Periodontal Therapy in Springfield & Longmeadow, 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.

What is Periodontal Disease?

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. Visit Taylor Street Dental Associates in Springfield, MA today to learn more on how to practice better oral hygiene and prevent gum disease.

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“As I have reported elsewhere, Dr Peck and his entire staff, including my dental hygienist have provided the best dental and periodontal care of my entire life, starting with all my dentists since the 1950s. The professional knowledge and communication of all treatment options, the painless treatments, the state of the art technology, the efficiency and warmth of all the staff all are part of the entire experience. And added to all that, the office is located in convenient downtown Springfield, MA, two blocks from where I have lived for the past three years.”  -Robert L.

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What are the Symptoms of Periodontitis?

  • 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

What are the Health Issues Related to Periodontal Disease?

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.

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Periodontal/Gum Disease FAQs

Is periodontal disease treatable?

Periodontal disease is absolutely treatable depending on the stage of the disease.  Taylor Street Dental Associates uses 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 laser assisted periodontal therapy and PerioProtect, a mouthguard that uses a gel to cleanse the periodontal pocket, to treat your gums.

What Are the Periodontal Therapy Treatment Options?

Yes, depending on your disease status and periodontal diagnosis, we offer different treatments. These will be discussed after your 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.

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.


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To learn more about our Periodontal Disease treatment options, please call us at (413) 781-7645 to schedule a consultation. Dr. David I. Peck performs cosmetic/general dentistry for patients from Springfield, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Westfield, Boston, Wilbraham, Chicopee and Northampton, Massachusetts, as well as patients from the Connecticut area.

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