Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults today and although severe cases are not curable, it can be managed. Periodontal disease can be particularly devastating as it can progress with little to no signs or symptoms. Not only can gum disease affect your mouth, but bacteria can enter your bloodstream and affect the body.
Regular dental check-ups, cleanings and good oral hygiene practices are key for managing and treating the disease. Are you worried about gum disease and want more information? Call, email or book an appointment online and visit our New York, NY clinic.
Gum Disease Treatment
While gum disease can be present without any signs, you can also have bleeding when brushing your teeth or dull pain in the gums. These symptoms may mean periodontal disease is present, which our dentist Dr. Waise Ebrahimi and the hygiene team can quickly diagnose. We will start by assessing the shape, texture and depth of your gums, as well as any teeth movement or bleeding upon examination. Digital x-rays can help us see the bone density around your teeth, giving us a clear insight into your oral health.
Once we have established the severity of the disease, we can start to curate a treatment plan to cater to your individual needs. If caught early, it is possible to treat the disease with one or two deep cleanings and a daily oral hygiene and maintenance plan. If the disease has progressed, the aim will be to stop further deterioration. You will be asked to visit our clinic to deep clean each area and polish the teeth to prevent further decay. Root planing and scaling may also be needed.
At Smile Lab, we will recommend the best at home care treatment for you to continue to keep the disease under control. We will also ask you to visit our New York, NY clinic for regular check-ups. If you are concerned about gum disease, call, email or book online with us, so we can save your smile today.