Get Treatment for Gum Disease in Wellesley, MA

Gum Disease Treatment at Tocci Dental Associates Read Transcript

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.