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.
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.