Periodontic dentistry is a specialization concerned with the integral surrounding structure and support of your teeth – the gums and bone. At Boston Dental, we prioritize a non-surgical approach to the treatment of periodontal disease. Typically, gum recession is treated with grafting, the process of repositioning tissue from one area of the mouth into the affected area to improve gum health and correct the appearance of your smile. Whereas, bone loss is treated through scaling and root planing – a form of deep cleaning to remove bacteria loaded tartar and plaque to halt the progression of disease. In some cases, when a patient’s teeth have deep fillings and decay slightly below the gum line, we perform a crown lengthening procedure to expose more of the crown of the tooth to restore it to health.
HOW IT WORKS
01. Book Appointment
Easily schedule your appointment in a few simple steps by booking online, calling our offices, or visiting your nearest location. New patients can schedule a virtual consultation online.
02. Preliminary Examinations
Your doctor performs a clinical examination to assess the degree of your condition, alongside x-rays and imaging as needed. In turn, they determine the stage of your situation and provide a prognosis and detailed treatment plan to restore your gums to good health.
Boston Dental prioritizes a non-surgical approach to treat periodontal disease. Our skilled periodontists execute with gentle care and masterful technique, making it an efficient and painless experience. In cases when the patient doesn’t respond to non-surgical interventions, we will recommend local surgery to address the concern.
04. Personalized Aftercare
Following treatment, your provider will carefully review your aftercare plan, including what to expect during the healing process, medications and pain relief, how to care for the sites of surgery, and best practices to avoid the need for retreatment. We’re also available around the clock for any emergency concerns.
POINTS OF DIFFERENCE
At Boston Dental, building trust with our patients means being transparent about pricing. We participate in most major dental insurance plans and provide our patients with cost estimates prior to treatment. Please visit our payment and policies page for more information.
If you notice gum recession around your teeth or experience bleeding gums when you brush or floss, it’s best to consult a doctor. Early intervention is best for treating and preventing the progression of disease.