Periodontal Maintenance - Monroe, CT

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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.

Controlling Gum Disease Keeps Your Body Healthier

Studies have shown that periodontal disease does not just affect your mouth. It also affects your whole body. The systemic effects of gum disease include links to serious medical conditions including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke. However, with regular visits to your periodontist, you can stop the progression of this common dental problem.

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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Periodontal Maintenance Plans Differ Depending Upon Your Situation

After your first appointment at our office, we will help you create a customized periodontal maintenance plan depending upon your situation. In many cases, periodontal maintenance plans include deep cleaning appointments every three or four months. These appointments help us stop the spread of gum disease, as well as address any issues that are affecting the quality of your health.

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.

Why Periodontal Disease Resists Typical At-Home Care

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.
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“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.

What Our Patients are Saying About Dr. Amato

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