Periodontal Therapy in Springfield MA
Taylor Street Dental Associates Fight Gum Disease
Periodontal disease is the top cause of adult tooth loss in the United States. This is needless because gum disease is often preventable. Most cases of periodontitis are linked to improper brushing and flossing. You may already brush and floss daily. However, if you don’t do so correctly, there will still be plaque left along your gum line. What starts out as a simple case of gingivitis can lead to irreversible damage to your gums and jaw. Besides loosening teeth, periodontal disease is linked to a number of very serious systemic health risks including heart disease and stroke. Keeping your mouth healthy is a critical factor in maintaining well being for your whole body.
Visit Taylor Street Dental Associates in Springfield, MA today to learn more on how to practice better oral hygiene and prevent gum disease. You can also schedule your periodontal therapy treatment here.
Warning Signs of Periodontitis Include:
- Patches of redness along your gum line
- Gums that bleed when you brush and floss your teeth
- Gum tissue that is swollen, shiny, mushy and dry to the touch
- Receding gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth
If you think that you may have symptoms of gingivitis or periodontitis, make an appointment with our Springfield office today. We can diagnose the problem and determine how advanced the disease is, and recommend the best treatment for you.
Is periodontal disease treatable?
Periodontal disease is absolutely treatable depending on the stage of the disease. Taylor Street Dental Associates use lasers in our therapy to help prevent the need for bone surgery.
How does periodontal therapy work?
Periodontal disease is caused by infected plaque. The removal of this above and below the gum-line treats the disease. We also employ lasers and PerioProtect, a mouthguard that uses a gel to cleanse the periodontal pocket, to treat your gums.
Are there different periodontal therapies available?
Yes, depending on your disease status and the periodontal diagnosis, we offer different treatments. These will be discussed after you first appointment at our Springfield office.
How long does periodontal therapy take?
The visits are about 1 hour in length, but the treatment of periodontal disease is a lifelong commitment. Periodontal disease if ignored or untreated will return. Also, if periodontal therapy is done and the patient disappears for months, the disease will return.
What is and are the main symptoms of periodontal disease?
The main symptoms of periodontal disease are bleeding gums, mouth odors, loose teeth, mobile teeth, shifting of teeth, and spaces developing.
To read more about Taylor Street Dental Associates dental services and oral hygiene best practices, visit our blog! We also offer many other dental services. Dr. David I. Peck performs cosmetic/general dentistry for patients from Springfield, Longmeadow, Boston, Chicopee and Northampton MA, as well as patients from the Connecticut area.