Defeating gum disease requires a comprehensive plan that includes prevention as well as early detection and direct action. Brushing after meals and flossing daily are the best things you can do at home. But a professional teeth cleaning twice per year is also essential. It’s our goal to help you avoid advanced gum disease, but if you do contact it, we have methods that will halt its effects and set your gums back on the road to optimal health.
Our Syosset periodontal therapy is needed for inflammation or infection of the gums, which are signs of periodontitis, the latter stage of gum disease. Early stage gum disease, called gingivitis, often produces no obvious symptoms, or mild ones like redness and irritation. An examination every six months plays an important role in the diagnosis of gingivitis. It’s then that a teeth cleaning will reverse it. In some more stubborn cases, a second cleaning may be required. With periodontitis, symptoms are clearly identifiable. Among them are receding gums, persistent bad breath, loss of vital gum and bone tissue, gums that bleed when you brush, and teeth coming loose. If ignored, periodontitis can lead to the permanent loss of teeth. It’s at this point that our Syosset periodontal therapy is most helpful. It consists of a deep cleaning called scaling and root planing. Dr. Baine has to get down to the roots in order to clean out the plaque and tartar and bacteria that are at the center of the problem. And if you have recurring gum disease, pocket reduction surgery could be recommended. Deep gum pockets are a haven for plaque, tartar, and bacteria to hide, with your toothbrush and dental floss unable to reach there. Making those pockets more shallow will increase the effectiveness of your oral hygiene and reduce your chances of gum disease returning.
Our Syosset periodontal therapy is the best way to stop gum disease in its tracks and ensure that you don’t suffer the most severe consequences from it. Call us and book an appointment.