Periodontal Treatment Will Help You Overcome Gum Disease
More than 47% of people 30 and older have some type of periodontal disease. It’s even more common among seniors over 65 at 70%. If ignored, it can eventually cause teeth to loosen or fall out. Fortunately, your dentist in Worcester has the services and techniques to help clear up the problem with periodontal treatment.
The facts on periodontal disease
Periodontal disease is caused by inflammation and infections of the bone and gums that surround and support teeth. In its earliest form (gingivitis), you may not know you have it. However, common symptoms include red and swollen gums with the possibility of bleeding. If it progresses into periodontitis, it can severely damage your smile.
The warning signs of periodontal disease:
- Loose or sensitive teeth
- Gums that bleed or are tender
- Bad breath or an unpleasant taste that persists
- Gums that have peeled back from teeth
- Pain while chewing
- A difference in how teeth come together when biting
- A change in how partial dentures fit.
How your Worcester dentist can help
Dr. Kevin Guze is a board-certified periodontist who is well-versed in helping patients with all forms of gum disease. He offers all aspects of periodontic surgery, including dental implants, gum grafting, and LANAP treatment, a procedure proven to reattach gum tissue and cause new bone growth without the use of a scalpel or sutures. Utilizing a series of laser pulses, LANAP targets inflammation without damaging or removing healthy gum tissue, and effectively slows or stops gum attachment loss while decreasing pocket depth. It also helps the body recover from chronic infection associated with periodontal disease.
Of course, prevention and effective dental hygiene are essential. And as your dentist in Worcester, we can conduct a periodontal screening to evaluate if the depth between your teeth and gums is normal. Call today! We want to give you the best possible care for your smile.
Book Your Periodontal Treatment
- Protect your oral health for the future
- Improve the health of teeth & gums
- Enjoy fresher breath
- Get rid of tartar & plaque buildup
- Benefit from a beautiful smile.