Periodontal Treatments

Periodontal disease, often known as gum disease, is a common dental problem that affects millions of people all over the world. Understanding that there are many treatment options available, according to your particular circumstance and the severity of the problem, is essential if you have been diagnosed with gum disease. We provide a wide variety of periodontal treatments at Dental Smile Savers in the Bronx, New York, to help you attain and keep up a healthy smile.

Non-Surgical Treatment: Scaling and Root Planing

Our first line of defense against gum disease is to choose non-surgical procedures whenever possible. At the forefront of these non-invasive techniques are scaling and root planing. Our highly trained dental professionals use an ultrasonic cleaning instrument during this procedure to get rid of plaque and tartar from places that conventional cleaning tools can't, like below the gum line, on the tooth's surface, and around the root.

After removing these dangerous chemicals, the tooth and root surfaces are painstakingly smoothed out (planned), creating a clean, healthy surface that aids in the reattachment of gum tissue. Scaling and root planing are frequently used as successful stand-alone treatments for gum disease. Post-treatment care, however, is essential. Maintaining a daily oral care routine, eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking, and scheduling routine dental examinations are all necessary to preserve the outcomes and stop the recurrence of gum disease.

Surgical Treatment Options

Non-surgical procedures might not be effective if the tissue or bone that surrounds your teeth has sustained considerable damage. To stop additional harm and restore the health of your smile, our skilled dental staff might suggest surgical procedures.

Here are some common types of periodontal surgery:

  • Reduced Pocket Depth: Periodontal disease causes pockets around the teeth, which allow bacteria to gather and progressively make the condition worse. During a pocket reduction operation, the gum tissue is folded back, bacteria, tartar, and hardened plaque are removed, and occasionally damaged tissue is also removed. Then, the healthy tissue is moved to enable the gum to reattach to the teeth.
  • Regeneration: Loss of bone and tissue is a risk factor for severe gum disease. Regeneration therapies entail eliminating bacteria, plaque, and tartar and promoting the creation of new bone through operations like bone grafting or the use of certain proteins that promote bone growth.
  • Soft-Tissue Graft: Gum recession, a typical sign of gum disease that increases sensitivity and the risk of future harm, can be treated with a soft-tissue graft. To restore the gum area's gum line to its normal, healthy position, a soft-tissue graft entails removing tissue from another place, frequently the roof of the mouth. Additionally, this surgery might be used for cosmetic reasons.

Rest assured that Dental Smile Savers in Bronx, New York, is your partner in reaching ideal periodontal health if you're suffering from gum disease. Scaling and root planing are only two of the many periodontal treatments we offer, ensuring you get the attention you require to effectively fight gum disease. Don't let periodontal disease compromise your overall health and smile. Come see us at Dental Smile Savers to start your path to a healthier, more radiant smile.

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