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Periodontist in West End, Boston

Periodontal Care in West End, Boston

Has your dentist told you that you suffer from periodontal or gum disease?  If so, you’re not alone; studies have found that many adults in the United States have some form of Periodontal Disease. Periodontal Disease can range from a simple gum inflammation called Gingivitis to a more harmful version known as Periodontitis. Luckily, Dr. Riley offers Gingivitis & Periodontitis Treatment in West End, Boston to help keep your smile healthy.

Gingivitis Treatment

You may have heard the term Gingivitis before from your dentist. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that can cause them to become red and swollen and bleed easily. Gingivitis treatment usually involves daily brushing and flossing combined with regular dental cleanings performed by your dentist or periodontist. Gingivitis typically does not harm the bone or tissue of your teeth but can progress to become Periodontitis.

Periodontitis Treatment

If gingivitis is left untreated it can often advance to become periodontitis. Periodontitis causes the gums to pull away from the teeth and form pockets that can become infected. Without treatment, periodontitis can start to break down the bone and tissue that holds your teeth in place, which could result in teeth needing to be removed. Periodontitis Treatment involves a deep cleaning known as scaling & root planning where Dr. Riley will clean the tartar below the gum line.

If you need a periodontist in West End, Boston it is important to schedule an appointment with our office to begin treatment.