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
Maria is top notch!
Maryjane P.
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.
U guys r the best!Thank u so much!
Iveta S.
Maribel and Dr. Sal were the most pleasant, thorough, and best experience I’ve ever had at any doctor visit. Maribel made me feel very comfortable with my first time visit and thankful that I […]
Anna A.
Always a good experience here. Very friendly staff. Always running on time. Convenient hours. Quick response to concerns.
Scott B.
I am so pleased with the dental work. Dr Sal, Maribel, Laura, and everyone are friendly, professional, and have made the whole procedure easy. Thank you all! -Dave
David C.
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.
Great service, found everyone caring and helpful.
Frank K.
After neglecting dental visits for years due to chronic pain from degenerative disc disease and fear I somehow found HFDG and its been the best dental experience of my life for the last 5 years. Top […]
Garry W.
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.
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.
Everyone at HFD treats you with respect, kindness and gentleness as well as outstanding dental care. The best dentists and team around!
Linda S.
Everyone is very kind and helpful and the doctors are very good and gentle while doing dental work
Sandra 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.
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.
Dr Sal is the best! Always a good experience and great results. Dental hygienist Laura was awesome, too.
Sanna-Maria J.
Maria was very professional and though. I always enjoy seeing her for my quarterly cleaning.
Russell M.
I had a very thorough dental cleaning with maribel. Everyone was very professional and courteous. Thank you for another great experience!
Monica M.
I have been going to Huntington for a few years and am always extremely satisfied with all aspects of the practice. The staff is very professional and super friendly. The hygienists and dentists are […]
Kris K.
The care,compassion, and expertise offered at HFD is exactly how they are; truly a family atmosphere !
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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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