dental patient in need of periodotnal treatment

Periodontal Treatment - Newton, MA

Sore, Unsightly Gums?

Reverse Gum Disease While You Still Can

We all have bacteria in our mouths, but when too many or the wrong kind of bacteria build up, it can become a problem. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is mostly preventable. You may develop it if you don’t brush and floss your teeth as directed, use any tobacco products, or skip regular dental checkups and cleanings. While it starts with gum inflammation, if left untreated it can progress to periodontitis, an incurable condition accompanied by gum recession, tooth loss, and jawbone loss. Fortunately, there are effective remedies to gum disease and its complications here in one convenient practice.

A surgically trained, board-certified prosthodontist, Dr. Noah Orenstein provides proven treatment for periodontal disease in Newton, MA. Through one or more services delivered over the course of a few visits, or through ongoing appointments, he can help you regain your gum health. He can even perform select treatments with minimally invasive laser technology instead of a scalpel. With your gums restored, he’ll be able to replace any teeth you may have lost with durable, dependable dental implants, which can last a lifetime with proper care. Do you need periodontal treatment? Certain symptoms may provide the answer.

Periodontal Disease Warning Signs

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Gum recession
  • Jawbone recession
  • Loose teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Greater tooth sensitivity
  • Pockets forming between gums and teeth
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Select Periodontal Treatments

dental scaling and root planing

When you experience a bacterial buildup (also called dental plaque) below your gumline, your gums and teeth can separate, producing deep pockets in between them. With scaling Dr. Orenstein clears out the plaque from the area. Following this, he does root planing, which extends the sanitization process down to the tooth roots. There he smooths out the root enamel to prevent bacteria from collecting and flourishing in any tiny crevices. Without those hiding places, bacteria are less likely to grow there in the future. After this treatment is completed, your gums can reattach to your teeth on their own.

dental patient undergoing periodontal treatment

Your initial gum disease treatment may be very successful at keeping advanced gum disease at a manageable level. However, to prevent reinfection Dr. Orenstein may have you return to see him for periodontal maintenance appointments up to three or four times each year. During these visits he can assess the condition of your gums and perform additional scaling and root planing as needed.

Don’t Succumb to Gum Disease

Stop it with periodontal treatment.