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Periodontal Care Auburn MA


Diagram of what periodontitis looks like and what a healthy tooth looks like, demonstrated by D.A. Dental in Auburn, MAIt might be hard for patients to accept a periodontal disease diagnosis but the sooner they do and the sooner they come to grips with the reality that they need treatment, the better. You may be picturing expensive and involved procedures which cause both discomfort and outright pain. While some patients indeed require invasive surgical procedures in order to combat the progressive disease, many more do not.

In the earlier stages, there are a few different non-surgical options patients can count on and while this may be the case, it relies on quick identification which can only be done through a thorough examination by a dental professional.

Any patient exhibiting early symptoms of gum disease needs to contact us immediately to address the situation. At D.A. Dental we can quickly schedule an assessment at your earliest convenience and determine if, in fact, you have periodontal disease.

What is Periodontal Disease?


Periodontal disease, often referred to as gum disease, is a common but potentially serious oral health condition that affects the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. It can be categorized into two main stages, which are gingivitis and periodontitis.

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease and is characterized by inflammation of the gums. Symptoms may include redness, swelling, and bleeding of the gums, especially when brushing or flossing. Gingivitis is often caused by poor oral hygiene and can be reversed with proper dental care.

If gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, a more advanced stage of gum disease. Periodontitis involves the loss of bone and connective tissue that hold the teeth in place. This can lead to pockets forming between the teeth and gums, which can become infected. Without treatment, periodontitis can lead to tooth mobility and tooth loss.

Risk factors for gum disease include poor oral hygiene, smoking, diabetes, certain medications, and a family history of gum disease. Regular dental check-ups are crucial for early detection and management of gum disease.

How is Gum Disease Treated?


Treatment for gum disease depends on its severity. Here are some common approaches for treating gingivitis:

•  Improved Oral Hygiene: Dentists often recommend improved brushing and flossing techniques and may suggest antiseptic mouthwash.

•  Professional Dental Cleaning: A dental hygienist can perform a deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar.

For treating periodontitis, we recommend:

•  Scaling and Root Planing: This deep cleaning procedure removes plaque and tartar from below the gumline and smooths the tooth roots to help prevent bacteria from reattaching.

•  Surgical Procedures: In advanced cases, surgical interventions like flap surgery, bone grafts, or tissue regeneration may be necessary to repair damaged gum and bone tissue.

•  Laser Therapy: Some dentists use lasers to remove diseased tissue and stimulate the regeneration of healthy tissue.

Following treatment, patients are advised on proper oral hygiene practices and may require more frequent dental check-ups to monitor their gum health. Early intervention and good oral hygiene habits are essential to manage and prevent the progression of gum disease.

It's important to consult with a dentist or periodontist for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan for gum disease.

Gum Disease Care in Auburn, MA


The results of failing to brush and floss daily can have damaging effects on your teeth and gums. However, after you contact D.A. Dental by calling (774) 374-8295, you will be more informed of how to reverse gum disease.
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Office:

916 Southbridge St.
Auburn, MA 01501


Phone:

(774) 374-8295

Hours:

Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 6pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 4pm
Saturday: 8am - 2pm



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