MS in Periodontics
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
PhD Molecular Biology
University of Houston
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:
Diplomate, American Board of PeriodontologyAmerican Dental Association
Member, American Academy of Periodontology
Member, American Dental Association
Connecticut State Dental Society
President 2017-2018, 2009-2011, Greater Norwalk Dental Society, currently secretary
Member, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Alumni Executive Committee
Connecticut Alumni Representative for Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
An avid runner and loves cooking
DR. JENNY MATHEWS
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES
Periodontists are often considered the plastic surgeons of dentistry. If you are looking to improve your smile, a periodontist may be able to help.
Lasers can be used to treat periodontal disease. Current controlled studies have shown that similar results have been found with the laser compared to specific other treatment options, including scaling and root planing alone. Scaling and root planing is a traditional non-surgical therapy used to treat periodontal diseases.
Procedures that regenerate lost bone and tissue supporting your teeth can reverse some of the damage caused by periodontal disease.
DENTAL CROWN LENGTHENING
You may have asked us about procedures to improve a "gummy" smile because your teeth appear short. Your teeth may actually be the proper lengths, but they're covered with too much gum tissue. To correct this, your periodontist performs a dental crown lengthening procedure.
NON SURGICAL PROCEDURES
Treatment guidelines stress that periodontal health should be achieved in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner. This is often accomplished through non-surgical periodontal treatment.
Non-surgical periodontal treatment does have its limitations. When it does not achieve periodontal health, surgery may be indicated to restore periodontal health.
GUM GRAFT SURGERIES
Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Gum graft surgery will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.
Gum grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. During gum graft surgery, your periodontist takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.
POCKET REDUCTION PROCEDURES
Your our bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, forming "pockets" around the teeth.
Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to live. As bacteria develop around the teeth, they can accumulate and advance under the gum tissue. These deep pockets collect even more bacteria, resulting in further bone and tissue loss. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted.
Dr. Jenny Mathews
Dr. Mathews and her staff have provided superb periodontal care to us for nearly ten years. Their dedication to excellence and commitment to their patients shows constantly. We highly recommend them for periodontal care.
Rita and Steve Ryder
Rita & Steve R. Westport CT – 2022
A unique and very friendly periodontal practice in Westport. Dr. Jenny Mathews provides excellent and professional periodontal care. As a person that was not a fan of dental procedures Dr. Mathews friendly and calming demeanor has made me a compliant dental patient! I highly recommend Jenny Mathews, DDS and her wonderful practice!
Raphael M. - Aug 2021
Dr. Mathews was warm and reassuring to allay my concerns about the implant procedure. She has a gentle touch I appreciate. She and her assistant made sure I was comfortable throughout. She is gracious and positive, and I came to feel very safe in her care. It was surprising to me that it was done more smoothly than I expected. I had a marvelous recovery, so pain-free I required no pain medication, although she had given me a prescription in case I needed it, which I never filled. Brava!
Elaine Andersen in Hudson Valley, New York, – Apr 02, 2016
Earlier this year, my dentist referred me to Dr. Mathews. I’m thankful that he did. In a short time, with deep scaling, she has repaired my receding gums. Working with my dentist, she also has helped me address bone loss and other gum issues, taking the least invasive methods to periodontal care.
In addition to her skill as a periodontist, Dr. Mathews is kind and considerate — as are her staff, Fara and Eileen. For me, that has been the most important part of her practice.
Michael in Trumbull – Oct, 2021