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How to treat Gum Disease with gentle yet effective techniques

How to Treat Gum Disease in Boston MA Area

Proper oral hygiene is the first line of defense in combating gum disease. Brushing and flossing daily eliminate food debris that encourages the buildup of plaque and tartar, which cause gum disease. Unfortunately, gum disease can still strike even for those that observe optimal oral hygiene. But don’t worry — gum disease is treatable.

In the early stages of gum disease, the condition can be reversed. However, the same can’t be said once it progresses to the advanced stages. If you suspect you have gum disease, please act immediately and schedule an appointment with Anjum A. Ansari D.M.D. in Boston, Massachusetts. We can safeguard your smile even if gum disease has started creeping in.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease occurs when plaque and tartar accumulate on your teeth and gums. When bacteria in your mouth consume sugar and starch left on your teeth, they release substances that erode the enamel and inflame your gums. The infection manifests in two main stages:

  1. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease with common symptoms that include bleeding and swelling of the gums.
  2. Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease with common symptoms such as bad breath, loose teeth, and gum recession.

Treating gum disease

If gum disease is left untreated, you put your oral and overall health at risk. Not observing proper oral care may lead to severe health conditions like diabetes, mouth cancer, and heart disease. At our practice, we offer the below treatment options to address gum disease:

  • Encouraging good oral hygiene: In the early stages of gum disease, the condition can be reversed by observing good oral hygiene. While genetics — a risk factor for gum disease — is hard to beat, you can treat gum disease by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and seeing a dentist every six months for professional teeth cleaning.
  • Scaling and root planing: Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D. offers deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar on your teeth and beneath your gum line. Besides, scaling and root planing encourage healthy reattachment of the gums to the teeth.
  • Antibiotic therapy: We may recommend oral and topical antibiotics to keep the infection in check.
  • Restorative treatments: If gum disease has led to gum deterioration or tooth loss, bone grafting, tissue grafting, and tooth replacement may be necessary to restore your oral health.
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New Patients : (617) 581-0689 | Existing Patients : (617) 523-6633
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Worried that gum disease is on the verge of ruining your smile? Please dial (617) 581-0689 to book an appointment with Anjum A. Ansari D.M.D. in Boston, MA, for effective gum disease treatment.

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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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