July 30, 2018
Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common oral health conditions, and it leads to a number of dental health concerns. What many patients don’t realize is how untreated gum disease can dramatically change the appearance of your smile. In this post, we’ll review some of the many ways that gum disease can change your smile unless it’s treated properly by a skilled dentist or periodontist.
February 12, 2018
The health of your mouth is important to you, which is why you take the time to brush your teeth twice a day to prevent cavities. Although tooth decay is a leading cause of oral health complications, it is not the only threat to your smile. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can wreak havoc on your dental and general health. Although it is easily preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least half of adults have it. At the first sign of the infection, it is vital that you seek immediate care from your periodontist.
December 19, 2017
Alzheimer’s Disease is a devastating condition that affects an estimated 5.5 million Americans according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The neurodegenerative condition is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. While the exact cause of it has yet to be discovered, there are certain genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that are believed to increase the risk for it. Now, research shows that those with prolonged untreated periodontal disease (gum disease) could develop the condition. With the bacteria responsible for the infection often found in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s, it is more important than ever to visit your periodontist for gum disease therapy at the first sign of inflammation.
October 28, 2017
Periodontal disease, more often referred to as gum disease, can lead to a number of oral health concerns, including tooth decay, gum tissue recession, and even tooth loss. Most patients are aware of this, but what many people don’t know is that gum disease adversely affects the whole body. Studies are still being conducted to help dentists and patients alike better understand the specific links between gum disease and oral health, but the results are clear in stating that poor oral health increases your risk for numerous overall health concerns. Brush and floss daily, visit the dentist regularly and seek treatment for periodontal disease right away.
April 28, 2017
If you had to choose between surgery that involved a scalpel, bleeding and stitches and surgery without those, which would you pick? Good choice! The second option is, of course, preferable. And that’s exactly what Concord, MA periodontist is able to offer patients when he uses LANAP to treat gum disease. Read on to learn more about this advanced technology.
March 23, 2017
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, a periodontist is “a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants.” Do you need to see a periodontist? If so, then there’s no reason why you can’t pick up the phone and schedule an appointment. You don’t need a referral from your dentist in order to see a periodontist. What you do need, however, is a list of questions to ask so you know you’re seeing a qualified professional. Dr. Stephen Grossman, periodontist in Concord, MA, offers the following advice so you can make an informed decision.
February 5, 2017
If you are among the 35 million Americans who are missing all their teeth on the top or bottom jaw, you have probably tried dentures in the past. Although they are effective for restoring your confidence and your ability to chew and speak, there are disadvantages. Dentures tend to slip and cause discomfort. If you are tired of the limitations of dentures, it is time to consider investing in your smile with dental implants in Concord. With implant supported dentures, you will replace all the teeth in an arch using an average of four implant posts.
July 13, 2016
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can begin when the bacteria in plaque—a sticky, colorless film that develops in the mouth throughout the day—collect along the gum line. As these bacteria accumulate, they begin to calcify and harden to become what is known as either calculus or tartar. Eventually, the inside lining of gum tissues becomes inflamed and ulcerated in response to the infection. When this happens, treatment is critical. Your Concord, MA periodontist Dr. Grossman offers preventive periodontal services and laser periodontal surgery to halt the disease’s advance.