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
Friendly and professional environment. They go out of their way to make you feel at home. They handle all the interaction with the insurance company. You can say you enjoyed your visit there!
Lori S.
I had my cleaning with Donna and she’s the greatest!!
Christine N.
Everyone at Huntington Family Dental treats you like family. Talk about a place making you feel comfortable and valued!
Kelly R.
Dr Sal is the best! Always a good experience and great results. Dental hygienist Laura was awesome, too.
Sanna-Maria J.
The staff made my 7 year old so comfortable during a procedure he was very scared to go through. He was so happy at the end that he asked if he could go back the next day and do it again. Thank you […]
Robert D.
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.
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.
Dr Bethany, Laura, and Liz are awesome!
Zachary T.
Amazing appointment as always! Dr. Bethany is wonderful and look forward to my fillings later this week!
Brian K.
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.
Service was great! Everyone’s super nice and helpful!
Stephanie J.
Everything was excellent as usual!
Natan T.
I had a Wonderful experience. Dyan was very gentle and professional. Always nice to see friendly smiling faces with a positive outlook. Always a pleasure….
Michele F.
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.
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.
friendly staff, on time, very comfortable cleaning
Tracy M.
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.
Always a great time for me! LOL – I actually look forward to my visits. I try to maintain the same hygienist, as that allows a continuity of care, and I have to say, my hygienist is fantastic!
Michael 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 pretty […]
Mark T.
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.
Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 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

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Phone: (203) 697-8694
Fax: (203) 929-7619
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 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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