Periodontal Disease TreatmentManchester, CT

Welcome to Manchester Family Dental, your trusted source for comprehensive periodontal disease treatment in Manchester, CT. Under the leadership of Dr. Bradley J. Daar, our practice is dedicated to addressing periodontal disease, a common yet often overlooked aspect of oral health. Our team recognizes the crucial role healthy gums play in not only maintaining a beautiful smile, but also in ensuring overall wellness. At Manchester Family Dental, we combine advanced technology with a personalized approach to provide effective, compassionate care for your gums. Our goal is to restore and maintain the health of your gums, ensuring they continue to provide a strong foundation for your teeth.

Periodontal disease, if left untreated, can lead to more significant health issues, including tooth loss and potential links to systemic conditions. That’s why we’re committed to early diagnosis and effective treatment. We understand that each patient’s situation is unique, and we’re here to offer tailored solutions that meet your specific needs in a comfortable and reassuring environment.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is an inflammatory condition affecting the gums and, in more advanced stages, the bone supporting the teeth. It begins with plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. If plaque isn’t adequately removed, it turns into tartar, which is more challenging to clean and can cause inflammation of the gums, known as gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, where the gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become infected.

Signs & Symptoms

The early stages of periodontal disease often present few or no symptoms. However, as the disease progresses, symptoms may include:

  • Swollen, red, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Changes in the way teeth fit together

Periodontal Disease Diagnosis

Early diagnosis of periodontal disease is key to effective treatment. During your visit, we conduct a thorough examination of your gums, checking for signs of inflammation, measuring the depth of gum pockets, and taking x-rays to assess bone loss. This comprehensive evaluation helps us determine the extent of the disease and the best course of action.

Periodontal Disease Treatments

Our treatment for periodontal disease depends on the severity of the condition and may range from extensive cleaning regimens to surgical interventions.

Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure that involves removing tartar and bacteria from below the gum line (scaling) and smoothing the tooth roots to help gums reattach (root planing). This non-surgical treatment can be very effective in halting the progression of periodontal disease.


In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed to help control bacterial infection. These can be in the form of mouth rinses or gels applied directly into the gum pockets.

Soft Tissue Grafting

If gum recession has occurred, soft tissue grafting may be recommended. This procedure involves taking tissue from another part of your mouth to cover exposed tooth roots, improving gum health and appearance.

Bone Grafting

For more advanced periodontal disease that has resulted in bone loss, bone grafting can help regenerate lost bone, providing better support for your teeth.

Periodontal Surgery

In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to reduce gum pocket depth and restore damaged tissues. Our team is skilled in the latest surgical techniques, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Healthy Gums Are Achievable With Us

At Manchester Family Dental, we’re committed to providing you with the most effective periodontal care in a warm and reassuring environment. We understand that dealing with gum disease can be challenging, and our team is here to support you every step of the way. We believe in a proactive approach to gum health, emphasizing prevention and early intervention. 

If you’re experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease or are concerned about your gum health, don’t hesitate to contact us. Let’s work together to ensure your gums are healthy, supporting a beautiful, vibrant smile. Schedule your appointment today and take the first step towards healthier gums and a healthier you.

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