Periodontics Support Healthy Gums and a Healthy Smile

Jun. 232022

At Beyond Dental Health, we take the dental specialty of periodontics with great responsibility and have assembled a fabulous team that can prevent, diagnose, and treats the diseases that affect the gums and bones that support the teeth.

With our restorative and specialty dentistry, we can focus primarily on periodontics if needed with both Dr. Katie Murphy and Dr. Taylor Darmetko. We focus on managing gum disease and improving your oral health and will check for signs of gum disease at each of your regular appointments.

To maintain that healthy, beautiful smile you need to be aware of the potential warning signs of periodontal disease first. They can be:
  • Bleeding, swollen, or receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • A change in your bite
  • Pain or discomfort within, around, or underneath your gums
  • You’re a smoker, which increases your risk of acquiring an advanced disease

If periodontal disease is diagnosed, our team will make you feel comfortable and we will work with you to create a treatment plan that best meets your needs. 

If you start to notice these warning signs at an early stage there shouldn’t be anything to worry about. With our team, you should know you’re in safe hands and know that we will treat you with the best care to prevent periodontal disease and other conditions from getting worse. 

In addition to focusing on the treatment of periodontal disease, periodontics may include the placement of dental implants. If you have lost teeth because of decay, gum disease, or injury, our dentists may recommend replacing them with a dental implant. Dental implants replace both the roots and crowns of the teeth, giving you a fully functional and beautiful smile back.

If you have a more advanced stage of periodontal disease, your teeth will be affected in addition to your gum tissue. Your teeth may become loose or uncomfortable as a result, making gum surgery necessary. But with our expert team of dentists, we will make sure you are comfortable as you prepare for surgery, comfortable during the procedure, and fully informed about what steps to take for a full recovery.

You will also want to keep your teeth and gums clean to prevent the progression of gum disease, so root surface debridement is an additional procedure that you may want to consider. It is a simple treatment that cleans the root surfaces to remove harmful deposits and smooths the tooth’s surface. 

If you are suffering from periodontal disease, we want you to be pleased with your smile again. At our Beyond Dental Health office in South Weymouth, we have the expertise in periodontics to help patients take care of their periodontal needs and manage gum disease so you can improve your oral health and leave with a healthy, beautiful smile.

Give our South Weymouth office a call today at (781) 660.7800 to schedule an appointment or visit us online and schedule an appointment there. We also have three other South Shore locations to serve you in Abington, Cohasset, and Hanson.

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