Periodontitis, or gum disease can go unnoticed in its early stages. Patients should look out for symptoms like bleeding gums, gum swelling, and increased tooth and gum sensitivity. Dr. Nadia Daljeet offers periodontal therapy to patients in her Westborough, MA office to clean teeth and combat the disease. It is important to get treatment for gum disease before it advances further.
Learn the answers of your frequently asked questions about periodontitis below:
What are the stages of periodontitis?
The stages of gum disease include gingivitis, followed by early periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis is marked by gum swelling and bleeding when teeth are brushed and flossed. Early periodontitis can result in cavities and halitosis (bad breath). Advanced periodontitis can cause changes in the bite pattern and tooth loss.
How is periodontitis treated?
Dr. Daljeet may prescribe antibacterial rinses for mild gingivitis to incorporate into your daily oral hygiene routine. Scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning treatment, is used for plaque and tartar. This solution removes bacteria and promotes tissue healing for patients with advanced periodontal disease.
Do periodontal pockets heal?
If deep cleaning does not heal periodontal pockets, surgery may be essential. Surgery can remove inflamed gum tissue, and a gum graft may be needed afterwards. Dr. Daljeet can refer you to an oral surgeon to complete these procedures.
Schedule an Appointment
Treat symptoms of gum disease at the source. Call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Daljeet at (508) 342-1519. You can also schedule an appointment with her online here.