Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment in Westport, MA May Save Your Teeth
Gum disease symptoms like bleeding gums are bad enough. But gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults – so it can threaten your smile. Not only that, but research has linked it to serious conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. Fortunately, our nonsurgical gum disease treatment eradicates the bacteria that causes the disease.Vania B. on Gum Disease Treatment Read Transcript
Here in our office, what we do is we take into consideration with our patients that are periodontally involved – meaning that if they do have the gum disease, we do our best to prevent them from going into a more surgical route. Most of the time they have bone loss, along with a lot of inflammation and infection going on below the gumline, and what we try to do is we do periodontal treatment in-office, which is a very comfortable procedure. Even if you are a nervous patient, we do have sedation options for that as well, to treat the gum infection before it progresses and you lose more bone and the condition gets worse.
Our Westport, MA dentists look for signs of gum disease during every dental exam. If they find any, they use a two-part treatment called scaling and root planing to return your gums to health. This deep cleaning treatment:
- Eliminates unpleasant symptoms like tender gums and bad breath
- Keeps your gums from receding and exposing tooth roots
- Prevents bone deterioration that can lead to tooth loss
- Enables you to comfortably floss and brush again
- Keeps infection from spreading
Don’t let gum disease affect your mouth and overall health. Call Perfect Smiles at 508-717-3780.
Treat Gum Disease Before It Takes Over
Scaling and root planing is a two-part process that involves:
- Removing hardened tartar from above and below your gumline
- Eliminating rough spots from your tooth roots, which makes it more difficult for bacteria to collect
If you’re worried about discomfort, you can receive local anesthesia before your treatment. We even use a numbing gel first so you won’t feel anything! If you’re anxious, you can receive inhaled sedation (“laughing gas”) at no extra cost.
Following your treatment, we may recommend that you double up on maintenance hygiene visits and exams for a year or so, scheduling one every three months instead of every six months.
Don’t Become a Gum Disease Statistic
The earlier we can treat gum disease, the better. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, starts small but can quickly take over your mouth. While the first stages of gum disease are curable, advanced gum disease is not. Here are some basic facts about gum disease you need to know:
About half of all Americans will struggle with gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s even more common in those age 65 and older, who face a 70 percent chance of gum disease. Don’t become a statistic!
To keep your smile healthy with nonsurgical gum disease treatment, call 508-717-3780. Our Westport, MA office is located at 302 Village Way, 02790.