Dentist in Canton MA
At Stoughton Dentistry our dentist in Canton MA
performs dental cleanings and rids patients of dental plaque that can cause tartar and harm teeth. Ask about how annual cleanings can help you have healthier, whiter teeth and how we can teach you and your family the importance of preventive care.
Our dentist in Canton MA is experienced in treating gum disease and making sure patients take care of their teeth to avoid problems like gum disease. Mild gum conditions like gingivitis can affect teeth and become worse over time. Gingivitis can inflame the pockets of the teeth and the gum around it. Symptoms include swelling, bleeding and soreness, but proper brushing and flossing goes a long way in helping rid the mouth of gum diseases like gingivitis. If the condition worsens, periodontal disease can cause bone and tooth loss as well. Annual dental cleanings allow our dentist to get into space in the teeth where regular brushing and flossing alone cannot. We use certain tools that get inside the pockets to remove the dental plaque.
With proper cleaning, treatment and cleanings, gum disease can be reversed to a healthier state. Gum disease happens when gums become infected with bacteria and plaque and tartar buildup. If the pockets under the gums get too decayed due to bacteria hiding in the pockets, a periodontal cleaning may be needed. Periodontal cleanings can rid the pockets of the bacteria so that the gums are relieved. If the pockets of the gums becomes under 4mm, we may recommend a periodontal root scaling or planing. This is a considerably more aggressive type of cleaning that gets deep into the pockets to clear bacteria. Besides these types of periodontal treatments, our dentist in Canton MA
also provides restorative, general and cosmetic dentistry.
By Stoughton Dentistry
January 30, 2018