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Learn About Periodontal Disease and How It Can Be Addressed with the Help of Dental Professionals

At Kalil Dental Associates, our professionals are ready and willing to help patients in Methuen, MA with their oral healthcare needs. This includes the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of periodontal disease.

What is periodontal disease and why should I be worried about it?

Periodontal disease is a condition that can develop in the gums, which is why many patients refer to it as gum disease. Periodontal disease is an infection that can spread and cause widespread damage throughout the smile, affecting bone, soft tissues, and natural teeth. By visiting the dentist every six months for an evaluation, patients can have the condition diagnosed early enough for successful intervention as needed.

  • Diagnosis – the diagnosis of periodontal disease is achieved with a physical evaluation. Our dentist and dental hygienists can see the formation of pockets between the gums and the natural teeth that can indicate how severe the condition is. The level of diagnosis will determine the treatment used to achieve better oral health.
  • Treatment – treatment for periodontal disease varies from patient to patient, based on the level at which it has reached. It may include a thorough deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing or the application of consumption of antibiotics for controlling the infection. The dentist will determine the best method of treatment for a patient based on their specific, unique needs.
  • Prevention – periodontal disease is a condition that is extremely preventable. When patients brush and floss after every meal, they are fighting against problems such as periodontitis and tooth decay. Additionally, patients should visit their dentist every six months for a cleaning and examination. This may allow the patient to catch the problem early and treat it before it becomes a bigger, more expensive problem to address. We welcome patients to ask our team about how to care for their smile to reduce the risk of developing gum disease.

Call Kalil Dental Associates today!

If you are interested in periodontal care, we welcome you to contact our Methuen, MA area practice by calling (978) 688-1895. We welcome patients in the community and surrounding areas to discuss their dental health needs with our team of professionals and learn about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease.