Treatment for Gum Disease in Burlington
If your gums are swollen and tender, bleed when you brush, and are leaving you with a persistent bad taste in your mouth, it’s time to seek treatment. Dr. Kin Wong is experienced in diagnosing these signs of gum disease and takes a combined approach of education and advanced procedures to help patients overcome the issues associated with this common condition. The Center for Adult Dental Care offers comprehensive periodontal disease treatment in Burlington, Lexington, Woburn, and the surrounding communities.
What to Expect from Periodontal Care from Dr. Wong
Dr. Wong enjoys working with patients at every visit to ensure their periodontal health is stable or improving. This involves actively treating gums to halt the spread of disease and educating patients on this condition. He and his team help patients understand the factors that contribute to gum disease and the important role their home care plays in controlling its development.
We thoroughly evaluate periodontal tissue at each visit, charting the depth of pockets and examining for signs of disease. If we uncover the signs of gingivitis or periodontitis, Dr. Wong recommends deep cleaning, which consists of scaling and root planing. Performed by our hygienists, this involves clearing out plaque in areas below the gum line that brushing and flossing cannot address. Your comfort is our primary concern, which is why we conduct deep cleaning with ultrasonic instruments and provide an in-house topical anesthetic that allows patients to receive this necessary care without the need for injections.
Our Options for Enhancing Gum Health
We provide regular periodontal maintenance to take care of minor forms of gum disease like gingivitis and more extensive assistance when the infection leads to advanced periodontitis. Dr. Wong collaborates with our in-house periodontist to offer advanced options for periodontal care, including:
Flap Surgery – This procedure allows our dentist to reach and address sites of infection in instances where gum disease has progressed beyond the scope of routine deep cleanings. Having better access to the tooth roots and the supporting bone means treatment can be more comprehensive and the results longer lasting.
Gingivectomy – This treatment involves removing portions of the gums in order to safeguard against the spread of disease to healthy soft tissue and beyond the oral cavity.
Guided Tissue Regeneration – Over time, advanced periodontitis damages the bone and soft tissue teeth needed for support. Even after areas of disease have been treated, it is difficult to naturally regain the right balance between the jaw bone and gums. Using the latest technique of placing a barrier membrane in areas treated through other periodontal care options, we can direct the healthy regrowth of connective tissue.
Preparatory Surgery for Dental Implants – Dental implants need healthy periodontal tissue before they can be placed. When necessary, we provide procedures that ensure the utmost support for implants.
Dr. Wong uses digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to gain a comprehensive view of oral and dental structures, which allows him to share a precise diagnosis with his patients. Our office is also equipped with a soft tissue laser that we can use to perform the above procedures when appropriate.
Ready to Improve Your Smile’s Foundation? Call the Center for Adult Dental Care Today!
The state of your gums influences your overall wellness. Dr. Kin Wong focuses on providing patients with the preventive and corrective care they need to preserve this valuable component of their oral health. For more information about the options we provide to treat periodontal disease in Burlington and the nearby areas, contact us today and schedule an appointment.