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Periodontal Therapy – Whitinsville, MA

Keep Gums Healthy and Protect Future Oral Health

Woman with healthy teeth and gums

The gums play a major role in keeping your overall oral health in good shape. Without healthy gums, your teeth don’t have a stable foundation. In the event that gum disease develops and goes untreated, our dental office can help you treat and reduce the symptoms of gum disease with periodontal therapy in Whitinsville. With expert scaling and root planing techniques via our advanced soft tissue laser, your treatment is sure to be thorough, precise and highly effective at improving the state of your gums.

Why Choose Whitinsville Family Dentistry for Periodontal Therapy?

  • Soft Tissue Laser Technology Available
  • Sedation Options Available for Nervous Patients
  • Professional and Accommodating Dentists

Scaling & Root Planing

Woman receiving scaling and root planing treatment

The most traditional way of treating advanced gum disease (i.e. gum disease that has progressed past the gingivitis stage) is via scaling and root planing. Scaling is the process of removing calcified plaque (tartar) from tooth enamel below the gum line. Since no at-home oral care routine nor professional cleaning can reach this area alone, scaling must be performed by a dentist. Root planing is designed to help the roots of teeth reattach to the gums, therefore reducing gum recession.

Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry

Patient recieving soft tissue laser treatment

As part of your periodontal therapy, we utilize the Solea CO2 soft tissue laser. Laser dentistry allows us to remove decayed tissue in a more precise fashion, therefore reducing the amount of unnecessary tissue removal. The easier it is to remove only decayed tissue, the more conservative your treatment can be. Furthermore, laser dentistry reduces the amount of time needed for healing and improves comfort overall. While we can make use of laser dentistry for many treatments, periodontal therapy is one of the most notable.