Dental Services

Gum Health and Disease Prevention

Your gums are the foundation of your teeth, so it’s important you spend ample time brushing after every meal, along with flossing. No matter what dental services you receive at the dentist, it will mean little if you neglect your periodontal health.
Our Pittsfield office offers several periodontal therapy services so you can keep your gums healthy.

These services include:

• Charting and Diagnosis
• Scaling & Root Planing – a common procedure used to treat periodontal disease. This procedure is also know as a “deep cleaning.” This is a conservative treatment.
• Non-surgical therapy – Arestin is an antibiotic administered locally, directly into the infected pockets between your teeth. Dr. Gotterer or one of our hygienists may apply Arestin after scaling and root planing.
• Periodontal surgery – If the pockets do not heal after scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery may be needed to reduce the pocket depth and make teeth easier to keep clean.


“This was my second visit to Dr. Gotterer’s office and am extremely satisfied with the level of care that I received there. I arrived a bit early, and was taken in early, the procedure didn’t take as long as I thought and I was out of there with little or no pain. I would (and have) recommend Dr. Gotterer and his excellent staff to anyone looking for a dentist.” – Leslie S.


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