Periodontal Disease Treatments in Wareham, MA

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Numerous oral issues, like gum disease, might adversely alter an individual's overall wellness. Otherwise known as periodontal disease, gum disease is a multi-stage gum disease affecting many patients yearly. A product of destructive dental bacteria, gum disease is considered a significant source of tooth loss among adults and can be connected to many concerning physical health issues. These bacteria live within tartar deposits that build up on the teeth and create toxins that ultimately begin to degrade the gums, jawbone, and various other structures that keep each tooth in the proper spot.

Periodontal disease is typically classified into three levels. The beginning stage of gum disease is gingivitis, followed by periodontitis. The disorder's last and most dangerous stage is known as advanced periodontitis. Detecting and addressing gum disease early could end the damage and safeguard your smile. Gum disease may harm oral health for those with symptoms, like inflamed or discolored gum tissue, bleeding while brushing and flossing, or chronic foul breath (sometimes called halitosis).

Luckily, Dr. Fadi Zaknoun at Cape Cod Dental performs several efficient procedures to treat gum disease, no matter the severity. Get in touch with our practice in Wareham, MA, to arrange your twice-yearly routine dental examination and learn about your options to address gum disease.

Diagnosing and addressing gum disease as soon as possible may be vital to enhance the condition of your gums and teeth. To learn whether periodontal disease harms oral health, our dental professionals will use a tiny device to measure the spaces between your gum tissue and teeth. It is usually a matter of concern if these pockets are more extensive than three millimeters in depth. Oral x-rays will also enable Dr. Zaknoun to assess the level of the jawbone that supports each tooth and confirm whether a more severe phase of periodontal disease is developing.

At Cape Cod Dental, we provide comprehensive tests to identify each stage of gum disease and will develop the correct route for care. The first phase of periodontal disease (gingivitis) is frequently addressed with a thorough cleaning and proper at-home dental hygiene. To manage periodontitis, the second level of periodontal disease, SRP (occasionally known as scaling and root planing) treatments are done and may be coupled with locally applied antibiotics. Progressive-stage gum disease could be better treated via a more intensive option, including osseous surgery and bone grafting treatments.

The staff is always friendly, punctual and caring. Dr. Zaknoun is very professional and knowledgeable.

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M.S. Demandforce

Joanne always does a great job cleaning and she takes extra care to prevent any pain. Dr Zaknoun is the best. I've been to a lot of dentists and have lived in many states and he has excellent skills.

A. Demandforce

Always a great experience!!

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With the help of modern dental care approaches, Cape Cod Dental can help patients with gum disease receive adequate services and restore the health of their teeth and gums. If you have one or more issues related to periodontal disease, we suggest you contact our Wareham, MA practice as early as possible. Dr. Zaknoun and his staff are skilled in several treatments to address every stage of periodontal disease.

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Is periodontal disease treatment painful?

The extent of discomfort during periodontal disease treatment may vary depending on the severity of the disease and the specific treatments performed. While nonsurgical procedures such as scaling and root planing are typically well-tolerated and may cause mild discomfort or sensitivity, surgical interventions may require local anesthesia to numb the treatment area and minimize discomfort during the procedure.

Can periodontal disease be cured?

While periodontal disease cannot be cured, it can be effectively managed and controlled with proper treatment and ongoing maintenance. Following a comprehensive treatment plan, including professional cleanings, good oral hygiene practices, and regular dental check-ups at our office in Wareham, MA can help prevent the progression of the disease and maintain the health of the gums and teeth over time.

How long does periodontal disease treatment take?

The duration of periodontal disease treatment varies depending on factors such as the severity of the disease, the extent of damage to the gums and supporting structures, and the type of treatments needed. Nonsurgical therapies such as scaling and root planing may be completed in one or more visits, while surgical interventions may require multiple appointments over several weeks or months to achieve optimal results.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.