Get Treatment for Gum Disease in Wellesley, MAGum Disease Treatment at Tocci Dental Associates Read Transcript
Tooth loss would be the number one reason. But we, for the overall general health principles regarding patients and periodontal disease or gum diseases, we know there is a cardiac relationship, we know there's a total systemic issue related to gum disease. So we are more in tune with treating our whole patient, not just their oral cavity with regard to their teeth and gums.
Our teaching of the patient would be to educate them with respect to how it affects their overall health and obviously the immediate needs in containing that disease so they don't lose tooth structure or bone structure and need for replacement. And so our main goal is to impress upon them the whole total body aspect of why periodontal disease is detrimental.
Depending on the patient's specific concerns and issues and status we would prescribe the appropriate treatments for them. It could be anything from just antibiotic therapies to full gum surgery modality that may be implored. One of the first complimentary tests we give our patients from our office is the oral diagnostic salivary diagnostic test that can show the patient the number of pathogens that exist so we can more target their periodontal disease concerns and treat them better.
Gum disease is responsible for millions of damaged smiles every year, yet many people have no idea they have it. Wellesley, MA dentist Dr. Jeffrey Tocci can help prevent and treat gum problems, keeping your smile happy and bright for years to come.
With our gum disease treatment, we will:
- Remove problem-causing bacteria inside your mouth and give your gums a chance to begin healing
- Prevent early stages of the disease from advancing to later stages that can result in tooth loss
- Improve your oral health and your overall health too
- Relieve unpleasant symptoms like bleeding gums and chronic bad breath
We check your gums for signs of disease during every dental exam. If we find any, we use a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing to rid your gums of damaging infection. Call 781-304-8172 today for an appointment.
Stay Aware of Gum Disease Symptoms
Because it is progressive, it’s important to recognize signs of gum disease so we can treat it in its earliest and least damaging stage. There are two main stages of periodontal disease, typically with their own symptoms.
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. Call right away if you are experiencing these symptoms:
- Red, swollen gums
- Bleeding after brushing
- Constant bad breath
If gingivitis is left unchecked, you may find yourself in the later stage of gum disease, called periodontitis. This is when your gum tissue is seriously damaged and the disease may even affect the bone structure of your face. Symptoms include:
- Gum recession
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Tooth loss
Not all gingivitis advances to periodontitis; proper care and treatment can help save 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 consultation. Visit our office at 31A Washington St. in Wellesley, MA, near the Lower Falls Community Center.