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Gum Disease Treatment Can Improve Your Oral and General Health

Depending on the stage of the disease, gum disease treatment can take various forms. At our practice, we offer periodontal treatments to our patients in Queens and throughout New York. We treat early-stage gum disease by educating the patient on proper oral hygiene and plaque removal.

What are my Treatment Options?

Our dentist may also perform scaling and root planing, a technique for cleaning the tooth structure and removing plaque and tartar from the gum pockets. This technique controls the infection and arrests gum recession.

In its more severe stages, periodontal disease causes large gum pockets and some bone destruction. Therefore, this stage of gum disease treatment may involve one or more of the following:

  • Surgery to seal the gum tightly around the tooth
  • Bone grafting to restore deteriorated bone tissue
  • Gum grafts to treat gum recession, as well as soft tissue recontouring to improve the appearance of gums
  • Use of night guards to prevent tooth grinding
  • Orthodontics​ or medications

Additional Treatments to Consider

There are a variety of options for patients who have experienced gum disease-related tooth loss. Astoria Dental Group specializes in full mouth reconstruction using a variety of restorative dentistry techniques. Cosmetic dentistry techniques such as dental bridges and dental implants can also erase gaps in your smile with natural-looking restorations.

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Gum disease treatment can have a significant impact on your appearance, comfort, and health.

How can I prevent gum disease?

There are a couple of things that you can do to effectively prevent the development of gum disease:

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Good oral hygiene goes a long way in preventing gum disease. Brush and floss thoroughly and regularly, and pay attention to the state of your gums. If they are red, sensitive, bleeding, or swollen, they are probably irritated by plaque building up along the gum line. You should spend some extra time and effort to clear plaque from the gum line.

If you have gum disease, effective treatment does exist and can help you prevent tooth and bone loss, as well as unsightly gum recession.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

It is also imperative to have a dental exam every six months. Professional cleanings remove accumulated plaque and any calculus that has formed. In addition, Dr. Degel and Dr. Every-Degel can easily spot gum disease during a dental exam. Early detection is the key to reversing damage to the gums and underlying bone, preventing tooth loss, and avoiding the need for more extensive treatment.

Prevent Tooth and Bone Loss

If you have gum disease, effective treatment does exist and can help you prevent tooth and bone loss, as well as unsightly gum recession. Diagnosing gum disease early, and addressing it using simple methods like root planing and scaling, is much simpler and less painful than undergoing later-stage gum disease treatment.

Discover a Happier, Healthier Smile Today

Gum disease treatment at our practice serving the Long Island and Manhattan areas is administered in a peaceful atmosphere by dentists who care about your well-being. For anxious patients, sedation dentistry can free you from feeling anxiety or any discomfort during your treatment. To learn more about gum disease treatment, please contact our cosmetic dentistry practice today.

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Astoria, NY 11106

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