We aim to prevent and treat periodontal (gum) disease at Hamden Family Dental Center so that you never have to worry about losing your teeth.
Periodontal disease is a degenerative process that starts when plaque and calculus build up on the teeth and gums. As accumulation continues, the bacteria from the plaque and calculus begin to destroy the gums, supporting bone, and eventually the teeth. If left untreated, gum disease has been linked to:
Some of the first signs of gum disease are bleeding, red, and swollen gums. If you experience any of these, we may recommend a variety of periodontal treatments depending on your level of gum disease. Available treatments include scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), Arestin® antibiotic therapy, and minor periodontal surgery. Please contact our office today to schedule your appointment with our hygienist if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of periodontal disease. We look forward to providing you with the care you need.