Stephen H. Grossman Dental Blog
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.
January 19, 2017
What would it feel like to walk into your favorite restaurant and order anything you like? How would you feel if you could smile at the next work presentation without wondering if clients are noticing your teeth? When you live with a missing tooth it not only affects your confidence and nutrition, but every aspect of your life suffers, even your oral health. Dental implants can be a great solution for patients with missing teeth and Dr. Stephen H. Grossman can help. Your implant dentist in Concord discusses options for restoring your missing teeth.
December 24, 2016
Let’s talk about gum disease. Probably not a topic that typically comes up over lunch with friends, but an important one nevertheless. Research shows that approximately 80 percent of adults in American have some degree of gum, or periodontal, disease. If you have advanced gum disease, Dr. Grossman can perform periodontal laser surgery in Concord to remove the bacteria infecting your gums and promote tissue regeneration.
November 30, 2016
Congratulations! You’ve decided to replace your missing tooth with dental implant. Did you know that you’ve chosen the best tooth replacement option that dentistry has to offer? Now that you’ve made your decision, you’re ready to get treatment underway so you can enjoy your new tooth. Working with the right providers makes the process more comfortable and efficient for you. Here’s why you should see a periodontist for your dental implants.
October 27, 2016
Many times when people talk about oral health, they are mostly focused on teeth. You probably think of it as “brushing your teeth” every day. However, obviously you don’t just have teeth in your mouth. The gums are also very important, as they help protect your teeth’s sensitive roots and supply them with blood. Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with all the supporting structures around the teeth. You may be asking, “What does the periodontist near me have to offer?” Dr. Stephen Grossman would like you to know how he and his team can help you. (more…)
September 9, 2016
It’s a daily struggle when you live with one or more missing teeth. Your nutrition is affected because you may not be able to properly chew your food. Your confidence is affected because you may feel self-conscious about talking and smiling in front of other people. Did you know that your missing tooth is also affecting your oral health? The good news is that dental implants may be the right solution for you, and here’s why it’s important to see a Concord, MA periodontist for dental implants.
August 31, 2016
Periodontics is one of several dental specialties. Dentists with advanced training perform procedures such as gum and bone grafting, dental implant placement and other treatments that promote the health and integrity of the gums, jaw bone and connective tissues which support the teeth. Dr. Stephen J. Grossman, Concord, MA periodontist,successfully treats the number one cause of tooth loss in the United States–periodontitis, or advanced gum disease. (more…)
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.
March 25, 2011
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