300 Crown Colony Drive, Quincy, MA 02169
300 Crown Colony Drive, Quincy, MA 02169
Restore gum health gently with laser periodontal treatment in Quincy MA

Restore gum health gently with laser periodontal treatment in Quincy MA

Healthy gums are the foundation of a beautiful smile. They hold your teeth in place and protect deeper tissues. Healthy gums are generally pink and firm. Gum tissue may look redder and puffier than usual due to disease. 

Since periodontal disease is progressive, there are many opportunities for Stephen J. Matarazzo, DMD, FICOI to restore your gums to health with home care guidance and in-office treatment. Should Dr. Matarazzo detect gum disease, he may recommend laser periodontal treatment in Quincy MA as a gentle, nonsurgical way to stop its progression or even reverse the effects of early-stage gingivitis.

Thwarting periodontitis

Initially, the bacterial plaque responsible for gum disease may cause tenderness or bleeding when you brush or floss, or you may have no symptoms whatsoever. As the disease advances to the periodontitis stage, tissues may pull away from teeth or teeth may feel loose in their sockets. You may have chronic bad breath or bite-related problems. 

Gums respond to bacterial buildup with inflammation. When plaque is removed, inflammation subsides. Traditionally, gum disease cure meant the scalpel; sharp instruments and scalers removed toxins from root surfaces, but also produced lingering bleeding, swelling, and pain.

Laser gum treatment

Dr. Matarazzo and the team use a special kind of laser to comfortably, precisely, and quickly treat gums. As a targeted beam of light is applied to the treatment site, the Waterlase laser continually sprays water. Upon contact, the heat produced by laser energy cuts through soft tissue and bone. Unlike other periodontal lasers, Waterlase allows utmost comfort and a better experience throughout treatment, because it hydrates while it cuts. 

Waterlase is a perfect complement to Stephen J. Matarazzo, DMD, FICOI’s other fine dental services and technologies:

  • No numbing shots are required
  • It’s drill-less; patients avoid fear-inducing sounds and vibrations
  • Promotes fast healing
  • Minimizes bleeding, swelling, and post-operative sensitivity
  • Precise, reliable results

All procedures start with healthy gums, from smile makeovers to full-mouth rehabilitationCall (617) 405-3939.

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Stephen J. Matarazzo, DMD, FICOI

Stephen J. Matarazzo, DMD, FICOI

Dr. Stephen Matarazzo is passionate about life-changing, “big problem” dentistry with an eye on premiere services such as smile makeovers, implant dentistry, full-mouth rehabilitation, and complete dentures.

A graduate of Boston College and Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Matarazzo has served Quincy-area patients since 1978. A Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the father of three has attended the distinguished Misch International Implant Institute. Dr. Matarazzo also learned from the “best”; advanced training at The LD Pankey Institute refined his exceptional skills in creating long-lasting, natural-looking, and healthy-functioning smiles. With a passion for complex and challenging cases, Dr. Matarazzo maintains membership with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS).

A published author, Dr. Matarazzo dedicates his time and talent to resolve dental disease and decay among patients at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, as untreated oral infections are associated with stem cell and bone marrow transplant failures.