Huntington Family Dental Group
534 Shelton Ave, Shelton, CT 06484

Periodontics in Shelton, CT

Periodontics/Gum Therapy at Huntington Family Dental Group

Periodontal disease is the single most common cause of tooth loss in adults. This inflammatory disease attacks the gums, bone and other supporting structure of the teeth. Gum disease is caused by plaque, a colorless film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. This bacteria, when mixed with sugars and starches, can cause gums to be become red, tender and swollen. If not removed daily, plaque hardens to form tartar around the teeth. The tissue attached to the gums is destroyed and pulls away from the teeth forming pockets for more plaque to fill. This can lead to the destruction of bone structure.

Other Causes

  • Physical and chemical irritants
  • Abnormal oral conditions or habits
  • Unbalanced diet
  • Pregnancy
  • Certain medications
  • Certain diseases

Signs

  • Gums that bleed
  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • Gums that have receded
  • Pus between your teeth when you press your gums
  • Pain when chewing
  • Tartar buildup
  • Teeth that seem loose or change position
  • Changes in your bite
  • Changes in the way your partial dentures fit
  • Bad breath or chronic bad taste in your mouth
  • Teeth that are overly sensitive to hot and cold
Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I love this place. The Doctor’s and staff are great and very friendly and knowledgeable. I’ve only had great experiences. They are simply AMAZING!
Maria R.
U guys r the best!Thank u so much!
Iveta S.
My experience is always wonderful. In every aspect of my visit I am regarded as patient # 1. Thank you to all members of the incredible team.
Cheryl Y.
Very good experience and look forward to bringing my girls back.
Lisa L.
Greeted by Laura in the waiting room. Had Maria for a thorough cleaning. Exam from Dr. Sal. Insurance and fee discussion with Marie and Francesca. From start to finish, the experience was warm and […]
Paul M.
I have been a patient of Dr. Sal for over 35 years! He is terrific, always puts me at ease and works with my other physical issues to make me comfortable. All staff from my hygienist (Alisha), to […]
Debra B.
Very professional and helpful. They also take care of my son. At the last moment my son needed two small baby teeth pulled ( found during a regular cleaning visit) and they took care of this issue on […]
Gerald S.
Always good
Ricky D.
Dr. Sal and his team were fantastic dealing with my fear and anxiety. They made my first ( and hopefully only ) root canal as problem free as possible. Being able to watch, and see the TV with […]
Britta C.
What a GREAT dentist office. The best staff you could ask for!! They always have the latest and greatest technology!! I have been coming here for about 7 years now – and I love it! It’s pretty […]
Mark T.
Friendly staff appointments always on time
Anonymous
Entirely pleasant and painless `removal’ for a crown. I deeply appreciated Dr. Sal’s check-up call around dinner time the same day, to see how I was doing. That was particularly thoughtful, […]
Diane J.
Dr Sal is the best! Always a good experience and great results. Dental hygienist Laura was awesome, too.
Sanna-Maria J.
I broke a temporary bridge, and called to get it repaired/replaced. Dr Sal made time for me with 2 hours of my call and spent an hour repairing the bridge. Excellent job as always, and excellent […]
Bill K.
By far, the best dental group I’ve been to. Always friendly, very up-to-date with services, asking all the pertinent information and listening to my questions/concerns. I found them by accident, […]
Karen F.
They are so great with both of my girls! I often go for my appointment’s with both kids and the staff is so understanding and helpful with the kids while I get my teeth cleaned. The kids love going […]
Sarah C.
Everyone at HFD treats you with respect, kindness and gentleness as well as outstanding dental care. The best dentists and team around!
Linda S.
I came for my first visit frantic upon losing my crown. My regular dentist was unavailable so I was referred to Huntington Dental Group. The staff took a stressful situation and brought me ease and […]
Brittany M.
Great group that delivers excellent results every time. I’ve been going for over 25 years without a complaint.
Jack W.
Never had a bad experience in the 20+ years. Friendly and full of smiles. And always helpful.
William L.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun. – Closed

2 Saturdays a Month

Phone: (203) 916-1173
Fax: (203) 929-7619
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (203) 916-1173
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