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.
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.
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.