Samoset Family Dental Offers Dental Implants and Periodontal Treatment in Plymouth, MA

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With the addition of periodontist Dr. Wanpeng Xu to the team, Samoset Family Dental now offers a complete line of periodontal and dental implant services.

PLYMOUTH, Mass., Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Samoset Family Dental has long been known for providing gentle,

compassionate family dentistry to residents of the Plymouth and South Shore areas of Massachusetts. With the addition of periodontist Dr. Wanpeng Xu to the team, Samoset Family Dental now offers a complete line of periodontal and dental implant services. Together, Dr. Xu and Dr. Sheng offer quality care for all phases of dental implant surgery and restoration. The team utilizes the latest technology, including a 3-D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) machine and the Swiss Straumann implant system, for the most accurate bone assessment and implant placement.

Below is a list of services offered by Samoset Family Dental:

Dental Implant Placement and Restorations: As the most natural and aesthetic replacement for missing teeth, dental implants have become the gold standard of treatment. A tiny sliver of biocompatible titanium, a dental implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone, replacing the tooth roots and providing a strong and stable base for a crown or other restoration.

Periodontal Treatment: Periodontal disease, or gum disease, affects the soft tissues that support the teeth. If these structures are damaged, over time the damage can spread to the bones. Uncorrected gum disease can lead to bone loss and tooth loss. Fortunately, prompt periodontal treatment (gum treatment) can halt and even reverse the course of the disease. Common periodontal procedures include, but are not limited to:

Scaling and Root Planing: Those with gum disease or who have missed a few cleaning appointments may need a deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing. This procedure removes dental plaque and tartar from beneath the gum line and helps the gum reattach to the tooth roots.

Gum Grafting: Receding, weak, or missing gums create an opportunity for oral bacteria to attach to the affected teeth and increase the risk of periodontal disease. Gum grafting provides protection for the exposed tooth roots and improves the appearance of the gum line.

Periodontal Surgery: Periodontal surgery is required when initial treatment does not prevent gum disease from progressing. This procedure accesses the diseased tooth and gum below the gum line, cleaning and treating the areas around the tooth roots. Periodontal surgery procedures can include flap surgery, bone grafting, and tissue grafting.

Bone Grafting: When a tooth is missing, the jawbone shrinks slowly over time. Bone grafting reverses this bone loss, providing a strong base for dental implants and helping the face appear fuller.

Crown Lengthening: When tooth decay or a fracture reaches to or below the gum line, crown lengthening may be required. This minor surgery reshapes the gum and bone around the tooth, making room for a filling or crown for the decayed or fractured tooth. This procedure can also be used to remove excess gum tissue around the teeth to treat a gummy smile.

About Samoset Family Dental Samoset Family Dental is open on Saturdays as well as weekdays. Those who are ready to start their journey to better oral health can call today at (508) 746-4456 or make an appointment online at Samoset Family Dental is located at 159 Samoset Street, Suite 5, Plymouth, MA 02360.


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