Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation

Periodontal Evaluation in Boston

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At Dental Implant & Periodontics of Boston, we are passionate about helping our patients in achieving optimal gum health. We believe in the power of healthy gums for a confident smile and radiant well-being.

Here, our commitment translates into advanced periodontal maintenance or regeneration services, meticulously designed to restore lost gum tissue and bone.

Let us guide you on your journey towards a healthier mouth and a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Understanding Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation (CPE):

CPE is a specialized dental assessment, meticulously designed to analyze the intricate tissues supporting your teeth. These vital tissues, often impacted by gum disease, trauma, or other factors, can undergo significant damage, leading to concerns like loose teeth, bone loss, and gum recession.

If periodontal disease is present, a CPE helps determine the severity and extent of the disease, allowing our periodontist to develop a personalized treatment plan. CPEs can be used to monitor progress after treatment and ensure that periodontal health is maintained.

The American Association of Periodontology (AAP) strongly recommends that everyone gets an annual comprehensive periodontal evaluation. This proactive approach serves as a critical component in identifying conditions such as periodontal disease that may require additional treatment, allowing for early intervention and improved outcomes.

Benefits of Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation (CPE):

By embarking on a CPE journey with us, you can expect a multitude of benefits, including:

Enhanced Gum Health: Strategically restoring lost tissue effectively halts the progression of gum disease, fostering the overall health of your gums and oral environment.

Strengthened Teeth: CPE contributes to stabilizing loose teeth, acting as a preventative measure against further tooth loss.

Improved Bone Support: The process involves the rebuilding of lost bone, cultivating a robust foundation for your teeth and enhancing their stability.

Aesthetic Transformation: A healthy gum line plays a pivotal role in significantly enhancing the appearance of your smile, boosting your confidence and self-esteem.

Confidence and Well-being: A healthy mouth and a beautiful smile instill confidence in your social interactions, creating a positive impact on your overall well-being and quality of life.

Periodontal Treatment Options

Our approach to CPE transcends conventional dentistry. We delve beyond the diagnosis of existing issues, embracing a holistic commitment to rebuilding lost tissues and fostering the growth of new, healthy tissue. This transformative journey utilizes cutting-edge techniques such as:

Scaling and Root Planing: This deep cleaning procedure removes plaque and tartar buildup from teeth and below the gum line, often using ultrasonic instruments. It's the cornerstone of gum disease treatment and can effectively reverse early gum inflammation (gingivitis).

Antibiotics: In some cases, your dentist might prescribe antibiotics to combat bacterial infections associated with gum disease. They can be taken orally or applied directly to the gums.

Medicated Mouthwash: Antiseptic mouthwashes containing ingredients like chlorhexidine gluconate can help control plaque and bacteria between regular cleanings. However, they shouldn't replace brushing and flossing.

Laser Therapy: Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) uses a targeted laser to remove diseased gum tissue and promote healing. It's often touted as a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery, with faster healing times and less discomfort.

Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR): A biocompatible membrane is placed over affected areas, creating a conducive space for new bone and periodontal ligament cells to flourish.

Bone Grafting: Advanced bone grafting materials are utilized to fill areas of bone loss, providing a robust foundation for new tissue growth.

Gum Tissue Grafting: When gum recession exposes tooth roots, gum tissue grafting procedures can cover the roots and improve aesthetics. This can also protect sensitive roots from decay and prevent further gum recession.

Dental Implants: If teeth have been lost due to severe gum disease, dental implants can offer a permanent and natural-looking solution. Implants replace missing tooth roots and provide a stable foundation for crowns or bridges.

Enamel Matrix Proteins (EMPs): Harnessing the natural power of these proteins, we stimulate the growth of new bone and cementum, the hard tissue covering your tooth root.

Stem Cell Therapy: This pioneering field employs stem cells to facilitate the healing and regeneration of damaged tissues, paving the way for innovative treatment options.

What Is The CPE Process ?

At Dental Implant & Periodontics of Boston, we believe in tailoring care to everyone's’ unique needs. Our team of experienced and board-certified periodontists collaborates with you to develop a treatment plan that aligns seamlessly with your individual needs and goals, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Here’s what to expect:

Initial Consultation: Your journey begins with a thorough examination. Our periodontists carefully assess your gums and teeth, utilizing advanced imaging to gauge the extent of tissue damage. This initial meeting serves as a platform to discuss treatment options, address your queries, and understand your concerns and expectations.

Treatment Planning: We collaborate with you to create a personalized treatment plan that caters to your specific needs and preferences. This plan outlines the proposed procedures, timelines, and any necessary preparatory steps.

Surgery: Our state-of-the-art surgical suite, equipped with the latest technology and techniques, provides a comfortable and safe environment for your procedure. Our commitment to your comfort and optimal results takes center stage throughout the surgical process.

Recovery: Post-surgery, you receive detailed instructions on caring for your gums and teeth during the healing process. Our vigilant monitoring ensures your steady progress and addresses any concerns that may arise.

Maintenance: Healing is a continuous process. Once you've completed your recovery, maintaining your oral health becomes paramount. We work with you to develop a personalized maintenance plan, ensuring your gums and teeth stay healthy for years to come.

Why Choose Us for Your Periodontal Exam ?

Our board-certified periodontist is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to you, bringing extensive knowledge, expertise, and a genuine dedication to your well-being.

Dental Implants & Periodontics of Boston leverages the latest technology and techniques, ensuring your comfort and optimal results at every step of your journey. From advanced imaging to minimally invasive procedures, we utilize the best tools available to deliver superior care.

At the heart of our practice is a commitment to understanding your individual needs and goals. We believe in collaborative decision-making and partner with you to develop a treatment plan that aligns perfectly with your unique circumstances.

Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. We provide a compassionate and supportive environment, ensuring you feel heard, understood, and cared for throughout your entire experience

We are committed to exceeding your expectations and delivering exceptional service. We strive for excellence in every aspect of our practice, from our personalized approach to our cutting-edge technology.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and embark on a journey towards optimal gum health and a confident smile. Your future begins with a healthy today!


Meet the Doctor:
Daniel Sabra


Highly skilled periodontist, Dr. Sabra has performed more than 1,000 procedures for Boston area residents from same day dental implants to periodontal regeneration. Learn more about Dr. Sabra by visiting his bio.


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