Gum Disease

Healthy Gums
Healthy Gums

Healthy gums are generally pink and anchor the teeth firmly in place.

About Periodontal Disease
About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually lead to the destruction of the support of your natural teeth. These diseases effect more than 80% of Americans by the age of 45.

Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease. Bacteria found in plaque produce enzymes and toxins which injure the gums. Injured gums turn red, swell and bleed easily.

If this injury is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth, causing pockets (spaces) to form.

Plaque can also harden into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (tartar).

This can occur both above and below the gum line. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate.

If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss. Pain is usually not present until damage from this disease is very advanced.

Periodontal Health Effects

Research has shown that gum disease can influence heart disease and other health conditions in negative ways. They suggest that gum disease could even be a more serious factor in heart disease than smoking, cholesterol, hypertension or age. One reason for this is the fact that the bacteria found in diseased gums can come loose and move throughout the body. When this bacteria reaches arteries, it can cause arterial plaque to build up and harden which in return adversely affects blood flow.

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Gingivitis

Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease. Gingivitis develops as toxins, enzymes and other plaque byproducts by irritating the gums, making them tender, swollen and likely to bleed easily. Gingivitis generally can be stopped with proper oral hygiene and minor treatment from your dentist. If this is achieved, your gums can return to a healthy state.

Periodontitis

Moderate gum disease is when the tooth's bone tissue starts to deteriorate. Periodontitis occurs when plaque byproducts destroy the tissues that anchor your teeth in the bone. The gums deteriorate and begin detaching themselves from the teeth forming gum pockets, which allows more plaque to collect below the gum line. This causes the roots of the teeth to become susceptible to decay. Generally, patients notice an increase in sensitivity to hot and cold and to touch.

Advanced Periodontitis

With severe periodontitis, a radical amount of gum tissue and bone tissue is lost. Usually, teeth lose more support as the disease continues to destroy the periodontal ligament and bone. Teeth become loose and may even need to be extracted. This causes difficulties in normal everyday chewing and biting habits. If advanced periodontal disease is left untreated, patients run the risk of other serious health problems.

Sensitivity

Teeth that are suffering damage from gum disease will always be more sensitive to cold; and if you avoid cleaning them due to this sensitivity, it can only make the problem worse.

After dental treatment, some teeth may be more sensitive because this is their way of dealing with injury. Injuries to teeth such as cavities, gum infection and jaw clenching can damage the nerves in a tooth. The sensitivity should not last long after treatment as long as your teeth are kept clean; otherwise, the sensitivity is likely to get worse. If your teeth are ever extra sensitive, please consult with Dr. Madani as this could be a sign that you need a root canal or gum tissue treatment.


Framingham Dentist Ratings - Dr. Madani
Overall Dental Practice Rating - ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
Framingham Dentist Reviews.

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Dr. Madani is a wonderful dentist! He is very skilled and knowledgable, and I feel very confident and comfortable with him; I know I'm in good hands. His warmth and friendliness put me right at ease, and his whole staff is always so friendly. My family feels the same way. Harriet Shapira

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Thank you so much for 15 years of the most outstanding dental care a patient could ever receive. your skill at diagnosis, compassion, hands of pure gold, easy-to-understand explanations and fabulous 'chair-side' manner which immediately puts even the most fearful patient at ease all combine to make seeing you a pleasurable experience. how many people can say that they actually ENJOY going to the dentist and emerge with perfect results every time?? You are one of a kind.

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I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so very much for my lovely smile. I get so many compliments on my teeth thanks to you. You did a job well done, and for all your patience, and time, I'm not afraid of the dentist anymore! Thanks to you and the staff.

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Thank you for all the good work throughout all those years we had spent as your patient. Many Thanks for everything your happiness, good spirit, and above all your excellent job.
We are going to miss you guys.

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Dear Dr. Madani, I just had to thank you again for my happy birthday ballon. I want to thank you for your kindness, patience, your good heart, your expertise in the care you've given me. I hope your future along with your beautiful bride will be blessed with happiness, good health and success in all your endeavors. Lucky me to have someone so sympathetic to my needs and the help you've given me in so many ways. You really are a great representative for the Gentle Dental Assoc. P.S. The dental assistants and the girls at the front desk are all sweethearts too.

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Thank you for helping create the perfect smile for my wedding day!

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I saw Dr. Reza Madani for the consultation of a difficult big bridge replacement. This problem has existed for a few years, but I never understood completely all the issues. Dr. Madani went through this problem area tooth by tooth using my x-rays and even drawing pictures for a better understanding. he patiently explained to me all the options, advantages and disadvantages of every option. When I left the Centre Street office I though it was my best dental appointment - and I have had quite a few of them over my lifetime! I also liked very much the supportive team - receptionist, assistant, hygienist - who are professional and friendly. I really recommend this place.

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I really appreciate for the treatment of my front teeth .... even for free. It was the niggest complex but I can smile confidently now. Thank you so much! I'm going back to Virginia tomorrow to finish my college degree. Thanks for helping and being kind to my parents. My family really likes you haha.

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I can tell that this crown is stable and after a week, it is solid and feels great! Dr. Madani also suggested I wear a night guard to protect my crown (since I grind my teeth at night) which I have done.
I also want to say that Imelda O'Connor, the Office Manager is a wonderful and efficient manager and should also be commended. She was able to coordinate with the JP office to work out the financial issue in regard to solving my crown problem. It is a true pleasure going to this Gentle dental office and I will recommend it to all my friends. The entire staff there; Dr. Lozada and Dr. Madani's assistants are wonderful as well.
This has been a great experience for me, a woman who has had many tedious and painful visits to dentists over the past 5 years. Presently I am unemployed and not able to afford the additional dental care I would love, since the medical insurance I am paying is quite high, but I hope to be working full time soon and will be sure to make an appointment at Gentle Dental West Roxbury for my overdue cleaning. I have always tried to keep up my dental appointments because I know that it is very important for overall health.