Like every dental practice, we here at Hammond Pond Dental Group stress the importance of good hygiene practices in order to maintain your dental health. Regular brushing, flossing, professional cleanings, and checkups aren’t solely to keep you from developing cavities, however. They protect you from gum disease, which not only looks and feels terrible, but can lead to jawbone loss and even more serious health consequences. Our multispecialty team includes two board-certified periodontists who are specially trained and qualified to diagnose and treat all issues of the gums. We’re your go-to practice for gum disease treatment—at any stage of the disease. Through deep cleanings and ongoing treatment, we can effectively manage your gum disease in Chestnut Hill, MA and help you regain a healthy, pain-free, attractive smile.
Gum Disease Symptoms
Tender, swollen or bleeding gums
Persistent bad breath
Dr. Boustani discusses how gum disease affects overall health
Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease
Those serious health consequences of gum disease may surprise you and will make it clear why you need to prevent it whenever possible and, barring that, seek the best treatment. Gum disease is caused by bacteria. When those bacteria enter your bloodstream, they can travel throughout your body and affect your major organs, leading to conditions including:
Three Phases of Gum Disease Treatment
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is our initial and most common type of gum disease treatment. During scaling we use fine instruments to eliminate bacteria and infection from between your gums and teeth. With root planing, we eradicate plaque and tartar from your tooth roots. This includes smoothing down the roots to remove small crevices where bacteria can hide and thrive. Scaling and root planing will improve the health and appearance of your gums and even freshen your breath!
Guided Tissue Regeneration
If your untreated gum disease has caused the underlying jawbone to decay, we can rebuild and fortify it. We first restore the bone mass through bone grafting, then stimulate healing with a biocompatible mesh that promotes the growth of new tissue. This reinforces the tooth, strengthens its connection to surrounding tissues, and even extends the life of the tooth.
Once you’ve completed your initial gum disease treatment, the best way to sustain healthy gums is through periodontal maintenance at our Chestnut Hill office every three months. This gives us the opportunity to perform additional scaling and root planing to prevent gum disease from causing you further problems. When done in conjunction with good dental hygiene habits, periodontal maintenance can help you avoid further complications.
Trust the gum disease specialists and our highly effective techniques.