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Brookline dentist explains how laser therapy is used to improve dental conditions

dental laser therapy from brookline area dentist

Gum disease is a frequent dental problem for patients in the Brookline area. While this condition is common, it can be serious if not addressed. Dr. Stan Kovtun of Alpha Plus Dental Center in Brookline, MA, has helped countless patients address various stages of gum disease. He uses several effective treatment methods, including advanced laser therapy.

About gum disease

Many patients have symptoms of gum disease, such as swollen or bleeding gums. However, individuals often believe that the symptoms are caused by aggressive brushing or something they ate. This early stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, occurs when the infection is just beginning. If gingivitis is not stopped, it can progress to periodontitis, which can cause the breakdown of gum tissue and weakened support for the teeth.

Gum disease prevention

The best way to treat gum disease is to prevent it from occurring the first place. Gum disease can be prevented with proper brushing and flossing and regular dental visits. These habits ensure that food particles are removed from the teeth before they get caught under the gum line and become infected.

Gum disease treatment

However, even with good habits, gum disease can occur. When identified early, gingivitis can be reversed with better at home hygiene and a deep cleaning at the dentist’s office. At this stage, a dental hygienist can use professional tools to remove built up plaque and tartar that irritate the gums and lead to more advanced progression of gum disease.
 
Once gum disease advances to periodontitis, it will require more treatment. This may include medication, surgery, or laser treatment. Dental surgery for gum disease involves making a small incision in the the gums, cleaning the infection, and then suturing the gums tightly back into place to prevent the infection from returning.
 
Gum disease should not be taken lightly. If your gums hurt or you notice blood when you brush, call Dr. Kovtun’s office today at (617) 277-6360.
 
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I get my teeth cleaned here every 6 months; surprisingly it's done by a dentist and not a hygienist. I have also gotten fillings done here on a couple of teeth. I had a sensitive tooth and got a fluoride treatment once. All top notch work! Friendly & chatty dentists and front office staff.

Most importantly, I got my wisdom teeth extractions done here. No swelling, almost no pain - quick & easy. And a tooth was impacted!

I have good insurance so my out of pocket is very low, hence I cannot comment on the cost. I highly recommend this office. It's in a nice clean safe neighborhood. Stop by at Trader Joes on your way home.
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