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Periodontal Care

Hassey | Do Duy is superbly experienced at treating and preventing all forms of periodontal disease, also called gum disease.

A periodontal evaluation is a part of every routine examination that Dr. Hassey and Dr. Do Duy perform. This evaluation consists of the following components:

  • Measuring the depth of the gum line surrounding teeth to discover deep pockets. We specifically measure the depth of the "sulcus" – which is the space between the gum line and the tooth.
  • Observing the gum tissue for reddish color, or spots of bleeding gums.
  • Examining the gums to check for swollen gums.

Deep pockets in the gums are habitats where harmful bacteria thrive, which can be early stages of periodontal disease. In the event that our dental team discovers deep pockets in a patient's gum line, Dr. Hassey and Dr. Do Duy will discuss different methods of treatment and rehabilitation.

The American Heart Association has found a direct correlation between gum disease and heart disease, making it vitally important to discover and care for all forms of periodontal disease.

Contact our Methuen MA dental office today and schedule your appointment with us.

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