Stephen H. Grossman Dental Blog
January 6, 2018
Too many people take their gums for granted. Maintaining the health of the soft pink tissue that supports your teeth can help to keep your entire body in good shape. Unfortunately, gum disease is all too common; in fact, according to one estimate, almost half of all adults in the United States have some form of this condition. Without help from a skilled periodontist (a dentist who specializes in gum treatment), they are at risk for several oral and systemic health problems. If your gums are suffering, one procedure that might get them back in good shape is scaling and root planing. Let’s talk about this treatment.
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.
September 6, 2017
Brushing your teeth before bed has started to look like a war zone in your sink. There has been blood the last few times and you’re not sure why since your teeth don’t hurt. Did you know that this is actually an early indication of periodontal (gum) disease, which is a very prevalent condition among American adults? More than half of adults over the age of thirty are dealing with gum disease in some form. Periodontal laser surgery in Concord can help patients who are living with advanced gum disease, and here’s why seeing a periodontal specialist is the best choice for your oral health.
August 6, 2017
Like all dental problems, gum disease occurs on a spectrum– from mild to severe. The kind of treatment a patient requires depends directly on the severity of their gum disease, and today, your periodontist is going to discuss the different procedures they can use to help patients with varying needs. (more…)
August 3, 2017
Patients missing one or more teeth are interested in dental implant supported tooth replacement options, but many of them worry that their procedure will not be successful. If you’ve heard a horror story about a rejected dental implant post, we can’t say we blame you. However, at the periodontal practice of Stephen H. Grossoman, DMD, we can help put your mind at ease. The key is to be educated about the process, risk factors for implant rejection, and how your Concord periodontist can help. Contact us today to schedule your dental implant consultation.
May 25, 2017
After you’ve received treatment for periodontal disease with LANAP®, your Concord MA periodontist may recommend gum graft surgery to restore health to your gums and beauty to your smile. Both of these treatments are one of Dr. Grossman’s expertise. Read on to learn more about gum graft surgery and LANAP.
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.