Phone: 413 543 2555
1876 Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095

Understanding periodontics and
periodontal disease in Springfield

Vanguard Dental in Springfield, has a visiting periodontist that provides a wide variety of services,
including periodontal treatment. Periodontics is a field of dentistry that incorporates diagnosis and
treatment of periodontal disease. This may include procedures such as the flap, gingival graft, and
bone replacement treatments.

Periodontal disease also referred to as gum disease, can develop due to poor oral hygiene among other causes such as heredity or pregnancy. Patients who do not properly care for their smile increase their risk for developing this condition, which can cause irreversible damage to the teeth, gum tissue, and bone. It is best that patients understand what to look for in order to know when this condition has started, and get the proper diagnosis and treatment necessary to maintain a healthy smile for life.

The first stage of periodontal disease is gingivitis. Although patients may believe that it is normal for the teeth to bleed a little when brushing or flossing, this is a sign that something is wrong. As soon as this is noticed, patients are encouraged to visit their dentist to undergo a thorough cleaning to eliminate the problem areas and reduce the chances that the condition progresses into the advanced stages, which can result in disintegrated bone, the shrinkage of gum tissue, and the loss of natural teeth. This is when restorative services may be needed to improve both the appearance and the functionality of the smile, which can be time consuming and expensive. All of this is avoidable with proper dental care.

Vanguard Dental offers a variety of periodontic treatments in its state-of-the-art facility. They are happy to provide both new and existing patients with the care they need to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile throughout their lifetime.

If you are worried that periodontal disease may have begun, it is time to seek the assistance of a quality dental team. Contact Vanguard Dental today to schedule a consultation appointment and examination. We are excited to help patients in the Springfield community and surrounding areas in addressing problems such as periodontal disease and tooth decay with our experience and knowledge.

We also serve families in Wilbraham, Hampden, Ludlow, East Longmeadow, Chicopee, Sixteen Acres, Indian Orchard, and the surrounding areas.

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