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
Dr. Sal and his team do a great job caring for me and my teeth!
Hilary V.
Great service, friendly, appointments taken on-time, great work.
Patrick B.
Excellent services and great people!
David C.
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.
Taken on-time, excellent cleaning!
Anonymous
The HFDG is one of the best things in Huntington. They are compassionate, professional and always on the leading edge of what’s new and what’s best. Dr. Sal has been my dentist for more […]
A U.
Had a great experience at Huntington Family Dental! They were efficient, professional and very flexible with my busy work schedule. The dentists and hygienists really made an effort to make me feel […]
Maureen K.
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 […]
Mark T.
Maribel is the best I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to be working in my mouth
Eugene B.
Good experience they hygienist was excellent!
Linda H.
Awesome as usual
William B.
We have been patients at Huntington Family Dental for a long time. The doctors are very skilled and highly credentialed and attentive to their patients by delivering excellent care. The staff is […]
Diane C.
My hygenist today was Angela. She was professional; she listened to my concerns conveyed them to Dr. Greg, and he was able to make recommendations based on his exam and her input. They worked well as […]
Robin B.
The dentists and staff are great! Always a pleasant visit. The team is very professional, knowlegeable, easy, kind and accommodating. Their price is also fair and reasonable.
Taiwo O.
My family and I have been going to HFD for almost 10 years now and we love it. The staff is super friendly, thanks to my favorite Hygentists, Maria and Alisha. Also, Chantelle who handles the […]
Johnathon M.
I cannot say enough good things about the HFDG. Everyone is exceptionally helpful – from the front office staff to the back office (hygienists, etc.) staff. I always appreciate the way in which […]
Karen G.
Dr Sal is the best! Always a good experience and great results. Dental hygienist Laura was awesome, too.
Sanna-Maria J.
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 […]
Sarah C.
Very accommodating and professional staff. A congenial environment.
Leonard K.
Fabulous! I was so anxious about my oral surgery yesterday and was very impressed with the chairside manner and skills of Dr. Art Adams! He and his team were angels sent from above! He called me last […]
Maryjane P.
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

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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
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