Dr. Jeff Tocci on gum disease Gum disease is responsible for millions of damaged smiles every year, yet many people have no idea they have it. Tocci Dental Associates in Wellesley, MA can help prevent and treat gum disease, keeping your smile happy and bright for years to come. Dr. Tocci offers advanced treatment techniques to rid your gums of this damaging infection. Call us at 781-304-8172 today to schedule your time to come in and get the gum disease help you need.
Stages and Signs of Gum Disease
It is important to know what signs to look for when it comes to gum disease. There are two main stages of gum disease, typically with their own symptoms.
Gingivitis – Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and is also the easiest to overlook. The symptoms are mild, so they are often thought of as normal. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should schedule a time to see Dr. Tocci immediately.
- Red, Swollen Gums
- Bleeding After Brushing
- Constant Bad Breath
Periodontitis – If gingivitis is left unchecked, you may find yourself in the later stage of gum disease, called periodontitis. This is when much of the damage is done. You can destroy your gum tissue and even damage the bone structure of your face. You may also experience:
- Gum Recession
- Loose or Shifting Teeth
- Tooth Loss
- Jawbone Loss
Not all gingivitis advances to periodontitis, so proper care and treatment can help save your smile.
Tocci Dental Associates Can Help!
Our advanced gum disease treatments will help eliminate the problem-causing bacteria inside your mouth and give your gums a chance to begin healing. We offer “deep cleanings,” called scaling and root planing, to get to the source of the bacteria. Dr. Tocci is even specially trained to offer the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to help reverse your gum recession and keep your smile safe.
Don’t Let Gum Disease Steal Your Smile
Gum disease is a serious problem – trust our experts to help you beat it. Call Tocci Dental Associates at 781-304-8172 to schedule a gum disease consultation. You can also use our online form to schedule your appointment.