If it is discovered that you have gum disease, you should visit us at our periodontal and dental implant practice, Warren Baine, DMD. Our dentist can provide you with a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment to get your gums back to good health if you have mild to moderate gum disease, or if you need gum disease prevention in Syosset; our top-notch dentist is Dr. Warren Baine.
When a patient has gum disease it means that deep pockets have formed between their teeth and gums. These deep pockets are caused when tarter remains on teeth. Gum disease is almost always caused by poor oral hygiene. If it is determined that your gums are slightly inflamed and you have gingivitis, this can be easily treated by having regular dental cleanings at your dentist’s office. However, when you have periodontal disease in the mild-to-moderate form, you will want to come to our periodontal practice for a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. When plaque, tartar, food debris and bacteria gather in the deep pockets, infection is formed which will ultimately cause damage to the gums and the bone that supports teeth. If the disease has moved past gingivitis, and bone loss has occurred, a scaling and root planing treatment, can often reverse the situation. This treatment is generally referred to as a deep cleaning for the gums. All plaque, tartar, food debris and bacteria are removed from the deep pockets. Sometimes the patient will receive antibiotic treatment during the process to treat infection. Our dentist may even prescribe oral antibiotics to be taken at home to help ensure that the gum infection clears up. A scaling and root planing treatment may need to be repeated, or even repetitively performed as a gum disease prevention in Syosset. If this does not take care of your gum disease problem, you mean need to have gum surgery at our office.
For an appointment to see our periodontist regarding gum disease prevention in Syosset, contact us today.