Periodontal disease is a serious problem. Studies have shown that the inflammation and infection that leads to periodontal disease can affect a person's entire body, and puts them at higher risk for heart disease and strokes, among other medical conditions. Dr. Levenson of Levenson Smiles wants all of his patients to have the most beautiful, unforgettable smile possible, as well as a healthy body and lifestyle.
When a patient does not visit their Worcester dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups, they may be putting themselves at risk for developing periodontitis. Regular brushing and flossing are two ways to help prevent this problem. However, if a patient develops periodontitis, Dr. Levenson will do everything he can to ensure they recover their beautiful smile and find a treatment that helps eliminate the problem in its entirety.
Dr. Levenson offers several different periodontitis treatments. The choice of treatment will be determined based on the stage and severity of the periodontal disease that the patient is dealing with. Mild cases of periodontal disease, called "gingivitis", can often be address with a deep cleaning. Root planing and scaling, as well as pocket reduction procedures, may be required for patients who have more extensive issues with their periodontitis. Perio Protect is also used in periodontal therapy to provide a way for patients to maintain their oral health and fend off periodontal disease after treatment. Antibiotics may be required to rid the mouth of an infection, and inflammation may need to be treated as well. Dr. Shih, a board certified periodontist at Levenson Smiles, is a trained specialist that can provides the best periodontal treatment for your situation.
The consequences of periodontal diseases are extreme. The result of periodontal disease is the loss of teeth, bone structure, and gum tissue. It is, however, reversible if detected, diagnosed, and treated in its earlier stages. This is why regular dental appointments with Dr. Levenson of Worcester are essential to maintaining excellent dental health.
If you live in the Worcester area and are looking for a caring dentist that wants to focus on giving you an unforgettable smile, call Dr. Levenson of Levenson Smiles. With various treatment options and a state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Levenson can provide the best in dental care and periodontitis treatment!