Gum Disease Treatment - Hyannis, MA
Protect Your Health and Smile with Effective Gum Disease Treatment
Ann shares her gum disease treatment experience
Gum Disease Affects Nearly 75 Percent of Patients. Are You One of Them?
Gum (periodontal) disease is a common, but serious, oral health concern for many Americans. Caused by hundreds of toxin-producing bacteria, gum disease is a progressive infection that will not resolve on its own, but can be managed with proper care. These bacterial toxins lead the body to destroy bone around the teeth, resulting in tooth mobility and ultimately tooth loss in many cases, if gum disease is left untreated. In fact, gum disease is the primary cause of adult tooth loss today.
The effects of gum disease go well beyond your smile. Research reveals a relationship between gum disease and systemic health problems, including diabetes, heart disease and pregnancy concerns, among others. Identifying and treating gum disease as early as possible can arrest the disease process and help prevent irreparable damage to your gums and bone. Given the dangers surrounding gum disease, it is important to know the signs and symptoms and seek treatment right away to save your health and smile.
The Stages Of Gum Disease
Healthy gums and tooth
Have You Noticed Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease?
Winter Street Dental Group’s Gum Disease Treatments
Getting experienced gum disease care can make a significant difference in the future of your smile. Our multi-specialty team at Winter Street Dental Group is committed to identifying gum disease as early as possible, and perform routine periodontal screenings for patients. If gum disease is diagnosed, we recommend the appropriate treatment based on the stage of the condition and your specific needs. We offer non-surgical, surgical and laser gum disease treatments proven to stop the progression of gum disease and restore health to your smile.
Scaling and Root Planing
This non-surgical therapy often is the first line of defense in treating the periodontitis stage of gum disease. It is performed with ultrasonic and specialized instruments to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria from tooth surfaces beneath the gum line. The goal of SRP is to arrest the disease process, encourage reattachment of gum tissues to teeth and reduce periodontal pocketing.
In more severe cases of gum disease, or advanced periodontitis, we often perform osseous (flap) surgery. With this treatment, our doctors numb affected sites and gently retract the gum tissue to access deep areas of gum and bone infection. We smooth the roots and reshape any rough areas of bone, and suture the gum tissues to promote proper healing.
Laser Perio Therapy
Our team offers laser gum disease treatment as an alternative to osseous surgery. With this minimally invasive therapy, we use our soft tissue diode laser to gently eradiate bacteria and vaporize diseased tissues beneath the gum line. Laser therapy is performed without scalpels or sutures, and therefore results in minimal bleeding and expedited healing.
Periodontal maintenance is ongoing treatment performed to maintain gum health and manage oral bacteria following gum disease treatment. During these visits, we thoroughly clean above and below the gums, measure periodontal pockets, and perform exams and x-rays as needed. Periodontal maintenance occurs every three months and takes the place of biannual cleanings.
Save your smile and oral health with experienced gum disease care.
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