While your dentist might be focused on the health of your teeth, that’s not where it all ends when it comes to your oral health. Your gums are just as important as your teeth. The health of your gums will also play a role in your overall general health. But if you are dealing with issues like gum disease, it’s always important to get that taken care of as soon as possible.
Mass Bay Dental in Salem, MA, is proud to have dentists that are experts in focusing on periodontal treatments and making sure that your gums are healthy and will stay that way for as long as possible. That’s because your gum health will also affect your teeth if it’s anything but good.
Mass Bay Dental has dentists that are knowledgeable when it comes to your gums. And they are able to perform treatments that are both surgical and non-surgical. To help you determine which one is the best course of action for you, you’ll need to visit your dentist by scheduling an appointment. Here are some of the treatments that we offer and a brief summary of how they are performed:
If your gums are receding to a point where the roots of your teeth are nearly showing, then gum graft surgery might be the solution. It is designed to prevent any further recession and exposure of roots. Your dentist will acquire gum tissue and use it to cover the exposed roots. After the procedure, your gums will look new and will reduce any kind of teeth sensitivity.
Sometimes, bacteria that may have caused your gum disease may reach your jaw bone and cause damage that leads to bone loss. Your dentist will perform a procedure that will allow them to pull back gum tissue and remove any bacteria. Your dentist may also perform a bone grafting or a similar procedure as a way to promote bone regeneration.
Fortunately, we do offer a less invasive procedure for treating gum problems. This includes one such procedure known as scaling and root planing. Your dentist will clean the surface of your gums, which will clean out any plaque and tartar in the process from the gum pockets. Most of the time, there will be no additional procedures or treatments that will be done (unless otherwise instructed by your dentist).
It’s always important to visit your dentist every six months for regular exams and cleanings. However, if you have issues with your gums and have not seen a dentist in some time, you can set an appointment with us. Call Mass Bay Dental in Salem, MA today, if you believe you are a candidate for any periodontal treatments.