Part of having a bright, white smile is maintaining healthy gums. When plaque builds up on a person’s teeth, the gums become inflamed, acondition called gingivitis. If left untreated,gingivitis can turn into periodontitis, a more serious condition that often leads to bone and tooth loss.
Removing plaque build up is a principal reason why regular dentist visits are so important. They help you avoid more invasive gum treatment. If you want an experienced, knowledgeable dentist in NYC, contact Dr. Mal Braverman. To schedule a free consultation, Call Us At 212-688-3838 Today!
If you are in the early stages of gum disease, the dentist or hygienist may have to do a gum treatment called scaling and root planing. During the procedure, plaque and calculus are removed at the root surfaces of the teeth and in the deep periodontal pockets of the gums. If your gums need a lot of work, the dentist may give you a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable.
Sometimes, scaling and root planing is enough to stop the progress of gum disease, but in many cases, patients must receive further gum treatment.
It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible to minimize permanent damage to your gums. Although your regular dentist can perform a scaling and root planing procedure, he may refer you to a periodontist for further gum treatment in NYC. At our office, we can offer periodontist treatments on-site.
A periodontist is trained in preventing, diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. This requires knowledge of the latest research and techniques for treating gums.
Dr. Braverman’s dental office in NYC has a periodontist on-staff for your convenience. This ensures that your gum treatment plan is effective. Keeping your gums healthy prevents tooth loss and other health problems.
When patients show signs of advanced gum disease, a periodontist can perform many restorative procedures. Gum graft surgery repairs receding gums and prevents bone loss. Regenerative procedures become necessary when the bone that supports teeth becomes destroyed due to periodontal disease.