Gum Treatments Specialist

Gum Treatments Specialist
Gum Treatments services offered in Shrewsbury, MA

More than 47% of Americans aged 30 and older have some form of gum disease. Fortunately, gum treatments can stop the infection from spreading and preserve your oral health. At Lakeside Family Dental experienced general and family dentist Assia Fain, DMD, PhD, offers a variety of gum treatments, including scaling and root planing, Perioprotect®, and sinus bone grafting. To make an appointment in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, call the office or book online today.

What are gum treatments?

Gum treatments prevent periodontal disease from worsening, ensuring your mouth and jaw remain healthy. 

Millions of Americans have gum disease, but it doesn’t always present symptoms. As a result, you might be at risk and not realize it. Lakeside Family Dental offers preventive screenings to catch gum disease early and reduce the risk of potentially serious outcomes.

Who is a candidate for gum treatments?

You might benefit from gum treatments if you experience symptoms like:

  • Bad breath
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth 
  • Sensitive teeth

You should also make an appointment at Lakeside Family Dental if you notice your gums pulling away from your teeth.

What are some examples of gum treatments?

Lakeside Family Dental offers various gum treatments, including:

Professional teeth cleaning (preventive oral hygiene)

The easiest way to prevent gum disease is to undergo professional teeth cleaning two times a year. During professional teeth cleaning, your dentist uses special tools to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and beneath your gums. They also polish and floss your teeth and provide tips for improved oral hygiene at home.

Scaling and root planing (periodontal maintenance)

If you develop gum disease, your Lakeside Family Dental provider might recommend scaling and root planing. 

During scaling and root planing, your dentist uses special tools to deep clean your teeth. That smooths the bases of your teeth, making it easier for your gums to reattach.


If your symptoms don’t respond to scaling and root planing, your Lakeside Family Dental provider might recommend Perioprotect.

Perioprotect is an advanced treatment system that uses custom-crafted mouthguards. You line the mouthguards with prescription antibiotics and your gums absorb them. Treatment is comfortable, convenient, and provides lasting results.

Sinus bone grafting

If gum disease goes untreated, it can deteriorate your jaw or sinuses. If you want dental implants but don’t have enough bone in your upper or lower arch to support them, Lakeside Family Dental might recommend a bone graft.

Your dentist inserts a piece of synthetic bone into the bone at the top of your mouth. Once placed, the graft triggers the production of new and healthy bone tissue.

Will gum treatments benefit me?

Only a qualified dentist can determine if you’re a candidate for gum treatments. After an oral exam, a review of your dental records, and a series of X-rays, your Lakeside Family Dental provider can make recommendations that align with your needs.

To explore the benefits of gum treatments, make an appointment at Lakeside Family Dental by calling the office or booking online today.