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An Experienced Dentist Shares about Gum Disease Treatment and Prevention Options

Gum Disease Dentist in Boston MA Area

If you notice blood when you spit on the sink while brushing, don’t ignore it. Bleeding gums are a tell-it-all sign that gum disease is about to wreak mayhem on your oral health. Since gum disease can lead to bad breath, tooth loss, and gum deterioration, seeking treatment promptly should be a top priority. At the dentistry of Anjum A. Ansari DMD in Boston, Massachusetts, we provide simple and advanced periodontal therapies using a gentle approach to make you as comfortable as possible.

Gum disease treatment options

Before heading straight to gum disease treatment, it’s essential to understand what gum disease is. Gum disease starts as a mild form of gingivitis, which develops when bacterial plaque is not thoroughly removed from your teeth. Luckily, gingivitis is reversible with early intervention. However, when you ignore gingivitis, it can morphs into full-blown periodontitis, where the infection spreads to the gums and bones, causing tooth loss.

If you notice symptoms of gum disease, heed the warning by scheduling an appointment with Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D.. Here are treatment options we use to treat gum disease:

  • Scaling and root planing : Deep cleaning involves removing tartar and plaque on your teeth and beneath the gums. Depending on your infection, the procedure may need more than one visit.
  • Antibiotic therapy: We administer oral and topical antibiotics to keep gum infection under control.
  • Restorations: If your gum disease has progressed to periodontitis, we perform bone grafting, tissue grafting, and teeth replacement. We perform pocket reduction treatment for severe periodontitis to remove bacteria on gums and smoothen out the damaged bone.
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How to prevent Gum Infection

The good news is that you can prevent gum disease, avoiding costly periodontal treatments. Here are tips you can observe to keep your gums healthy.

  • Visiting your dentist regularly for oral exams and dental cleaning
  • Observing proper oral hygiene — brushing twice a day and flossing daily
  • Avoid poor habits like smoking and sugary foods
  • If you have diabetes, keep it under control as it can lead to gum disease

Are you looking for a clinic to take care of your oral health? If you are in Boston, Massachusetts, and or nearby, please dial (617) 581-0689 to book an appointment with Anjum A. Ansari DMD for periodontal care.

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Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D.

Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D. is a committed and skilled professional with over two decades of dentistry experience in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She is dedicated to helping patients maintain a healthy life by practicing good dental hygiene and protecting their teeth. The latest technology, modern equipment and advance up to date techniques are used in her treatments to provide the most effective results for patients. Due to her expertise and skills, she holds membership in prestigious dental associations such as the American Dental Association and Massachusetts dental association. She prides herself on taking three times the required continuing dental education to hone her skills. Providing the best care in the most comfortable environment is paramount to everyone who works here.

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