Periodontal Treatments

Get treated for gum disease and improve your oral health

Periodontics includes a number of treatments designed to fight gum disease and improve your oral health. It also includes the placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth. When you visit our office, our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine which treatment or combination of treatments is right for your needs.

For more information about periodontics and to schedule a consultation with our dentist, contact our office today!

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What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and related conditions. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an oral condition affecting the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. It occurs when the harmful bacteria in plaque irritate and inflame the gum tissues, causing an infection. If not treated properly, it can eventually lead to tooth loss, bone loss and gum recession.


What is Gingivitis?

In the early stages of the disease, gum disease is referred to as gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by redness, tenderness and swelling of the gums. If treated in this early stage, gum disease can often be brought under control or even eliminated. If untreated, it can develop into a more severe stage of the disease, known as periodontitis, which can cause significant damage to the oral tissues and requires more frequent and involved treatment to manage.

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Healthy gums will help your smile look its best

Obviously, healthy gums will help your smile look its best. But they also protect the roots of your teeth from problems such as dental caries and help you maintain your tooth alignment. And more importantly, your gums keep your body safe from oral bacteria that can lead to serious problems for your general health. Our dentist, Dr. Sandra L. MacDonald, and our team offer periodontal treatments in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to keep your smile and body healthy. You can learn more in the following links, and you can call 508-830-3339 if you have concerns about the health of your gums.