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Gum Disease at Alpha Plus Dental Center

Gum Disease

Gum disease is an enormous problem in our country, affecting more than half of all adults. Statistics show that the older we get, the greater our risk of this progressive condition. Several factors may increase this risk, such as smoking, certain medications, and health conditions, hormonal imbalance, and more.

Gum Disease

Dr. Kovtun treats patients from Brookline, Boston, and surrounding areas with a personal approach to gum disease. Every one of us is different and deserving of care tailored to our situation and our body. When acting to prevent and treat gum disease, our team pulls together to discuss home care, perform specific hygiene treatments, and minimize the effects of oral bacteria through innovative procedures appropriate for the individual patient.

When you visit our Brookline dental office, you will see that we place a great deal of importance on the prevention of gum disease. This is because gum disease can be very subtle and therefore difficult to manage. We talk with patients about the signs of infection so that early care may be provided. If you notice that your gums bleed when you brush and floss or that you struggle with persistent bad breath, we encourage you to schedule an appointment. With early care, we have the opportunity to stop the infection before extensive damage can be done.

Complications of gum disease

Gum Disease Stages

There are numerous reasons to strive to prevent gum disease. The more research that has been done, the more we realize that oral health has a great deal to do with the health of the body.

  • Gum disease, in its earliest stage, tends to affect the surface tissues in the mouth.
  • Advanced gum disease weakens supportive tissues as well as bone structure, causing teeth to become unstable.
  • Periodontal disease leads to tooth loss.
  • Research has linked gum disease to conditions such as pre-term delivery, cardiovascular disease, increased risk of stroke, diabetes, and more.

Dr. Kovtun has more than twenty years of experience treating gum disease and other dental conditions. The office also has a Periodontist on staff to help treat your gum disease. Our patients benefit from his wealth of knowledge and his interest in obtaining results for the individual. Some of the treatment options that we offer for gum disease include:

  • Laser gum treatment and pocket elimination can treat the infection.
  • Deep hygiene cleanings scheduled as needed for optimal results. Most people expect twice-a-year cleaning appointments. Patients who are fighting gum disease may require a higher extent of care and they might be scheduled more frequently.
  • Ozone therapy can be administered as an oral rinse during cleanings. We can also infuse diseased tissue with ozone. This powerful substance is completely natural and safe for patients of all ages. When administered to unhealthy tissues, ozone destroys pathogens and improves blood supply to the area to promote fast healing.
  • Dr. Kovtun may recommend a professional-grade oral rinse designed to minimize the impact of oral bacteria.
  • Herbal solutions exist for the management of gum health.
  • When necessary, gum surgery will be scheduled.

We do all that we can to treat gum disease without surgical intervention. Our various therapies can be very effective at treating this condition.

Don't wait for your gums to tell you there's a problem.

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Dr. Stan Kovtun DMD best dentist in the area

Dr. Stan Kovtun DMD

A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (with honors), Dr. Stan Kovtun is among the select few mercury-safe and biological dentists in Brookline, MA. With expertise in general, preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, as well as periodontal disease procedures, Dr. Kovtun is committed to patient education and comprehensive treatment plans. So, patients keep their teeth for life.

Patients benefit from Dr. Kovtun's focus on long-term relationships, continuing education, and investments in lasers, digital imaging, ozone, and other technologies.


Successful Stories

I recommend alpha plus they will work with you when it comes to your teeth. They are very good with all their clients will make sure you are satisfied with the service. If you are on a budget they will try to make easy for you as best as they can. I been coming here since 2013 have not had one problem. Read More
Monica K.
I drive over an hour from Cape Cod for all my dental work because Dr. Kovtun is one of the few Biological dentists around. Not only is he a master at dentistry but he offers a healthier holistic approach to oral health that is so important to me. Often times, conventional dentists overlook at the importance or how oral health effects the entire body. He and his staff are super nice and I'm glad I found them!! Read More
Margarida R.
Have been a patient here for quite a while now. It was hard to find a dentist that I trusted in the area, but I've really enjoyed this practice. They tend to be conservative with their assessment, which I really value - no unnecessary treatments, and my teeth feel and look great. Read More
Monica O.
Dr. Kovtun is great. I chipped my 7-year molar, and he was able to fit me in the very next morning! He safely, quickly, and painlessly removed my old amalgam filling and prepped my tooth with a temporary fix while I wait for a beautiful new permanent one. He is knowledgeable, informative, and accomodating. The staff is super-competent and friendly. I will definitely be scheduling other dental procedures here. Excellent, excellent, excellent!! Read More
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