Don’t Let Gum Disease Threaten Your Teeth

If you’re like most people, you focus on keeping your teeth healthy. Your gums are, at best, an afterthought. But you can’t have healthy teeth without healthy gums! Attleboro Family Dental Care offers gum disease treatment at our Attleboro, MA dental office with an experienced and highly-skilled dentist.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gum disease (periodontal disease) is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults in the U.S. Not only that but gum diseases are alarmingly common. The CDC also reports that more than half of American adults have some form of gum diseases.

The good news is, our Attleboro, MA dentists can stop gum diseases in its tracks. Our periodontist, Dr. Fayez Badlissi, specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and gum disease treatment. Unlike many dental practices, which only offer treatment for the disease in its earliest stages, we can restore your gums to health even if the disease has progressed to more serious symptoms.

For an appointment with our periodontist or one of our other dentists, call Attleboro Family Dental Care at (508) 222-2510.

Got Gum Disease Symptoms? See Us Right Away

We look for signs of gum disease during every dental exam in our Attleboro, MA dentist office, but you should see us right away if you’re experiencing these symptoms:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Teeth that feel loose
  • Gums receding from teeth

Our Specialists Treat Gum Disease at Any Stage

Most dentists treat gum disease while it’s still in its earliest stage, called gingivitis. At that point, a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing, is often enough to reverse its effects. But if it progresses to a more serious stage called periodontitis, they may refer you to a specialist. We have a periodontist on staff so you won’t have to go to an unfamiliar dental practice for your gum disease treatment. Dr. Badlissi uses the latest tools, such as high-tech lasers, that can quickly and comfortably remove diseased gum tissue. He can even perform a gum graft, adding additional healthy tissue to gums that recede from teeth during later stages of the disease.

To make an appointment for a gum disease screening, call Attleboro Family Dental Care at (508) 222-2510 or use our online form. We’re located near Hayward Field in Attleboro, MA.

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