Family Dental and Ortho

Gum Disease Treatment Boston

In an effort to keep your entire smile healthy and strong, we provide high-quality gum treatment in East Boston, Massachusetts. Periodontal treatment includes methods and measures used to take care of the gums and soft tissues of your mouth. Your gums play an important role in your smile, supporting your teeth and holding blood vessels and nerves. This area can be easily prone to infection and decay, especially when faced with poor oral hygiene habits or an unbalanced diet. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the most common condition that afflicts the gums. It causes pain and inflammation of the gums, often making the gums bleed. If left untreated, it can result in tooth and bone loss. To protect your teeth and save your smile, we offer multiple types of periodontal treatment.

Periodontal treatment will be recommended based on your individual case and needs. Our caring dentists, Dr. Bansal, Dr. Chawla, and Dr. Jun, specialize in scaling and root planing, which are powerful deep cleaning methods to remove infected gum tissue and protect your smile. If your case is severe, we may recommend you visit a periodontist, which is a dentist who specializes in periodontal care. If your gums are in pain, we encourage you to contact us immediately to schedule an appointment so we can provide you with relief as soon as possible. Our team at East Boston Dental & Orthodontics is dedicated to treating all of the conditions that may harm your smile.

Periodontal disease is also known as periodontitis and gum disease. It is the most common reason for tooth loss. Periodontal disease begins with a condition called gingivitis. Gingivitis is an infection caused by tartar deposits along the gumline. This causes gums to become red and swollen, feel sore and bleed easily during brushing or flossing. It can also cause bad breath. Gingivitis is avoidable and reversible with proper home – care and regular, professional cleanings. If gingivitis is left untreated, it may lead to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease affects the connection points between your teeth and gums. These connective tissues, called periodontal ligaments, become destroyed because of the build – up of tartar in these areas. This creates pockets between the teeth and gums where more food and bacteria can easily accumulate. As a result, gums recede and bone shrinks. To determine if you have periodontal disease, the pocket depth is measured. Pockets deeper than 5 mm may indicate periodontal disease. To confirm whether the condition has progressed enough to cause bone loss, x-rays will be taken in areas with deeper pockets. The speed with which gingivitis progresses into periodontal disease depends upon your oral health habits and can be worsened if you smoke, have diabetes, are pregnant, or have decreased immunity. Unlike gingivitis, periodontal disease cannot be reversed, but it can be treated. By having your teeth thoroughly cleaned by a hygienist, tartar deposits are removed in order to create a healthy environment in the connection points between your teeth, gums and bone.


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