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Gum Disease Treatments in Boston, MA

Do you notice that your gums appear swollen or there is blood when you are brushing? While it may seem like not a big deal or a sign of brushing too harsh, it may be the first warning signs of gum disease. Gum disease is one of the most common dental conditions among adults in the United States and without treatment, it can lead to many negative health effects including an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, or diabetes. Treating gum disease is important to both your oral health and overall wellness. At the office of Dr. Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D., in Boston, MA, we screen regularly for gum disease so that we can treat it fast and effectively.

Gum Disease Treatment Options

Treatment of gum disease depends on a patients’ individual symptoms as well as the severity of the disease. The first stage of gum disease known as gingivitis typically produces symptoms such as swollen, tender gums, bleeding while brushing, or chronic bad breath. In the later stages of gum disease, the gum tissue begins to pull away from the teeth, creating pockets that trap bacteria.

Regardless of the stage, the first step in treatment is to improve oral hygiene, both at home and in our office. This will include:

  • Making sure to brush teeth at least twice each day for two minutes each time, focusing on getting the inner, outer, and chewing sides of the teeth.
  • Flossing at least once each day to remove any trapped food particles between teeth.
  • Professional teeth cleanings to remove any plaque build-up that at home brushing alone will not correct.

Other gum disease treatments may also be recommended, such as:

  • Antibiotics – oral and/or topical antibiotics may be required to treat infection caused by bacteria.
  • Scaling and root planing – a professional deep cleaning that will remove plaque and tartar below the gum lines and reduce periodontal pockets caused by the disease.
  • Restorations – if you have lost teeth or experienced gum recession as a result of gum disease, restorative treatments will be recommended. This can include tissue grafts, bone grafts, and tooth replacement.

The most important thing you can do to prevent serious damage from gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene, maintain routine dental exams, and seek treatment at the first sign of symptoms. If you live in the Boston, MA area and would like to schedule a call with Dr. Ansari, please call (617) 581-0689.

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Dr. Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D

Dr. Anjum Ansari 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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