Gum Disease Therapy
When a patient has periodontitis, he or she suffers from an infection and pocketing (loss of tooth support) around the teeth. Deeper pockets signify a more serious condition, which may need surgical intervention. Not all patients need surgery. An initial deep cleaning, scaling and root planning, will often improve one’s periodontal status. However, if surgical intervention is necessary, pocket elimination surgery with or without bone regeneration may be indicated.
Pocket Elimination Procedures
Periodontal disease creates pockets around the teeth by destroying supporting tissue and bone, and our pocket elimination procedures repair this condition. The larger the pockets grow, the greater the space for bacteria to thrive and destroy more tissue. Pocket elimination is a surgical procedure performed using local anesthetics, the same anesthesia your dentist uses when removing tooth decay.
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.