144 E Main St, Westborough, MA 01581

Gum Disease Treatment

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Gum Disease Treatment Westborough MA

Gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, is inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and is most commonly a result of poor dental hygiene. Gingivitis is a very common condition and varies widely in severity. It is characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily when teeth are brushed or flossed. Gingivitis is not the same thing as periodontitis. Gingivitis always precedes and acts as a warning sign for the more serious condition of periodontitis.

Gingivitis starts when food debris mixes with saliva and bacteria which, in turn, forms dental plaque that sticks to the surfaces of teeth. If dental plaque isn't removed by brushing with toothpaste and flossing, it can become mineralized and form tartar, or calculus. Tartar is very hard, and only a professional dental cleaning can remove it.

Both dental plaque and tartar are filled with harmful bacteria, and if they aren't removed from teeth, they will begin to irritate the gums and cause gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis will often extend from the gums to the bone and lead to periodontitis.

Why Choose Advanced Dental Group for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Antibiotic Therapy and Deep Cleaning Available
  • Advanced Care in a Modern Office
  • Prevent Tooth Loss


Restorative Dentistry


Scaling & Root Planing


Scaling is when your dentist removes all the plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) above and below the gumline, making sure to clean all the way down to the bottom of the pocket. Your dentist will then begin root planing, smoothing out your teeth roots to help your gums reattach to your teeth.Scaling and root planing may take more than one visit to complete and may require a local anesthetic.

After a deep cleaning, you may have pain for a day or two and teeth sensitivity for up to a week. Your gums also may be swollen, feel tender and bleed.



Antibiotic Therapy


Antimicrobial therapy is a form of oral treatment used to eliminate or reduce the development of bacterial infections in the mouth. The therapy aims to prevent periodontal disease resulting from infections, which can cause painful, bleeding gums and loosening of your teeth.

If your dentist decides you will benefit from antimicrobial treatment, he or she will likely start with root planing and scaling. This process removes plaque from the periodontal pockets using either a scaler, an ultrasonic cleaner or a dental laser. In severe cases where there is periodontal pockets greater than 5 mm deep, the practitioner might perform gum flap surgery to clean the periodontal infection around the teeth and root surfaces. These procedures typically take place using local anesthesia to reduce the patient's discomfort.
Restorative Dentistry

$99 New Dental Patient Visit

Includes exam, FULL mouth x-rays and a cleaning.

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