Gum Disease and Periodontics

Gum Disease Treatment In South Weymouth, MA

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line which, when left untreated by a periodontist, can weaken the bone that supports your teeth. Symptoms of gum disease can include swollen, tender, or bleeding gums – and even persistent bad breath. Our South Weymouth dental clinic offers preventative screenings to detect gum disease and advanced periodontal treatments to treat it.

If the early stages of gum disease are left untreated, gums will recede away from the teeth, which can trigger a variety of other dental and oral health problems, including dangerous infections. Unfortunately, when it comes to oral infections, your body’s natural responses can create even more complications.

At Aspire Dental Weymouth, our in-house periodontist, Dr. Jang, is committed to educating patients on the signs and dangers of gum disease so that you can stop it in its tracks.

Signs Of Gum Disease

Most patients in the early stages of gum disease don’t even know they have it. Signs of gum disease may not appear until the disease has advanced to a point that will require you to undergo more invasive treatment to get your smile healthy again.

At the same time, there are many unmistakable symptoms of gum disease that should never be ignored. They include:

  • Loose teeth or teeth separating from each other
  • Mouth pain – including swollen and red gums
  • Receding gums
  • Excessive bleeding after brushing and flossing your teeth
  • Mouth sores
  • Consistent bad breath that doesn’t respond to traditional treatment, like mouthwash
  • Noticeable pus between your teeth and gums
  • Your partial dentures aren’t fitting securely anymore
  • A change in the way you bite or the way your teeth fit together

Gum disease hurts millions of people each year and many don’t even know they don’t have this serious condition until it has advanced to a point that requires treatment by a dentist.

If you’re concerned you might be seeing the signs of gum disease, schedule an appointment with Aspire Dental Weymouth today. We can assess your symptoms and create a treatment plan tailored to your dental needs.

Gum Disease Treatments

Gum disease increases your risk of systemic health problems, making it more difficult for your immune system to do its job. Ask Dr. Jang how non-surgical periodontal therapy can help with problems like heart disease, pneumonia, premature labor, and more.

Gingivitis Treatment

Gingivitis is often painless at first, making it difficult to diagnose without regular dental checkups. Inflammation of the gums can be a potentially serious condition, which is why it’s vital to get regular dental exams from Aspire Dental Weymouth.

If you have been diagnosed with or are concerned you might have gingivitis, Dr. Jang offers a range of treatments to reverse or stop gum disease’s progression. If you are in the early stages of gingivitis, most treatment options are non-surgical procedures.

Soft Tissue Laser Treatment

High-tech soft tissue laser treatment is an option for patients suffering from gum disease. During treatment, Dr. Jang will use a laser to excise diseased gum tissue. Using a laser for gum treatment allows for a greater degree of precision, making general anesthesia unnecessary, and often results in shorter recovery times.

Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)

Your routine cleaning every six months at Aspire Dental Weymouth involves scaling your teeth and gum line to remove plaque and tartar and polishing to remove stains and smooth the tooth’s surface. However, if you have symptoms of gum disease, you might need a different type of cleaning called scaling and root planing.

Scaling and root planing is a deep dental cleaning procedure Dr. Jang performs to treat patients with current or developing gum disease. Not all patients need this level of cleaning, but it is key for patients concerned with gingivitis.

Root Surface Debridement

Over time, calcified deposits in your gum pockets can make the surface of your tooth rough and difficult to keep clean. Root Surface Debridement (RSD) is a procedure used to clean the root surface of the tooth. Dr. Jang uses root surface debridement to remove deposits and slow the progression of gum disease.

Have Questions About Your Gum Disease Treatment Options?

If you are experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease, please call our South Weymouth, MA dental office right away to schedule a consultation with our periodontist.

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