Gum Disease

Our office uses advanced technology and modern techniques to ensure the highest quality dental care with minimal discomfort.

Gum Disease

And you probably have Gum Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is the most chronic inflammatory disease in the United States.

74% of the U.S. population has gum disease and, of those, 80% have moderate to severe disease. In people 55 years of age and older, 90% have moderate to severe gum disease. And gum disease can directly affect your overall health.

Progressive Periodontal Therapy – State-of-the-Art Care for Periodontal Disease

We use a safe, painless salivary test to determine the level of periodontal bacteria present – this takes just a few minutes in your dentist’s office. This test includes specific bacterial testing to determine the exact type of bacteria as it relates to your body, thus identifying the most effective customized treatment protocol. Based upon results of these tests, your dentist will provide a custom treatment plan designed to provide the most effective treatment for your specific needs.

Call today, or use the form below and set an appointment for a full teeth and gum evaluation. If you don’t have insurance be sure to make use of our Exam Special Offer!

How do I know if I have Gum Disease?
Only your dentist can determine if periodontitis is present, and what treatment is recommended.

Some Warning Signs:

  • Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth?
  • Are your gums swollen or sensitive?
  • Have your gums receded, or do your teeth seem “longer” than before?
  • Do you have sensitive or loose teeth?
  • Has the position of your teeth changed?
  • Do you have problems with bad breath?

PPT – Progressive Periodontal Therapy

Progressive Periodontal Therapy – Safe, Effective Salivary Bacterial Testing –

How Can it Help Me?
Our dentist can determine if gum disease is present and if so, recommend a customized treatment regimen designed specifically for the patient’s individual results profile- no “one size fits all” solution that may include unnecessary protocols or expense. Call us today and schedule an appointment, we’ll be happy to assess your gums and recommend treatment (if needed).

Gum Disease – The “Silent Epidemic” – has medically proven association with:

  • Heart Disease (168% HIGHER risk, with untreated moderate to severe gum disease)
  • Stroke – 2.5x the normal risk of stroke with untreated moderate to severe gum disease
  • Inflammatory Disease – Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Loss of bone in the jaw/weakened chewing function
  • Tooth loss
  • Impaired Aesthetics (unpleasant smile)
Great Hill Dental will be happy to check your level of risk.

Your personal health is as unique to you as your finger print. Progressive Periodontal Therapy is personalized dental care specific to your biology, the cutting edge of 21st century oral-systemic health care.
Utilizing salivary testing along with personalized custom periodontal therapy can be a tool to help patients improve not only their oral health but also their overall health.

Our NON-SURGICAL PPT Protocols work at all levels of infection – mild to severe:

  • Saliva sample and analysis
  • We use a safe, painless salivary test to determine the level of periodontal bacteria present – this takes just a few minutes in your dentist’s office. This test includes specific bacterial testing to determine the exact type of bacteria as it relates to your body, thus identifying the most effective customized treatment protocol.
  • Based upon results of these tests, your dentist will provide a treatment plan that, depending upon the severity of the gum disease, may include:
  • Deep cleaning, irrigation and disinfection
  • Periodontal medication
  • Antibiotics specific to the patients type of bacteria
  • Anesthesia (if needed)
  • Topical Fluoride
  • Home Care kit including Waterpik and therapeutic irrigation to help with patient compliance and to get the best possible results!
You owe it to your health! Call your local office today.

Phone: 

(617) 713-3701

Address: 

1610 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120, United States

Hours:

Monday: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

At Great Hill Dental Partners, our goal is to provide you with the experience and quality of care that we would want for our own families.

EVENING & WEEKEND

We’re open evenings and weekends to accommodate your busy life. Call or request online.

WHOLE HEALTH DENTISTRY

We know oral health is directly related to your overall health and we provide the best in overall health care for our patients.

MULTI-SPECIALTY OFFICE

We offer a full range of general, cosmetic, and specialty services under one roof.

Insurance & Financing

We accept most dental insurances (note: at this time, we do not accept Mass. Health), as well as provide a number of easy-payment options to help make your care affordable. PLUS, since Great Hill Dental offers “one stop dentistry”, you can manage your costs through just one billing location, regardless of whatever treatment you may require.

In-Network Dental Plans

  • Delta Dental of Mass: Premier and PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental Blue: Indemnity and PPO
  • Altus: All
  • Cigna: PPO
  • Aetna: PPO/DHA
  • Assurant: PPO/DHA
  • United Concordia: PPO/DHA
  • Principal: All
  • Ameritas: PPO
  • Metlife
  • Guardian

Essential Dental Plan

Essential Dental Plan allows you to have the dental care you need at the savings you can afford. Get instant access to savings on all dental services plus free exams and X-rays. Choose individual, two-individual, or family coverage and enjoy peace of mind knowing you can maintain your oral health.

Care Credit

Care Credit is a third party healthcare credit card that helps finance healthcare related costs. Care Credit extends special financing options that you can’t get when using your Visa or MasterCard. Whether you use your healthcare credit card to cover your deductible, or to pay for treatments and procedures not covered by insurance, CareCredit helps make them possible today.

Other Payment Options

We also accept most Major Credit Cards, including Visa, MasterCard, and Discover, as well as CareCredit low interest financing, and checks.

New Patients are Always Welcome at our Practice!

Please feel free to call us or email us if you have any questions or wish to book an appointment.

Great Hill Dental Boston

Phone: 
(617) 404-1516

Address
1610 Tremont St. Boston
One Brigham Circle on the Green E Line
Boston, MA 02120

Hours

Monday: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed