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Periodontist in Jericho

Jericho Non-Surgical Periodontics

Are you suffering from ever advancing levels of gum disease in your mouth? Gingivitis can begin is a harmless irritation the gum lines and soft tissues, but without proper care this small annoyance of occasional gum line bleeding can quickly turn into destructive periodontitis. Without pain or warning, this level of gum disease can cause damage to the gum lines, teeth, and even the bone of your jaws without proper treatment. Fortunately, there are treatments available today that can stop harm from ever coming to your smile. You can find the care you need with root planing and scaling procedures from your local periodontist in Jericho at the offices of Warren Baine, DMD.

Periodontal Deep Cleanings Jericho

Periodontal Deep Cleanings Jericho

Root planing and scaling is one of the most non-invasive yet effective procedures against the damages of periodontitis. But this level of deep cleaning has other uses as well which can work to benefit your oral health and overall health alike. Root planing works to target the source of gum disease by removing plaque and bacteria from your mouth, specifically at the spaces when the roots of your teeth meet the surface of your gum lines. These spaces cannot be reached by brushing and flossing alone, but through root planing they can be free from the substance which work to cause and further the spread of gum disease. This procedure is always followed by scaling. Through scaling your periodontist in Jericho works to smooth out any rough patches on the surface of the teeth to hinder plaque and tartar from taking hold and growing bacteria. Scaling also works to prevent tooth decay, as smooth teeth provide less places for plaque to stick to and wear away at the enamel through their high content of acids against the surface of the teeth. Root planing and scaling not only cleans the teeth, but it also protects them from harm. Periodontal disease exists today as the number one cause for dental loss in the known world, as it works to erode the gum lines and expose the roots of the teeth to damage and eventual destruction. The process involved in root planing and scaling also works to remove stubborn stains on the surface of the teeth, as well as removing the causes of bad breath so you can smile with confidence in a whole new way.

For a procedure that works to keep your smile healthy and beautiful against gum disease, simply visit your neighborhood periodontist in Jericho. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff at the offices of Warren Baine, DMD have been proudly caring for the smiles of your local community for over 25 years with the latest in oral health care technology and practice. With root planing and scaling from Warren Baine, DMD you can stop gum disease from causing you harm.

Jericho Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing
302 Ivy Hill Court
Muttontown, New York 11753
516-986-2344

Glen Head Periodontics

Periodontist in Glen Head

Statistics have shown that well over half of Americans have some form of gum disease. When you do have gum disease your regular dental cleanings are not a “just” a cleaning. Patients often ask our Glen Head periodontist, Warren Baine, DMD, what the difference is between periodontal maintenance and a regular cleaning, so we do our best to educate you on the process. A regular cleaning is normally recommended every six months for our patients who have healthy gums and bone. During this appointment, we remove stains, tartar, and soft plaque above the gums, then check for cavities.

11753 Gum Disease Therapy

11753 Gum Disease Therapy

A bacterial infection caused by plaque, periodontal disease destroys the bone and fibers holding your teeth in place. Certain people are more at risk than others and smoking, certain medications, stress, diabetes and prior gum problems are just some of the things that can increase your risk. The goal of our Glen Head periodontist is to stop the infection by cleaning and disinfecting the roots of your teeth, above and below the gums, in a procedure known as scaling and root planing. Typically, this procedure takes place over two visits, during which our hygienist may use a local anesthetic and usually treats one half of your mouth at a time.

Very much like diabetes, periodontal disease is a chronic condition that can be controlled but not cured. Once bone damage has occurred, it is, unfortunately, permanent and the resulting pockets are impossible to keep clean with ordinary tools such as a toothbrush, floss, or Waterpik. Leading-edge techniques such as laser therapy and placing antibiotics under your gum line in the periodontal pockets, have helped many of our patients avoid gum surgery and tooth loss. Dr. Baine also explains to our patients that the best periodontal disease control is a team effort which means it’s important for you to keep up a careful oral hygiene routine at home, coupled with frequent office visits to monitor and maintain your gums and bone. The frequency of these office visits vary according to individual patient needs, but research has shown that after scaling and root planing, it only takes about three months for the bacteria to accumulate in these pockets to the point where the problem was caused in the first place. Most of our patients are able to stay healthy when they schedule maintenance visits at 3 to 4 month intervals but if there has been no change, it means the schedule is working for you and your periodontal disease is being controlled.

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