Dr. Levenson and the team of Levenson Smile in Worcester are proud to offer a variety of periodontal treatments to suit the needs of patients. Periodontal disease is a condition that can develop due to poor oral health care, heredity, or hormonal fluctuations, and it needs to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid allowing it to progress further. Using our state-of-the-art equipment and a board certified periodontist, Dr. Shih, the team of Levenson Smile can provide comprehensive care for those who have developed periodontal disease.
There are several ways for patients to address their condition. However, the treatment chosen is determined based on the severity of the disease. The beginning stages, known as gingivitis, are characterized by red, bleeding gums, which may be inflamed and sore. At this point, many patients benefit from a professional deep cleaning. This allows us to remove the plaque, tartar, and bacteria from all surfaces of the teeth and gums to allow the mouth to heal. At this point, the condition can be reversed. However, if allowed to progress into later stages of periodontal disease, the problem can only be controlled with professional assistance.
When periodontal disease advances, patients may be at the risk of needing scaling and root planing. This is a deeper cleaning that cleans even the roots of the teeth to target bacteria deep within the mouth. Antibiotics may be used and pocket reduction procedures may even be discussed. Inflammation needs to be addressed to ensure the condition is maintained and not allowed to develop into the further, more severe stages.
Dr. Levenson is happy to help patients in and around the Worcester area with their dental health needs, and works hard to ensure patients have access to quality periodontal treatment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation visit and learn about the ways in which periodontal disease can be diagnosed, treated, controlled, or even avoided. By maintaining regular dental visits at Levenson Smile and protecting teeth with brushing and flossing between appointments, patients can reduce their risk of developing gum disease and keep their smile looking great for years to come!