Shoreline Periodontics Hosts Study Club on Saving Natural Teeth from Gum Disease and Other Oral Health Concerns

18:20 EST 24 Jan 2020 | PR Web

Periodontists Drs. Gregory Toback and Marianne Urbanski host the final module of their 2019 Synergy Study Club with a lecture entitled, “We Can Still Save Teeth.” The module focused on ways to preserve oral health naturally, an approach Drs. Toback and Urbanski apply when treating gum disease in New London, CT.

NEW LONDON, Conn. (PRWEB) January 24, 2020

Shoreline Periodontics’ final module of the 2019 Synergy Study Club was recently held in Mystic, CT. Hosted by the practice’s periodontists, Drs. Gregory Toback and Marianne Urbanski, the goal of the course is to help educate attending dentists and dental specialists to advance the level of care they provide at their own practices. This final module was titled, “We Can Still Save Teeth,” and was presented by Dr. Michael Sonick. Skilled periodontists, Drs. Toback and Urbanski often save failing teeth from conditions like gum disease at their New London, CT and Westerly, RI practices in order to preserve oral health instead of resorting straight to tooth extraction and dental implants.

This Synergy Study Club was the last of a six-part continuing education course that provided attendees with lectures and the ability to meet fellow dentists, periodontists and dental specialists. The final lecture, “We Can Still Save Teeth,” offered information on when teeth can be saved, compared the success of saving teeth versus placing implants and discussed treatment modalities for maintaining the health of teeth. The belief that teeth can and should be saved before resorting to extraction and replacement with dental implants is firmly held by both the periodontists and the staff at Shoreline Periodontics.

Drs. Toback and Urbanski often see patients with cases of gum disease that are treatable with minimally invasive LANAP® laser gum surgery. “Laser gum surgery is a minimally invasive approach that uses a fiberoptic laser instead of blades, meaning no incisions or sutures when treating cases of gum disease. This means faster healing time and less swelling and discomfort for patients after treatment,” says Dr. Toback. “Laser gum surgery is very effective in early or moderate cases of bone loss.”

Patients who experience long-term, untreated gum disease are often at risk of failing oral health. One of the most serious conditions of gum disease is tooth loss due to excessive decay and lack of jawbone support. In order to preserve a patient’s natural oral health, LANAP gum disease treatment can be performed to eradicate the disease and stimulate healthy growth of bone and soft tissues. Doing so can save a potentially failing tooth from needing extraction and replacement. LANAP’s minimally invasive approach to gum disease care makes the treatment quicker as well as provides more comfortable post-operative healing.

As periodontists, Drs. Toback and Urbanski understand the importance of saving natural teeth and keeping oral health in peak condition. Their practice features state-of-the-art technology, like dental lasers and digital imaging, to improve the level of care they provide and make saving failing teeth easier. In cases where natural teeth cannot be saved, the practice offers modern and safe dental implant surgery to replace the teeth, along with soothing sedation dentistry to put dental fears and anxiety to rest.

Individuals in New London, CT needing gum disease care, or dental professionals interested in next year’s Synergy Study Club, are encouraged to contact Shoreline Periodontics to gain more information. The practice can be contacted by visiting their website at or calling 860-443-2428 for the New London, CT location or 401-596-0000 for the Westerly, RI office.

About the Periodontists
Shoreline Periodontics is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients since 1998 and is located in New London, CT and Westerly, RI. Leading board-certified periodontist, Dr. Gregory A. Toback, received his B.A. from St. John’s University and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut. He also received advanced training in periodontics and dental implants at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Marianne Urbanski has been voted one of Connecticut’s top dentists for more than seven years by Connecticut Magazine. Dr. Urbanski graduated cum laude from the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where she earned a Bachelors’ degree in Biology. She also received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and her Masters’ of Dental Science degree from the University of Connecticut Dental School. Dr. Urbanski and Dr. Toback pride themselves on offering caring, professional treatment to each patient. Dr. Toback and Dr. Urbanski focus on minimally invasive surgeries including LANAP® laser gum surgery and are certified to offer the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ for treatment of gum recession. To learn more about Shoreline Periodontics and their dental services visit their website at or call 860-443-2428 for the New London, CT location, or 401-596-0000 for the Westerly, RI office.

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