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.
June 11, 2018
Patients may need periodontal surgery to repair damage caused by gum disease, to graft soft tissue, or to reshape their gum line by removing excess tissue. There are a number of different methods used to perform these soft tissue surgeries, but in recent years, many dentists have started to offer conservative treatment using soft tissue lasers. Before beginning your gum surgery, read this post to learn more about your surgical treatment options. When you visit a periodontist for your gum treatments, you will likely have more options, so you should consider scheduling a consultation with a local periodontal specialist.
March 3, 2018
If you suffer from gum disease and have experienced significant gum tissue recession or diminishment in the level of supportive tooth structure, you may need to consider innovative LANAP treatment. This procedure allows your skilled dental team to safely and comfortably remove damaged structures and jump start the soft tissue healing and reattachment process. We most often recommend this treatment as part of a periodontal therapy plan to improve oral health following advanced gum disease. In this post, we’ll discuss these innovative treatments and the many oral health benefits.
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.
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.
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.
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…)