Periodontal Therapy

At Just Smiles Dental, we know that a strong, beautiful smile begins with healthy, well-maintained gums. In order to ensure that each of our patients is given the chance to enjoy optimal oral health, we offer periodontal therapy, including scaling, planing, and soft tissue laser therapy. When needed, we also perform bone grafting, dental ridge augmentation, socket preservation, and sinus lifts and augmentation. Our doctors are happy to explain each of these procedures in detail so that you always feel comfortable and informed before you receive treatment.

The Importance of Periodontal Therapy
During your general dentistry exams, Dr. Rajula Tandon will conduct a comprehensive screening for the tell-tale signs commonly associated with gum disease. Though some of these symptoms may arise as a result of another underlying disease, they are undeniably serious warning signs that should be thoroughly assessed by the Branford dentist at Just Smiles Dental. Some of the most common symptoms of periodontitis include the following:

Chronic bad breath (halitosis) that does not respond to traditional methods like regular tooth brushing, flossing, and use of an antibacterial mouthwash
Swollen gingival tissue, especially along the gum line
Bleeding gums during or after brushing and/or flossing
Tenderness in the gums
Gum tissue that recedes, pulling away from the teeth and forming deep pockets where bacteria accumulate
Teeth that become loose or start to shift out of proper position
Changes in the way your teeth come together when you close your jaws
Alterations in the way dentures or partials fit or feel in your mouth
Recurring sores in the mouth
If you or someone in your family has experienced any of the preceding symptoms, it is critical that you call our office in Branford immediately to schedule your appointment. Periodontal disease that is left untreated has been shown to result in a variety of potentially life-threatening health conditions not commonly associated with oral health.

When bacteria that accumulates between teeth and beneath the gum line travel through the blood stream, vital organs and bodily systems are affected. Scientific and clinical research has proven the existence of a systemic link between gum disease and the following medical complications:

Tooth loss due to deterioration of the jaw bone
High blood pressure
Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs)
Respiratory disease
Coronary artery disease and heart attack
Alzheimer’s disease
Premature birth and low birth weight in infants whose mothers have gum disease
Preeclampsia (a life-threatening complication in the middle to late stages of pregnancy)
Pancreatic cancer
Poorly controlled diabetes
Rheumatoid arthritis
As it is clear to see, periodontal disease affects far more than your gums and your teeth. Seeking out periodontal therapy as soon as possible greatly reduces your risks of developing these debilitating problems, so call us today to schedule your appointment. Our caring, compassionate team will help you understand the ways that gum disease can be treated, as well as how you can help mitigate its effects with proper oral hygiene practices at home following therapy.

Schedule Your Visit
If your family resides in Branford, North Branford, Guilford, East Haven, New Haven, Madison, Northford, or anywhere in Connecticut, you can make an appointment with the experienced team at Just Smiles Dental in Branford, CT today. Dr. Rajula Tandon looks forward to serving your family for many years to come.