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