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One Of Connecticut's Top Rated &
Favorite Dental Practices In Groton, CT

Gum Disease Treatment & Care

Groton, CT's Favorite Family Dentists

What Is Gum Disease?
As a full-service dental practice, the staff and dentists of Contemporary Dentistry of Groton, Connecticut (CT) specialize in gum disease, an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth.

Some Warning Signs

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Any change in the fit of partial dentures

Factors That Can Increase The Risk Of Developing Gum Disease

  • Poor Oral Hygiene
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Genetics
  • Crooked teeth that are hard to keep clean
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Medications, including steroids, certain types of anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, some calcium channel blockers and oral contraceptives

How To Treat Gum Disease
If you suspect you have gum disease, see your Groton, CT dentist. With regular hygiene visits and periodontal visits, periodontal disease can be prevented. Treatments include scaling and root planing and medication. The objective of scaling and root planing is to remove or eliminate the etiologic agents, which cause inflammation: dental plaque, its products and calculus, thus helping to establish a stable periodontium.

Periodontal scaling procedures include the removal of plaque, calculus and stain from the crown and root surfaces of teeth, whereas root planing is a specific treatment that removes the roughened cementum and surface dentin that is impregnated with calculus, microorganisms and their toxins.

Scaling and root planing are often referred to as deep cleaning, and may be preformed using ultrasonic instruments and hard instruments, such as periodontal scalers and curettes. We medicate after root planing and scaling to help treat any infection.

We also offer hydro floss, which is recommended for patients that have plaque and calculus which causes periodontal disease.

It is possible to have gum disease and have no warning signs. This is one reason why regular dental check-ups and examinations are important.

Private Dental Care

Our Groton, CT dentists and hygienists provide private dental care offices for consultations to make you feel comfortable, as well as cable television while being treated. Any anxiety one might experience simply melts away at Contemporary Dentistry.

High-Tech Personalized Care

Our high tech technology is state-of-the-art and constantly being upgraded. And we take great care in making sure our Groton, CT dental practice is sterile, clean and comfortable.

Complete Dental Care For The Entire Family

Come experience Contemporary Dentistry and you will see that our Groton, CT dentists and staff offer state-of-the-art, quality dental care services with a smile to patients in our local community, including: Groton CT, Ledyard CT, New London CT, Waterford CT, East Lyme CT, Niantic CT, Old Lyme CT, Mystic CT, Montville CT, Stonington CT, North Stonington CT, Salem CT, Voluntown CT, Sprague CT, Preston CT, Norwich CT, Lisbon CT, Griswold CT, Franklin CT and Bozrah CT.

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