Periodontal Disease in Wareham, MA

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Gum (periodontal) disease is an inflammation in the gums, which can cause considerable damage to your oral health. There are several stages of gum disease ranging from mild to advanced. The first stage is gingivitis, which is caused by plaque buildup in the gum pockets. If not treated, gingivitis can develop into the second stage known as periodontitis, which affects the bones and fibers that support your tooth roots. Advanced periodontitis is the most severe phase of periodontal disease, which may cause loose or lost teeth. To treat gum disease, Cape Cod Dental offers nonsurgical and surgical treatments, depending on the intensity of the disease, including antibiotics, scaling and root planing, gum surgery, and tooth extraction. When you have symptoms of gum disease, get in touch with our office in Wareham, MA, to schedule an exam with Dr. Fadi Zaknoun.

Treatment for periodontal disease will be based on the severity of the infection. After Dr. Zaknoun determines you have gum disease, he will review his suggestions for your treatment program. For mild cases, scaling and root planing (SRP) is typically done to clean the gum pockets. In more advanced cases, antibiotics may be prescribed along with multiple scaling and root planing treatments. Acute cases of periodontal disease commonly call for gum surgery, like regenerative (grafting) or pocket reduction.

What Are the Benefits of Periodontal Disease Treatment?

Explore the vital benefits of periodontal disease treatment for optimal oral health. This comprehensive approach offers solutions for gum disease, safeguarding your smile for years to come. Additional benefits include:

  • Halts progression of gum disease
  • Prevents tooth loss and bone damage
  • Reduces risk of systemic health issues
  • Restores gum health and function

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Gum disease will worsen if you don't get the appropriate therapy so it is essential to get expert help as soon as any signs occur. At Cape Cod Dental, we work with you to renew your gums and prevent future instances of disease. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zaknoun, get in touch with our office in Wareham, MA.

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What causes periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is primarily caused by the buildup of plaque on the teeth and gums. Poor oral hygiene practices, such as inadequate brushing and flossing, can lead to the accumulation of harmful bacteria in the mouth, triggering an inflammatory response. Other risk factors that can contribute to the development of periodontal disease include smoking, genetics, hormonal changes, stress, and underlying health conditions like diabetes. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings at Cape Cod Dental can help prevent and detect early signs of periodontal disease.

Can periodontal disease be cured?

Early-stage gum disease, known as gingivitis, can often be reversed with professional dental cleanings, improved oral hygiene practices, and regular check-ups. However, once gum disease progresses to periodontal disease, it cannot be completely cured. Don't let that discourage you, however, as you can prevent periodontal disease from worsening and have it effectively managed through proper treatment from Cape Cod Dental. 

Will I lose my teeth if I have periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. The infection and inflammation caused by the disease can destroy the supportive structures around the teeth, including the gums, ligaments, and jawbone. This is why it's important to visit Dr. Fadi Zaknoun for periodontal disease treatment. Cape Cod Dental offers a range of periodontal treatments to address gum disease and help preserve your natural teeth, including antibiotics, scaling and root planing, and more.

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