine procedures include time-tested, effective gum disease surgeries as well as minimally invasive laser dentistry.
Scaling and Root Planing
The first phase of any gum disease treatment involves scaling and root planing, which uses ultra-fine instruments to access areas below your gum line and clean out bacteria and infection. We will also smooth your tooth roots by removing buildup of plaque so that the gum tissue can reattach easily.
When you are affected by periodontitis, we may need to perform osseous surgery. Our team will gently cut back gum tissue to access infected areas of the teeth and gums. We will then smooth out your tooth roots and reshape any jaw bone areas damaged from the disease. Your gums will then be sutured around your teeth again and allowed to heal in their proper position.
Laser Gum Therapy
As an alternative to osseous surgery, we offer laser gum therapy using our diode laser. Laser therapy allows us to gently vaporize gum disease without harming healthy tissue. The process involves no scalpels or sutures and there is minimal bleeding. Whenever possible, we will try and take this minimally invasive route to treat gum disease.
After you have been treated for gum disease, you will need to receive routine periodontal maintenance. This procedure includes a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums, including scaling and root planing to ensure that all bacteria is removed and does not re-develop into gum disease. Periodontal maintenance will need to be performed every three months to stay effective and keep you healthy.
Keep your gums and smile healthy with effective gum disease treatments.
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