What is Periodontal Therapy?

Healthy gums support healthy teeth more than you know. Gum disease is a bacterial infection in your gums. It can comprise the health, function, and appearance of your teeth if not properly treated. You can lose a significant amount of gum tissue and supporting bone structure if left untreated. You are at a higher risk of developing gum disease when you neglect your oral health. Patients with gum disease may experience symptoms like halitosis, bleeding gums, shifting teeth, and gum irritation. As gum disease progresses, patients may experience tooth loss. It is crucial to treat gum disease before it causes extensive damage to the teeth, bones, and gums.

At Westborough Dental Associates, we offer a wide range of periodontal therapy services to restore damaged teeth and gums. Dr. Tufa can work with you to determine which solution best suits your needs. To learn more about your treatment options, visit our Westborough, MA dental office.

Periodontal Therapy Services

  • Antibacterial rinses: Antibacterial rinses are typically prescribed during early-stage gum disease (gingivitis). Patients may be instructed to incorporate antibacterial rinses with their daily oral hygiene routine. Over time, patients will notice an improvement in the gum and overall oral health.
  • Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning of the tooth roots and the areas above and below the gum line. Scaling and root planing can help remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the gum line.
  • Oral surgery: For patients with advanced stage gum disease, your dentist may recommend oral surgery to restore gum health.

Dr. Tufa will perform a full comprehensive exam and determine which solution best suits your needs. The type of treatment you receive will depend on the stage and severity of gum disease.

Schedule An Appointment

If you notice any changes in your oral health, be sure to contact Westborough Dental Associates in Westborough, MA. To schedule an appointment, call (508) 342-1519 or request an appointment online.