Periodontal Therapy in Worcester County

periodontal Therapy

Gum disease affects nearly half of American adults. If you notice blood when you brush or floss, puffy gums, or a receding gum line, these are all symptoms of gum disease. If left untreated, this condition can cause serious, irreversible damage to your teeth and gums, resulting in premature tooth loss. Call us today to schedule an appointment if you suspect that you are suffering from periodontal disease.

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Gum disease affects nearly half of all American adults

The initial stage of gum disease causes no permanent harm, but failure to get treatment can result in irreversible damage

Proper at-home oral hygiene is essential for preventing & reversing gum disease

We offer a wide variety of periodontal therapy treatments to help you restore your oral health

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Is Periodontal Disease the Same as Gingivitis?

Gingivitis specifically refers to the initial stage of gum disease. This stage causes inflammation and symptoms like gum discoloration and bleeding, but does not cause irreversible harm. With proper care from Dr. Khanani and good at-home oral care, gingivitis can be completely eliminated. However, if you do not get help in time, the disease may progress and cause irreversible damage to your teeth and gums.
During the later stages of gum disease, the condition can be halted by periodontal care, but it will never be possible to completely eliminate the disease. This is why it’s so important to seek periodontal therapy right away if you believe you have gum disease.  

What Are the Signs of Periodontal Disease?

  • Puffy, bleeding gums are a very common indicator or gum disease. The gums may bleed quite a bit when brushing or flossing, or even begin to bleed for no apparent reason.
  • Persistent bad breath (halitosis) is also common in patients with gum disease. The high levels of oral bacteria may contribute to bad breath or even cause a bad taste in your mouth.
  • Another sure indicator of serious periodontal disease is loose teeth. Over time, the bacteria infecting your gums will damage the roots and supporting structures of your teeth. This may cause your teeth to loosen and result in a shift in your bite and a change in how your teeth fit together.

How Does Periodontal Therapy Work?

Periodontal care usually begins with a treatment called “scaling and root planing” (also known as a deep cleaning). This treatment is usually performed on one half of your mouth at a time, so the entire process takes two appointments at Khanani Family Dental. Dr. Khanani will use special dental tools to remove plaque and tartar from between your teeth and gums, and smooth out the roots of your teeth where bacteria may collect. This is usually accompanied by an antibiotic treatment.
Together, these periodontal therapies can halt or reverse most cases of minor-to-moderate gum disease. However, additional surgical treatments like gum grafting may be needed to restore your smile if you have a more advanced case of gum disease. To learn more and explore your options for periodontal therapy, schedule a consultation with Dr. Khanani at our Holden dental practice today!

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So happy that Dr. Waterfall chose Dr. Khanani to take over the practice when he retired. Dr. Khanani is a top-notch dentist with an old world bedside manner. He always shows the utmost concern for a patient’s comfort and called me in the evening after getting a crown put in last winter and after an emergency visit recently to repair a broken tooth  I would highly recommend Dr. Khanani and his friendly and caring staff. If you are looking for a new dentist you won’t find a better one in the area!

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"Dr. Khanani recently fixed a cavity for me and the whole experience was a breeze.  Upon completing the work Dr. Khanani insisted that I call if I have any questions or concerns.  He even followed up with a phone call and text message that evening to make sure that I was pain free.  I can tell that Dr. Khanani is very passionate about his work and I would highly recommend Khanani Family Dental."

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