What Does A Periodontist Do For Your Oral Health

What Does A Periodontist Do For Your Oral Health?

Did you know that your teeth aren’t the only important part of your oral health? While the appearance, function and health of teeth are crucial to patients, your gums can also play an important role in your overall oral health. A periodontist is a dental expert which focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal “gum” disease in its different stages.

Prevent Gum Disease

At MGS Dental, we believe that prevention is the best treatment when it comes to periodontal gum disease. For the prevention of gum disease, we recommend proper at home dental care, including brushing at least twice a day, flossing once a day and scraping your tongue. Along with at home dental care, we recommended visiting MGS Dental at least twice a year (every 6 months) for routine dental checkups. In early stages of periodontitis (gingivitis) the condition can actually be completely reversed and cured, however once it advances periodontal gum disease is not curable.

Diagnose Gum Disease

In order to diagnose periodontal gum disease in its early stages (gingivitis), it is important to visit your periodontist in Tewksbury regularly. Common symptoms to look out for include:

  • Chronic Bad Breath
  • Red Gums
  • Receding Gums
  • Tender Gums
  • Swollen Gums
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Toothache
  • Loose Teeth
  • Tooth Loss

Scheduling regular appointments with your dentist will allow us to monitor your oral health including your gums, allowing us to diagnose the condition early and begin treatment while it can still be cured.

Treating Gum Disease

When it comes periodontal gum disease treatment in Tewksbury, at MGS Dental we begin with the least invasive, non-surgical options such as deep cleanings. If non-invasive treatments aren’t effective, surgical periodontal treatment may be recommended.


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