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The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the foundation for one’s teeth. All structures are also referred to as the periodontium. When the periodontium is not healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house.
There are multiple signs of an unhealthy periodontium (gum disease). If you are experiencing any of those listed below, call Smile Again Dental at (917) 717-5615 or (718) 934-0070 to make an appointment.
Any of these signs listed above may mean something is wrong. With the proper care, it may be possible to return them to a healthy state. This is where appropriate gum treatments come in. If you’re having a problem, come to Smile Again Dental so we can take care of it right away.
The treatment usually involves a deep cleaning or root planing done under a local anesthetic, along with local antibiotic and homeopathic agents. If the gum disease progresses and becomes too severe it may need to be treated through surgery or extraction. This is why it is important to get it treated at the first sign of a problem.
In advanced cases of periodontal disease, or bone loss, a patient may need more treatment than just a regular cleaning or scaling or root planning. In the past, a dentist may refer a patient to the periodontal specialist where they would cut the gums away to remove the bacteria or tartar and then stitch the gums back. The recovery time was long and the procedure was painful.
At Smile Again Dental, we now offer a revolutionary non-surgical gum treatment proven to help patients for over 40 years. After deep scaling and root planing, under anesthesia, the doctor uses ultrasonic and specialized tools to remove any damaged or infected tissue. It also helps kill the bacteria causing gum disease and promotes healing and tissue regeneration. Depending on how deep the pockets are between the patient’s teeth and gums is how it is determined how many visits will be necessary.
This ranges from 8-12 appointments with a monthly checkup after all treatments are completed. At the one-month check, the dentist will decide if touch-up procedures are required, at NO charge. The treatment itself is not as invasive and the recovery is minimal compared to normal periodontal surgery.
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