Gum disease treatment Syosset
Gum disease can be mildly irritating or can be severe enough to put your teeth in jeopardy, making them loose and at risk of falling out. As gum disease progresses through three stages, there are opportunities to address it and reverse its effects. At the office of Warren Baine, DMD, our gum disease treatment in Syosset is designed to meet your needs depending on the stage of gum disease you are experiencing.
Dental plaque, the bacterial film that grows on and between teeth, is the reason why gum disease forms to begin with. Along with its hardened form, tartar, your gums can redden and cause irritation, which is the first stage of gingivitis. Our gum disease treatment in Syosset is a teeth cleaning at that point. Yes, it’s the same teeth cleaning you get when you come in for a twice-yearly dental checkup. Sometimes it may take a second cleaning to be thorough, but the effects of gingivitis will be reversed, and gum disease will not continue to worsen. The second stage is moderate periodontitis. You will probably notice symptoms such as receding gums, bleeding when you brush, and maybe persistent bad breath. Our gum disease treatment in Syosset will then be scaling and root planing, essentially a deeper type of teeth cleaning that gets down to your roots. It is also one possible way to treat the final stage, chronic periodontitis. But since you may end up with erosion of gum and bone tissue, loose teeth, and possible tooth loss, it may take more complex methods, including possible gum surgery, to fully correct it.
The good news is that if you commit to a dental checkup and teeth cleaning every six months, there is little chance that gum disease will make it past gingivitis. Schedule an appointment at our gum disease treatment in Syosset office right now.
Syosset periodontal therapy
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.
Syosset tooth extraction
Gum disease is actually not that hard to prevent, and even in its early stages, it can be halted and reversed without any great difficulties. But when gum disease reaches an advanced stage, it can put you in jeopardy of losing vital gum and bone tissue, and even teeth. In order to avoid our Syosset tooth extraction, we recommend that you follow some very simple and effective strategies to help you prevent gum disease and its effects from leading to such consequences.
Plaque and tartar are the primary causes of gum disease. Plaque forms on and between teeth, and what is not removed by your daily brushing and flossing will harden into tartar. Together, they irritate your gums and lead to redness, the main symptoms of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. Brushing after meals, flossing daily, and using a quality mouth rinse are all excellent methods for preventing gum disease, but they’re not enough on their own. Tartar, you see, cannot be removed with your home oral hygiene routine. It requires a professional teeth cleaning, such as done at our office. Tartar buildup can result in gum disease even if you are 100% diligent in your brushing and flossing. Why risk our Syosset tooth extraction when all it takes to put the odds of healthy gums distinctly in your favor is to schedule a twice-yearly teeth cleaning along with our dental exam? In addition to possible tooth loss, periodontitis, the latter stage of gum disease, can cause receding gums, persistent bad breath, bleeding gums when you brush, and other complications. And the treatment for it is more invasive; either a deeper cleaning called scaling and root planing, or maybe even gum surgery.
Our Syosset tooth extraction, if necessary, means you will have to go through the time, effort, and expense of replacing the lost tooth. It makes sense to take every reasonable precaution to avoid that. Call us today and schedule a teeth cleaning.