Periodontal Care

Periodontal Care

Your gums are the foundation of your teeth, so it’s important that you spend time brushing twice a day, along with flossing once a day. No matter what dental services you receive at the dentist, it will mean little if you neglect your periodontal health!

Berkshire Dentist offers several periodontal services to keep your gums healthy. These services include:

  • Charting and Diagnosis

  • Scaling & Root Planing – also known as deep cleaning, which is a conservative procedure to treat periodontal disease. Recent scientific studies have shown a link between periodontal disease and conditions such as heart disease and other systemic diseases. Our wonderful hygienists will gently numb you gums and carefully clean out the infected pockets and mineralized tartar (calculus) around each tooth. When periodontal disease is caught early, conservative treatment can be effective and quickly restore you oral health!

  • Non-surgical therapy – Arestin is an antibiotic administered locally, directly into the infected pockets between your teeth. 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.

“I felt comforted…”
I was treated promptly with courtesy and professionalism. My tooth was filled under local anesthesia which I know I must have but I panic with it and I felt comforted throughout my procedure. Thank you

Julee, Dalton Massachusetts

I will be switching all my dental work to this office!
The staff is warm, professional, and very efficient. Dr. Gotterer is very pleasant, calming,and super competent. I will be switching all my dental work to this office!

Marym, Fairhaven Connecticut

Excellent care.
I had an emergency tooth extraction, and it was painless. Thanks to Dr. Gotterer and his staff for the excellent care.

Kathleen Cesan

Warm, caring manner.
Thank you for professional service delivered in a warm, caring manner. From the time I walked in to the time I left I felt comfortable and valued. Dr. Gotterer was excellent in presenting his findings, taking his time to explain clearly and answer questions.

Anoymous, Pittsfield Massachusetts

I couldn’t be more grateful
As you are aware, you have absolutely cured my phobia of dentistry and instead have made it a joy to step over your threshold. The bonus? My teeth have been rescued from a lifetime of avoidance and, thus, major problems, and now are simply beautiful. You have changed my life, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Gail, Stockbridge Massachusetts

Smiling School
The entire staff is wonderful in this office. Each one has gone to smiling school and passed with flying colors. They have all been together for quite awhile and that says alot for this team. The Dr. is excellent and cares about his customers. He even smiles.

Paul M, Stephentown, New York

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