Periodontal (gum) disease is a common problem that continues to affect millions of Americans every year despite numerous advances in dental technology and awareness about the importance of practicing good oral hygiene and regular dental check ups and cleanings (the American Dental Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend scheduling an appointment every six months for most adults). There are several stages of gum disease, from mild (gingivitis) to severe (periodontitis), which remains the leading cause of tooth loss among adults over age 60 (however it is important to note that periodontal disease can develop at any age). The dentists at Putnam Family Dental, Dr. Alaa Ahmed and Dr. Islam Dehis offer periodontal and surgical services to help treat and restore your oral health from gum disease.
Putnam Periodontal and Surgical Services in Connecticut
If left untreated, gum disease can cause a number of oral and general health problems, including tooth loss. However the good news is that there are a number of treatments available to halt and in some cases reverse the effects of gum disease. Like many health problems, the best defense against oral health problems like gum disease is prevention. Brushing and flossing daily, eating a healthy diet, and keeping regular dental appointments are the best tools available to protect your teeth and gums and minimize or even eliminate the risk of tooth loss as you age.
There are several surgical and non-surgical periodontal treatments available depending on the nature and severity of your dental issue:
- Dental implants
- Gum grafting
- Scaling and root planing
- Crown lengthening surgery
Find a Periodontist in Putnam, CT
For more information about general, cosmetic, periodontal, and surgical services, contact Putnam Family Dental by calling (860) 928-5334 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ahmed or Dr. Dehis today.