In an effort to keep your entire smile healthy and strong, we provide high-quality gum treatment in Brockton, 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 Brockton Dental and Orthodontics is dedicated to treating all of the conditions that may harm your smile.
When sugars from the food you eat are not cleaned away, a sticky biofilm, called plaque, develops on the surface of your teeth. Daily brushing and flossing helps to remove most of the clear, sticky plaque that forms on your teeth every day. Any remaining plaque eventually hardens into a yellow substance called tartar. Unlike plaque, tartar cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Not only is tartar build – up unattractive, it can cause other problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease begins with plaque and tartar deposits that form along the gum line, and underneath the gums, when teeth are not thoroughly brushed and flossed. In some areas, like behind your lower front teeth, tartar can easily accumulate as these areas are often in contact with saliva. Deposits along the gums can cause infection which weakens the connection between your teeth and gums causing swelling, inflammation and bleeding. If allowed to progress, this can lead to tooth loss. A hygienist can use a scaling instrument to remove tartar both above and below the gumline. Removing this build up keeps your teeth and gums healthy and helps to prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease.