Dentist in Quincy, MA offers laser gum treatments for periodontitis
Dr. Stephen Matarazzo and his team in Quincy, MA provide the treatments patients need to achieve a more attractive and healthier smile. Our team understands the importance of treating conditions such as periodontitis as soon as possible to avoid further damage. For traditional dentists, this often means using certain instruments that can be uncomfortable and can cause excess bleeding. This procedure, called scaling and root planing, can be replaced with a treatment using lasers. Laser gum treatment for periodontitis is just one of many services offered by our team.
Dr. Stephen Matarazzo is a dentist who educates his patients on the benefits of taking good care of their smile to avoid the development of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Periodontitis is a condition that can have a negative impact on the overall health of the smile. Our professionals find that with proper care, many patients can avoid developing the problem in the first place. This means brushing and flossing after every meal and visiting the office for a cleaning and examination every six months. Dr. Stephen Matarazzo can help patients avoid periodontitis. However, if it does develop, it can wreak havoc on the teeth, bone, and gums. Our professionals understand the infection and how to treat it with laser gum treatments.
How do lasers work?
Lasers work by targeting the bacteria in the mouth with heat therapy, and this is a wonderful alternative to treatments such as scaling and root planing, which can be much more invasive. Laser treatments:
- Are affordable
- Provide precision treatment
- Reduce bleeding and discomfort
- Are effective at treating bacterial infections
Dr. Stephen Matarazzo uses this and other advanced technologies in his practice to achieve beautiful, healthy smiles!
How to treat periodontitis
The only way to treat the condition is by starting with the infection itself. Infections are caused by bacteria that may have been left on the teeth and have spread throughout the mouth. These bacteria can be treated with both laser gum treatment and antibiotics. Antibiotics may be applied directly to the teeth and gums to help control infection or may be taken orally to address the infection from the inside out. Dr. Stephen Matarazzo can advise patients as to the best way to improve their condition after he has provided a thorough evaluation of the smile. Our professionals have helped hundreds of patients overcome this condition and we welcome patients to visit for assistance.
How can a patient avoid periodontitis?
This condition is essentially avoidable with proper care and attention to the smile every day. Patients are encouraged to visit their dentist every six months for a cleaning and an evaluation, during which the teeth and gums are examined to look for signs of periodontal disease or tooth decay. The sooner these conditions are caught and treated, the faster and more effectively they can be improved. Patients can help avoid permanent damage to their smile by brushing and flossing after every meal. Dr. Stephen Matarazzo is pleased to educate patients on proper home dental care at visits to the practice to maintain oral health and wellness for many years to come! We can educate patients on the proper way to floss and the most appropriate toothbrushes and toothpastes to use to keep the smile healthy. We love when our patients ask questions, because it means that they are serious about maintaining their oral health and wellness. We also welcome new patients into our practice who are ready to take charge of their smile’s health and beauty!
Schedule a visit today!
At the practice of Dr. Stephen Matarazzo, patients have access to the solutions they need to achieve a healthier smile. If you live in or around the area of Quincy, MA and are interested in care, we encourage you to book a consultation appointment with our professionals to learn more about laser gum treatment. We provide a variety of options, and welcome patients who are ready for improvement. The practice can be reached by calling (617) 405-3939 and is conveniently located at 300 Crown Colony Drive.