Periodontics, Implant and Laser Surgery
Acton & Newton Area Patients Trust Dr. Grossman
Stephen H. Grossman has served as a periodontist for more than 25 years. If the term "periodontist" is new to you, there is a simple explanation for this type of dental professional. A periodontist is a specialist with advanced training in all issues pertaining to the gums. This may include gum disease therapy, tissue grafting, bone grafting, dental implants, and even aesthetic gum recontouring to correct "gummy" smiles.
Dr. Grossman and his staff always attend to the concerns and questions of their patients in a thorough, thoughtful, caring manner. Upon your initial visit to the practice, Dr. Grossman will perform a comprehensive periodontal examination. Once he has a better understanding of your periodontal needs, he will develop a customized treatment plan with you, thoroughly explaining your options and his rationale and objectives for treatment.
With more than 75 percent of all American adult tooth loss attributed to periodontal disease, Dr. Grossman's main goal is diagnosing and treating patients who have the disease as quickly as possible. If your general dentist has referred you to our practice, we encourage you to call at your earliest convenience and schedule an appointment.
Over 100 million Americans today have moderate to severe periodontal disease with only approximately 3% of this population seeking treatment.
Periodontal disease is caused when bacteria creates “a pocket”, resulting in detachment of the gum tissue around one’s teeth. If this process continues, inflammation of the gums inner lining will occur. This inflammation, and in turn, the resulting large quantities of pro-inflammatory product will cause the destruction of both gum and bone tissue. These bacterial products also have the potential to penetrate the ulcerated lining of the gums and enter the body’s circulation, raising the risk for systemic diseases like heart disease and altering the control of sugar levels in diabetics.
Call our Acton and Newton Centre, MA offices today to reserve your personal periodontal evaluation. As a periodontist, Dr. Stephen Grossman serves patients with specialized treatments, including periodontal therapy, laser periodontal therapy, implant dentistry, gum grafting, soft tissue management and bone regeneration procedures that are backed by extensive education and experience. Dr. Grossman and our team serve patients from Waltham, Lexington, Brookline, Chestnut Hill, Wellesley, Sudbury, Concord, Westford, and beyond from our Acton and Newton Centre practice locations. We look forward to meeting you and providing the same standard of care to address your periodontal needs.