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Muttontown Periodontist

Muttontown Periodontist

The main reason that patients visit our Muttontown periodontist, Dr. Warren Baine, is for treatment of their periodontal, or gum, disease. The main cause of periodontal disease is the buildup of bacteria. Harmful bacteria such as tartar and plaque are constantly forming and multiplying within our mouths. If not properly removed through the use of diligent oral hygiene habits, these bacteria can begin to cause problems in your mouth such as tooth decay and gum disease. The bacteria will eventually begin to fill and overwhelm the pockets that exist between your gums and your teeth.

Pocket Reduction Surgery Muttontown

Pocket Reduction Surgery Muttontown

There are certain symptoms that serve as indicators that you may be developing gum disease. These symptoms include: redness of the gums, pain in the gums, gum tenderness, and bleeding from the gums. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should set up an appointment with our Muttontown periodontist so that Dr. Baine can evaluate them and suggest an adequate treatment method. One common treatment for periodontal disease that had advanced relatively significantly is the use of pocket reduction surgery. Pocket reduction surgery refers to a group of related surgical methods that aim to reduce the depth of the pockets that are harboring bacteria in your mouth. This surgery is often quite successful in relieving your symptoms and ending the destructive cycle of periodontal disease. Dr. Baine will let you know if pocket reduction surgery is right for you, and will suggest other treatment methods if not upon examining the current state of your disease.

If you are interested in learning more about your periodontal health and the related services provided by our Muttontown periodontist, we invite you to visit our practice’s website. There you can find additional information about these topics and more. Should you have any questions or concerns at all, regarding your oral health or our services, we would love to hear from you so that we can address them. Feel free to give us a call during our regular office hours or send us a message anytime using the designated form on our website. Dr. Baine and staff look forward to working with you.

Periodontics Muttontown
302 Ivy Hill Court
Muttontown, New York 11753
516-986-2344

Muttontown Implant Dentist

Muttontown Implant Dentist

When it comes to dental restoratives, there are several options. But perhaps the most exciting one is dental implants. Representing the most advanced answer to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are a permanent replacement for those teeth. They look and feel like your natural teeth and they hold significant advantages over more traditional restoratives like dental bridges. Dr. Warren Baine, our Muttontown implant dentist, can assure you that dental implants have an impressively high rate of success. They are strong, long lasting, and effective.

Muttontown Dental Implant Specialist

Muttontown Dental Implant Specialist

Nearly anyone is a good candidate for dental implants. Your gums do need to be healthy and ideally you should have a jaw bone that is sturdy enough to hold the implant in place. Even if you do not, bone implants can be done to correct that problem and allow you to still benefit from what dental implants have to offer. You should be aware that diabetics and heavy smokers should discuss with our Muttontown implant dentist whether implants are right for them.

Among the advantages that dental implants hold over other dental restoratives is that that they are not removable. They are fixed, anchored to your jaw bone. Therefore, they give you a firmer bite and provide you with more confidence when chewing and talking. Dental bridges require adhesives, which are both inconvenient and messy, and can still slide around in your mouth, making them less reliable than implants. In addition, flossing between your dental implant and the surrounding teeth will be much easier. This will assist in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Bridges also necessitate the drilling of the teeth on either side by our Muttontown implant dentist to help hold it in place. With an implant, your surrounding teeth remain untouched.

When you need to replace a natural tooth, another option is to do nothing and leave the empty space. This is far less appealing an option with a front tooth or one that is visible when you smile. Also, when there is a missing tooth, the remaining teeth can shift. This can lead to discomfort and misaligned teeth. Dental implants are an excellent choice to address the need for a dental restorative. Call us today to make an appointment with our Muttontown implant dentist for a consultation.

Dental Implants Muttontown
302 Ivy Hill Court
Muttontown, New York 11753
516-986-2344