Periodontal Maintenance | Monroe, CT

Periodontal Disease Requires Customized Dental Healthcare Visits

The American Academy of Periodontology indicates that about half the people in the United States have treated or untreated periodontal (gum) disease. In Connecticut, this means that of the more than 3.5 million state residents, about 1.75 million should be getting personalized dental care to control their gum disease.

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Dr. Richard Amato Periodontist in Monroe, CT

“I would have lost a lot of teeth if it was not for Dr. Amato.”

Watch a short testimonial about the family-like treatment she received at Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implant Center of Connecticut in her recent patient experience.

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Gum Surgery has Changed Forever: The Things You Need to Know About LANAP®.

Patients who have experienced traditional gum surgery are typically amazed at the results they receive with the LANAP® procedure.  Dr. Amato explains the main difference between LANAP® and traditional gum surgery.

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Scaling and Root Planing for Thorough Dental Care

Scaling and root planing is one of the treatments we regularly perform for patients with periodontal disease. During scaling and root planing, the roots of your teeth will be cleaned of all the built-up calculus and plaque. This leaves behind a very sanitized area where bacteria are less likely to breed.

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Dr. Richard Amato Periodontist in Monroe, CT

Why Periodontal Disease Resists Typical At-Home Care

Periodontal disease is impossible to treat at home for several reasons:

You cannot reach the areas where the bacteria are hiding.

The inflammation-causing bacteria that contribute to gum disease hide deep in periodontal pockets. Without the proper skills and tools, you could not deep clean those areas.

Periodontal disease can spread very quickly.

Especially in the earliest stages of gum disease, gingivitis, periodontal disease can rapidly grow. A periodontist is able to treat gingivitis and stop it from progressing further, but at-home care cannot.

You do not have the advanced technology to see what is happening between your teeth and gums.

At our office, we regularly use devices that enable us to get a clearer view of the periodontal pockets, as well as any issues such as bone loss.

Stay in control of your oral health with regular periodontal maintenance at Advanced Periodontics and Implant Center of Connecticut in Monroe. Call (203) 268-2000 to talk to us now!

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