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
Quick, painless and courteous professional service. The ladies are fantastic.
Robert M.
Great service, quick and 'easy' fix for my urgent need.
Anonymous
Most friendly staff, and felt comfortable from the moment I arrived until the procedure was over. They got me in the same day I called. Very […]
Jesse M.
The procedure went very smoothly with no pain at all!
Maxine H.
Excellent customer service and professionalism. Worked with me when I was in awful pain to try and find a solution. They were patient and you could […]
Christopher S.
The office is very clean, everyone was friendly and very helpful from check in to check out. Dental procedures are sometimes frightening and the […]
Ashley W.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
I have only had my initial visit, but if the rest of my visits are anything like the first one, this will be the first dentist office I have truly […]
Connie B.
This office works well as a team. The receptionists, office staff, and dental team are great.
Joseph D.
Patient with my never-ending questions. Kept me comfortable during a gum surgery. Gave me options as to how to proceed.
Brigid S.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu. – 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (203) 916-1173
Fax: (203) 929-7619
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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